In Case You Missed It

Category:  News & Politics
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
In Case You Missed It by Chris Sexauer
Police gathered in Ferguson, Reuters

International

Colosseum Vandal Fined $24,000
A Russian tourist has been charged with "aggravated damage" after carving the letter "K" into a wall of the Colosseum in Rome the other day. The charges carry with them a $24,800 fine. According to spokesperson from the Colosseum, the graffitti has compromised the ongoing conservation efforts.

More info at cnn.com

National

Ferguson Grand Jury Reaches Decision
The grand jury involved in the investigation into Darren Wilson has decided not to indict the officer. After receiving the news, the group of protestors began getting upset. After a few protestors attempted to flip a police car, officers began firing rounds of tear gas into the crowd. Upon the dispersal of the crowd, looters and rioters took to the streets. Multiple buildings were set ablaze, including an auto parts store and a Little Caesar's pizza shop. Though he has been charged with no crimes, it is unclear what lies ahead for Darren Wilson. Though it would be possible for him to resume his position in the Ferguson Police Department, it is assumed he will not.

Get full coverage as the events unfold at cnn.com

Regional

Buffalo Prepares for Potential Flooding
After receiving a whopping seven feet of snow over the past few days, Govenor Andrew Cuomo has told the residents of Buffalo to prepare for flooding. As the massive amounts of snow melt, they could potentially create massive flood waters. This is coupled with the fact that much of the snow contains sewage and runoff of varying sorts, making the melting snow a "toxic brew", according to Cuomo. Buffalo citizens have been urged to prepare for exacuation in the event of flooding.

Full story at cnn.com

Local

Man Stabbed on East Side
A man was taken to UPMC for stab wounds to the leg following an attempted robbery in the 500 block of Ash and Wallace last night. The victim stated that a young Hispanic man approached him and demanded money from him. The victim then reportedly punched the suspect in the head, afterwhich he was stabbed in the leg. The police currently have no suspects, but the victim described him as a Hispanic man, about 20 years old, 5'9" and around 150 pounds.

Read more at yourerie.com

Erie Man Threatens Allegheny College
A 21-year old man was taken into custody Sunday night following a stream of threatening Facebook statuses. The statuses involved direct threats to the "people" at Allegheny College and claims that the young man had become a god. The young man was taken into custody after Erie Police were notified of the threats. When officers arrived on the scene, Crisis Services was already there. The man is receiving treatment at Saint Vincent Hospital.

More infor at goerie.com

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IN THIS ISSUE

Eight innovative companies influencing our region

Local refugees and immigrants show a true entrepreneurial spirit.

Back-to-back shows at Basement Transmissions showcase two modern giants of metal  

Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors are bringing their light to the Kings Rook Club on Saturday, May 6.

AInterplanetary Class Classics sets modest goals and accomplishes every last one of them.

Business advice from a few of our past honorees 

Erie’s urban farming initiative up for final vetting at May 3rd public hearing

 

Booking a Show

Scotty’s Martini Lounge brings two of the region’s O.G. punk bands to Erie for their “Seis de Mayo” party.

Steve Scull will serve as moderator for the Erie Mayoral Debate on Thursday, May 4.