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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:00 AM

National News

Obama pledges troops, money to Ebola Aid

Starting today, President Barack Obama will turn his attention to the growing Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The total aid sent could end up including 3,000 more military personnel, an additional $88 million, and 400,000 treatment and sanitation kits for homes that are at-risk of harboring the disease. The president will announce his plan in full at the CDC Headquarters in Atlanta today.

Full article at cnn.com

Regional News

Medical marijuana supporters rally in Harrisburg

With the prospect of new legislation being passed, dozens of supporters gathered outside the Capitol rally on Monday to call for the passage of the bill. Sen. Mike Folmer is a prime sponsor of the bill, one that would allow for the usage and prescription of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. There is support from both sides, though Gov. Tom Corrbett has stated he does not approve.

Full report at  goerie.com

Local News 

Fire in Millcreek Township

Around midnight last night, a fire broke out at 5215 Richmond St. in Millcreek Township. Multiple crews responded to the fire, which started on the first floor of the house. The blaze was controlled and it was later revealed that the house was vacant at the time.

Full article at yourerie.com

Millcreek Police following tips on assault suspect

Millcreek PD are following up on nearly 50 leads and tips on the assault suspect accused of groping and assaulting women outside the Millcreek Mall. The suspect is described as being in his 20s with a slim build, sandy blond hair, and facial hair. He was last seen wearing khakis and wire-framed glasses.

More information and a composite sketch can be found at yourerie.com

Millcreek supervisors vote on Waldameer expansion

Millcreek supervisors met today to vote on the potential rezoning of the 400 block of Peninsula Drive. The meeting was expected to start at 9:30 today and a vote will take place afterwards. Waldameer plans to use this land, previously a medium-density residential area, to build a wave pool that will be ready for the park's 2015 season

For more coverage, head over to goerie.com

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CURRENT

Local politicians Breneman and Brennan unite to engage the community and combat Erie’s east side blight.

 

Erie stands with Standing Rock 

Barbara and Julian Stanczak at Mercyhurst University’s Cummings Gallery

Erie will become a “Broadway Christmas Wonderland” for just one night.

Australian musician Joe Robinson will play a special performance for one night only at PACA.

IN THIS ISSUE

Local politicians Breneman and Brennan unite to engage the community and combat Erie’s east side blight.

 

Erie stands with Standing Rock 

Barbara and Julian Stanczak at Mercyhurst University’s Cummings Gallery

Erie will become a “Broadway Christmas Wonderland” for just one night.

Australian musician Joe Robinson will play a special performance for one night only at PACA.

Black America Again addresses many social issues that tie into one overall message: freedom. 

It’s well worth the weight. 

Standing in solidarity with communities targeted in the 2016 election. 

Aqueous returns to the Kings Rook Club fresh off the release of a new album and heavy touring.

The Mercyhurst Dance Department will perform ’Tis the Season, featuring “The Nutcracker Suite.”