What You Might Have Missed

Category:  News & Politics
Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
What You Might Have Missed by Mike Iverson

National News


Police officer shot in Ferguson, Mo., as protests continue


Following the August shooting of Mike Brown, Ferguson, Mo. has continued to be a site of unrest for public relations with law enforcement. Most recently, a Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm by a fleeing suspect while responding to a burglary. St. Louis County Police Chief, John Belmar, claims the shooting does not appear to be connected to the protests still taking place in Ferguson.


Full report at www.npr.org


Hong Kong police use tear gas on large pro-democracy protest


In the midst of the ongoing student protests occurring in Hong Kong, relations with police forces have been strained. For the past three days, a student organized protest that is being referred to as Occupy Central has filled the streets of Hong Kong’s business and government district. This past Sunday police officers in riot gear employed the use of tear gas to disperse the crowds of protesters.  The organizers of Occupy Central have called for participants to avoid confrontation with police in order due to the threat of serious injury.


Full report at www.npr.org


Obama: U.S. underestimated ISIS, overestimated Iraqi army


During a 60 Minutes interview broadcast Sunday night, President Obama gave shed some light on his administration’s assessment of growth and advancement of the Islamic State. In the interview Obama admits that the speed at which ISIS has grown was unforeseen by U.S. intelligence. Beyond this, he touches upon the fact that the Iraqi army has not had the will nor the means to deal with this threat as he might have hoped. The question still stands as to what these statements will mean in relation to the development of the crisis.


Full report at www.npr.org


Regional News


Search for trooper killing suspect shifts slightly


As of Sunday police have still yet to see success in the ongoing search for Eric Frein, a man charged with the shooting of a Pennsylvania state trooper just over two weeks ago. Frein, who at this point is being referred to by law enforcement as a sort of survivalist, has been successfully avoiding police by taking to the woods of the Pocono Mountains. Police now say that they suspect Frein is arming booby traps in order to hinder their efforts.


Full report at www.goerie.com


Local News


The Groove, Falling Hollywood big winners at RockErie Music Awards


This past Sunday saw the eighth annual RockErie Awards hosted at the Bayfront Convention center. The pre awards festival event played host to a number of local artists, including Song of the Year winner Brooke Surgener who performed for the 700 some patrons in attendance. In addition to Surgener, Falling Hollywood took home the title for favorite alternative group, and both Lake City Fresh, and Roy Hollis Jr. were inducted into the REMA hall of fame.

Full report at www.goerie.com

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Video of the debates at the Jefferson Educational Society

A short interview with the Delaware post-hardcore band. 

Opening the lid on a Hallo-wealth of activities 


An exit interview with outgoing Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott



Bolero’s flavors dance the fandango in your mouth


Opening the lid on a Hallo-wealth of activities 


An exit interview with outgoing Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott



Bolero’s flavors dance the fandango in your mouth

Best-selling Author to discuss works at Mercyhurst

Anime convention sharpening up for fifth year

Thankfully, as the title implies, this kind of pop is surviving.

Personal confessions of a Rocky-addled mind

Artists reflect on their favorite compositions

We are gonna miss you

Tropidelic will be headlining a show for those who wish to get down to some rhythmic funk.