What You Might Have Missed

Category:  News & Politics
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
What You Might Have Missed by Chris Sexauer
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National

Ferguson Police Ruled in Violation of Constitution

A federal judge has ruled that the Police Department in Ferguson that responded to the protests was in violation of the constitution when they mandated that the protestors could not stand still. Some officers told protestors that they could stand still for no more than five seconds, while others told protestors they were simply walking to slow. The judge issued an injunction, stating her concern that these illegal tactics are likely to be employed again.

Full story at cnn.com

Supreme Court Rules on Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court let stand five appeals court rulings that allow same-sex marriage in five seperate states this Monday. Those five states are Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Beyond raising the number of states allowing same-sex marriage from 19 to 24 with this ruling, the Supreme Court may have paved the way for even more widespread marriage equality throughout the country. Opponents of marriage equality are outraged, though they may be losing steam.

More information at nytimes.com

Regional

Eric Frein Still at Large

"This guy is not Jason Bourne," said Greg Hall, the Sniper Section chairman of the National Tactical Officers Association. While suspected cop-killer Eric Frein has still not been found, authorities are still hopeful. With the impending winter, it will be difficult for Frein to maintain his supplies and his health if he is confined to the deep woods. Beyond that, as the leaves begin to fall Frein will be more visible to surveillance teams. And while it may seem like a long time for a manhunt, Frein by no means holds the record for time on the lam.

To read about other fugitives who have lasted longer than Frein, go to nbcnews.com

Local

Books Being Delivered to Erie

Erie and Houston, Texas were the only two cities to receive a massive donation of books, and those books came yesterday. Thanks to "Hooked on Books for Kids of Erie", 40,000 new books were delivered to the Shred-W Warehouse on West 22nd Street, were they will be sorted and distributed to underprivileged children in the area. The books are expected to be distributed this Saturday.

For more, check out yourerie.com

Meth Lab Operator Sentenced

Edward Melton of Albion, PA is no Walter White. Melton was sentenced yesterday to one to three years following an incident this spring involving the explosion and subsequent fire of his meth lab. He plead guilty to charges of conspiracy to manufacture and deliver methamphetamine. He will serve his sentence following a 9 to 30 month DUI sentence.

Full story at yourerie.com

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CURRENT

Now serving up good vibes on State Street

Fighting for change in our most vulnerable communities.

Running into a blazing building can be ‘terrifying,’ but some choose to do it, anyway. 

Here are three good opportunities to lighten up as the nights grow longer.

Dancing Wheels bring a world premiere to Mercyhurst.

IN THIS ISSUE

Now serving up good vibes on State Street

Fighting for change in our most vulnerable communities.

Running into a blazing building can be ‘terrifying,’ but some choose to do it, anyway. 

Here are three good opportunities to lighten up as the nights grow longer.

Dancing Wheels bring a world premiere to Mercyhurst.

Shapeshift With Me, relative to the band’s spectacular catalog as a whole, is certainly one of their less powerful studio albums.

Grate every road in downtown Erie all at once.

Some ‘multigrain’ bread has a little more protein than you’d like. 

Don’t just dream it. Be it!

If De Palmas trip down memory lane whets your appetite, come back to the museum for one of his most underrated movies a week later.