On Aug. 28, 2003, pizza deliveryman Brian Wells walked into what was then the PNC Bank at 7200 Peach Street with a strange cane in his hand — and a bomb locked around his neck. We take a look back on how the day unfolded in Erie and who was involved in the investigation following. More information at http://www.goerie.com/topics/pizza-bomber. Find episode 2 at https://omny.fm/shows/from-the-newsroom-go-erie/episode-2-pizza-bomber
Erie’s pizza bomber story received national attention once again when the Netflix documentary “Evil Genius” was released in May. But it undoubtedly left questions. We sit down with Erie Times-News reporter Ed Palattella and retired FBI agent Jerry Clark to fill in gaps and spaces in Erie's pizza bomber case. More information at http://www.goerie.com/topics/pizza-bomber. Listen to episode 1 first at https://omny.fm/shows/from-the-newsroom-go-erie/episode-1-pizza-bomber
It’s been 15 years since one of Erie’s most unusual crimes unfolded - the pizza bomber case. In a special two-part series podcast of “That Thing We Do,” we’ll walk you through what happened when pizza deliveryman Brian Wells robbed a PNC Bank with a bomb strapped to him and we will address unanswered questions surrounding this bizarre case. Was Brian Wells innocent? The podcast will drop August 28, 2018 on GoErie.com and we hope you’ll join us.
46-year-old Michael Conway died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, while on duty. According to Erie Police Chief Dan Spizarny, Conway, a patrolman, was working as the security officer at the police station inside City Hall when he became “suddenly ill” at 6:59 p.m. Saturday.
His badge number, 334, was called for the last time over the public scanner just past 11:34 p.m. Aug. 11.
Audio courtesy of broadcastify.com.
Mas Sala mans the phone at the city of Erie's new Citzen Response Center. Listen to his conversation with Erie Times-News writer Lisa Thompson about how the new center works and the kinds of calls he gets. You might be surprised.
Meet the Pennsylvania Society of Paranormal Research group in Erie.
The group investigates claims of paranormal activity in Erie-area residences and different places throughout the region for free.
Bill Cook, 41, is the lead investigator for PSPRErie. The group graciously allowed us to accompany them on an investigation in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, May 20, at The Barracks Tavern in Girard Township.
Newly appointed Fairview Area Historical Society genealogist Bill "Rocky" Rzodkiewicz talks about his interest in history in this Q and A with Erie Times-News writer, Lisa Thompson. It all started with a bottle dump in his backyard in Fairview.
The Pennsylvania Lottery is launching Keno, a new fast-paced game with drawings every four minutes, on May 1. Pennsylvania Lottery executive director Drew Svitko explains the new game and why the Lottery is choosing to introduce it now.
When Carl Prindle's 12-year-old daughter came to him with the information that one of her classmates was being bullied, it wasn't something he took lightly. The boy, a seventh grader at Strong Vincent Middle School was getting teased for only having one hoodie. Prindle took the matter into his own hands and contacted First Amendment Tees Company, FAT-Tee, owner Mark Biletnikoff. What Biletnikoff did next will leave you in tears.
Erie Day of Code will bring together the region's software developers. Two of the lead organizers, Sara Sheehan and Matt Machuga, answer questions about the event and why they are staking their hopes on Erie.
Listen to Millcreek and Erie police responding to a Millcreek homicide at 5843 Forest Crossing on March 8 and then tracking down John Gravioli, 44, at St. Peter Cathedral. Audio credit: www.broadcastify.com
As part of its community schools model, Erie School District is renovating rooms at five of its schools to set aside space for parents and students. Hear from Jamilia Gates, the community schools director at East Middle School, and sixth-grader Mikhail Lauris, who uses the room at East.
Take a step inside the Sarah A. Reed Children Center's Sanctuary Based Learning program at East 10th Street and East Avenue. The Erie School District is expanding a program for students with severe emotional issues to include students in kindergarten through fifth grade on Monday. Audio recorded by reporter Ed Palattella, edited by online reporter Sarah Grabski.