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DA: Grazioli sought out affair before wife’s killing

Posted on February 6th, 2019 at 2:21 PM

Prosecutors charge that John P. Grazioli was plotting how to get his new wife, Amanda Grazioli, out of his life in the months before he shot her at their Millcreek Township home.

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Jury selection begins for Grazioli murder trial

Posted on February 4th, 2019 at 3:14 PM

Jury selection is underway for the trial of a Millcreek Township man accused of fatally shooting his wife in March.

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1st-degree murder sought in Erie Pizza Hut shooting

Posted on January 30th, 2019 at 5:25 PM

Luis Rodriguez is accused in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Alicia Stalheim.

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Solutions proposed as domestic killings spike in Erie

Posted on January 28th, 2019 at 5:05 PM

Death-review panel, lethality assessments seen as ways to address deadly trend that shattered more families in 2018.

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Defendant in Millcreek slaying wants marijuana tested

Posted on January 25th, 2019 at 5:05 PM

A homicide defendant accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend in August thinks that contaminated marijuana might have caused him to have a psychotic episode in the hours before the killing, according to a new court filing.

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Erie police investigate reported road rage incident

Posted on January 24th, 2019 at 10:52 AM

Two men face disorderly conduct and summary traffic charges following a two-vehicle crash that led to a reported road-rage incident on Wednesday morning.

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Feds charge man with robbing Erie bank twice

Posted on January 18th, 2019 at 9:35 AM

Ronald Lomax Jr., a convicted sex offender, made off with a total of $11,100, FBI says. Northwest Bank branch at 3407 Liberty St. held up Nov. 21, Dec. 28.

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Accused Thief Made His Get-away On Stolen Front-End Loader

Posted on January 17th, 2019 at 10:40 AM

Police have arrested a 42-year-old Anchorage man suspected of stealing a front-end loader and using it as his get-away vehicle after a burglary.

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Blindfolded Utah Teen Crashes Car Doing The ‘Bird Box’ Challenge

Posted on January 16th, 2019 at 1:59 PM

The Layton City Police Department summed up the movie-inspired challenge in two words: “Predictable result.”

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Homicide ruled in west Erie shooting

Posted on January 8th, 2019 at 3:51 PM

A man was shot inside his Chestnut Street apartment on Monday night.

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