News Live 365 for June 5th, 2017

Erie Man Shot to Death at Crawford County Party

State Police are interviewing witnesses in search of a suspect

Athens Township, Crawford County, PA –

21 year old Jimmy Edward Johnson of Erie was shot twice after a fight broke out between numerous people at a party near Teepleville Flats Road and Eddies Road at around 2:30 am Sunday morning. Friends of Jimmy loaded him in a car and took him to Meadville Medical Center where he was pronounced dead in the ER. Dozens of people were in attendance at the party at State Troopers from Meadville and Corry are trying to round up as many witnesses as they can to get statements and gather evidence. If you were in attendance at the party please call the State Police with any information you might have at (814)332-6911.

 

Shriners Hospital for Children Celebrates 90 Years in Erie

The Hospital opened its doors in June of 1927

Erie, PA –

Yesterday was an important milestone for the Shriners Hospital in Erie. Shriner’s Hospital for Children celebrated exactly 90 years serving the community of Erie and the greater Northwest Pennsylvania area on June the fourth, and here is to 90 more!

 

Couple Arrested for Drug Possession/Child Endangerment

Christopher and Leslie McKain are charged with intent to distribute marijuana

Oil City, PA –

Leslie and Christopher McKain of Oil City are charged with various drug related crimes and child endangerment after a police raid on their home. The Mckain family were found in possession of a significant amount of marijuana in their home where they had three children. Police discovered paraphernalia such as pipes and bongs, as well as distribution materials like digital scales and baggies. The couple kept all of this in their home where they also have three children. The McKains are out on $25,000 unsecured bond each and are charged with Conspiracy to Manufacture, Possess, or Distribute; Possession with Intent to Deliver; Intentional Possession Controlled Substance by Person not Registered; Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Endangering the Welfare of Children.

 

Zeldathon Seeks to Raise $300,000 for Charity this Year

The six day streaming video game marathon was started by graduates of Saegertown Jr/Sr High School

In 2009 Mathew Moffit, Zak Ondish, and Robin Coddington of Saegertown raised a little more than $300 with the first Zeldathon but since then the charitable event has grown exponentially and earned more than $1.5 million dollars and counting for various charities and nonprofit organizations over the last eight years. This year over 70 people from around the world will be joining the broadcast to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for six consecutive days and solicit their audience which last year was frequently more than 5,000 people to donate to the WILD Foundation. The streaming broadcast will also feature musical performances, sketch comedy, cosplay, and more.

The Zeldathon kicks off today at 4:00 pm and will end on Sunday June 11th. For more information visit zeldathon.net.