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MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012

SANDUSKY SCANDAL

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNER SARA GANIM WHO WRITES FOR THE HARRISBURG PATRIOT NEWS IS REPORTING THAT 3 MORE MEN HAVE TOLD POLICE THEY WERE ABUSED BY JERRY SANDUSKY IN THE 1970’S OR 80’S. THESE MEN ARE THE FIRST TO ALLEGE ABUSE BEFORE THE 1990’S…AND NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED SO FAR. THE GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION IS STILL ACTIVE AND COULD TAKE TESTIMONY FROM MORE ALLEGED VICTIMS. PENN STATE CURRENTLY FACES CIVIL SUITS FILED BY 3 OF SANDUSKY’S OTHER VICTIMS. HE IS AWAITING SENTENCING IN THE CENTRE COUNTY PRISON.

JOE PATERNO’S FAMILY IS NOT HAPPY WITH THE LOUIS FREEH REPORT AND THEY’RE PLANNING TO CONDUCT THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION INTO PENN STATE’S HANDLING OF INCIDENTS INVOLVING JERRY SANDUSKY. IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT, THE FAMILY SAYS THEY ARE CONCERNED THAT TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE VIEWING THE REPORT AS COMPLETELY FACTUAL AND THEY WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT PATERNO DIDN’T ALLOW A SERIAL PEDOPHILE TO ROAM PENN STATE CAMPUSES. THE PATERNO FAMILY CONTINUES TO MAINTAIN THAT HE REPORTED THE SO-CALLED “SHOWER INCIDENT” TO HIS BOSSES IN FEBRUARY 2001 AFTER MIKE MCQUEARY CAME TO HIM. THE FAMILY IS ASKING THE FREEH GROUP TO SAVE ALL MATERIALS FROM THEIR INVESTIGATION FOR FURTHER REVIEW.

STARTING IN 2005, PENN STATE STUDENTS CAMPED OUT AT PATERNOVILLE BEFORE FOOTBALL GAMES AT BEAVER STADIUM…NOW THE STUDENT GROUP HAS DECIDED TO CHANGE THE NAME TO NITTANYVILLE. LEADERS OF THE GROUP SAY THEY WANTED TO RETURN THE FOCUS TO THE OVERALL TEAM AND THE THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS WHO SUPPORT IT.

THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES REPORTS THAT LAST MONTH’S TRIALS OF JERRY SANDUSKY AND 3 RUSSIAN ROBBERS COST 34-THOUSAND-80 DOLLARS FOR POLICE COVERAGE. IN ALL, OFFICERS FROM BELLEFONTE, STATE COLLEGE AND SPRING, PATTON AND FERGUSON TOWNSHIPS AND PENN STATE LOGGED 972 HOURS DURING THE 3 WEEKS OF THE TRIALS. BORO POLICE CHIEF SHAWN WEAVER SAYS HE CAN TRY TO GET REIMBURSEMENT FOR OVERTIME FROM THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE BECAUSE THE SANDUSKY TRIAL RESULTED FROM A GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION.

MOTORCYCLE VERSUS HORSE

A CENTRE COUNTY MAN SUFFERED CRITICAL HEAD INJURIES…AND A HORSE IS DEAD…AFTER A COLLISION MONDAY MORNING. STATE POLICE AT ROCKVIEW SAY 49-YEAR-OLD TIMOTHY DILLON OF BELLEFONTE LOST CONTROL OF HIS MOTORCYCLE WHEN HE SWERVED TO AVOID A   LOOSE HORSE ON JACKSONVILLE ROAD IN MARION TOWNSHIP. THE BIKE SLID INTO THE ANIMAL’S REAR LEGS AND THE HORSE FELL ON DILLON’S HEAD. HE WAS NOT WEARING A HELMET AND WAS FLOWN TO GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER IN DANVILLE. ANYONE WHO WITNESSES THE ACCIDENT IS ASKED TO CALL POLICE AT 355-75-45.

APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE IN ALTOONA

A FIRE THAT BROKE OUT ABOUT 4AM YESTERDAY GUTTED A 5-UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING AT LLOYD STREET AND 3RD AVENUE IN ALTOONA. EVERYONE INSIDE ESCAPED SAFELY, BUT THEY MUST NOW FIND A NEW PLACE TO LIVE. THE FIRE ALSO DAMAGED A BUILDING NEXT DOOR. INVESTIGATORS SAY THE FLAMES STARTED ON A FRONT PORCH, BUT THEY ARE STILL LOOKING INTO THE EXACT CAUSE.

SHOOTING IN JOHNSTOWN

JOHNSTOWN POLICE SAY A 37 YEAR OLD BROOKLYN NEW YORK MAN WAS SHOT SEVERAL TIMES EARLY MONDAY ALONG THE 700 BLOCK OF KENNEDY AVENUE IN THE KERNVILLE SECTION. THE INJURED MAN WAS TAKEN TO MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER BY A PRIVATE CAR AND HE LATER HAD EMERGENCY SURGERY.
AROUND NOON YESTERDAY, A WOMAN WAS SHOT IN THE NECK WITH A PELLET GUN WHILE SHE WAS STANDING ON HER PORCH ABOUT A BLOCK AWAY FROM THE FIRST SCENE. POLICE DON’T THINK THE 2 INCIDENTS ARE RELATED.

MISSING ALZHEIMERS PATIENT

STATE POLICE IN BLAIR COUNTY USED A HELICOPTER MONDAY TO SEARCHING FOR 65 YEAR OLD DAVID FRASIER OF FREDERICK MARYLAND WHOSE EMPTY VEHICLE WAS DISCOVERED SUNDAY ALONG I-99 IN GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP. AUTHORITIES SAY FRASIER SUFFERS FROM EARLY-ONSET ALZHEIMER’S. HE IS 6-FOOT-2, 194 POUNDS, WITH BLUE EYES, AND BLOND HAIR. HE WAS WEARING KHAKI SHORTS AND EITHER A RED, BLUE, OR GREEN COLLARED SHIRT.

DROUGHT HITTING HARD

DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE TAKING A TOLL ON MORE THAN HALF OF THE U.S. NEW FIGURES FROM THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER SHOW THE DRY WEATHER IS AFFECTING ALMOST 55 PERCENT OF THE COUNTRY, EXCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII. THE CENTER SAYS THIS YEAR'S DROUGHT IS THE 6TH WORST ON RECORD. MEANWHILE, ECONOMISTS SAY THE PRICE OF GOODS MADE WITH CORN IS UP SOME 38 PERCENT SINCE JUNE 1ST BECAUSE OF DROUGHT CONDITIONS. ROUGHLY 75 PERCENT OF THE PRODUCTS YOU BUY IN YOUR LOCAL GROCERY STORE ARE MADE FROM CORN.   

CAN YOU CLAIM PROPERTY FROM THE STATE TREASURY?

THE STATE TREASURY OFFICE SAYS MORE THAN 234 MILLION DOLLARS IN NEW UNCLAIMED PROPERTY WAS RECENTLY REPORTED…AND STAFF WILL BE MAILING LETTERS TO MORE THAN 40-THOUSAND PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS WHO MAY BE ENTITLED TO THEIR SHARE. UNCLAIMED PROPERTY INCLUDES ABANDONED BANK ACCOUNTS, FORGOTTEN STOCKS, UNCASHED CHECKS, AND CONTENTS OF SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES.  THE NUMBER TOTALS MORE THAN 5-POINT-6 MILLION IN BLAIR COUNTY ALONE. THE TREASURY CURRENTLY HOLDS $1.9 BILLION DOLLARS IN UNCLAIMED PROPERTY AND THEY ESTIMATE THAT INVOVLES 1 IN 10 PENNSYLVANIANS.