Local News 5-7-14

CEMETARY DAMAGE ESTIMATE 

Donations are being collected to help fund repairs at the Boalsburg Cemetary. Over the weekend, vandals caused more than 100-thousand dollars of damage to the historic site. For more information, visit facebook.com/savethegraves or send checks to the Boalsburg Cemetary Association, writing Save The Graves in the memo line. St. John’s United Church of Christ and Zion Lutheran Church are also collecting donations.

Police continue to investigate the incident. According to Statecollege.com, police say graves were targeted at random. Anyone with information should contact the State College Police Department at 814-234-7150.


LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board cited two Centre County businesses for selling alcohol while possessing an expired liquor license. State Police say Zola New World Bistro in State College sold alcohol between February 1st and February 24th after its license expired January 31st. Also the State Theatre in State College had its license expire on January 31st, but continued selling alcohol through February 9th.

PATTON TOWNSHIP ENFORCEMENT

Patton Township police issued 78 aggressive driving related citations between March 24th and May 4th during a state-wide crackdown against speeding and reckless driving. According to police, the 6 week enforcement period focused on distracted driving, speeding and work zone safety. The enforcement was part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and was funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National High Traffic Safety Administration.

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY MONTH IN PA

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month across Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Corbett, PennDot Secretary Barry Schoch and members of the Pennsylvania State Police joined representatives of the motorcycle riding and training community to kick off awareness month yesterday. Officials say motorcycle deaths and crashes declined last year and that overall fatalities are at near an all-time low. Roughly 3,500 crashes involving motorcycles occurred throughout the commonwealth in 2013 with 181 resulting in deaths.

PATERNO FAMILY VS. NCAA

The NCAA says the Paterno Family is attempting to rewrite history in its lawsuit against the organization and sanctions levied against Penn State. According to the Centre Daily Times, The NCAA filed a response in Centre County Court yesterday, responding to arguments made by the Paterno family in an effort to continue the case. The NCAA attorney’s labeled the consent decree a ‘resounding success’ and stood by the Freeh report’s findings. The statements counter an argument from Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth