Local News 6-12-14

LIFT FOR LIFE DATE SET

Penn State Uplifting Athletes 12th Annual “Lift For Life” fundraising will span four days in early July during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts weekend. From July 9th through July 12th football team members will hold events to raise funds to benefit the Kidney Cancer Association and kidney cancer patients. On Saturday, July 12th, a modified main event will be held from 11 am – 2 pm at the Penn State Lacrosse Field. Players will compete in strength competitions, host youth camps and take part in autograph sessions. Admission for the event is $10 for adults and $10 for youth who want to participate in clinics. 

STATE COLLEGE ROADWORK

Locust Lane between West College Avenue and Calder Way in State College will be closed through Friday. The closure is a part of the next phase of the borough’s massive water line replacement. Anyone traveling through the area should use extra caution. All local businesses remain open.

ARSON SUSPECT WAIVES HEARING 

A 24-year-old State College facing charges for two separate arson incidents waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Police say Timothy Penrod is responsible for setting fire to a shed at one Orchard Park home and igniting porch furniture at another in the area. According to the Centre Daily Times, Penrod was in court last week on charges he vandalized Pine Hall Cemetary on Memorial Day. Damage in the arson cases totals $12,000.

COLLEGE AVENUE CONSTRUCTION

Despite some delays, work to replace a 100 year-old water line underneath College Avenue is on schedule. According to Statecollege.com, weather and unexpected underground challenges have caused temporary backlog. However, the project continues, moving east along College Avenue. Construction is now in the Heister Street area. The project is expected to be complete by mid-August with breaks during projected heavy traffic days.

FOX ATTACK STATE COLLEGE

State College Police say a fox reportedly attacked a woman around 9 pm Monday on Andover Drive in Harris Township. According to Statecollege.com, neighbors captured the fox and a police officer was forced to kill the animal. The Pennsylvania Game Commission took the remains for exam.