Local News 9-5-14

Accident

Additional information about an accident on Wednesday that involved a motorcyclist and a 6 year old boy has been released. Police said a 6 year old boy was riding his scooter and was hit after he failed to stop before entering the roadway on the 4500 block of Brush Valley Road in Miles Township. Franklin Duke was driving the motorcycle was not charged in the crash. The driver and child were taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center for treatment.   

PennDOT Lawsuit

A Centre County woman who claims she was hit by a PennDOT snowplow truck last year has filed a lawsuit. According to WJAC-TV, police and emergency reports show Karen Kline of Coburn was hit and injured on February 1 last year. Kline’s suit claimed she was walking along Route 45 in Aaronsburg after her car broke down and was hit “suddenly and without warning.” 

Theft

Penn State Police are investigating the theft of an estimated $2000 worth of copper wire at the West Penn Power Station at 309 Orchard Road. According to a release from the university, the crime occurred sometime between 2pm. on August 22 and 1pm. August 26. Anyone with information should contact Penn State University Police at 814-863-1111 or Centre County Crime Stoppers.

Road Work

State College Borough Public Works Department will be performing street maintenance on the 800 block of Southgate Drive again today. Work will require crews to reduce traffic to a single lane on Southgate Drive, between Highlandon Court and Waupelani Drive between the hours of 7:30 and 5. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to use caution while traveling through the work zone. 

Slot Revenue Up

Slot machine revenue was up in PA in August, the first month over month increase in 10 months. Gross revenue last month was more then 2 percent higher than revenue generated from slot machines in August of last year. Seven of the 12 operating casinos experienced an increase.