Monday October 8 2012

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012

SANDUSKY SCANDAL

SENTENCING DAY IS TOMORROW AND JERRY SANDUSKY IS EXPECTED TO SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE BEHIND BARS. UNDER THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, THE FORMER COACH WILL WALK INTO STATE PRISON WITH LITTLE MORE THAN A WATCH AND HIS WEDDING BAND. HE’LL BE ABLE TO WORK A 30-HOUR WEEK TO MAKE A FEW DOLLARS AND HE’LL BE ABLE TO WATCH PENN STATE FOOTBALL, BUT NOT VIOLENT MOVIES. SANDUSKY…WHO HAS BEEN IN ISOLATION AT THE CENTRE COUNTY PRISON SINCE HIS CONVICTION IN JUNE…WILL ALSO BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES. VISITING RULES DEPEND ON THE INSTITUTION WHERE SANDUSKY ENDS UP.

FOR TOMORROW’S HEARING, LIMITED SEATING IS AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE BASIS AND SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE COURTROOM STARTING AT 8:15AM.

SOME OF THE JURORS WHO CONVICTED JERRY SANDUSKY SAY HE SHOULD BE SENT TO PRISON FOR LIFE. NONE OF THE JURORS INTERVIEWED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAID THEY HAVE HAD SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT THEIR VERDICT, AND SEVERAL PLAN TO ATTEND THE SENTENCING.

HOUSE DESTROYED

A FIRE, APPARENTLY STARTED BY A TURKEY FRYER, DESTROYED THE CLAYSBURG HOME OF JEREMY DODSON, HIS GIRLFRIEND, AND HIS 13 YEAR OLD SON SUNDAY EVENING. THE BLAZE BROKE OUTAT 706 SKI GAP ROAD AND HEATHER FEATHER AND JACOB DODSON WERE ABLE TO ESCAPE SAFELY. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

VEHICLES BREAK-INS

STATE POLICE AT ROCKVIEW ARE INVESTIGATING SEVERAL VEHICLE BREAK-INS EARLY SUNDAY MORNING IN SPRING TOWNSHIP, CENTRE COUNTY. TROOPERS SAY SOMEONE ENTERED UNLOCKED CARS ON AMBERLEIGH AND FARMINGTON LANES, AND ATTEMPTED TO START THE VEHICLES USING AN UNKNOWN OBJECT, POSSIBLY A PAIR OF SCISSORS. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CALL POLICE AT 355-75-45.

POLICE IN CAMBRIA COUNTY ARE INVESTIGATING A RASH OF VEHICLE BREAK-INS THAT OCCURRED LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING IN COLVER. THE SUSPECT TOOK SEVERAL THINGS FROM A NUMBER OF CARS AND STOLE ONE VEHICLE FOR A JOY RIDE BEFORE DITCHING IT A BLOCK AWAY. POLICE WARN RESIDENTS TO KEEP YOUR DOORS LOCKED.

BLEACHERS CLOSED

WHAT’S NEXT FOR STATE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL’S MEMORIAL FIELD? CONTRACTORS WILL PRESENT AN OUTLOOK ON THE MULTI-SPORT STADIUM’S FUTURE AT THE DISTRICT’S SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT. THE HOME BLEACHERS WERE CLOSED LAST WEEK DUE TO A SINKHOLE. STATE COLLEGE BORO COUNCIL ALSO MEETS TONIGHT AND WILL DISCUSS THE PROBLEMS AT THE STADIUM.

TODAY IS COLUMBUS DAY AND IT’S A FEDERAL HOLIDAY

FEDERAL, STATE, AND SOME COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES ARE CLOSED ALONG WITH MOST BANKS AND LIBRARIES. THERE WILL BE NO REGULAR MAIL DELIVERY AND SOME STUDENTS ALSO HAVE THE DAY OFF.