Local News 1-20-14

Free Tax Filing 

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is offering some residents a free, online outlet to safely file state and federal income tax. Late last week officials announced that ‘PA Free File’ is available for residents with a federal adjusted gross income of $58,000 or less. Refund processing will not begin until January 31st. Additional information is available at www.pafreefile.com.


Citizen's Advisory Committee Meeting

The State College Borough Citizen’s Advisory Committee will meet tomorrow at noon in room 241 of the downtown municipal building. The CAC will elect new officers for the calendar year. Additionally, the committee is encouraged to provide additional amendments to the 2014 Consolidated Action Plan. The public is welcome to attend.


Student Falls from Balcony

A 19-year-old Penn State student is recovering after a 16-foot fall from a second floor apartment balcony in downtown State College early Sunday.  According to the Centre Daily Times, it is at least the seventh time since October 2012 that someone fell or jumped from a high place in the borough. The injuries are not life threatening. Police say alcohol was a factor in the fall. Last month a Penn State student killed himself by jumping from the Fraser Street parking garage.


Assault Investigations

State College Police are investigating at least four reported assaults from over the weekend. According to the Centre Daily Times, 20-year-old Michael Angeleri faces a charge of felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor offenses after choking a female Penn State student at the Sigma Pi fraternity. Two other physical assaults are being investigated. A woman also reported an indecent assault from early Saturday evening near the 200 block of K Alley in the borough.