Local News 1-30-14

POLICE ADD PATROLS

Penn State police are still investigating a reported kidnapping that occurred early Saturday morning. According to Statecollege.com, in response to the incident, police have added patrols across campus at night. Officials encourage students to utilize the University’s Safe Walk escort service and to avoid walking alone. Police are checking security cameras in an effort to find some clues in solving the crime.

 

HOCKEY'S DAVID GLEN SAVES LIFE

Sophomore Penn State hockey forward David Glen is making a difference off the ice. Glen completed a five-day blood stem cell donation process yesterday to provide cells for a bone marrow transplant. The Alberta-native’s donation goes to an anonymous recipient battling cancer. Glen learned he was a match after a drive on campus sponsored by the national “Be The Match” organization in support of a Penn State men’s lacrosse player’s mother.

MAN INJURED TRIMMING TREE

 State College Police say a 21-year-old man was seriously injured after falling 40-feet yesterday morning while trimming a tree. According to police, the man was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center before being flown to a regional trauma center. The incident occurred around 9:30 am in the 1100 block of Smithfield Circle. Police say the man was trimming limbs for West Penn Power when the limb he was standing on broke and simultaneously his chain saw cut his safety-line. 

PLCB EXTENDS VIDEO CONTEST DEADLINE

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will extend the deadline for its inaugural High School/Middle School Alcohol Awareness Video Contest. Because of weather-related school closings and delays, the contest will now run until February 14th. The 15-30 second entries should promote anti-underage drinking messages. The contest is open to all high school and middle school students in Pennsylvania. Videos will be critiqued on creativity and originality, a positive no-use message and overall presentation.