Local News 1-4-13

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 Jerry Sandusky will be back in Centre County next week. Sandusky will appear in Bellefonte on Thursday for a post sentencing hearing.

 The hearing is part of Sandusky’s appeal process and primary for the defense attorneys’ claims that they did not have enough time to prepare for the case.

 Judge Cleland ordered yesterday that the County Sheriff’s Department transport Sandusky from the State Correctional Institute in Greene County to the Centre County Courthouse.     

O’Brien

 Earlier this week Sports Illustrated’s Peter King reported that Bill O’brien was strongly considering an interview with an NFL team, but one report says he already has.

 According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, O’Brien interviewed with the Cleveland Browns earlier this week. The Browns haven’t publicly revealed who they are interviewing for their head coaching position, though Oregon’s Chip Kelly and former Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt have also been mentioned as potential candidates.

 Cleveland fired Pat Shurmur on Monday after finishing the 2012 season 5-11.SI.com reported last night that Penn State is making a strong push to retain O’Brien. 

Corbett

 A spokesman for Governor Corbett is denying that the governor has flip flopped his stance toward the sanctions handed to Penn State by filing an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA.

 According to statecollege.com, spokesman Kevin Harley said Corbett didn’t “embrace the sanctions; he said Penn State would have to accept them and accept responsibility.” Harley also said that Corbett was “highly critical” of the sanctions.  

Farm Show

 The largest annual indoor agricultural exhibition in the United States gets underway tomorrow. The Pennsylvania Farm Show begins in Harrisburg tomorrow morning.

 The annual event at the farm show complex will run through January 12. Admission to the event is free. Parking costs $10, which includes a shuttle service to the complex. 

Crashes

 State police released their New Years holiday crash report yesterday. From New Years Eve to New Years Day, police investigated a total 377 crashes, which resulted in one death and 86 injuries.

 During last years New Years driving period, 10 people were killed and 172 were injured. 

Slot Revenue

 Slot machine revenues are up for a 6th consecutive year in Pennsylvania. Gross revenue from slot machine gaming rose 2 point 7 percent in the Commonwealth last year, aided by the opening of the Valley Forge Resort Casino near Philadelphia.

 Six of the existing casinos saw an increase for the year while 4 others posted declines.