Local News 10-1-13

Gas Pipeline Construction

Construction is underway on the highly-controversial gas pipeline across Penn State’s campus. The high-pressure line will help the university convert its West Campus Steam Plant from coal to gas. Current work is taking place along Park Avenue and on Porter Road near Penn State’s swine research facilities. The pipeline was originally scheduled to run through downtown State College, but residents feared it would create potential safety issues. 


Former Administrators Trial

Lawyers for former Penn State administrators Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz are seeking more information from state prosecutors. According to the Centre Daily Times, the discovery phase in the perjury and obstruction of justice cases against the men is underway. Lawyers filed separate requests for each man in Dauphin County Court on Friday. According to the report, the request is procedural, but could indicate a potential strategy from defense teams. 


Student Trustee Officially Withdraws From Suit

The legal process is underway for Penn State student trustee Peter Khoury to withdraw from the Paterno family’s lawsuit against the NCAA. According to the Centre Daily Times, the 23-year-old filed a notice in Centre County Court on Monday. Khoury was forced to withdraw from the lawsuit because of his role on the University’s search committee for a new president. Khoury announced last month his plans to withdraw from the lawsuit. 


Lock Haven Man Charged

A 38-year-old Lock Haven man is facing felony burglary, trespassing and forgery charges after breaking into PAMP Printing in Pleasant Gap over the past two week and stealing payroll checks and cash. According to the Centre Daily Times, Scotty Lucas was arrested on Friday and is being held in Centre County jail. Police say Lucas admitted to the thefts.