Local News 12-10-13

Students Charged in Vandalism

Two Penn State students are facing charges after allegedly spray-painting anti-Semitic slogans at a downtown fraternity. According to Statecollege.com, a pair of 19-year-olds, Eric Hyland and Hayden Grom, are facing charges of ethnic intimidation, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Police say the two allegedly vandalized a traditionally Jewish fraternity painting swastikas and other graffiti outside on buildings and vehicles. The incident occurred back in early November. 

Lottery Options Weighed

The Pennsylvania Senate will hold a series of hearings next month to discuss a proposal to hire a private manager to run the state’s lottery operation. According to the Harrisburg Patriot-News, the hearings force Governor Tom Corbett to negotiate an extension to prevent a current bid from Camelot Global Services from expiring. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jake Corman wants to vet the proposal publicly before advancing. There was strong public outcry against the governor’s initial plan.