Local News 3-27-14

ROADWORK IN STATE COLLEGE

West Hamilton Avenue between South Fraser Street and Walnut Street in State College will be closed today from 7:30 am until 5 pm. Public works crews are repairing a sanitary sewer line through the area. Anyone with questions should contact the department at 234-7135.


RELEASED DOCUMENTS SHOW CANCELLED PLAN

Penn State’s plan to honor football head coach Joe Paterno days after his death was halted by the university’s Board of Trustees. According to Statecollege.com, documents obtained under Pennsylvania’s Right to Know law unveil a statement from university President Rodney Erickson honoring Paterno’s legacy and offering condolences. However, officials opted not to publish the statement in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

 

INSURANCE COMPANY SUES MAN

State Farm insurance company is seeking more than $1.2 million in a lawsuit against a State College man. Insurers say Guen Scop Lee caused a July 4th fire destroying a Waupelani Heights apartment building. According to Statecollege.com, the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. Middle District Court. The fire damaged 19 apartments and left 40 people homeless. Police determined a grill located on a balcony ignited the inferno.

MENS WEARHOUSE STORE OPENS

Another new store opened its doors in the Trader Joe’s Plaza along North Atherton Street in State College. According to Statecollege.com, Men’s Wearhouse held a soft opening yesterday. The store is best-known for its formal men’s apparel, but also sells jeans, shorts and sweaters. The chain carries brands including Calvin Klein, Jones New York, Michael Kors and Kenneth Cole.

PHILIPSBURG BUSINESS OWNER ARRESTED

The owner of Rebel Towing in Philipsburg and one of his employees were arrested for dealing heroin from the business. According to the Centre Daily Times, 33-year-old John Bowes of Decatur Township and his employee, 42-year-old Walter Wagner of Philipsburg, were arrested Tuesday after a three-month drug investigation by state police. Police say a warrant helped obtain heroin, drug paraphernalia and $21,000 in cash from the Rush Township property. Bowes faces at least 14 felony charges while Wagner currently is charged with at least two felony counts.