Local News 4-3-14

KIDS AND SPORTS INJURIES DISCUSSION

Longtime Penn State director of athletic medicine and nationally-renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli will discuss sports-related brain injuries in youth today in a free, public event Pegula Ice Arena. The event is part of a Research Unplugged series during the spring semester at Penn State. The series combines Penn State researchers and State College community members for conversation on wide-ranging topics. Today’s event begins at 12:30 in the Pegula Club Room.


FLECK TO ANNOUNCE GRANT

The East Broad Top Railroad Preservation Association will receive a state grant through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. Representative Mike Fleck will announce the grant today at 3:30 at Pennsylvania Avenue in Mount Union. According to a release, the funds will be used to begin the first phase of construction on a linear walking park along the rail corridor through downtown Mount Union.

 

SANDUSKY APPEAL DENIED

Convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky was denied an appeal by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court yesterday. According to the Centre Daily Times, Sandusky’s attorneys took the case to the state’s highest court in October after a failed appeal to the superior court. No explanation was provided with the decision. The former Penn State assistant football coach is serving 30 to 60 years in prison on 45 counts of child sex abuse.

PENN STATE BURGLARIES

Penn State police say they have connected a string of burglaries in an on campus dormitory over the past 7 months. Police have not identified suspects, but say in each case, suspects entered unlocked rooms and stole small goods, such as purses, jewelry, drugs and cash. These incidents each took place in Wolf Hall, located in the southeast area of campus, adjacent to Pollock and Bigler roads.