Local News 5-20-14

PRIMARY ELECTION VOTING DAY

Voters will decide on the future of State College Area High School in today’s primary election. District residents can vote on the referendum question, which would authorize an $85 million debt and ultimately raise property taxes. Candidates are also contending for the democratic nomination for governor and lieutenant governor. Stay tuned to this station for result information later tonight. 


NCAA VS. PATERNO

Potter County Judge John Leete issued no rulings yesterday after both the NCAA and Paterno family battled over the consent decree signed by Penn State and the right to subpoena documents used by the university, NCAA and Freeh Group. According to Statecollege.com, arguments at the Centre County Courthouse were split into two portions. The NCAA is attempting to halt the Paterno’s lawsuit against the organization, while the Paterno family is seeking damages for the sanctions levied against Penn State. The university is not involved in the lawsuit.

ARSON IN STATE COLLEGE 

State College police are investigating two suspected arsons in the borough occurring minutes apart Sunday night. Police say a large wooden shed was completely destroyed at 712 Windsor Court at 11:03 pm. Then, at 11:16 pm, wooden furniture located on the front porch of a home at 1037 Bayberry Drive was damaged after an accelerant was used to start a fire. Police suggest residents in the area check their property for anything suspicious. Anyone with information should contact the department at 234-7150.

ICE CREAM THEFTS

State College Police say more than $500 of novelty ice cream was stolen from Schneider Dairy sometime last week. Police say roughly 15-20 cartons of ice cream products went missing between Saturday 5/10 and Saturday 5/17. The store is located at 629 Puddintown Road. Anyone with information should contact police at 814-234-7150.


ROUTE 322 CHEMICAL SPILL

A chemical spill snarled traffic along Route 322 near Potters Mills yesterday afternoon. According to the Centre Daily Times, a container of herbicide fell off the back of a truck around 4:15 Monday afternoon, temporarily halting eastbound traffic near the Route 144 intersection. A hazardous materials team aided cleanup. Normal traffic resumed around 6:30 pm.