Local News 6-10-14

STATE COLLEGE ROADWORK

College Borough Public Works crews will be planting trees along College Avenue, Beaver Avenue and South Allen Street downtown throughout the week. Some temporary lane closures could cause delays. Work is scheduled between 7 am and 5 pm. Traffic at the West Park Avenue and North Burrowes Street intersection in State College will be restricted on Wednesday. Officials recommend using alternate routes.

CORBETT DID NOT DELAY SANDUSKY CASE

According to reports in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Philadelphia Inquirer, Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s report on Governor Tom Corbett’s investigation into Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse concluded Corbett did not slow the case for political benefits. Statecollege.com summarized the findings yesterday, saying the report is still being reviewed by officials. No timetable is available for when the report will be released.

WEST NILE VIRUS FOUND 

West Nile Virus is back in Centre County. According to the Centre Daily Times, it’s one of three counties in the state where mosquitoes have tested positive. No human cases have been reported in P-A. To prevent mosquito bites, clear standing water from around homes and take precautions to avoid bites. Officials suggest wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts when outdoors when mosquitoes are most active.

PUNISHMENT FOR YOUTH LEADERS

A bill penalizing criminal offenses for sports coaches, scoutmasters and other youth program leaders who sexually assault children in their care was sent Governor Tom Corbett yesterday. According to Pennlive, if approved, it would apply to most instances where a youth leader has sex or indecent contact with a child under 18 who is participating in his or her program. The bill would stiffen punishment to a third degree felony carrying maximum punishments of 7 years in prison and fines up to $15,000.