Local News 8-5-14

STATE COLLEGE LANE RESTRICTIONS

Traffic on South Allen Street between Prospect Avenue and Hamilton Avenue in State College will be reduced to a single lane for much of the next two days. Public works crews are continuing street maintenance in the area. Delays are possible during the restrictions, which will last from 7:30 am until 5 pm.


STATE POLICE LIQUOR ENFORCEMENT

Pennsylvania State Police say Fox Head Inn in Phillipsburg was cited for selling alcohol to a minor earlier this summer. Police say the bar sold alcohol to an 18-year-old minor during a supervised age compliance program conducted by the bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement on Junes 23rd. It was the only Centre County establishment penalized during the check. Four Blair County and six Cambria County bars and restaurants were also cited.

CENTRE DAILY TIMES EXECUTIVE EDITOR

The McClatchy Company is bringing the current deputy editor of the Wichita Eagle to lead the Centre Daily Times. According to the newspaper, John Boogert will serve as the new executive editor. The 35-year newspaper veteran replaces Chip Minemyer. Boogert will begin at the CDT on September 2nd.


PA COULD HANDLE EBOLA 

According to the Pennsylvania physician general, most state hospitals are equipped to handle a patient with Ebola. According to Pennlive, Dr. Carrie DeLone and several other doctors addressed yesterday the deadly disease ravaging countries in Africa. Despite a low risk of Ebola coming to the U.S., the officials are instructing doctors of the symptoms and how to respond to them. Ebola can only be spread through contact with bodily fluids and symptoms include a high fever, body aches, headaches and gastrointestinal complications. More than 800 people have died as a result of the current outbreak.

HEAVY RAINS LEAD TO STATE COLLEGE RECORD

A record-setting two and a half inches of rain fell in State College on Sunday. Slow-moving storms produced flooding along East College Avenue and on Atherton Street. According to Penn State meteorology, the total was the highest for a single day in August since 1994 and the 8th wettest August day on record.