Local News 9-24-13

Penn State to Install Cameras

Penn State plans to install as many as 450 video surveillance cameras in on-campus residence halls and commons areas. According to Statecollege.com, the $1.4 million project is expected to begin next month and be completed by the end of the spring semester. Cameras will be used to monitor entrance lobbies, stairwells, elevators and commons service desks. Penn State says the move is to increase safety and security in residence areas. 

Prison's Future Unknown

The future of Pennsylvania’s only privately operated prison is uncertain. The Moshannon Valley Correctional Center in Clearfield County could face a loss of federal funding due to nearby competition. The prison houses people illegally living in the United States. However, a Youngstown, Ohio facility is attempting to obtain the same contract. According to the Centre Daily Times, the Moshannon prison is owned by the Florida-based GEO Group. 

Man Faces Weapons Charges

A 44-year-old Osceola Mills man is facing multiple weapons charges after carrying five unloaded guns and two knives into an Osceola Mills Elementary School parking lot. According to the Centre Daily Times, David Johnson was reported passed out on school property around 9:50 Friday night. Police found him about a block from the school and say he left the guns near the building. Johnson is being held in Clearfield County jail on $50,000 straight bail.

Paving Scheduled

Crews will be paving several roads across College Township tomorrow. Delays are possible for work on Campbell Road, Ronan Drive, Kennedy Street, Wildot Drive and Villa Crest Drive. Paving will begin at 7 a.m., weather permitting.