News for 12/7/12

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 Charges are likely forthcoming from an October party in which a Penn State cheerleader suffered serious injuries after falling from a five story window.

 Though no foul play was suspected in the incident, Police Chief Tom King said yesterday that officers are seeking misdemeanor charges of furnishing alcohol to minors against more than one or two suspects in the case.

 Freshman Paige Raque suffered a brain injury and a broken pelvis after falling 39 feet from a fifth floor window of a downtown State College apartment.

 Police hope the investigation will be complete by the end of the year.


 Senator Jake Corman wants the fine that the NCAA levied against Penn State to remain in Pennsylvania.

 According to the Centre Daily Times, Corman said in a letter to NCAA president Mark Emmert on Thursday that it would be a mistake for the organization to send any money from the fine outside the state.

 Corman said he would travel to the NCAA’s headquarters in Indianapolis to meet with Emmert and discuss how he believes the money should be distributed.   

Missing Person

 A teen who was reported missing has returned home.

 14 year old Ryan Williams was reported missing after he failed to arrive at school on Wednesday. Police confirmed in a statement yesterday that Williams returned home safely.They did not release any additional information. 

Sorority Probation

 The Penn State sorority who posted a picture of its members wearing sombreros and holding offensive signs has been placed on probation by its national organization.

 In a statement released yesterday by Chi (kai) Omega’s national president, Letitia Fulkerson, she said she is disappointed by the choices made by the Nu Gamma Chapter members and regrets any pain it may have caused. Fulkerson emphasized that they are taking the situation very seriously and the organization “does not condone behavior that violates their policy on human dignity.”

 According to the statement, the Penn Statechapter’s probation will take effect on Monday. 

Hospitals Working Together

 Two more hospitals are considering a closer affiliation. According to WTAJ-TV, Geisinger Health System and Lewistown Hospital say they’ve signed a letter of intent to explore ways they can work together more closely.

 The organizations say the affiliation could take several months. 

Credit Card Theft

 State College Police are investigating a theft from a motor vehicle and credit card fraud.

 The theft occurred last Saturday between 9:30am and 12:15pm at the Fraser parking garage. A white female used the stolen credit card at Best Buy to make a purchase that same afternoon.

 Images of the suspect are posted on State College Police Department website. Anyone who has additional information pertaining to the incident can contact police at 234-7150 or submit an anonymous tip through their website.