News for 4-18-14

Bomb Threat Arrest

A Philipsburg Osceola Middle School student was arrested yesterday after police linked him to a third bomb threat in as many days in Philipsburg Area Schools. A student found a note on notebook paper in the school bathroom just before 9am yesterday and informed the middle school Principal and Assistant Principal of the threat. The two were able to identify the student by analyzing the handwriting on the note. It was not immediately clear if the student was a suspect in the 2 previous threats, both at Philipsburg Osceola High School, on Tuesday and Wednesday. The 14 year old male is facing criminal charges through Clearfield County Juvenile Probation.   


Eight fire companies from Centre and Clinton counties were busy yesterday battling 2 fires in the region. A fire in Boggs Township along Moose Run Road kept crews busy for hours. The fire was potentially dangerous due to the crews having difficulty reaching the flames or getting water to the site. A wooden power pole also caught fire in the blaze causing concern that it could bring down power lines.Crews also responded to a second fire in Walker Township. Emergency personnel described the fire as a “large field fire.” 

Blue White Game 2015

Less than a week after this year’s game, fans can start making plans for the 2015 Blue White game. In a release from the university, Penn State says next years game will be played on April 18 and will likely be played in the mid to late afternoon. The annual intra-squad scrimmage drew 72,000 fans to Beaver Stadium last Saturday. 

Lion Shrine Photo

Three male Penn State students are being referred to the university’s student conduct office for posing nude on the Nittany Lion Shrine. According to the Centre Daily Times, police were called to the shrine around 1am Wednesday morning after receiving a report from an employee at Rec Hall who looked out a window of the building and saw three people who appeared to be nude. Police said the men, who were dressed when cops arrived, admitted to taking the nude photo. They did not identify the students. 

Unauthorized Nude Photo

Penn State police are investigating a report from a female student that her roommate took a nude photograph of her last month in a campus residence hall without her permission. Police said the student believes the photo was taken on the evening of March 28. The report is being investigated as an invasion of privacy. 

Road Work

State College Borough Public Works Crews will continue concrete curb and sidewalk repairs on the 200 block of South Buckout Street between West Beaver Avenue and West Foster Avenue today until 5pm.Work crews will also hope to finish removing a tree in the 800 block of West Beaver Avenue today until 3pm. The work will require crews to close the left lane of West Beaver Avenue.