Thursday 11-8-12 News

Former Penn State President Spanier Arraigned

Former Penn State President Dr. Graham Spanier maintains his innocence despite being accused of perjury, obstruction, child endangerment, failure to report abuse and conspiracy. Spanier was arraigned yesterday on the charges, which stem from an alleged cover-up of abuse committed by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Spanier is free on 125-thousand dollars unsecured bail and a preliminary hearing date is set for November 16.

McQueary Hearing Rescheduled

A court hearing for Penn State’s attempting stay in Mike McQueary’s whistleblower lawsuit is rescheduled for Friday, November, 16. The hearing was originally scheduled for last week, but was postponed due to Superstorm Sandy. McQueary’s attorneys objected Penn State’s attempt for the stay. According to the Centre Daily Times, Penn State’s board of trustees is also set to meet on November 16th.

Fire Damages Patton Township Home

A Patton Township home is heavily damaged after a fire yesterday afternoon in the Heritage Village apartment complex. Student housing makes up a large majority of the complex, which is located off of Vairo Boulevard. According to reports, a massive hole burnt through the front side of the building and firefighters were forced to cut holes in walls and the roof to allow the blaze to cool off. The fire began just after noon yesterday and was extinguished at the home at 305 Fernwood Court.

Execution Planned at Rockview

A York County man convicted of murder is set to become the first Pennsylvania inmate put to death in 13 years. According to the Centre Daily Times, Hubert Michael’s execution is planned for 7 p.m. tonight at the Rockview State Prison. Hubert has attempted to appeal the execution, but courts and judges have not overturned the case. A vigil will be held at 5 p.m outside the prison on Route 26 to protest the execution.