about four years ago by Mark Williams / News Director
BU Field Hockey Players
Three players on the Bloomsburg University field hockey team... accused of assaulting a ambushing a woman... won't be seeing action at any more games. The University telling 20 – year old Nicole Bruce and 20 – year old Lauren McGinley that they'll never play with the team again. Suspended indefinitely from competition is 20 – year old Alexis Weber. The trio is accused of attacking Ashley Carsia on BU's Homecoming Weekend... beating her senseless after she and friends left a restaurant. All three face a long list of charges... remaining free after bail was posted. However, they face a preliminary hearing on November 30th. Earlier this week all three were allowed to play in a championship game they won against Shippensburg.
Past PSU Coach Indicted
A 40 – count indictment has been handed up by a Centre County Grand Jury against a long – time former Penn State University Coach. Former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is alleged to have had inappropriate contact with a teenage boy from Clinton County. Allegations against Sandusky has been circulating for about a year... but this is the first time the 32 – year coach has been indicted.
Bloomsburg firemen were called out early Saturday morning after a report of smoke coming from the top floor of the Bloomin' Bagels building at Main and Iron Streets.
Upon further investigation... radio reports indicated that someone had discharged a dry chemical fire extinguisher. One piece of apparatus responded to the scene as a precaution. This is the second time in less than 30 days someone has discharged a fire extinguisher. Last month... someone set an extinguisher off on the third floor of 136 East Main Street. The culprit was never arrested.
Andy Rooney Passes
Andy Rooney, the "60 Minutes" commentator known to generations for his wry, humorous and contentious television essays - a unique genre he is credited with inventing - died Friday night in a hospital in New York City. It was due to complications following minor surgery. "It's a sad day at '60 Minutes' and for everybody here at CBS News," said Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and the executive producer of "60 Minutes." "It's hard to imagine not having Andy around. He loved his life and he lived it on his own terms. We will miss him very much." Rooney had announced on Oct. 2nd in his 1097th essay for "60 Minutes" that he would no longer appear regularly.
The 2011 High School Football regular season came to a close this weekend. On the WHLM Stations Friday night Bloomsburg beat backyard rival Central Columbia 48-21. On 103.5 WHLM-FM Berwick defeated Hazleton 30-21. In other local action it was Danville over Warrior Run 42-21, Southern Columbia over Selinsgrove 42-0, and Thursday night Columbia Montour Vo-Tech fell to Northwest 56-0.
In College ball Saturday, the Huskies of BU fell to Kutztown for the first time in 18 seasons; the final 52-14. Bloomsburg misses their shot at the PSAC Championship and will likely end their season next week with a game against Lock Haven. You can hear the details with Jim Doyle in the WHLM Husky Post Game Report: