There isn't much happiness in Happy Valley this morning. Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley... and school administrator Gary Schultz have stepped down amid allegations of a child – sex abuse scandal and cover up... involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. The move came following an executive session of Penn State's Board of Trustees Sunday night. Curley and Schultz were charged over the weekend after a grand jury indicted Sandusky of allegedly sexually abusing eight boys over a 15 year period.
Three Bloomsburg University field hockey players face a preliminary hearing later this month... all charged with beating another student senseless during BU's homecoming weekend. In addition... Nicole Bruce... Lauren McGinley... both 20 have been told they'll never play for the team again. A third student... 20 – year old Alexis Weber has been suspended indefinitely from competition. The trio face a long list of charges stemming from the incident... and remain free on bail.
Will projected revenue cover this year's 27-point-1 – billion dollar state budget. It's supposed to... but State Representative David Millard of Mt. Pleasant Township says it's still touch and go. During a recent interview.... Representative Millard says the telling point will be holiday retail sales....
Pennsylvanian's now have additional 30 days to register for disaster aid. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the deadline to register for damaged caused by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee is now December 14th. There are several ways to register... you can call toll free 1-800-621-FEMA or go on line and register at www.disasterassistance.gov.
State Police at Hazleton are trying to figure out what caused a Luzerne County biker to go off a busy highway late Friday night and strike a brick sign promoting a near-by business. The body of 26 – year old Steven Bognar of Hazle Township wasn't discovered until Saturday morning along Route 309. Troopers spent the weekend trying to reconstruct how the the accident happened.
Prospect Road in Upper Lehigh near Freeland has been closed nearly two months due to a mine subsidence... but now folks who use the Butler Township road want to know when it will be fixed. No one knows for sure. The subsidence measures 25 by 60 feet... and is about five feet deep. But the bad weather we've been having has borough any work to a stop. They need to know the exact parameters in order for the Department of Environmental to figure out how much material to fill the hole. Until that happens... residents who use Prospect Road will have to find an alternate means to get where they're going.