Thursday October 4 2012

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012

BODY IDENTIFIED

THE BLAIR COUNTY CORONER’S OFFICE USED DENTAL RECORDS TO IDENTIFY THE BADLY-DECOMPOSED BODY THAT WAS FOUND SATURDAY IN AN EAST FREEDOM HOME. THE OFFICIAL CAUSE OF DEATH FOR 24 YEAR OLD DUSTIN BROWN OF MARTINSBURG REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION PENDING TOXICOLOGY TESTS. INVESTIGATORS DID NOT FIND ANY SIGNS OF FOUL PLAY AT THE SCENE.

SENTENCING IN D-U-I CRASHES

IN CENTRE COUNTY COURT WEDNESDAY, 49 YEAR OLD DAVID BARTLEY OF MILESBURG WAIVED HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING ON CHARGES OF HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE WHILE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. BACK IN JULY, BARTLEY’S WIFE, SUSAN, WAS KILLED WHEN HE CRASHED HIS S-U-V INTO A TELEPHONE POLE ALONG THE BENNER PIKE IN COLLEGE TOWNSHIP. POLICE SAY BARTLEY WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF PAINKILLERS AND HE TOLD OFFICERS HE WASN’T AT THE WHEEL. HE WAS ALSO DRIVING WITH AN EXPIRED LICENSE. BAIL IS SET AT 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

A SOMERSET COUNTY JUDGE YESTERDAY SENTENCED ROBERT HAUSER TO 9 TO 23 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR THE DRUNK DRIVING CRASH THAT KILLED MOTORCYCLIST EDWARD HELSEL JUNIOR IN 2010. HAUSER PLEADED GUILTY TO INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER AND D-U-I. THE WRECK HAPPENED ALONG SOMERSET PIKE IN CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP. THIS WAS HAUSER’S SECOND DRUNK DRIVING ARREST.

LAST OCTOBER 40 YEAR OLD JEREMY IRONS WAS DRUNK WHEN HE TOOK HIS 4-YEAR-OLD NEPHEW FOR A MOTORCYCLE RIDE IN PAINT TOWNSHIP, SOMERSET COUNTY. THE BOY WAS RIDING ON THE GAS TANK WITHOUT A HELMET AND WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN IRONS CRASHED ALONG COTTAGE LANE.
YESTERDAY, A JUDGE SENTENCED IRONS TO 1 TO 23 MONTHS IN THE COUNTY JAIL. IRONS HAS 2 PREVIOUS D-U-I’S AS WELL.

ACCUSED ARSONIST WAIVES HEARING

AUTHORITIES IN BELLEFONTE SAY JEFFREY KARG IS THE ONE WHO STARTED A FIRE IN A WAREHOUSE BUILDING BEHIND MATTRESS WORLD LAST WEEK…AND NOW HE HAS WAIVED HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING ON ARSON CHARGES. THE 22 YEAR OLD KARG IS ALSO CHARGED WITH ENDANGERING PROPERTY, RECKLESS BURNING, AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF. POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THE BLAZE THAT DESTROYED THE HOTEL DO-DEE AND DAMAGED 2 OTHER HISTORIC BUILDINGS IN DOWNTOWN BELLEFONTE.

SANDUSKY SCANDAL

THE COUNTDOWN CONTINUES UNTIL JERRY SANDUSKY’S SENTENCING TUESDAY MORNING…AND NOW THE JUDGE HAS ISSUED THE COURTROOM RULES.
THE FIRST 85 MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL BE ALLOWED IN STARTING AT 8:15AM…AND ONCE THE PROCEEDINGS BEGIN, NO ONE CAN GO IN OR OUT.  SPECTATORS CANNOT BRING CELL PHONES, LAPTOPS, OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES…AND REPORTERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SEND OUT ANY INFORMATION. SANDUSKY IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE STAND DURING THE HEARING.

PENN STATE SAYS THE JERRY SANDUSKY SCANDAL HAS COST THE UNIVERSITY ALMOST 20-MILLION DOLLARS AS OF THE END OF JULY. PENN STATE IS PROVIDING UPDATED FIGURES EACH MONTH AND OFFICIALS SAY SOME OF THE MONEY WILL BE REIMBURSED THANKS TO INSURANCE POLICIES.

PENNSYLVANIA'S DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVES WANT TO INVESTIGATE GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT'S HANDLING OF THE SANDUSKY INVESTIGATION. THEY SAY THEY'LL ATTEMPT TO HALT BUSINESS IN THE HOUSE UNTIL REPUBLICANS AGREE TO VOTE ON A RESOLUTION TO HAVE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATE THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL. REPUBLICANS SAY THERE'S NO NEED TO INVESTIGATE NOW THAT SANDUSKY'S BEEN CONVICTED.

EXTRA SECURITY AT THE CREAMERY

SMALL PIECES OF PLASTIC WERE FOUND IN 3 HALF-GALLONS OF PENN STATE CREAMERY ICE CREAM EARLIER THIS YEAR AND OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE PUMPED 550-THOUSAND DOLLARS INTO NEW SECURITY MEASURES. THEY INCLUDE METAL DETECTORS, AN X-RAY MACHINE, A SHRINK-BAND MACHINE TO SEAL PLASTIC WRAP AROUND CONTAINERS, AND SOME RECONSTRUCTION TO THE CONVEYER BELT LINE. THE CREAMERY ALSO HAS LOCKED ALL GENERAL ENTRANCES INTO THE FOOD PLANT BUILDING.

CHEAPER PENN STATE TICKETS

PENN STATE IS LOWERING THE COST OF INDIVIDUAL FOOTBALL GAME TICKETS IN CERTAIN SECTIONS OF BEAVER STADIUM FOR NEXT SEASON. ACTING ATHLETIC DIRECTOR DAVID JOYNER SAYS MORE THAN 11-THOUSAND-500 SEATS IN SECTIONS E-G-U, E-C-U, W-G-U AND W-C-U THAT WERE 400 DOLLARS WILL COST 200 BUCKS NEXT YEAR. FOOTBALL COACH BILL OBRIEN SAYS “OUR FANS HAVE BEEN TREMENDOUSLY SUPPORTIVE OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS AND THEY’VE ALREADY MADE A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR KIDS THIS SEASON.”