12-28-12 News

Corman PSU Money

State Senator Jake Corman is planning to introduce legislation in January to keep the 60-million dollars Penn State is paying as part of the NCAA sanctions in Pennsylvania.

 Corman also plans to file a lawsuit which would prohibit the NCAA from releasing funds to any organization outside PA.

Corman says spreading out the 60 million dollars nationally would not have a significant impact and wants Pennsylvania to become the nation’s model.

Parking Near Sandusky Home


The parking restrictions near Jerry Sandusky’s home on Grandview Road could be removed as early as January.

Council members agreed last week that the township should consider removing the parking restraints on the quiet street. An approval could come from council in January. The signs have been in place since last November after Sandusky’s arrest.

16 year old killed


The 16-year-old Altoona boy who was fatally shot in Altoona Wednesday has been identified.

 Jesse McElhinney was fatally shot on East Third Avenue in Altoona Wednesday.

 No charges have been filed in the shooting. Investigators are scheduled to meet with the District Attorney’s office today. No other details have been released by police.

First Night

First Night in downtown State College is Monday. The event’s grand procession will begin at 630pm. The procession will form at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on West Foster Avenue and ends at Sidney Friedman Memorial Park.

College Avenue will be closed from Garner Street to Locust Lane from 6:30 to approximately 7:15 Monday. Motorist may experience minor delays.

Tree Collection

Pick up of fresh cut holiday trees will begin Wednesday, January 2 and continue through Friday, January 11 in State College.

Trees should be free of all lights, ornaments, and stands and placed with the trunk nearest to the curb for pickup.

Electronic Recycling

 A change in how you throw away old electronics will take affect in January.

 Part of the state’s 2010 Electronics Recycling Law, e-waste will now have to be recycled and will not be picked up at curbside.

Pennsylvania is one of 25 states with laws mandating e-waste recycling.

Holiday Travel Statistics

Seven people were killed and 315 others were injured in vehicle crashes in Pennsylvania over the Christmas holiday weekend.

Two of those killed were not wearing seat belts. One fatality was alcohol related.

State Police made nearly 350 arrests for DUI from Friday though Christmas day.