Local News 1-21-14

Freezing Temperatures Return

Bitter cold temperatures are greeting residents this morning across central Pennsylvania. According to Accuweather.com, another polar vertex will bring frigid weather to our area for the remainder of the week. Snow is also expected later today, accumulating around 1-3 inches. A storm moving east could bring more than 6 inches of snow to much of the I-95 corridor. Real feel temperatures in State College will drop below zero overnight. Residents should use caution when outside, covering all extremities.


State College Borough Meeting

The State College Borough Citizen’s Advisory Committee will meet today at noon in room 241 of the downtown municipal building. The CAC will elect new officers for the calendar year. Additionally, the committee is encouraged to provide additional amendments to the 2014 Consolidated Action Plan. The public is welcome to attend.

Charges Likely In Fall

Penn State police say charges are likely against multiple Penn State students in connection with a two-story fall of 19-year-old student at a downtown apartment building. As we reported yesterday, the student is recovering after tumbling 16-feet from a balcony at the Palmerton Apartment building. According to the Centre Daily Times, it is at least the seventh time since October 2012 that someone fell or jumped from a high place in the borough. Statecollege.com reports that police expect to charge students with furnishing alcohol to minors and that alcohol and marijuana played a role in the fall.

Toftrees Growth Plan 

Developers are hoping to expand the Toftrees development in Patton Township with up to 2,600 residences and commercial space. According to the Centre Daily Times, plans would lead to the development of wooded area just north of Interstate 99 near Waddle Road. Residences would include single-family homes and apartment complexes. Proposed commercial space could include a town center, hotels, restaurant and multiple retailers.