Local News 10-16-13

Corman Unable To Fight NCAA

Local State Senator Jake Corman will be unable to defend his sponsored state law requiring the NCAA to keep funds from its 60-million dollar fine against Penn State in P-A. According to Pennlive, A U.S. judge ruled Tuesday that Corman has no legal grounds to intervene in a federal lawsuit the NCAA is mounting to try to sink his Pennsylvania Institution of Higher Education Monetary Penalty Endowment Act. Corman hoped to join the case to battle the NCAA, but remains a part of other legal action against the controversial college sports governing body.

Police Investigation Holds Students

A police investigation in a nearby neighborhood prevented students at East Derry Elementary School from getting home on time yesterday. According to the Lewistown Sentinel, Lewistown State Police were investigating a domestic violence case when a suspect ran. Police and school officials opted to keep students late for safety reasons. Students were dismissed after the suspect was caught.

Milesburg Man Loses Appeal

A Milesburg man will serve up to four years in prison on animal cruelty charges after his appeal was unsuccessful Monday. According to the Centre Daily Times, 56-year-old Thomas Shawley was back in Centre County Court for a non-jury trial and was convicted on 28 violations for allowing a herd of beef cattle to starve over the winter. Official sentencing will take place on December 2nd, but District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller says she will ask for the same sentence.