Local News 2-25-13

"State Patty's Day" Crime Numbers Down

According to early reports, police were less active during the 2013 “State Patty’s Day” holiday. State College Police say they fielded 21 percent less calls and made 39 percent fewer arrests than compared to 2012. The Centre County Alcohol Task Force issued a total of 16 traffic citations and 39 non-traffic alcohol-related citations during the weekend. Bars and restaurants in the borough did not serve alcohol on Saturday to patrons.

A few incidents were reported, including one man following through a window of India Pavilion restaurant suffering cuts and causing $1,000 worth of damage. However, police did not indicate if the mishap was alcohol related. Additionally, Statecollege.com theft and vandalism occurred at Discovery Space on Foster Avenue and at a South Atherton Street home. 

Lubrano wants Refund

Penn State trustee Anthony Lubrano believes Penn State should ask former FBI director Louis Freeh for a refund. Lubrano cites omissions in Freeh’s report detailing the role of the University’s leaders in potentially concealing Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse from authorities. Lubrano released a statement yesterday noting information contained in the Paterno Report counters many of Freeh’s findings. Lubrano joins trustees Al Slemns, Ryan McCombie and Adam Taliaferro in speaking out against the Freeh Report. Penn State’s Progress website indicates a current price tag of more than 13-million dollars for internal investigations firms into the scandal.