Local News 5-9-14

POLICE CHARGE UNDERWEAR THEIF

A 42-year-old Duncansville man is facing charges for allegedly stealing women’s underwear from a downtown State College apartment building laundry room. Police say Donald Corbin was captured on video stealing underwear from a laundry room around 10 pm Saturday night at the Meridian apartments along East College Avenue. Corbin is charged with theft, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass. Each offense is a misdemeanor.

PENN STATE TRUSTEES

Cliff Benson and Todd Rucci officially joined Penn State’s board of trustees Thursday, replacing Ira Lubert and Alvin Clemens. The men were appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. Benson currently serves as the chief development officer for the Buffalo Sabres. Rucci is a former Penn State football letterman, who once served as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Lottery. Corbett will also appoint a Penn State student to the board before its scheduled July meeting.

CORBETT VOTER ID LAW

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett says he won’t appeal a state court ruling that struck down the state’s voter ID law. The law required nearly all voters to show photo identification at the polls. According to the Associated Press, a legal challenge prevented the enforcement of the law and a Commonwealth Court judge declared it unconstitutional in January. Corbett defended the law and hopes to work with legislators to modify its faults.

PENN STATE SPRING GRADUATION

Families and friends of graduating Penn State students will flock to the University Park campus over the weekend. Commencement ceremonies begin this evening and are scheduled through Sunday at both the Bryce Jordan Center and Eisenhower Auditorium. The university anticipates awarding more than 13-thousand diplomas to students university-wide. Heavy traffic throughout the region is anticipated.