Local News 8-26-14

PENN STATE HOMECOMING GRAND MARSHAL

Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer will serve as the Grand Marshal for Penn State’s annual homecoming parade. The 1991 Penn State broadcast journalism graduate took on co-hosting duties earlier this year after serving as host of The Insider from 2004 until 2011. Spencer was also an All-American diver for the Nittany Lions. Homecoming week kicks off on September 22nd.


POLICE SEE CRIME INCREASE

State College Police are investigating an alleged robbery that occurred early Monday morning near The Legacy apartments downtown. Police say an unknown college-aged man, roughly 6-feet tall wearing a light blue tank top and khaki pants hit another man, stealing the victim’s keys and wallet. The incident is among an increase in crimes and alcohol-related offenses reported over the weekend corresponding with Penn State students returning to campus. Anyone with information should contact police at 814-234-7150.


TWO INJURED IN CRASH

Ferguson Township Police say alcohol was likely a factor in a one-car crash seriously injuring two State College men late Sunday. The incident occurred in the 3900 block of West Whitehall Road at Kocher Farm at 11:24 PM. Police say 32-year-old Wesley Duckworth lost control of his car and struck a fence and tree. Both Duckworth and 32-year-old passenger Jeremiah Dirsmith are listed in critical condition.

GRANGE FAIR CONTINUES TODAY

There’s still time to make it out to the 2014 Grange Fair. Thursday is the final day to attend with a parade featuring local high school bands scheduled for 1 pm. Jason Crabb hits the grandstand stage tonight. Heavy traffic near the fairgrounds in Centre Hall is anticipated.

 

FREEH INJURED IN ACCIDENT

CNN reports former FBI Director Louis Freeh was seriously injured in a single car crash in Vermont on Monday afternoon. According to the report, the 64-year-old was flown to Dartmouth Hitchcock medical Center after driving his SUV off the road and into a mailbox. Freeh reportedly suffered a broken leg, cuts on his head and other injuries. In 2012, he led an investigation into Penn State’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse allegations.