News for 2-28-14

Paterno

Sue Paterno has been hospitalized after suffering injuries in a fall yesterday. Dan Mcginn, a spokesperson for the Paterno family, confirmed that the widow of Joe Paterno was on her way to give a eulogy at the funeral of a close friend when she fell. Mcginn confirmed that Sue Paterno is in good spirits and is expected to be released within a day or two.

Casey

Pennsylvania has the third highest rate of heroin abuse and Senator Bob Casey is proposing legislation to help stop it. The Prescription Drug Abuse and Prevention Act would call for better training of doctors who prescribe opioid drugs, create a national registry to track opioid related deaths and give money to states to educate people on the potential dangers of prescription drugs. Casey believes the legislation will get support from both republicans and democrats. 

Child Abuse

A Pleasant Gap Man is in jail on more than 1000 counts of child sexual abuse related to the abuse of 2 children in incidents dating back to 2011. Eric Todd Crader was charged with 213 counts of six charges including rape of a child, statutory sexual assault and indecent assault of a child. Carder is in the Centre County Correctional facility on $500,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday. 

Corbett

If a recent poll is any indication, Governor Corbett’s bid for another term is going to be an uphill battle. According to a Quinnipiac poll, 55 percent of voters believe Corbett does not deserve re-election, while 34 percent support the governor’s bid. Seven democrats are vying for the chance to challenge Corbett in November’s election. 

Taylor

A Maryland man was found guilty of attacking 2 women in down town State College last fall. According to StateCollege.com, Claudius Taylor was found guilty of robbery, unlawful restraint, indecent assault, simple assault, unlawful taking and receiving stolen property for the incident. Taylor assaulted the two women within minutes of each other in the early morning hours of October 13.