News for 7/22/13

Alleged Rape

 Penn State Police are investigating a rape that was reported early Friday. According to police, the incident allegedly occurred between midnight and 3am on Friday in the Pollock Residence Halls Complex on campus.According to a release, the victim is a student and is known to the suspect, who is another student. Anyone with information about the alleged incident is asked to contact University Police.

Road Work

State College Borough Public Works Crews will begin concrete curb replacement on the 100 block of East McCormick Avenue between South Pugh Street and Old Boalsburg Road beginning today. Work will take place through Friday from 7:30am to 5pm each day. Motorist and pedestrians are asked to use caution while traveling through the area.

Bike MS

The 2013 Bike MS, Keystone Country Ride was held over the weekend. More than 550 participants jumped on their bikes for the 150 mile ride that got underway Saturday morning in Hollidaysburg. Riders traveled to State College on Saturday, spent the night in happy valley, then rode back to Hollidaysburg yesterday. More than $400,000 was raised during the event.

Bus Tour

Fans came from hours away, as Penn State football enthusiasts had the chance to simulate the life of a Nittany Lion football player on a game day Saturday. The Penn State All Sports Museum hosted their inaugural Blue Bus Tour on Saturday. Participants were able to see the Lasch Building, go through the player’s entrance, tour the locker room and head through the players tunnel.

The next Beaver Stadium tours will be held October 4-6 during Parents and Families Weekend.

Production

Penn State Public Media, in conjunction with University Police and Public Safety will be filming an instructional video on campus beginning today. According to the university, the video will be used as part of an ongoing program designed to teach members of the community how to survive in the event of an attack by one or more armed individuals and will be filmed at the Business Building.

Filming of the outdoor portion of the production will take place early today and those in the area may see smoke. The indoor portion of the film will take place all week and then again on July 30.

Voter ID

Testimony continues today in the trial which is challenging Pennsylvania’s Voter Id law. One of the issues at hand is whether or not state efforts informed and explained the new requirements enough to the public, but the main issues continues to be the question to why the law was enacted.

Court rulings have prevented the Voter ID law to take effect, which would require voters to show photo identification prior to voting.