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Man charged in alleged murder plot targeting ex-prosecutor

Dec. 22, 2019 1:02 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A man has been charged in an alleged murder-for-hire plot against a former Pennsylvania prosecutor that involved two current or former prison inmates authorities said. Dana Elroy Smith, 56, of State College, faces charges in Luzerne County of criminal solicitation of criminal...

Others aren't charged in teen's State College inhalant death

Dec. 12, 2019 11:59 AM EST

Authorities said Thursday they will not charge others who were present in October when an Erie teenager died of chemical asphyxia from inhaling nitrous oxide at a house in State College. Centre County District Attorney Bernie Cantorna told the Centre Daily Times that Jack Schoenig, 17, inhaled the gas from a...

Governor warns of harm from changes to minor league baseball

Dec. 2, 2019 1:35 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor wants Major League Baseball to rethink a restructuring plan that would affect three minor league teams in his state. Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday wrote to baseball commissioner Robert Manfred to express concern about the impact on the Erie SeaWolves, the...

Woman killed in wrong-way crash on New Jersey Turnpike

Nov. 25, 2019 3:05 PM EST

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A woman was killed on the New Jersey Turnpike when a wrong-way driver struck her vehicle head-on. The crash occurred around 1:45 a.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of the highway near milepost 94.1 in Woodbridge. Authorities say a 23-year-old State College, Pennsylvania man was...

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, leaves the Centre County Courthouse after attending a resentencing hearing on his 45-count child sexual abuse conviction Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Jerry Sandusky resentenced to 30 to 60 years, same as before

Nov. 22, 2019 5:41 PM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge dashed the hopes of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for a shorter prison term Friday, resentencing him to the same 30 to 60 years imposed against him in 2012 for sexually abusing children. Judge Maureen Skerda gave Sandusky what prosecutors and his...

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse to be resentenced Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012 and sentenced to 30 to 60 years. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The Latest: Sandusky resentenced to same prison term

Nov. 22, 2019 2:49 PM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the resentencing of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been given the same penalty at his resentencing as before: 30 to 60 years in prison. Centre County...

Jerry Sandusky is resentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison, same as before, in Penn State child sex abuse case

Nov. 22, 2019 2:47 PM EST
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky is resentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison, same as before, in Penn State child sex abuse case.