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Fraternity suspension announced amid assault allegation

Jan. 22, 2020 4:49 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State University has suspended a fraternity while a third-party report of an allegation of sexual assault is investigated. University police said Tuesday that an online submission said an unidentified person, reportedly a student, had alleged to a third party having been...

Hospital in eastern Kentucky set to close by September

Jan. 21, 2020 6:45 PM EST

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A hospital in eastern Kentucky and several other care sites will be shutting down later this year, officials announced Tuesday. Bon Secours Health System said it will end acute and outpatient care in the Ashland and Tri-State communities by the end of September 2020, leading to the...

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...