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paterno family suing

A LARGE GROUP, HEADED BY THE PATERNO FAMILY, IS SUING THE NCAA, HOPING TO OVERTURN SANCTIONS AGAINST Penn State. THE SUIT ALSO SEEKS COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY IMPROPER CONDUCT. ACCORDING TO THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES, THE SUIT WILL BE FILED IN COURT TODAY WITH CLAIMS INCLUDING BREATH OF CONTRACT, CIVIL CONSPIRACY, AND DEFAMATION. LAST NIGHT ON THE NBC SPORTS PROGRAM “COSTAS TONIGHT,” PATERNO FAMILY SPOKESMAN DAN MCGINN, FAMILY ATTORNEY WICK SOLLERS, AND FORMER GOVERNOR DICK THORNBURGH JOINED BOB COSTAS TO RE-EXAMINE THE FREEH REPORT AND THE NCAA’S ACCEPTANCE OF THE REPORT. AS MANY AS 10 FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYERS, SEVERAL FORMER ASSISTANT COACHES, AND MEMBERS OF THE PENN STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ARE PART OF THE LAWSUIT, BUT PENN STATE OFFICIALS SAY THE UNIVERSITY IS NOT DIRECTLY INVOLVED. The family will donate any net monetary gains to charity.

man dies in house fire

A DEADLY FIRE EARLY YESTERDAY IN INDIANA COUNTY. THE CORONER’S OFFICE SAYS 59 YEAR OLD TERRY PEASE died WHEN FLAMES SWEPT THROUGH HIS house ON BUCKLEY ROAD in Armstrong Township. A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause.

former cop’s victim wants restitution

THIS WEEK, FORMER ALTOONA POLICE OFFICER DUANE EICHENLAUB WAS SENTENCED TO 11-AND-A-HALF TO 23 MONTHS IN THE BLAIR COUNTY PRISON FOR BEATING 2 MEN DURING A BAR BRAWL 3 YEARS AGO…NOW THE ALTOONA MIRROR REPORTS THAT ONE VICTIM CAN ASK FOR RESTITUTION. 60 YEAR OLD EARL ESHELMAN OF East Freedom SUFFERED SERIOUS injuries AND has had to pay thousands of dollars for continuing medical care out of his own pocket, taking the money from his retirement funds.

s-u-v versus post office

IN CENTRE COUNTY EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING, AN S-U-V crasheD into THE MILESBURG post office AND GOT STUCK THERE. POLICE SAY 37 year-old Ian Flynn OF Pleasant Gap IS FACING POSSIBLE D-U-I Charges. His 2 passengers, both from State College, were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. THE POSTMASTER sayS THERE IS A LOT OF structurAL damage AND it could be weeks before the post office CAN re- open its customer lobby.

animal abuse in lewistown

4 Mifflin County residents have been charged with animal cruelty for dropping several small puppies 25 feet from THE stone ARCH bridge IN LEWISTOWN. Police saY Cody Ritter of Lewistown and Dustin Fetters of Burnham were repeatedly dropping the German shepherd mix puppies INTO THE WATER. Karissa Walters and Shawnee Strawser, both of Lewistown, own the dogs and were allowing Ritter and Fetters to abuse them. The dogs ARE BEING CARED FOR by animal rescue workers.

republicans propose budget

Republican leaders in the STATE House YESTERDAY UNVEILED a 28-POINT-3 BILLION DOLLAR state budget proposal that would spend about 100 million DOLLARS less than governor TOM CORBETT has proposed, but about 600 million more than what passed nearly a year ago. The GOP leadership WANTS TO increase spending on ELEMENTARY education AND hire 300 more state troopers. LAWMAKERS ARE expected to take up amendments during the second week in June AND THEY ARE ALSO CONSIDERING changes to public sector pensions, liquor system privatization, and a transportation package. the State's new fiscal year starts July 1ST.

jobless stats

BLAIR COUNTY’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR APRIL STANDS AT 7-PERCENT, DOWN 2 TENTHS OF A PERCENTAGE POINT FROM MARCH. SLIGHT DROPS WERE ALSO REPORTED IN CAMBRIA AND CENTRE COUNTIES WHILE INCREASES OCCURRED IN BEDFORD, CLEARFIELD, AND HUNTINGDON COUNTIES. THE STATEWIDE NUMBER IS 7-POINT-6…DOWN FROM 7-POINT-9. NATIONWIDE, UNEMPLOYMENT IS AT 7-POINT-5 PERCENT, A DROP OF ONE TENTH.

school making cuts

THE SPRING COVE SCHOOL district voted this week to lay off 2 ELEMENTARY TEACHERS AND HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER AND MARCHING BAND DIRECTOR DUSTIN RAINEY AT THE END OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR. parents and students may have something to say about it at a special School District meeting Tonight AT 7. officials say The cutS are part of a district-wide re-structuring DUE TO a gradual drop in the student population in recent years. 2 OTHER TEACHERS ARE RETIRING AND THOSE POSITIONS WILL NOT BE FILLED.

kicked OFF Master chef   

“MASTERCHEF” JUDGE GORDON RAMSEY SAID SEYMIRA SALAMY’S lamb was “delicious,” BUT THE STATE COLLEGE WOMAN was eliminated from the REALITY show during the second episode OF THE 4TH SEASON LAST night. Salamy IS A NATIVE OF AFRICA’S Ivory Coast AND SHE PLANS TO CONTINUE WITH HER YOUTUBE VIDEOS AND COOKING BLOG FOCUSING ON WEST African cuisine. HER FATHER IS A TEACHER AT TYRONE HIGH SCHOOL.