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18 Penn State students face hundreds of charges in hazing death

Bellefonte - Eight of the 18 students charged face a count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 19-year-old fraternity pledge in February. A grand jury determined the death of Timothy Piazza was not simply an accident but involved reckless criminal conduct.

Blake Shelton to headline Happy Valley Jam at Penn State

University Park - On July 8, 2017, country mega-star Blake Shelton will be headlining the Happy Valley Jam, which will take place in Beaver Stadium on the campus of Penn State University.

Op-Ed: Strange star WTF 001 — SETI and everyone else is guessing

Sydney - A star with the catchy name KIC 8462852, aka WTF 001, (What the Flux 001) has generated a storm of interest from the usually skeptical. This isn’t the usual lousy Photoshop effort; whatever’s blocking light from the star is huge, and real.

First evidence of water discovered outside Solar System in clouds

The first evidence of water outside our Solar System has been found 7.3 light-years from Earth in ice clouds on a brown dwarf star.

Sandusky 'victim 5' reaches settlement with Penn State

State College - Penn State has reached its first settlement with a key victim of Jerry Sandusky, the first of what is expected to be dozens of settlements for his victims.

Cocoa could be a natural way to curb obesity related disease

If you have a bit of a sweet tooth but have been staying away from chocolate temptations, you’ll be happy to know cocoa has a new health surprise. Recent findings show cocoa appears to fight chronic inflammation that can lead to type-2 diabetes and more

Op-Ed: 5 Reasons Corbett sued NCAA over deserved Penn State sanctions

State College - "Doomed," "foolhardy," "disgusting" — are just a few of the words being used to describe Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's lawsuit asking the federal court to toss out NCAA penalties handed to Penn State for its role in protecting a pedophile.

Penn ST group sorry for Latino 'I don't cut grass I smoke it' pic

State College - After a racist Mexican-themed party picture goes viral on the Web, a Penn State sorority is now under investigation and apologized Wednesday for "portraying inappropriate and untrue stereotypes."

Penn State sorority in hot water over racist photo

University Park - Penn State's image takes another hit with the surfacing of a Chi Omega, a campus sorority's racist photograph featuring ponchos, sombreros and mustaches.

Sandusky housed with death row inmates to serve out sentence

With concerns for his well-being, disgraced former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was transferred to Greene State Prison which houses most of the state's death row inmates.

Sandusky may face danger once in prison Special

Bellefonte - As former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky prepares for his sentencing hearing on Tuesday, some are wondering if he will become a victim of sexual assault once he is placed into the Pennsylvania Corrections prison system.

Mike McQueary sues Penn State for not training him to report rape

State College - Former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary, who saw Jerry Sandusky anally raping a child, but didn't call police, has sued the university, alleging that the university didn't provide training -- on how to report rape.

Leader of Penn State cover-up hired by secret government agency

Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president who resigned in disgrace in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, has found a new line of work -- in a top secret national security position, according to the Washington Post.

Big Ten imposes more sanctions against Penn State University

State College - After the NCAA handed down unprecedented penalties against Penn State Monday morning, The Big Ten Conference imposed its own sanctions for the university's handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

RIP: Penn State removed Joe Paterno famed statue, fans mourn

State College - For the past 10 days, JoePa supporters stood vigil by the statue, they laid flowers at the statue's feet, but in the end it wasn't enough to keep the iconic bronze statue of Joe Paterno in its place. Time of death: 8:20 a.m. ET.

Mural artist removes Joe Paterno's halo, adds new symbol on lapel

State College - On Saturday afternoon, a mural artist removed a halo from over the head of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and painted in something else –– a large blue ribbon on Paterno's lapel symbolizing his support for child abuse victims.

Penn State legal problems escalate with emails surfacing

Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz, and Tim Curley, all formerly employed by Penn State are facing increased allegations of knowledge of the sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky. Emails are surfacing to indicate the problem was known early on.

Jerry Sandusky, 68, guilty, 'They will never believe you' he said

Bellefonte - PA - 'They' believe you now, and high profile Penn State coach and leader Jerry Sandusky, 68, has been found guilty of sexually abusing young boys and could be sentenced up to 442 years. Convicted of 45 of 48 charges against young boys in his care.

Video: Jerry Sandusky is guilty on 45 counts

In a breaking news report former football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty. It was announced 45 out of the 48 counts he was charged with have been returned as guilty.

Jerry Sandusky's adopted son accuses him of abuse

Matt Sandusky, 33, one of the adopted sons of Jerry Sandusky, has come forward to say his father abused him, ESPN is reporting.

Joe Paterno has died after battle with lung cancer

Update: Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m. CT - ABC News has reported that Joe Paterno has died. "It is with great sadness that we announce that Joe Paterno passed away earlier today," according to a statement released from his family

Westboro Baptist Church to picket the Cotton Bowl

Dallas - The Westboro Baptist Church will continue their round of bowl game protests with an appearance scheduled for today at Cowboy Stadium where the Arkansas Razorbacks will take on the Kansas State Wildcats in the 76th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

Op-Ed: How to Punish Convicted Sex Offenders

Allegations against Jerry Sandusky bring up the ugly topics of child molestation and sexual offenses. The U.S. Supreme Court eliminated the death penalty for certain sex crimes, but American society can increase punishment in other ways.

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno falls, breaks pelvis

State College - Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno fractured his pelvis for a second time in a fall that occurred at his home. The 84-year-old was admitted to the hospital but will not need surgery.

Jerry Sandusky hit with new round of child sex abuse charges

State College - Jerry Sandusky was slapped with a slew of new child sex abuse charges today, after two more victims told their stories of their relationships with the former coach to the grand jury. Sandusky will spend one night in jail, while his lawyer produces bail.

Jerry Sandusky tells theNew York Times he is not a monster

State College - Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator at Penn State now charged with 40 counts of sexually abusing children, including rape, told the New York Times this week that he is "not the monster everyone made me out to be."

Op-Ed: Sex in schools is not just at Perv State

Some of the regulars down at Sparky’s Diner took me to task this week for not adding my wooden two-cents to what is easily the sleaziest story to come out of academia this century.

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has cancer

In the latest twist and turn of the saga that seems to be playing out in Happy Valley, the son of former football coach Joe Paterno announced that his father is suffering from lung cancer.

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has cancer

In the latest twist and turn of the saga that seems to be playing out in Happy Valley, the son of former football coach Joe Paterno announced that his father is suffering from lung cancer.

Op-Ed: Sandusky's statements and claims don't ring true

It has been almost two weeks since the allegations against Jerry Sandusky first surfaced and he was arrested. It has seemed like a free falling roller-coaster of events ever since.
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Honorary statue of Paterno, former head coach, in front of Penn State's Beaver Stadium
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announces lawsuit against NCAA on sanctions imposed against Penn State...
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announces lawsuit against NCAA on sanctions imposed against Penn State.
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Several construction workers surround the iconic Joe Paterno statue in preparation for its removal in State College, Pa., Sunday, July 22, 2012.
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