Penn State board approves pay hike for university president
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The president of Penn State is getting a 2.5% salary increase and trustees are making it retroactive to the beginning of July.
Making Micah: Parsons primed to be Penn State’s next star LB
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Micah Parsons could hardly wait to see his face on the massive video board atop Beaver Stadium. He imagined how cool it would be to hear 107,000 fans roar when he was...
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State fraternity brother erased security camera footage from the night a pledge died because he knew it would be damaging, prosecutors told a jury Tuesday as...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor says no charges will be filed in the death of an autistic man shot by police earlier this year.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is hiring an architect under a plan to build a $71 million campus art museum that could open in 2022.
Philly.com says university President Eric Barron...
Judge orders former Penn St. President Spanier to jail May 1
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier must report to jail by May 1 to start serving a criminal sentence for his handling of a complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities said they can't find a motive for a drunken gunman who opened fire at a Pennsylvania hotel bar, killing two men and wounding a woman before breaking into a...
Penn State seeks 8th NCAA wrestling title in 9 years
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State is poised to send out another senior class as four-time national champions and cement its status as the college powerhouse of the past decade.
Correction: AccuWeather-Sexual Bias Settlement story
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — In the headline on a story Feb. 12 about AccuWeather, The Associated Press erroneously characterized a $290,000 payment by the company to resolve allegations by the U.S. Labor Department of sexual harassment of female employees. The company agreed to make the payment before any enforcement proceedings were held. It was not a fine.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Trump nominee's family paying 290K in sex harassment dispute
Adam Smeltz named top editor at Centre Daily Times
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Adam Smeltz, a reporter who got his start in journalism at the Centre Daily Times, is set to become the newspaper's executive editor.
The newspaper announced Smeltz will take over as top editor Feb. 18.
Since 2015 he has been a reporter at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He also had worked for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and earlier spent about 10 years in State College as a reporter.
Gunman kills 3 men in separate shootings, then kills himself
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a hotel bar near Penn State's main campus, killing two men and wounding a woman, broke into a stranger's house and fatally shot the 83-year-old homeowner, and then killed himself, authorities said.
The initial shooting happened just after 10 p.m. Thursday at P.J. Harrigan's Bar & Grill in State College, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from Penn State's campus.
The Latest: Another person dies after bar, home shootings
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on shooting at a hotel bar in Pennsylvania (all times local):
Police say another person has died, hours after a gunman opened fire at a hotel bar in central Pennsylvania, then broke into a home and fatally shot a man there before killing himself.
State College Police Chief John Gardner says 19-year-old Steven Beachy died of his wounds at a hospital Friday.
Weather officials warn of dangerous cold, wind chills
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Weather authorities are warning of dangerously cold temperatures moving into Pennsylvania following a storm that brought as much as a foot of snow to parts of the commonwealth.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning beginning this evening for many areas and transportation officials are warning of icy conditions on roadways.
Penn State moves to trademark the Happy Valley nickname
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — It's sometimes called State College and sometimes University Park, but Penn State wants to ensure it holds the trademark when it's called Happy Valley.
The Centre Daily Times reported Wednesday the university asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last month to trademark the term that refers to the school's setting in the mountains of central Pennsylvania.
Eclipse Resources: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) _ Eclipse Resources Corp. (ECR) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the State College, Pennsylvania-based company said it had net income of 1 cent. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 4 cents per share.
No. 18 Penn St starts string of contenders with No. 18 Iowa
No. 17 Penn State will have a say in who plays for the Big Ten championship even if it is unlikely to be the Nittany Lions.
No. 18 Iowa (6-1, 3-1) comes to State College, Pennsylvania, on Saturday in the first of three straight games for Penn State (5-2, 2-2) against division contenders. The Hawkeyes are part of a logjam near the top of the Big Ten West standings, with four teams having one loss halfway through the season. They have also become a sneaky playoff contender.
Lewerke rallies Michigan State over No. 8 Penn State, 21-17
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Each Michigan State player brought a poker chip to Happy Valley and coach Mark Dantonio encouraged the Spartans to push them all to the center of the table Saturday.
As the evening wore on against No. 8 Penn State, it was clear the Spartans were all-in.
Nittany Lions wary of Michigan State’s tough run defense
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A bye week allowed Penn State players to watch more film on their upcoming opponent, but all viewings showed the same thing: Michigan State stuffs the run and makes teams one dimensional.
"These guys are giving up 33 yards per game running," Penn State coach James Franklin said. "And I think the mistake you make is when you're playing a team like that is that you abort the run and go all pass."
Florence could dump 2 to 4 inches of rain on Pennsylvania
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Florence are expected to reach Pennsylvania by midday Monday.
The National Weather Service says the storm could dump 2 to 4 inches of rain as it moves across Pennsylvania from southwest to northeast. Higher rainfall amounts are possible. Wind gusts could reach 30 mph.
No. 10 Nittany Lions edge Appalachian State 45-38 in OT
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — After squandering a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead to a program with a history of being a giant killer, things grew tense in Happy Valley.
Not for Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley.
The Heisman Trophy hopeful led a game-tying drive with less than a minute to go to force overtime and No. 10 Penn State rebounded to hold off Appalachian State 45-38 exactly 11 years after the Mountaineers stunned Michigan in one of the biggest upsets in college football history.
Airline adds flights to ‘top college football markets’
ATLANTA (AP) — United Airlines says it's adding more flights and using bigger planes this fall to carry passengers to college football games across the South and elsewhere in the U.S.
The Chicago-based airline says in a statement that the added seats will bring passengers to "top college football markets."
Video figures in Penn State frat death preliminary hearing
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Security camera footage from the night a pledge suffered fatal injuries inside a Penn State fraternity house is again key evidence as prosecutors seek to convince a judge they have enough evidence to send charges to county court for trial.
State College Police Detective David Scicchitano remained on the stand Tuesday when the first day of a preliminary hearing ended in the case of former members of Beta Theta Pi.
Penn State looking for next set of stars to sustain success
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — James Franklin knows Penn State is facing more uncertainty this season than the last two, when the Nittany Lions quickly matured into one of the best teams in the country.
Entering his fifth season in Happy Valley, Franklin is confident that some new faces will step in and help Penn State sustain its re-established championship form.
"We've got a good-looking football team," Franklin said. "We're athletic. We're inexperienced, but we're talented."
Eclipse Resources: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) _ Eclipse Resources Corp. (ECR) on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $19 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the State College, Pennsylvania-based company said it had a loss of 6 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and asset impairment costs, were 1 cent per share.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Leaders from at least 137 public high schools reportedly plan to meet Tuesday in State College to talk about changes to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association — but association representatives aren't expected to attend.
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State University employee has been charged with filming people inside a bathroom on campus.
The State College Area School District says a student reported being filmed at the Bryce Jordan arena during a prom held in May.
The student told police a man that he thought was a chaperone led him to a restroom. The student says he later heard the sound of video being recorded and saw a camera pointing in his direction.
ENOLA, Pa. (AP) — Weather authorities have confirmed that a tornado touched down in central Pennsylvania earlier this month, but no injuries were reported.
The National Weather Service office in State College said the EF-1 tornado appeared at about 4:15 p.m. on May 15 near Enola in Cumberland County.
The storm had estimated maximum wind speeds of 90 mph and traveled 200 yards.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is giving President Eric Barron three more years at the helm of the university.
The school's board on Friday voted to extend his contract on existing terms through 2022.
That supplants a contract that was scheduled to end in June 2019.
Cop says Penn State pledge didn’t trip over sorority members
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State fraternity pledge who died after a night of drinking and hazing did not trip over sorority girls before tumbling down basement steps, the chief investigator testified Thursday.
State College Police Detective David Scicchitano said he talked to the two members of the Trilogy sorority who some have linked to the February 2017 fall that left Tim Piazza unconscious at the foot of the stairs in the Beta Theta Pi house.
Prolonged Winter Pushes Back Growing Season
With winter weather hanging on, plants aren’t getting enough sunlight to grow, pushing back the growing season in the area.
“It’s terrible,” said Diane Thomas of Thomas Farm in Butler Twp. “With the lack of sunshine, they’re not growing fast. I’m not happy. They’re not happy.”
Snow showers continued to plague the area last week as temperatures struggled into the low 40s with brief moments of sunlight.
Penn State police charge 2 with breaking ear off university’s Nittany Lion statue
Two out-of-state teenagers have been charged with breaking an ear off of the Nittany Lion statue at Penn State's main campus in State College.
University police charged Matthew Ian Deutch, 19, of Fairfield, Conn., and Skylar C. Belden, 18, of Broadway, N.C., with criminal mischief in the incident.
The iconic statue's right ear was broken off sometime during the weekend of Feb. 24, according to a report in The Daily Collegian student newspaper.
Local Football Legend Harry Hamilton Accused Of Attacking His Son
BELLEFONTE — Nanticoke Area graduate and former Penn State football player Harry Hamilton is charged with two felonies after allegedly punching his son several times and throwing another individual to the ground.
Hamilton, 55, starred on offense and defense for the Trojans in 1979. He was an Academic All-American and played for the Nittany Lions from 1981-1983. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 1984 NFL draft and intercepted 23 passes in his eight-year career.
Penn State student found dead
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania State University student has been found dead.
State College police say the parents of 25-year-old Charles Cudlipp found the student's body at his off-campus apartment Monday morning. The cause of death is unknown.
Authorities do not suspect foul play. The Centre County coroner says an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday night.
Penn State: Barkley Excited To Become Dad
STATE COLLEGE — Sometimes, there’s more to a tweet than meets the eye. Saquon Barkley knows that better than most now. “I tweeted out the other day, ‘Big blessings coming my way,’ or something like that,” Penn State’s star running back said during the program’s Pro Day on Tuesday. “A lot of people thought I was just talking about the Draft.” Well, Barkley conceded April is going to be a big month for him, but not just because he’s expected to go at or near the top of the Draft on April 26. He...
ALTOONA — A PennDOT employee lost his life Saturday while trying to keep other people safe.
Robert Gensimore, 45, of Spruce Creek, was setting flares on Interstate 99 in Logan Township, Blair County. A crash had occurred in the southbound lanes near mile marker 35, according to state police at Hollidaysburg.
Want to watch Gophers hockey this weekend in postseason? It’ll cost ya
Looking to watch the Gophers vs. Penn State in the Big Ten men’s quarterfinal hockey series this weekend? You will have to pay to watch, if you don’t already subscribe to the Big Ten Network’s subscription package.
Paterno defender on Penn State board declines to run again
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State board member who's been a vocal supporter of former head football coach Joe Paterno isn't running for another term as university trustee.
Businessman Anthony Lubrano said Monday he faces family and business demands on his time, and believes newcomers will help the university.
Cheyney honors its 1978 NCAA basketball champions
Cheyney University honored the 40th anniversary of Cheyney State College’s 1978 NCAA men’s basketball championship on Saturday.
With several players from the team present, the highlight came when the architect of the team, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame basketball coach John Chaney, addressed the crowd after receiving a long standing ovation.
Ten things to know about Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class
Penn State completed its 2018 recruiting class Wednesday with the signing of offensive tackle Rasheed Walker. The four-star lineman from Maryland was the 23rd player to sign with Penn State, which ranked No. 5 in the 247Sports ratings.
To catch up, here are 10 things to know about Penn State's 2018 class.
1. Setting a class-ranking record
Penn State's No. 5 ranking in the 247Sports composite is the team's highest since 2000, which also finished fifth.
Pa. school relishes tourney opportunity
HUNTINGTON — Now in its 40th year, the WSAZ Invitational has long drawn interest from schools from all parts of the Mountain State, but draws teams from outside its local region as well.
St. Joseph Academy, a high school near State College, Pennsylvania, made their second straight appearance in the tournament at Big Sandy Superstore Arena this week, bringing 11 wrestlers to compete in the two-day event.
Waitress returns from Penn State hangout after 61 years
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — An 81-year-old waitress who has been a fixture at a popular Penn State hangout for more than six decades has worked her final shift.
Emma Gunsallus retired Tuesday from The Corner Room, where she worked as a waitress for 61 years. The Centre Daily Times reports Gunsallus worked her first shift at the restaurant in the 1950s and has not missed a shift since.
"To me the restaurant has meant good food and good people," Gunsallus said. "But the people is what I'll miss."
Former Penn State athletic director Jim Tarman dies
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Jim Tarman, a former athletic director at Penn State who led many of the school's sports teams to national recognition, has died. He was 89.
The university says he died Sunday in State College.
Tarman joined Penn State as sports publicity director in 1958. In 1982, he was promoted to director of athletics. He held the position until his retirement in 1993.
COLLINS: Should Saquon Barkley Be Saved From Himself?
Understand this much, because it’s important to accept and vital to realize: There isn’t anybody who has been around Penn State’s football program the last three years, even in passing, who doesn’t respect — to the utmost meaning of that word — what Saquon Barkley is all about. On the field and off of it.
Skiers stranded, injured after lift malfunctions near State College
A ski lift malfunctioned when several chairs slid off track and collided Saturday morning, causing injuries, at a resort near State College, officials said.
Some skiers and snowboarders were stranded on the lift for as long as two hours at Tussey Mountain in Boalsburg as rescue crews lowered them with ropes and ladders, Aaron Weyman, the resort's marketing director, told the Trib.
Five people suffered minor injuries, State College police said.
Ski lift malfunction strands dozens, 5 have minor injuries
BOALSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A ski lift malfunction on opening day at a Pennsylvania ski resort stranded dozens of people and left five with minor injuries.
Around 10 a.m. Saturday, a chair carrying skiers and snowboarders slipped along the haul rope and slid backward into another chair, officials with Tussey Mountain ski resort in Centre County, around 82 miles northwest of Harrisburg, said. That caused a domino effect to several other lift chairs.
Carr leads Penn State over George Washington
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Mike Watkins has worn a weighted vest in practice and it's helped Penn State's power forward when he finds himself wearing multiple defenders on game days.
Penn State's 6-foot-9 forward scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to spark the Nittany Lions' 74-54 win over George Washington on Saturday.
"He's been dominating in practice, dominating in the games," Penn State guard Shep Garner said. "He's making our life that much easier."
PIAA finalists rise to top of state football rankings
Pine-Richland, Gateway, Quaker Valley and Jeannette will play for PIAA football titles later this week. Each are among the top teams in this week's PennLive state rankings. Here's a look at the top 10 in each class.
Pennsylvania professor offers extra credit to ‘rally against the GOP tax bill’
At least one Kutztown University professor offered students extra credit Tuesday to participate in a rally against the GOP tax plan.
“Please join your faculty as we rally against the GOP Tax Bill that has serious implications to you and on Higher Education. This is an opportunity to gain additional extra credit,” the email states, with a bolded subject line of “Additional Extra Credit Opportunity!”