Sunday, November 11, 2012
Kathleen Kane has vowed to determine if politics played a role in the development of the case against Jerry Sandusky and other Penn State officials.
Many political observers suggest that Kathleen Kane's election as Pennsylvania's first female Attorney General was due in no small part to her promise to investigate whether politics played a role in the evolution of the case against convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky and other Penn State officials. “As soon as she began early in her campaign talking about the promise to investigate it objectively, it spread pretty quickly on a grass-roots level. There’s no doubt that she had a lot of Penn State support,” Maribeth Schmidt of the grass-roots alumni group Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship told the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Kane also dedicated an entire section of her campaign web site to the Sandusky case. Governor Tom Corbett, a…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Pennsylvania governor told the Associated Press he "hopes the case helps people recognize that everyone has an obligation to report child sex abuse."
More than four hours after the Freeh report was made public Thursday, Gov. Tom Corbett refused to comment on the matter, but spoke to the Associated Press regarding a former probe conducted partially under his watch during his own tenure as attorney general—defending it. Corbett, who refused to comment on the most recent investigation because he hadn't read it yet, said he hopes the case helps people recognize that everyone has an obligation to report child sex abuse, according to AP as reported by PennLive. In defense of the probe that began under his watch as AG, he told the AP it took "a monster" off the street. Later, he said he will work to ensure that Penn State administrators and trustees implement recommendations contained in the …
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Four high-ranking Penn State University officials, including legendary football coach Joe Paterno, “repeatedly concealed critical facts” about Jerry Sandusky’s contact with young boys, according to an independent investigation released this morning. The report was released eight months and millions of dollars later, former FBI Director Louis Freeh and his investigators today released their findings into what Penn State University officials knew about the child sexual abuse scandal involving retired football coach Jerry Sandusky. Freeh and his law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, were retained in November 2011 on behalf of the Special Investigations Task Force of the Board of Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University to conduct the …
Friday, June 22, 2012
The former Penn State assistant football coach was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was led from the Centre County Courthouse in handcuffs Friday night, after being found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse. The Centre Daily Times, as well as WPXI, The Associated Press, The Huffington Post and numerous other local and national news organizations reported the news within minutes of the verdict's release. Television shots of the courthouse showed a crowd outside cheering when the verdict was made public just after 10 p.m. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled, according to the report from Centre Daily Times. Are you a Penn State alum living in Peters Township? How do you feel about the verdict?
Friday, November 18, 2011
The senator took aim at Rick Santorum, who suggested Penn State should be prohibited from bowl games in the wake of the sex-abuse allegations.
Any suggestion that Penn State’s football team be barred from post season play is misguided, state Sen. Tim Solobay said today. “There are a lot of disturbing questions still unanswered about this Penn State scandal and a lot of concern about why they’re still unanswered after many years,” Solobay, D-Canonsburg, said. “But for many of those kids, these could be the last football games of their lives. Taking that away from students for something the faculty did or didn’t do is misguided.” According to a report in the Des Moines Register, Rick Santorum, a former Republican U.S. Senator now running for president, said Penn State should not be invited to a bowl game and that it would be “in the best interests of everybody to finish the …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The casino issued a statement saying it had severed its relationship with the former Steeler after remarks he made about former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno.
Former Steeler Franco Harris has been cut from The Meadows Racetrack & Casino team. News of the severed relationship between the North Strabane venue and one of its celebrity spokesman came in the wake of comments he made regarding former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Media outlets are reporting that Harris told CNN that he thinks the university should reinstate the coach, who was fired after a former assistant and others were charged in a child-sex abuse investigation. Harris attended and played football at Penn State. The Meadows issued the following statement Tuesday night: "In light of the recent developments with Franco Harris regarding Joe Paterno’s dismissal, Franco and The Meadows have mutually decided to put their …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Two Penn State graduates living in Peters Township take a positive stand against the recent scandal.
Two Peters Township Penn State graduates have launched a campaign to bring change out of the recent scandal surrounding the university. Initially shocked by the devastating news about their beloved alma mater, Mary Fasnacht and Wendy Edgar said they are now channeling their emotions and energy into “helping eradicate child abuse and show the world the true face of Penn State.” "Penn State Pride: Protect Our Children—Million Dollar Challenge" asks Penn State alumni, students and friends to join together to raise $1 million dollars to fight child abuse by making donations to Prevent Child Abuse PA. Here is their letter explaining their undertaking: Nov. 11, 2011 As proud graduates of the Pennsylvania State University and like so many others…
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Penn State University's Board of Trustees announced the news Wednesday night.
After a full day of deliberation, the Penn State University Board of Trustees decided to release head coach Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier of their duties. The all-time winningest coach was notified Wednesday evening via phone. The press conference lasted approximately 20 minutes. For Saturday's game versus Nebraska, Tom Bradley has been named interim head coach.