| Sep 17, 2012
| 8:33 AM
A court hearing is set to determine if former Penn State assistant football Jerry Sandusky is a sexually violent predator under Pennsylvania's Megan's Law. Centre County Judge Cleland ordered the hearing to be held on Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. at the Centre County...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 6:12 PM
When Joe Paterno died in January, it was a climactic scene in a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.
That's how I felt in January, and I put my thoughts on paper, but decided not to publish them. Now, with a new deluge of vilification aimed at Paterno...
| Jul 22, 2012
One hundred and one years ago, the Illinois legislature passed a law authorizing “Mothers’ Pensions,” and the entitlement sleigh ride was off and running. Its journey made a significant stop in Maryland’s 6th Congressional...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 2:36 PM
When college students head out for a night of underage drinking, a potential run-in with police may be the last thing on their minds.
"You're not thinking about, 'Am I going to get caught tonight?' " said Peter Wertz, a 20-year-old junior at DeSales...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:14 PM
HARRISBURG — Two days of the statewide four-day bear season have produced a preliminary harvest of 2,086 bears, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission check station reports filed Tuesday.
The number of black bears killed in Somerset...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner (D) released a 119-page report Wednesday detailing porposed changes to how Penn State governs itself in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case.
"We are not claiming that implementing our...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 6:25 PM
In recent years Grangers from the adjoining counties of Cambria and Somerset have been joining forces annually in hosting a special event to strengthen neighborly relations.
When Somerset and several neighboring counties worked closely with Cambria...
| May 1, 2012
Debbie Keyser, hired a month ago as Jefferson County’s first human resource manager, was appointed interim county administrator by the Jefferson County Commission on Friday.
Her duties will include both positions until a permeant administrator is...
| May 15, 2012
| 6:40 AM
DeeDee McGowan, Somerset, always knew she was a descendant of a Civil War veteran.
Her great-great-grandfather on her mother’s side, Thomas C. Mitchell, was a private in Company D, 64th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry.
| May 15, 2012
| 8:32 AM
The state departments of Agriculture and Health today advised consumers who purchased ice cream and milkshakes at Dutch Valley Bakery & BBQ, Spring Mills, Centre County, on Saturday, May 5, to discard those products immediately.
Spring Bank Acres, of...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:09 PM
Q: I've seen signs indicating 'no cell phone while driving' at several entry points to the city of Bethlehem, including on southbound Route 512 (Center Street) just past the Route 22 overpass. I thought there was a texting ban that was a state law, but...