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Who else will take the witness stand for Sandusky?
BELLEFONTE, Centre County - Prosecutors took more than four days to offer their sweeping indictment of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky. Defense attorney Joe Amendola plans to defend him in half that time. After starting its case Monday morning in Centre County Court, the defense is expected to finish by early Wednesday afternoon. Lehigh Valley Wild Blog
The agenda for the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners' upcoming quarterly meeting, slated for June 25-26, is posted on the agency's website ( today, and can be viewed by clicking the "Commissioners' Meeting June 25-26" in the "Quick Clicks" box in the right-hand column of the homepage.
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Trooper shot at Belfast state police barracks, in stable condition
A Pennsylvania State Police trooper was shot at the Belfast barracks Thursday afternoon and is in stable condition, authorities said.
Jury finds Hitcho guilty of first-degree murder
A jury took just 35 minutes Thursday to find George Hitcho Jr. guilty of first-degree murder for shooting a Freemansburg police officer in the back of the head with a shotgun, killing him before he hit the ground.
Eighth Street Bridge repair plans detailed
A suicide-prevention fence will be added to the Albertus L. Meyers Bridge in Allentown after the 99-year-old historic landmark is rehabilitated beginning as early as 2014, officials said Thursday.
Freemansburg police chief recalls the day his officer went down
George Hitcho Jr. was angry last summer when Freemansburg police officer Robert Lasso came into his yard after Hitcho had a heated dispute with a neighbor, the prosecutor told jurors Monday in the first day of the capital-murder trial.
Valley man, MIA since 1969, to be laid to rest
Fog lay thick in Vietnam, but never thicker than this Sunday in 1969. Flying at 3,000 feet over Hue Phu Bai, the five Americans couldn't see past the Beech Queen Air's nose. Army Capt. Dave Smith was in command, a Buckeye from Dayton, Ohio, who still wore his class ring in the war zone.
Dispatches from the Logan Symposium | JIMROMENESKO.COM
That's what Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman told journalists at this weekend's sold-outLogan Investigative Reporting Symposium at UC Berkeley. Mark Glaser of PBS MediaShift has good coverage here. Tweets from New York Times managing editor DEAN BAQUET's talk: * NYT needs collaborations less than others and that some aspects can be a "nightmare".
PA Docs Oppose Mandatory Ultrasound Bill.
Pennsylvania's largest community of medical professionals has come out against legislation that would require women to undergo a mandatory ultrasound 24 hours before having an abortion. In a Feb. 10 letter, Pennsylvania Medical Society President Marilyn J. Heine urged lawmakers to vote against the proposal sponsored by Rep.
Michigan man burns N.J. state flag to protest lowering of flags for Whitney Houston
A Michigan man burned the New Jersey state flag on his grill in protest of Gov. Chris Christie's decision to lower flags to half-staff in honor of Whitney Houston, according to a report on John Burri, 60, of Wyoming, Mich., told the newspaper he believes flags should only be lowered in honor of people who died for their country.
An open letter to the next owners of Philadelphia Media Networks
Dear next owner of Philadelphia Media Networks...whoever you are, I've been meaning to write you for a couple of weeks -- it's been hard what with all the confusion not only about what we're allowed or not allowed to say but also the non-stop swirl of events that seem to whipsaw back and forth on an almost hourly basis.
Democrats, Including Lehigh County's Cunningham, Increase Pressure For Special Election.
Pennsylvania Democrats ... ... are stepping up their pressure on House Speaker Sam Smith to call a special election to fill six vacant House seats, including one in the Lehigh Valley. On Friday, Philadelphia Mayor Mike Nutter, Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham, Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald sent Smith a letter urging him to fill the during the April 24 primary.
Dodgers Web musings: Worst offensive infield in baseball?
Let's face it, there's not much clout there. The Dodgers infield is what you might call shy on power. In his preseason analysis of the Dodgers, ESPN's Jim Bowden wrote: "The Dodgers have one of the worst offensive infields in the NL." Which I'm pretty sure would qualify it for one of the worst in all of baseball.
Top House Democrat Wants To Move Ahead With Special Elections.
The top Democrat in the state House said Thursday that he wants the chamber's Republican speaker to schedule special elections for six vacant House seats - including one in the Lehigh Valley --- that have been on hold since the state Supreme Court shot down new legislative maps last month.
In PLCB Budget Hearing: Privatization Gets Short Shrift Over Modernization.
While the Republican-controlled state House tries to cobble together the votes to pass legislation privatizing Pennsylvania's state-owned liquor stores, two top Republicans in the state Senate said Thursday that they're focused on making the existing system more competitive. "We've taken a ‘Wait-and-See' approach.
Man with knife shot by police officer in Harrisburg
A man was shot by a police officer Wednesday night near Harrisburg's "Restaurant Row" on North 2nd Street. Dauphin County First Deputy District Attorney Fran Chardo said the officer had chased the man to an alley near Strawberry Street after catching him slashing tires on a marked police car.
Di Ionno: Media circus, homeless gawkers paint ironic picture outside Whitney Houston's childhood church
NEWARK - The guys hired by CNN were across the street from New Hope Baptist with a tape measure, trying to figure out how big a camera platform they could build along the old warehouse wall. Somewhere around 80 feet was the answer.
Fund-raiding with purpose -
State lawmakers are picking bones with budget maneuvers that dip into special funds originally meant for a prescribed set of purposes and programs. Much has been made of the governor's proposal to siphon money from a special fund earmarked to support the horse racing industry.