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State Patty's Day Crime Wrap-Up: Fewer Calls, More Arrests & One Taser

State Patty's Day Crime Wrap-Up: Fewer Calls, More Arrests & One Taser

- Michael Martin Garrett

State College and Penn State police received 367 calls for service, which is down somewhat from last year’s total of 393 calls. However, police made 88 arrests over the weekend, which is up slightly from last year’s total of 86 arrests.


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School District May Employ Tax Relief Program for High School Project Taxes School District May Employ Tax Relief Program for High School Project Taxes
6 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
SCASD business administrator Randy Brown said homeowners would need to have a household income of $35,000 or less to be eligible to apply. There would also be an age component: anyone 65 or older could apply, as well as any widow or widower at least 50 years old. [Read More]
BJC Packed With Pink, $200K Raised For Breast Cancer Research BJC Packed With Pink, $200K Raised For Breast Cancer Research
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
At the annual Pink Zone game, hosted at the BJC by the Lady Lions, it was announced that over $200,000 was raised for breast cancer research. The arena floor was a sight to see during a special halftime ceremony at the ninth annual iteration of the Pink Zone. [Read More]
The Celebrity Addiction to Fame, A 'Pitiful' Issue
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The Celebrity Addiction to Fame, A 'Pitiful' Issue
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
It isn't an awards show without Kanye West stepping on stage to put his name out in front of the real winner. His in-laws, the notorious Kardashian family, have made an industry out of bad press. Miley Cyrus. Lindsay Lohan. A fading actress or actor is "shocked" by the release of a sex tape. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Future Non-Conference Schedules Lack Punch of Big Ten Foes
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Penn State Football: Future Non-Conference Schedules Lack Punch of Big Ten Foes
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“The fans want a winning product, but they also want a challenge and they want some excitement around it,” says athletic director Sandy Barbour, adding they also want to see “...in their home venue a really high-profile team and a high-profile nationally interesting game...” [Read More]
Happy Valley's Got Talent Auditions Boast Big Turnout Happy Valley's Got Talent Auditions Boast Big Turnout
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
“It’s a benefit show for a very good cause, so I wanted to get involved,” Branda Smeltzer says. “I lost my mother when I was young, and my grief counselor had worked with Tides, so I knew about the foundation and what it does.” [Read More]
University Park Airport Recognized for Excellence University Park Airport Recognized for Excellence
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
The annual Routes Marketing Awards are highly-regarded as the most prestigious awards in the industry. "We are thrilled to have achieved this level of recognition from these important industry organizations," says James Meyer, executive director of the Centre County Airport Authority. [Read More]
Sunday to Bring Snowfall, Followed by Slight Warm Up Sunday to Bring Snowfall, Followed by Slight Warm Up
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“We expect a total accumulation of about two to four inches,” Pydynowski says. “It’s not a huge storm, but it’ll probably be enough to cause some disruptions and force people to clear off driveways and sidewalks.” [Read More]
State Patty's Day Down, But Not Out State Patty's Day Down, But Not Out
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
“It’s kind of annoying, because to get into Indigo on a usual Saturday night it takes 15 minutes and now it’s an hour and a half," Penn State senior Keith says. "They come here and they destroy our town for their benefit.” [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Push Past Nittany Lions 5-3 Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Push Past Nittany Lions 5-3
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Buckeyes out-shot Penn State 44-27 for the game, which included higher shot totals in all three frames (15-10-, 13-12, 16-5). Skoff’s counterpart, Christian Frey, had 24 saves for his seventh win of the year. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Miscue Dooms Nittany Lions In 81-77 Overtime Loss Penn State Basketball: Miscue Dooms Nittany Lions In 81-77 Overtime Loss
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It was a play that essentially ended the game, Iowa taking a three point lead on the next possession and hitting clutch free throws to seal the deal. An 81-77 victory over the Nittany Lions. [Read More]

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School District May Employ Tax Relief Program for High School Project Taxes School District May Employ Tax Relief Program for High School Project Taxes
6 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
SCASD business administrator Randy Brown said homeowners would need to have a household income of $35,000 or less to be eligible to apply. There would also be an age component: anyone 65 or older could apply, as well as any widow or widower at least 50 years old. [Read More]
BJC Packed With Pink, $200K Raised For Breast Cancer Research BJC Packed With Pink, $200K Raised For Breast Cancer Research
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
At the annual Pink Zone game, hosted at the BJC by the Lady Lions, it was announced that over $200,000 was raised for breast cancer research. The arena floor was a sight to see during a special halftime ceremony at the ninth annual iteration of the Pink Zone. [Read More]
Happy Valley's Got Talent Auditions Boast Big Turnout Happy Valley's Got Talent Auditions Boast Big Turnout
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
“It’s a benefit show for a very good cause, so I wanted to get involved,” Branda Smeltzer says. “I lost my mother when I was young, and my grief counselor had worked with Tides, so I knew about the foundation and what it does.” [Read More]
University Park Airport Recognized for Excellence University Park Airport Recognized for Excellence
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
The annual Routes Marketing Awards are highly-regarded as the most prestigious awards in the industry. "We are thrilled to have achieved this level of recognition from these important industry organizations," says James Meyer, executive director of the Centre County Airport Authority. [Read More]
Sunday to Bring Snowfall, Followed by Slight Warm Up Sunday to Bring Snowfall, Followed by Slight Warm Up
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“We expect a total accumulation of about two to four inches,” Pydynowski says. “It’s not a huge storm, but it’ll probably be enough to cause some disruptions and force people to clear off driveways and sidewalks.” [Read More]
State Patty's Day Down, But Not Out State Patty's Day Down, But Not Out
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
“It’s kind of annoying, because to get into Indigo on a usual Saturday night it takes 15 minutes and now it’s an hour and a half," Penn State senior Keith says. "They come here and they destroy our town for their benefit.” [Read More]
Sen. George Mitchell Releases Quarterly Report, Resigns From Post Sen. George Mitchell Releases Quarterly Report, Resigns From Post
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ted Hozza
"This has been a challenging time for everyone involved," Mitchell says. "But I believe that as a result of this process Penn State will emerge better and stronger than ever." [Read More]
THAW Festival Brings The Fight To State Patty's Day Weekend THAW Festival Brings The Fight To State Patty's Day Weekend
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"I think it’s a fantastic community event. It’s great to have something that features entertainment during the day, not just at night like we usually have in this town," Menard says. "I hope it does stick around in the coming years." [Read More]
Shandygaff and Brewery Stand Alone In State Patty's Day Closing Shandygaff and Brewery Stand Alone In State Patty's Day Closing
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
“There are just drunken people running around town with no regard for their own safety or the damages that they do to property and the town,” Rockey says. “My worst nightmare would be if someone got hit by a car or fell off a balcony and our town was in the forefront of the news." [Read More]
For the Love of the Game — and Beyond For the Love of the Game — and Beyond
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Chris Morelli
The fee — for a couple of hours of expert instruction — is a mere $20. The proceeds, Shields explains, will go to the Jimmy V Foundation which funds cancer research."Everyone hears about THON around here. This is even bigger and I just wanted to be able to contribute to that," Shields says. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Future Non-Conference Schedules Lack Punch of Big Ten Foes
Column
Penn State Football: Future Non-Conference Schedules Lack Punch of Big Ten Foes
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“The fans want a winning product, but they also want a challenge and they want some excitement around it,” says athletic director Sandy Barbour, adding they also want to see “...in their home venue a really high-profile team and a high-profile nationally interesting game...” [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Push Past Nittany Lions 5-3 Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Push Past Nittany Lions 5-3
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Buckeyes out-shot Penn State 44-27 for the game, which included higher shot totals in all three frames (15-10-, 13-12, 16-5). Skoff’s counterpart, Christian Frey, had 24 saves for his seventh win of the year. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Miscue Dooms Nittany Lions In 81-77 Overtime Loss Penn State Basketball: Miscue Dooms Nittany Lions In 81-77 Overtime Loss
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It was a play that essentially ended the game, Iowa taking a three point lead on the next possession and hitting clutch free throws to seal the deal. An 81-77 victory over the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Barbour Support Important As Key Offseason Approaches Penn State Basketball: Barbour Support Important As Key Offseason Approaches
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If he can get back-to-back recruiting classes of note he could be on to something. If the momentum was a flash in the pan, it's anyone's guess what happens next. [Read More]
For the Love of the Game — and Beyond For the Love of the Game — and Beyond
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Chris Morelli
The fee — for a couple of hours of expert instruction — is a mere $20. The proceeds, Shields explains, will go to the Jimmy V Foundation which funds cancer research."Everyone hears about THON around here. This is even bigger and I just wanted to be able to contribute to that," Shields says. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Upend Nittany Lions 5-3 Friday Night Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Upend Nittany Lions 5-3 Friday Night
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State scored 31 seconds into Friday night's contest but couldn't overcome mistakes and penalties as the Buckeyes capitalized for a 5-3 victory on Friday night. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Games Only Get Bigger As Nittany Lions Head to Columbus Penn State Hockey: Games Only Get Bigger As Nittany Lions Head to Columbus
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Heading into Friday night's game with Ohio State, Penn State is five points out of first place. Minnesota playing on Thursday night pushed the Gophers an additional three points ahead of the pack, a games played advantage that will even out by the end of the weekend. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News And Features: Friday, February 27 Penn State, State College Noon News And Features: Friday, February 27
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
Franklin Delivers Coast to Coast Clinic on How to Promote Penn State Football
Column
Franklin Delivers Coast to Coast Clinic on How to Promote Penn State Football
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State's head football coach has fired up his calculator, fine-tuned his PowerPoints and put his best Nike forward to recruit fans, players and high school coaches. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Bettman Likes Idea Of NHL Hockey In Beaver Stadium Penn State Hockey: Bettman Likes Idea Of NHL Hockey In Beaver Stadium
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State coach Guy Gadowsky would love it. Athletic director Sandy Barbour thinks it is the kind of thing that would be a positive. “There's been talk about it,” Bettman said earlier this week. “I'm intrigued by the possibility. But it's not anywhere close to fruition.” [Read More]

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Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Push Past Nittany Lions 5-3 Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Push Past Nittany Lions 5-3
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Buckeyes out-shot Penn State 44-27 for the game, which included higher shot totals in all three frames (15-10-, 13-12, 16-5). Skoff’s counterpart, Christian Frey, had 24 saves for his seventh win of the year. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Miscue Dooms Nittany Lions In 81-77 Overtime Loss Penn State Basketball: Miscue Dooms Nittany Lions In 81-77 Overtime Loss
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It was a play that essentially ended the game, Iowa taking a three point lead on the next possession and hitting clutch free throws to seal the deal. An 81-77 victory over the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
Sen. George Mitchell Releases Quarterly Report, Resigns From Post Sen. George Mitchell Releases Quarterly Report, Resigns From Post
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ted Hozza
"This has been a challenging time for everyone involved," Mitchell says. "But I believe that as a result of this process Penn State will emerge better and stronger than ever." [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Barbour Support Important As Key Offseason Approaches Penn State Basketball: Barbour Support Important As Key Offseason Approaches
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If he can get back-to-back recruiting classes of note he could be on to something. If the momentum was a flash in the pan, it's anyone's guess what happens next. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Upend Nittany Lions 5-3 Friday Night Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Upend Nittany Lions 5-3 Friday Night
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State scored 31 seconds into Friday night's contest but couldn't overcome mistakes and penalties as the Buckeyes capitalized for a 5-3 victory on Friday night. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Games Only Get Bigger As Nittany Lions Head to Columbus Penn State Hockey: Games Only Get Bigger As Nittany Lions Head to Columbus
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Heading into Friday night's game with Ohio State, Penn State is five points out of first place. Minnesota playing on Thursday night pushed the Gophers an additional three points ahead of the pack, a games played advantage that will even out by the end of the weekend. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News And Features: Friday, February 27 Penn State, State College Noon News And Features: Friday, February 27
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
Freeh Asks Judge to Put Paterno-NCAA Lawsuit on Hold; Faces Challenge to Credibility in Federal Court Freeh Asks Judge to Put Paterno-NCAA Lawsuit on Hold; Faces Challenge to Credibility in Federal Court
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"Pepper Hamilton and Penn State will suffer irreparable injury without the stay... a stay will not substantially harm the interest of the other parties to this action... and the public interest strongly supports the issuance of a stay," the filing reads. [Read More]
Police 'Beef Up Staffing' in Preparation for State Patty's Day Police 'Beef Up Staffing' in Preparation for State Patty's Day
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The student-created pseudo-holiday drinking event, falls on this Saturday. “Between all the departments involved, we’re going to have more than enough officers out there that if you commit a crime, there’s a high likelihood that you’ll get arrested,” Hendrick says. [Read More]
Franklin Delivers Coast to Coast Clinic on How to Promote Penn State Football
Column
Franklin Delivers Coast to Coast Clinic on How to Promote Penn State Football
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State's head football coach has fired up his calculator, fine-tuned his PowerPoints and put his best Nike forward to recruit fans, players and high school coaches. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban

The Celebrity Addiction to Fame, A 'Pitiful' Issue

It isn't an awards show without Kanye West stepping on stage to put his name out in front of the real winner. His in-laws, the notorious Kardashian family, have made an industry out of bad press. Miley Cyrus. Lindsay Lohan. A fading actress or actor is "shocked" by the release of a sex tape.

Mike Poorman

Penn State Football: Future Non-Conference Schedules Lack Punch of Big Ten Foes

“The fans want a winning product, but they also want a challenge and they want some excitement around it,” says athletic director Sandy Barbour, adding they also want to see “...in their home venue a really high-profile team and a high-profile nationally interesting game...”

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