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Laura Nichols

Laura Nichols is a StateCollege.com news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.

Articles by Laura Nichols

State College Police Investigate and Foil Kidnapping Scam State College Police Investigate and Foil Kidnapping Scam
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
State College Police say a local resident was the target of a phony kidnapping scheme but it turns out there was no kidnapping. Investigators say a con artist phoned the victim yesterday with a convincing story about a relative who had been abducted [Read More]
Board of Trustees Convene in Hershey Thursday and Friday for Public Meetings Board of Trustees Convene in Hershey Thursday and Friday for Public Meetings
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
When Penn State's Board of Trustees gathers for its regular meeting at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center on Friday, members can expect to hear a lot about a topic not on the agenda – Joe Paterno and his legacy. [Read More]
Penn State Suspends Contract with Adidas Penn State Suspends Contract with Adidas
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Effective immediately, Penn State has suspended its licensing contract with Adidas. The suspension is linked to the closing a clothing factory in Indonesia and a dispute over severance pay for workers who lost their jobs. Adidas is one of several companies that produce Penn State apparel. [Read More]
Police Arrest Prowler Who Tried to Hit Officer with Wooden Plank Police Arrest Prowler Who Tried to Hit Officer with Wooden Plank
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
State College Police arrested a 62-year-old man Tuesday night after he exposed himself, tried to away from police and swung a wooden plank at an officer. [Read More]
Penn State and The Second Mile Defend Motion to Delay Victim 6's Case After His Rebuttal Penn State and The Second Mile Defend Motion to Delay Victim 6's Case After His Rebuttal
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
The ongoing legal battle over the status of a civil suit filed by a victim of Jerry Sandusky continued Tuesday when attorneys for the defendants argued the case must be delayed because the three central witnesses will 'undoubtedly' refuse to testify. [Read More]
Faculty Senate Committee Calls Board of Trustees Faculty Senate Committee Calls Board of Trustees "Fundamentally Flawed: Asks for Faculty Representation
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
The committee called the university's governance 'fundamentally flawed' simply, by its design. It is not a reflection of those on the board or of the university as a whole, according to the report. [Read More]
Penn State Releases 'Engagement Letter' Between Freeh Group and Board of Trustees Penn State Releases 'Engagement Letter' Between Freeh Group and Board of Trustees
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Penn State has released the contract that was signed when the university hired Louis Freeh's company to conduct an independent investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The Freeh report was commissioned to ferret out any possible wrongdoing within the university. [Read More]
School Official Says 'Double-Dip' Pension Costs Local Taxpayers $140,000 School Official Says 'Double-Dip' Pension Costs Local Taxpayers $140,000
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
A 'pension double-dip' has cost taxpayers $140,000 in the State College Area School District each year, State College Area School District Business Administrator Randy Brown said Monday night. [Read More]
Penn State to Hold Three Presidential Search Forums Next Week Penn State to Hold Three Presidential Search Forums Next Week
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Penn State is holding three forums next Thursday and Friday, asking for input from the university community, to help guide the search for a new president. [Read More]
Penn State's Sandusky Scandal-Related Fees Top $41 Million, Including $12 Million NCAA Fine Penn State's Sandusky Scandal-Related Fees Top $41 Million, Including $12 Million NCAA Fine
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
As of Dec. 31, picking up after the Jerry Sandusky scandal has cost Penn State $41,059,671 in legal fees, public relations work and consultant costs. Included in the grand total is the $12 million fine paid to the NCAA -- so far. [Read More]
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