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Laura Nichols

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

Articles by Laura Nichols

Two Men Sentenced for Assaulting High School Student Two Men Sentenced for Assaulting High School Student
63 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Zachariah Johnson and Joseph Jenkins were both sentenced Tuesday after being convicted on six counts of assault and robbery in May for beating up a high school boy and stealing money out of his wallet at a party in State College in July 2011. [Read More]
Police Warn of Possible Home Repair Scams Police Warn of Possible Home Repair Scams
63 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
After reports from residents saying they are receiving too many phone calls from individuals claiming to be roofing contractors, the State College Police believe there could be a scam at work in the area. [Read More]
Parents Take on Penn State in Dispute Over Child Care Management Parents Take on Penn State in Dispute Over Child Care Management
63 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
"We don't want to see current teachers leave. In the long-term, can we figure out a way to have sustainable high quality child care on campus?" Ghosh says. [Read More]
State College: The Place to be for the Fourth of July State College: The Place to be for the Fourth of July
63 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Over the Fourth of July weekend, millions of Americans will hit the road. And a surprising number will be heading to State College; drawn by the annual 4th Fest celebration. "No matter what you're doing, everyone is just enjoying life ... it's simple. It's the essence we've got here." [Read More]
Fireworks Safety Concerns Raised for the Fourth of July Holiday Fireworks Safety Concerns Raised for the Fourth of July Holiday
63 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Of those injured, 23 percent of people are between 25 and 44 years old. Men are injured more often than women, though women are more often injured at public fireworks displays while men are hurt lighting sparklers and bottle rockets. [Read More]
Borough Council Approves Changes to Fraser Centre; Gets Update on Storm Damage Borough Council Approves Changes to Fraser Centre; Gets Update on Storm Damage
63 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Moving a step closer to construction on the long-awaited Fraser Centre, the State College Borough Council approved changes to the design plan at a public hearing Monday night. [Read More]
Graham Spanier Asks Court to Modify Bail Again Graham Spanier Asks Court to Modify Bail Again
63 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier has asked a judge, once again, to modify the terms of his bail. Spanier's bail has been modified twice before; once this past December and a second time in February. Now, he wants to be allowed to travel internationally. [Read More]
Memorial Field Wall Collapse Closes Fraser Street Memorial Field Wall Collapse Closes Fraser Street
63 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
The toll from last week's flash flooding continues to mount. A section of Fraser Street is now closed to all traffic because of problems with the renovation work at Memorial Field. A wall that was supposed to be torn down collapsed as the area flooded forcing the closure. And that means the Central [Read More]
Penn State Sets Date for Invitation-Only Child Sex Abuse Awareness Conference Penn State Sets Date for Invitation-Only Child Sex Abuse Awareness Conference
63 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Penn State is making some changes to its annual conference on child maltreatment. This year's event is set for September 25. The daylong conference will be run like a workshop, and attendees will be invited. Last year's conference lasted for two days and was open to the public. [Read More]
Farmland Gets Hit Hard by Thursday's Storm Farmland Gets Hit Hard by Thursday's Storm
63 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Less than 24 hours after Thursday's massive storm there aren't any hard numbers yet, but the economic impact on farmers could be major. [Read More]
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