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Laura Nichols

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

Articles by Laura Nichols

School Board Approves Literacy Course, Cutting Back Family and Consumer Sciences Courses School Board Approves Literacy Course, Cutting Back Family and Consumer Sciences Courses
56 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Previously, time put into literacy at the middle level was significantly less than other high-performing schools, district officials say. The new literacy course will allow seventh grade students to receive a double block of literacy, or about 90 minutes of instruction, during the school day. [Read More]
College Township Council Gives Thumbs Down to Hilltop Rezoning College Township Council Gives Thumbs Down to Hilltop Rezoning
56 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
"This is heart wrenching, it was heart wrenching to everyone in this room to see that mobile home park go the way that it did," council chairman David Fryer says. "But life goes on ... I'm not sure that plot will be turned into a mobile home park." [Read More]
Penn State Police Arrest Registered Sex Offender Violating His Probation Penn State Police Arrest Registered Sex Offender Violating His Probation
56 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
A Bellefonte man is back in jail after police found him sleeping on a bench and under the influence of alcohol, the latter being a violation of his probation. [Read More]
Downtown Parking Crunch has Schlow Library Defending its Spaces Downtown Parking Crunch has Schlow Library Defending its Spaces
57 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Searching for a place to park downtown? Don't go in the Schlow Library lot unless you plan on actually going to the library. Seriously, they'll tow your car. [Read More]
Hearing Held to Decide Fate of Sen. Corman's Lawsuit Against the NCAA Hearing Held to Decide Fate of Sen. Corman's Lawsuit Against the NCAA
57 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Sen. Jake Corman and the NCAA faced off in court for the first time Wednesday. Corman filed suit in January in a dispute over the $60 million dollar fine the NCAA imposed on Penn State. [Read More]
PA Superior Court Denies Appeal by Curley and Schultz PA Superior Court Denies Appeal by Curley and Schultz
57 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has denied the latest appeal by former Penn State administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz. [Read More]
Residents Sound Off on Parking Fee Changes, StateCollege.com Poll Shows Little Support Residents Sound Off on Parking Fee Changes, StateCollege.com Poll Shows Little Support
57 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Casey Macioge says he almost always drives downtown when he's meeting friends for dinner and drinks or to do some shopping. Now, he says he may choose a different route when heading out from his apartment in Toftrees. [Read More]
Rate Hike for Downtown State College Parking Rate Hike for Downtown State College Parking
57 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Parking in downtown State College is going to cost you more money. Until now, parking on the street after 6 p.m. was free. But starting in August, you'll have to feed the meters between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Rates in the garages are being increased. [Read More]
Volunteers Urgently Needed to Build Childrens' Dream Playground Volunteers Urgently Needed to Build Childrens' Dream Playground
57 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Local kids put their creative talents to the test when they designed their "dream playground." But it's going to take lots of volunteers to make this dream a reality. [Read More]
Hundreds of Former Penn State Football Players Come Out in Support Paterno Lawsuit Hundreds of Former Penn State Football Players Come Out in Support Paterno Lawsuit
57 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
In a dramatic show of support for their old coach, more than 300 former Penn State football players are now publicly backing the Paterno family's lawsuit against the NCAA. [Read More]
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