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Laura Nichols

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

Articles by Laura Nichols

Big Changes Could Come to Route 322 if Transportation Bill Passes in Pennsylvania Big Changes Could Come to Route 322 if Transportation Bill Passes in Pennsylvania
336 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
"I have mile markers as I go through my district of some very sad situations along that road," he says. While repairing the road might not stop every accident, Benninghoff said it's a necessary step to make a very dangerous highway safer for motorists. [Read More]
Gov. Corbett 'Disappointed' In Kane's Ruling Gov. Corbett 'Disappointed' In Kane's Ruling
336 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Now that a federal judge has tossed out his antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA, a disappointed Gov. Tom Corbett says he'll continue to review his options. [Read More]
Judge Throws Out Governor's Lawsuit Against NCAA Judge Throws Out Governor's Lawsuit Against NCAA
336 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Gov. Tom Corbett's effort to overturn the NCAA's 'unprecedented' sanctions against Penn State is sacked by a federal court judge. Corbett filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA in January, claiming the sanctions were hurting the state's economy. [Read More]
State College Area School District Continues to Focus on Security in Schools State College Area School District Continues to Focus on Security in Schools
336 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Highly visible "No Weapons Allowed" signs are now posted in schools throughout the State College Area School District. It's not a new policy, but this is the latest of several steps district officials are taking to keep students, teachers and staff safe. [Read More]
Police Investigate Report of Stolen Handgun Police Investigate Report of Stolen Handgun
336 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
A Ruger P95 nine-millimeter pistol was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Tuesday, the State College Police said. [Read More]
State College Area School District Goes Online Looking for 'High School Project' Buy-in State College Area School District Goes Online Looking for 'High School Project' Buy-in
336 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
"We want feedback," Fishbaine says. "For this project, we must make the decision regarding the high school that best reflects the community's desire for the high school. We need to understand how much the community would agree to invest in the high school and get their permission to build it." [Read More]
Reports of Suspected Child Abuse on the Rise Following Sandusky Scandal Reports of Suspected Child Abuse on the Rise Following Sandusky Scandal
336 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
The Centre County Child and Youth Services fielded 225 reports of suspected child abuse in 2012. That number is up from 185 reports in 2011, 180 reports in 2010, and 160 reports in 2009, says Centre County CYS director Julia Sprinkle. [Read More]
School Board Holds Public Budget Hearing Before Final Approval School Board Holds Public Budget Hearing Before Final Approval
337 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Salaries make up the largest expense at $56,976,702, consuming 48 percent of the proposed budget. Benefits take up another 23 percent, with a price tag of $27,176,137. [Read More]
Attorney: It Could Take 'A Couple Years' Before Paterno Family Lawsuit Goes to Trial Attorney: It Could Take 'A Couple Years' Before Paterno Family Lawsuit Goes to Trial
337 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
The Paterno's lawsuit is officially in the legal pipeline, and it could be there awhile. Paul Kelly, counsel to several participants in the lawsuit, said the timeline for this case could stretch anywhere from a year and a half to three years. [Read More]
Sen. Mitchell Releases Third Quarterly Report, Praises Penn State's Progress Sen. Mitchell Releases Third Quarterly Report, Praises Penn State's Progress
337 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Penn State's Integrity Monitor Sen. George Mitchell called Penn State's online mandatory reporter and Clery Act training courses "thorough," and commended the university on its continued efforts toward being a national leader in compliance and child sexual abuse awareness. [Read More]
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