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Michael Martin Garrett

Michael Martin Garrett is a reporter and editor for StateCollege.com who covers local government, the courts, the arts and writes the Keeping the Faith column. He's a Penn State alumnus, a published poet and the bassist in a local indie rock band.

Articles by Michael Martin Garrett

Defendants Ask Court to Dismiss Parks Miller's 'Irrelevant, Scandalous' Lawsuit Defendants Ask Court to Dismiss Parks Miller's 'Irrelevant, Scandalous' Lawsuit
259 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"[Parks Miller's lawsuit] is a procedurally and substantively flawed document in which it appears that the voluminous irrelevant, immaterial and scandalous allegations comprise an attempt to literally 'throw everything at the wall and see what might stick.'" [Read More]
Police Bust Suspect In Identity Theft Conspiracy Police Bust Suspect In Identity Theft Conspiracy
259 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
After a Nittany Mall employee tipped off police about some suspicious activity last month, State College police busted a man believed to be a pawn in a chess game of identity theft that spreads up and down the east coast. [Read More]
Touring Play at State High Brings Education Funding Into the Public Eye Touring Play at State High Brings Education Funding Into the Public Eye
259 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“This is not a political play in the sense that it’s advocating for one position... But it does place a lot questions in sharp relief and brings the focus back to what, to us, is the important part of the issue we’re having with our public education system: the human consequences.” [Read More]
Police Make Headway In Investigation of Alleged Anti-Gay Assault Police Make Headway In Investigation of Alleged Anti-Gay Assault
259 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Police Lt. Keith Robb says everyone involved in the incident has been identified, including the suspect behind the alleged attack that occurred on Sunday. Despite initial reports that a "frat guy" was behind the assault, Robb confirms that the suspect is not a member of a fraternity. [Read More]
Freeh Fires Back at Spanier for Attempts to 'Unnecessarily Complicate' Lawsuit Freeh Fires Back at Spanier for Attempts to 'Unnecessarily Complicate' Lawsuit
259 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
In new court documents filed Monday, former FBI director Freeh accuses former Penn State president Spanier of trying to "unnecessarily complicate" the defamation suit Spanier first initiated back in 2013. [Read More]
Pencils Down: State High Project Moves Out of Design Phase Pencils Down: State High Project Moves Out of Design Phase
259 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
On Monday, the school board unanimously voted to open the project for bidding from construction companies. “Up until this point, it was planning and drawing,” Ed Poprik said. “Now the pencils are down and we get to start building something.” [Read More]
Police Investigating Alleged Anti-Gay Assault Police Investigating Alleged Anti-Gay Assault
259 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"Don't let a frat guy know that you're gay," the tweet read. As of Monday morning, it was retweeted over 11,000 times and favorited over 13,000 times. [Read More]
Cat Rescuer Plans Retirement, Seeks Good Homes for Kitties Cat Rescuer Plans Retirement, Seeks Good Homes for Kitties
259 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“It’s a lot of work, and frankly, I’m eighty years old,” Fonda says, noting the long hours and stress for her and her husband that comes with the rescue operation. “I need to be able to get our lives in order while we still have time together.” [Read More]
VIDEO: State High Homecoming Parade Celebrates School Spirit
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VIDEO: State High Homecoming Parade Celebrates School Spirit
260 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
It may have been grey and cloudy out on Thursday, but gloomy weather couldn't rain on State High's homecoming parade! [Read More]
'Day of Caring' Brings Volunteers & Community Together 'Day of Caring' Brings Volunteers & Community Together
260 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"They've helped me out at one point in my life, so it's very fulfilling to be able to help them," she says. "It's all about giving back. That's what you're supposed to do when you care about you community: give back." [Read More]
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