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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

County & Office of Open Records Trade Blows in Right to Know Dispute County & Office of Open Records Trade Blows in Right to Know Dispute
261 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
A tangled web of orders and appeals continue to be a source of contention in the slow-burning Right to Know disputes out of Centre County. "It makes no sense to issue dueling stay orders that stay two proceedings upon the contingency of each proceeding." [Read More]
Game Commission Offers $5,000 for Info on Bald Eagle Shooting Game Commission Offers $5,000 for Info on Bald Eagle Shooting
261 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Tragically, the majestic bird died while under veterinary care. Now the Pennsylvania Game Commission needs your help to find who committed this crime – and the agency is offering a $5,000 reward for information. [Read More]
Office of Open Records Asks Court to Nix County's Request in Right to Know Dispute Office of Open Records Asks Court to Nix County's Request in Right to Know Dispute
261 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
It seems that the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records is tired of being dragged into the fight over Right to Know requests in Centre County. In court documents filed by the ORR, the state agency asks the court to dismiss an action filed by Centre County. [Read More]
Spanier Doubles Down on Adding PSU to Defamation Lawsuit Spanier Doubles Down on Adding PSU to Defamation Lawsuit
261 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"However, these arguments do not really speak to the standard for joinder of defendants in Pennsylvania," Spanier's attorneys argue in a new court filing. "...At bottoms, PSU's letter opposing the joinder fails to offer any meaningful reason why joinder is not entirely appropriate here." [Read More]
County Clashes With DA Over Intervention in Court Fight County Clashes With DA Over Intervention in Court Fight
261 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The county firing back at Parks Miller for her attempt to jump into the fray in the Commonwealth Court is the latest step in a twisted tango of litigation and accusations that sprawls across different jurisdictions. [Read More]
NASA Offers No Answers on Raid of Technology Company and Home NASA Offers No Answers on Raid of Technology Company and Home
262 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
When contacted again by phone and email on Thursday, NASA once again declined to offer any information about the activity, its purpose, or the results of the apparent search. [Read More]
N. Atherton Walmart Evacuated for False Bomb Threat N. Atherton Walmart Evacuated for False Bomb Threat
262 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Patton Township Police Sgt. Tyler Jolley says the call came into the Walmart at about 12:30 p.m. from an anonymous male caller, prompting the evacuation and subsequent search. "There was no indication of any kind of explosive material in the store," Jolley says. [Read More]
Keeping the Faith: Opening the Gates of Repentance at Congregation Brit Shalom
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Keeping the Faith: Opening the Gates of Repentance at Congregation Brit Shalom
262 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“May the year upon which we have entered be for us, for Israel, and for all the world, a year of blessing and prosperity,” voices punctuated by the powerful wailing of the traditional shofar horn. “A year of salvation and spiritual significance! A year of virtue and courage!” [Read More]
Federal Agents Search Technology Company, Home in Ferguson Township Federal Agents Search Technology Company, Home in Ferguson Township
262 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett, Zach Berger
Little information is currently available about why the agents seem to be searching 2438 Setter Run Lane, or how many agencies are involved. [Read More]
Christopher Lee Pleads Not Guilty to New Child Sex Charges Christopher Lee Pleads Not Guilty to New Child Sex Charges
262 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"Nevertheless, Mr. Lee has now been incarcerated for close to one year. He has repeatedly sought release from pretrial detention. Currently the case is continued indefinitely. Mr. Lee believes that his speedy trial rights have been violated." [Read More]
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