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Independence Day Parades Light Up Downtown Independence Day Parades Light Up Downtown
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I think it’s really nice they recognize ordinary people who are heroes,” Marian Ruck says. “It’s that sort of thing that keeps us coming back here. State College has everything you need, and it still has that friendly, small-town feel.” [Read More]
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Independence Day Parades Light Up Downtown Independence Day Parades Light Up Downtown
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I think it’s really nice they recognize ordinary people who are heroes,” Marian Ruck says. “It’s that sort of thing that keeps us coming back here. State College has everything you need, and it still has that friendly, small-town feel.” [Read More]

Song and Dance: Planning 4thFest Fireworks Choreography is Year-Round Affair Song and Dance: Planning 4thFest Fireworks Choreography is Year-Round Affair
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I don’t think anyone really has a good idea how much work does go into this, and what it takes to do a show like this,” says pyrotechnics committee co-chair Matthew Lindenberg. “But to see it in real life is something else. It’s very humbling to see it come to fruition." [Read More]

Fireworks Safety Concerns Erupt Ahead of Independence Day Fireworks Safety Concerns Erupt Ahead of Independence Day
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
As is the case with many of exciting activities, fireworks come with a level of danger. "Obviously the whole reason they’re illegal is because of injuries they cause," says lieutenant Keith Robb. "I think the rule of thumb is if there’s an explosion like a loud bang, it’s illegal." [Read More]

Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Aster is a friendly and playful cat with a distinctive coat. She's a domestic shorthair who was rescued by a good Samaritan who saw her being attacked by dogs. Despite that, Aster still gets along with dogs and should do fine in a home with children and other cats. [Read More]

Off and On Showers Possible on Fourth of July Off and On Showers Possible on Fourth of July
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
However, that steady rain should calm down by early afternoon, with only the chance for scattered showers through the evening. Walker is hopeful that all the rain will have stopped by 9:15 p.m., when the famous 4th Fest fireworks show will begin. [Read More]

Respecting the Stars and Stripes: How to Handle the American Flag Respecting the Stars and Stripes: How to Handle the American Flag
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"Since serving in the United States Navy and now being involved with the American Legion, the flag has taken on new meaning for me," says Mary Werdal, commander of American Legion Post 245. "When I see the American Flag flying it warms my heart and soul." [Read More]

New Alleged Sandusky Victim Gets Day in Court New Alleged Sandusky Victim Gets Day in Court
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Anthony Spinelli will appear in the Centre County Courthouse at 10:00 a.m. on October 22 to make his case against Sandusky and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. His attorney says Spinelli filed the case under his real name to serve as a "voice of the voiceless." [Read More]

Freedom Riders Bike to Support Veterans on Fourth of July Freedom Riders Bike to Support Veterans on Fourth of July
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"It’s just a neat kind of homegrown family event. Everybody gets very patriotic and dressed up," Egerer says. "It’s just a nice leisurely ride with crowds cheering for you and chanting USA. ... it makes me proud to be a part of something like this."" [Read More]

Judges Reload and Fire New Volley in Right to Know Dispute Judges Reload and Fire New Volley in Right to Know Dispute
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Grine and Gillette-Walker, who are both suing the county government, argue they will suffer "irreparable harm" unless the judge hearing their case intervenes. They argue that allowing the county to release the records would violate the separation of powers between different branches of government. [Read More]

New Judge Issues First Order in Spanier-Freeh Lawsuit New Judge Issues First Order in Spanier-Freeh Lawsuit
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge Robert Eby has been appointed by the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts to specially preside over the defamation lawsuit Spanier is waging against Freeh. [Read More]

From Drama to Jam Sessions, Independence Celebrations Aplenty From Drama to Jam Sessions, Independence Celebrations Aplenty
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Whether you're looking to wolf down some hotdogs and listen to music, take part in a kid-friendly parade, or check out a patriotic musical, there's something for just about everyone. [Read More]

Centre County Financially Prepared as State Budget Stalemate Worsens Centre County Financially Prepared as State Budget Stalemate Worsens
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Commissioner Chris Exarchos says state budget disagreements have rocked Pennsylvania in previous administrations, giving the county plenty of practice on how to manage its resources while lawmakers hash things out. [Read More]

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