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Penn State Scandal

Penn State Scandal
  • Paterno.jpg Freeh Report: Penn State showed ‘total disregard’ for victims

    Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior officials "concealed critical facts" about Jerry Sandusky's child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal.

    July 12, 2012 1 Photo

  • Many waiting for Penn State report

    The team brought in by Penn State to investigate “the facts and circumstances of the actions” surrounding molestation of boys by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky will release its highly anticipated report this week.
    Meanwhile, the school’s reputation and future direction hanging in the balance.

    July 11, 2012

  • Our Opinion: Much work remains to be done after Sandusky decision

    Here are a few observations regarding the Jerry Sandusky trial: •We think the prosecution deserves praise for presenting a case that provided details, but didn’t overwhelm the jury. The only thing worse than sitting on a jury and hearing a case involving multiple victims of sexual abuse is having that trial and testimony extend for weeks.

    June 26, 2012

  • paterno.jpg Paterno family releases will

    Joe Paterno’s will left his personal property to wife Sue and established a trust for the remainder of his estate. The documents released by the family Thursday to The Associated Press include the original seven-page will filed in 1997. The material didn’t state how much Paterno or his estate were worth.

    June 15, 2012 1 Photo

  • Eighth accuser testifies in Sandusky trial

    Jurors in Jerry Sandusky’s case were told Thursday the trial would not resume until next week, after prosecutors finished calling to the stand eight young men who claimed the former Penn State assistant coach sexually abused them when they were children.

    June 15, 2012

  • Emergency.jpg Man commits suicide with leap from bridge

    A man jumped to his death Tuesday from a bridge in North Beaver Township. According Lawrence County Coroner Russell Noga, Michael Shearer, 45, died as a result of a fall from the Thomas J. Fee Bridge that carries I-376 over the Mahoning River. His body was found on Covert Road, which runs under the bridge as well.

    June 13, 2012 1 Photo

  • Penn State-heavy jury picked in Sandusky case

    A jury dominated by people with Penn State loyalties was selected Wednesday to decide Jerry Sandusky’s fate in the child sexual abuse scandal that rocked the university and led to football coach Joe Paterno’s downfall.

    June 7, 2012

  • Key question in Penn State case: Who is Victim 2?

    The case is highly emotional, with accusations delving deep back in time and numerous alleged victims. But for all its breadth, one chapter in the Penn State abuse saga outpaces the others: the alleged sexual assault in a team shower by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky of a boy known only as Victim 2.

    March 26, 2012

  • Document: Sandusky abused boys 8 to 17, at bowl games

    Prosecutors claim Jerry Sandusky sexually abused boys ranging in age from 8 to 17, eight of whom were molested on the Penn State campus, according to a document with new details about the case filed Thursday.

    March 2, 2012

  • Judge denies Sandusky trial delay

     The judge in Jerry Sandusky’s 52-count child sex abuse case on Wednesday rejected a defense attorney’s request for a two-month delay and indicated he was reluctant to push back the May 14 start of jury selection.

    March 2, 2012

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