Radio News for March 15, 2017

Students Injured after Bus Slides into Ditch

Snow and ice are blamed in accident

North East, PA –

Seven students were injured after a bus slid into a four foot deep ditch in North East. There were fourteen elementary aged children and one high school student on the bus when it slid on ice and snow and then flipped onto one side all of the injured students were taken to UPMC Hamot for treatment. Six students with minor injuries and one with moderate ones but nobody was seriously harmed in the incident.


Guilty Pleas Entered for Former Penn State Admins

Tim Curley and Gary Schultz admit to covering up Jerry Sandusky’s Child Rape

Harrisburg, PA –

The former Athletic Director and Senior Vice President of Penn State University both pleaded guilty Monday to covering up Jerry Sandusky’s raping of boys. Tim Curley and Gary Schultz each pleaded guilty to the crime of endangering the welfare of children and could face five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Tim Curley was the Athletic Director whom then coach Joe Paterno informed of the allegations against Jerry Sandusky when an assistant coach Mike McQueary discovered him assaulting a boy in the shower. Gary Schultz was an Executive Vice President at the school who was also informed; neither of them reported it to the authorities. No plea deals were made ahead of time so it’s not known how they will be sentenced.

Graham Spanier, the former President of Penn State is the single remaining defendant in the case and he has not yet made a plea. Curley and Schultz are expected to testify at his trial.


Snow Doesn’t Stop Us

Three Pennsylvania agencies team up to save a baby

Danville, PA –

Stella has hit the hardest in Central Pennsylvania and yesterday a 23 month old child was due for a life saving surgery almost 90 miles from the hospital she was staying at. It took the State Police, PennDOT, and the National Guard to put together a convoy of snow plows, ambulances, police cruisers, and humvees which transported the toddler from East Stroudsburg to Danville, a distance of almost 90 miles on time despite as much as 30 inches of snow. The Pennsylvania State Police mentioned it on Facebook posting pictures and making a statement that includes the quote “The snow doesn’t stop us!”


Stolen Car Found Ditched in Creek

Car stolen in Erie is found by Cochranton

East Fairfield Township, Crawford County, PA –

A vehicle fished out of Little Sugar Creek near Cochranton yesterday was confirmed by state police to be one reported stolen in Erie. The owner Jared Pierce had reported the car stolen in Erie earlier. The car was a Silver 2011 Chevrolet Impala.