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  • Pa. Supreme Court won't hear Sandusky appeal

    April 2, 2014 3:02 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa.- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court won't review Jerry Sandusky's 45-count child molestation conviction. The justices ruled Wednesday that they won't take up the former Penn State assistant football coach's appeal. Sandusky argued his lawyers were rushed too quickly to trial and prosecutors improperly made reference to his decision not... more »
  • Pa. priest case could affect Penn State trial

    December 28, 2013 5:43 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A legal ruling reversing the landmark conviction of a Roman Catholic priest might have implications for the criminal case against three former Penn State administrators. Lawyers for the university officials charged in the Jerry Sandusky scandal say that child endangerment counts could be dropped because of the... more »
  • Big payout from Penn State

    October 29, 2013 8:54 AM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Penn State says it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The school said 23 deals are fully signed and three are agreements in principle, but did not disclose... more »
  • Sandusky's bid for new trial going to court in Pa.

    September 14, 2013 3:24 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky's challenge to his child molestation conviction is going before a state appeals court Tuesday. The former Penn State assistant football coach is seeking to overturn a sentence that could keep him behind bars for life. He's also asking for a new trial. Pennsylvania's Superior Court... more »
  • Judge hears arguments on Sandusky trial fairness

    January 10, 2013 10:48 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A judge has heard arguments from Jerry Sandusky's attorneys about the fairness of his trial but did not issue a ruling. The proceeding Thursday in central Pennsylvania related to Sandusky's claim that his lawyers didn't have enough time to prepare for his molestation trial. Sandusky's post-sentencing motions... more »
  • Criminal cases made Pa. AG hand over NCAA suit

    January 3, 2013 3:09 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania's attorney general says she granted Gov. Tom Corbett the authority to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA because her office is currently prosecuting three Penn State administrators. Attorney General Linda Kelly told The Associated Press on Thursday that "an actual conflict of interest... more »
  • Penn State ex-President Spanier arraigned

    November 7, 2012 10:16 AM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is free on $125,000 unsecured bail after being arraigned on charges related to the child sex abuse case of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Spanier was arraigned Wednesday morning by a Harrisburg district justice on charges including perjury, obstruction... more »
  • Sandusky moved to prison housing death row inmates

    October 31, 2012 2:53 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa.- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is serving his child molestation prison sentence at an institution in far southwestern Pennsylvania that includes most of the state's death row inmates. The Corrections Department announced that Sandusky was transferred to Greene State Prison after being evaluated at a... more »
  • NCAA task force to oversee $60M Penn St. fine

    September 18, 2012 11:02 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A new NCAA task force will come up with guidelines for how to distribute the record $60 million fine that Penn State has agreed to pay in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The money will fund programs designed to combat child sexual abuse and... more »
  • Penn State to answer NCAA info request

    July 18, 2012 9:57 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State says it will respond within days to the NCAA's demand for information regarding the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The NCAA is looking into whether the university should face penalties. Penn State President Rodney Erickson says he doesn't want to "jump... more »
  • Defense: I would be shocked if Sandusky acquitted

    June 22, 2012 5:02 PM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says an acquittal of his client on all charges would be "a shock," as jurors deliberate the former Penn State assistant football coach's fate on 48 criminal counts. Joe Amendola told reporters inside the Centre County Courthouse that Sandusky was spending time with his... more »
  • New allegations against Sandusky

    June 22, 2012 7:25 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - New accusations are being leveled against Jerry Sandusky as the jury deliberates in his child molestation trial. The jury is deciding whether the former Penn State assistant coach sexually assaulted 10 boys over a 15-year period. Now Sandusky's adopted son Matt claims that his father... more »
  • Sandusky's son says his father abused him

    June 21, 2012 4:33 PM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A lawyer for an adopted son of Jerry Sandusky says the man has told authorities the former Penn State assistant football coach abused him. Matt Sandusky is one of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children. His lawyer issued a statement Thursday naming Matt Sandusky and saying that the... more »
  • Jerry Sandusky's wife takes witness stand at trial

    June 19, 2012 2:49 PM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Dottie Sandusky, the wife of Jerry Sandusky, has been called to the witness stand by her husband's legal team. Her initial remarks during the start of her testimony Tuesday focused on how she and her husband met. Dottie Sandusky has stood by her husband, posting his bail,... more »
  • Prosecutors rest case in Sandusky sex-abuse trial

    June 18, 2012 10:32 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - The mother of one of Jerry Sandusky's alleged victims says her son's underwear was frequently missing from the laundry and he claimed he'd thrown it away because he had an accident. The mother of the teen called Victim 9 by prosecutors was the last witness called Monday... more »
  • Sandusky jurors hear of 2 more alleged victims

    June 13, 2012 7:10 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Testimony in Jerry Sandusky's child molestation trial enters its third day today as prosecutors continue building their case against the former Penn State assistant coach. The 68-year-old Sandusky has denied allegations of abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. He sat stone-faced Tuesday as one of his... more »
  • Probes could provide answers after Sandusky trial

    June 10, 2012 11:44 AM

    BELLEFONTE - The trial of Jerry Sandusky before a central Pennsylvania jury will probably be over in a few weeks. But when it comes to getting to the bottom of what happened, the trial that'll begin Monday with opening statements by prosecutors and his lawyer will definitely not be the... more »
  • Penn State sex-abuse charges inspire new La. laws

    June 9, 2012 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A sexual abuse scandal that rocked Pennsylvania State University has resulted in new laws in Louisiana to penalize those who fail to report allegations of child sex abuse and to protect those who do. Lawmakers say the measures were inspired by the Penn State scandal that rocked the... more »
  • 4 days to opening arguments in Sandusky trial

    June 7, 2012 2:59 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - The attorneys arguing the child sexual abuse trial of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky have four days to figure out how to sway a jury heavy with connections to the school. Seven women and five men will hear opening statements Monday in the sweeping case... more »
  • 12-person jury, alternates chosen in Sandusky case

    June 6, 2012 2:36 PM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa.- The jurors who will be asked to render a verdict in Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse case are in place. The seven women and five men on the main panel and four alternates were selected Tuesday and Wednesday in a central Pennsylvania courthouse. Opening statements by prosecutors and... more »
  • Judge delays Sandusky sex-abuse trial by 3 weeks

    March 29, 2012 2:55 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - The judge overseeing the Penn State child sexual abuse case has delayed former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's trial by three weeks. The judge agreed to postpone the trial from mid-May to June 5. His decision came in response to a group of motions filed a week... more »
  • Senate Committee approves child sex abuse bill Play Video

    March 27, 2012 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bid to toughen Louisiana law that requires people to report child abuse is advancing in the Legislature, in response to the allegations of sexual abuse of boys involving a former Penn State University assistant football coach. A proposal by Sen. J.P. Morrell, of New Orleans, headed... more »
  • Sandusky hearing to address pretrial info release

    March 12, 2012 8:38 AM

    STATE COLLEGE - Pennsylvania state prosecutors and Jerry Sandusky's lawyers are headed to court to argue before a judge about how much information he should get in advance of his trial on child sexual abuse charges. The hearing Monday morning at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte concerns the "bill... more »
  • Penn State adds detail about Sandusky subpoena

    February 24, 2012 2:25 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Penn State says federal investigators checking into a child sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant football coach want information about payments by university trustees and how school employees report misconduct. The school on Friday disclosed more detail about a federal subpoena it first revealed a... more »
  • Judge says Sandusky can see grandkids, have local jury

    February 13, 2012 11:06 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa.- The judge overseeing the child sex abuse case of Jerry Sandusky says the former Penn State assistant coach can see most of his grandchildren while he awaits trial. The judge ruled Monday that Sandusky can also use a jury chosen from the State College area to hear his... more »
  • Pa. judge to consider Sandusky jury, bail issues

    February 10, 2012 5:07 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A dispute about whether people from the State College area will be allowed to sit as jurors in Jerry Sandusky's child sex-abuse case is the subject of a hearing in a Pennsylvania courtroom. Today's proceeding at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte is also expected to address... more »
  • Sandusky jailed after he is unable to pay bail

    December 7, 2011 2:58 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky has been taken to a Pennsylvania county jail after being unable to post $250,000 bail in cash. The former Penn State assistant coach was jailed Wednesday after a brief court hearing. Sandusky faces new charges based on the testimony of two new accusers,... more »
  • Sandusky ordered to pay $250K bond on new charges

    December 7, 2011 2:21 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa.- A judge has ordered Jerry Sandusky jailed unless he can pay $250,000 bail on the latest child sex abuse charges against him. Senior Magisterial District Judge Robert E. Scott also said Wednesday that if Sandusky posts bail, he must submit to electronic monitoring. It was not immediately... more »
  • Scandal hurts Penn State as a school and a brand

    November 20, 2011 12:21 PM

    The unfolding Penn State child molestation scandal has slammed the university's reputation and shaken its loyal fan base that sees the school as more than a campus or a team but a way of life, an identity and a brand. Part of the immediate fallout from the still-developing investigation... more »
  • Penn State scandal puts other programs on guard

    November 19, 2011 11:52 AM

    Concerned that allegations of sex abuse at Penn State and Syracuse could trigger more cases, universities are urging employees to reread their school's reporting policies, while more closely scrutinizing the people who work in their athletic departments. Those reminders were circulating even as news of the scandals kept unfolding.... more »
  • Governor.: Penn St. assistant failed 'moral obligation'

    November 13, 2011 10:46 AM

    HARRISBURG,PA- Pennsylvania's governor says a Penn State football coach who told a grand jury that he saw another coach molest a child did not meet what the governor called "a moral obligation" to intervene. The coach who testified, Mike McQueary, had said he saw retired Penn State defensive coordinator... more »
  • Sex abuse victim speaks out on Penn State scandal

    November 11, 2011 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been nearly 30 years since Jody Plauche' was kidnapped and sexually abused by his karate instructor. Over the past five days, he's relived that experience while imagining what the eight alleged victims of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky went through. "Reading that... more »
  • Penn State administrators face arraignment

    November 7, 2011 5:04 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Two high-ranking Penn State administrators face arraignment today on charges they lied to a grand jury investigating sexual abuse allegations against former defense coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Athletic director Tim Curley and senior vice president for business and finance, Gary Schultz, decided Sunday night to step... more »

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