Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Penn State child sex abuse scandal

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier and his wife Sandra, arrives for the fourth day of his trial at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. Spanier is charged with conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children. (Dan Gleiter /PennLive.com via AP)

BY MARK SCOLFORO HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in the criminal trial of former Penn State University president Graham Spanier spent more than six hours deliberating Thursday without reaching a verdict regarding the child endangerment and conspiracy charges he faces ...
Former Penn State president Graham Spanier, second left, and his wife Sandra, arrives for the third day of his trial at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (Dan Gleiter/PennLive.com via AP)

BY MARK SCOLFORO HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The former Penn State athletic director who pleaded guilty last week to child endangerment testified Wednesday he now thinks his response to a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy was ...
In this Oct. 29, 2011, file photo, Penn State President Graham Spanier, left, presents head football coach Joe Paterno, right, with a plaque commemorating Paterno's 409th collegiate win after an NCAA college football game against Illinois in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

BY MARK SCOLFORO HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the trial of Penn State’s former president on charges that he put children at risk by mishandling child sex abuse complaints about retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. ...
This file combination photo shows former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz, left, former Penn State Director of Athletics Tim Curley, right, and former Penn State president Graham Spanier, center, in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photos/File)

BY MARK SCOLFORO HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Three former Penn State administrators facing child endangerment charges for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal have asked a judge for permission to pursue an appeal, barely a month before their ...
This undated photo provided by the Centre County Correctional Facility shows Jeffrey Sandusky who was charged Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, with multiple charges of sexual offenses involving children. (Centre County Correctional Facility via AP)

BY MARK SCOLFORO and MARYCLAIRE DALE Jerry Sandusky’s adult son is in a Pennsylvania jail, awaiting a hearing next week on charges he pressured one teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sister to give him ...
In this May 15, 2014 file photo, a logo is lifted by crane to the back of a scoreboard at Penn State's Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State said Friday it won’t fight a $2.4 million fine stemming from a five-year federal investigation that found the university repeatedly violated campus crime reporting requirements, including in the case of former assistant football ...
Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in Bellefonte, Pa. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP)

BY MARK SCOLFORO BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A lawsuit by a former Penn State coach whose testimony helped convict fellow assistant Jerry Sandusky of being a sexually violent predator goes to trial Monday over allegations that the university defamed him ...
In this July 29, 2013, file photo, former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary leaves the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa.

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jury selection is underway in a lawsuit by a former Penn State assistant football coach who says he witnessed onetime fellow coach Jerry Sandusky abuse a boy in the team shower more than 15 years ago. ...
In this Sept. 4, 2004 file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno leads his team onto the field before an NCAA college football game against Akron in State College, Pa.

BY TRAVIS JOHNSON STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — As night fell over Happy Valley on Friday, hundreds of Joe Paterno’s former players gathered outside the school’s baseball stadium to celebrate their accomplishments and the coach who inspired them before he ...
In this Dec. 6, 1973, file photo, Joe Paterno, head coach of the Penn State football team, clutches the Lambert Trophy in New York, after it was awarded to his team as emblematic of collegiate grid supremacy in the East. Legends tend to linger in college football even after they are gone

BY TRAVIS JOHNSON STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s athletic department on Thursday announced plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno’s first game as coach, a move that sparked backlash on social networks by people critical of ...
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