PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The backlash has been sharp for administrators at a Roman Catholic high school near Philadelphia who fired a gay teacher. Officials at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem say they had no choice but to fire Michael Griffin after he sought to marry his partner. Thousands have protested on Facebook and in petitions.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State's fraternities have voted to drive another nail into the coffin of the booze-filled party weekend known as State Patty's Day. The university's Interfraternity Council has voted to ban parties during the weekend, which this year falls between Feb. 28 and March 2.
NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. (AP) - Police have an arrest warrant for a western Pennsylvania man charged with sexually fondling his daughter's friend during a sleepover. New Brighton Area police have filed charges, but not yet arrested, 42-year-old William Maybray Jr. Maybray doesn't have a listed phone number.
TULLYTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The Bucks County prosecutor says Tullytown police were justified in using a stun gun on a handcuffed 14-year-old boy who ran away from a shoplifting arrest. The boy's family contends his facial injuries were inconsistent with the police account.