HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - A longtime Penn State University Board of Trustees member has resigned, saying he regrets his vote to fire Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno days after the arrest of Jerry Sandusky on child sexual abuse charges. Alvin Clemens announced his resignation yesterday. He says the trustees fired Paterno in haste. Clemens is among the plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to overturn landmark NCAA sanctions against Penn State over the Sandusky scandal.
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - Penn State University says it's on pace to receive a record number of applications. President Rodney Erickson told the Board of Trustees yesterday that the university anticipates getting about 125,000 applications this year for its main and branch campuses. That would be an increase of 2.5 percent over the previous record set in 2011, the year former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was indicted on child sexual-abuse charges. Applications were flat in 2012 and plunged 7 percent in 2013.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia judge has ordered the owner of philly.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News to reveal the name of a person who posted a comment online. The Inquirer reports that the ruling came in a defamation lawsuit filed by John Dougherty, the head of Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden, a Scranton native, is returning to northeastern Pennsylvania. Biden will attend the 100th anniversary celebration of the Greater Pittston Area Friendly Sons of St. Patrick on March 17th, according to the group's president, Ed Hart.
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