Hearing set for McQueary’s lawsuit

BELLEFONTE, Pa. – A judge has scheduled a hearing in former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Mike McQueary’s lawsuit against the school. Court papers filed Friday indicate the March 18 hearing will be short. PennState sought to have the lawsuit dismissed or put on hold while criminal charges are pending against two school administrators, but Judge Thomas Galvin earlier denied the request for a delay. McQueary is seeking millions of dollars in damages in a defamation and whistle-blower lawsuit against Penn State in connection with a child sex-abuse scandal involving former coach Jerry Sandusky. McQueary’s testimony helped convict Sandusky of child molestation. Follow

Hundreds brave the cold to enjoy the Ice Festival


LEWISBURG — Despite temperatures in the teens on Saturday morning, hundreds turned out for the annual Frosty 5K, which is part of the Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival.  The race was hosted this year by the Lewisburg Rotary Club and participants received an ear-warmer head band, which came in handy during the chilly race.   Even though the day was extremely cold, many also turned out for the kid’s games in HufnaglePark and the chili cook-off, which was held indoors.  Saturday evening was the Chocolate Lover’s Festival at the Lewisburg Hotel, which benefits the Donald Heiter Community Center.  The Polar Bear Plunge was canceled because of high water on the West Branch of the Susquehanna…

Man flashes a gun at two Bucknell students

LEWISBURG — One man is locked up in the Union County Prison after police say he flashed a gun at two female students early Saturday morning.  Buffalo Valley Regional Police say the two students were walking in James Alley at 3:20 a.m. returning to campus.  That’s when 27-year-old Alexander Nace allegedly approached them and told the girls he wanted to go back to their room with them.   He is then accused of pulling out a handgun and telling the girls he was coming with them.  The students ran away from Nace and called Bucknell Security, who contacted police.  The police were able to find Nace and recovered the handgun from his pocket.  Nace faces…

Life Flight called to a crash in Snyder County

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BEAVER SPRINGS –A Millerstown man is hospitalized in serious condition after a crash early Saturday morning in Snyder County.  State police say 54-year-old John Walter of Millerstown was driving north on Route 522 in Spring Township and lost control of his vehicle. Walter struck an embankment and a utility pole and the vehicle traveled into a field.  Life Flight was called to the scene to transport Walter to Geisinger Medical Center where he remains in serious condition.  (Ali Stevens) Follow