The full report

Contact: Mara Vandlik 703-312-0140 “A Rush to Injustice” The Failure of the Freeh report Former Attorney General Thornburgh and Top FBI Profiler challenge findings WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and a team of other high-level experts have found that the Freeh report commissioned by the Penn State University Board of Trustees in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal is factually wrong, speculative and “fundamentally flawed.” In a comprehensive analysis released today [Feb. 10, 2013], Thornburgh and former top FBI profiler Jim Clemente, prominent Washington Attorney Wick Sollers and the director of The Johns Hopkins Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit, Dr. Fred Berlin, conclude that the Freeh report was a failure that…

Dogs in the Degenstein Community Library


Sunbury- There were furry friends that joined children reading Saturday February 9th at Degenstein Community Library. The Central Pennsylvania Dog Training Club brought in therapy dogs to promote reading at the the library. When asked about the connection between dogs and reading Jeanne Williamson, the Youth Services Coordinator at Degenstein Community Library, told us that the children feel more confident reading when they are reading to dogs. This event which brought out families even on a snowy morning is a part of serveral events designed specifically for children. While some of the kids in attendence were too young to be able to read on their own, the staff at the library happily read aloud as…

Freeh responds to new report; defends his conclusions

Louis Freeh

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Former FBI director Louis Freeh is standing by his conclusion that former Penn State coach Joe Paterno and three top administrators concealed child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky. Freeh responded Sunday to a new critique released by Paterno’s family that called Freeh’s report last July inaccurate and unfounded, resulting in a “rush to injustice.” Freeh says in a statement he respects the right of the Paterno family to conduct a media campaign in an effort “to shape the legacy of Joe Paterno” but the coach should have done more to stop Sandusky. Freeh cited grand jury testimony in which Paterno said a graduate assistant relayed to him a 2001…

New report challenges Freeh report findings


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – A new report commissioned by Joe Paterno’s family challenges the conclusion by former FBI director Louis Freeh that the late Penn State coach conspired to conceal child sex abuse allegations against retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. The team reviewing Freeh’s work included former U.S. Attorney General and Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh, who called the report fundamentally flawed and incomplete, resulting in a “rush to injustice.” For more details, go to Follow

Paterno family to respond to critical report


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The wife of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno says the family’s detailed response to a critical report on the handling of child abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is being released to the public. Sue Paterno says the family’s exhaustive response to former FBI director Louis Freeh’s report for the university on the Sandusky child sex abuse case will be available at 9 a.m. Sunday on Freeh in July accused Joe Paterno and three university officials of covering up allegations against Sandusky. Less than two weeks later, the NCAA levied unprecedented sanctions on the program. Sue Paterno said in a letter Friday to former Penn State…

Sunday’s Accuweather Forecast: Not as cold; Icy conditions overnight


Not as cold today with clouds and sunshine. High 38. Periods of rain freezing on surfaces late tonight; otherwise, turning cloudy. Low 27. Cloudy tomorrow with rain tapering off; milder. High 48. Tuesday: breezy and cooler with variable cloudiness. High 41. Wednesday and Thursday: partly sunny. High 42 Wednesday; 45 on Thursday.   Follow