Jurors: Zimmerman not guilty of 2nd-degree murder

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – Jurors have found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.   The six-member, all-woman jury deliberated for more than 15 hours over two days before reaching their decision Saturday night.   They had been given the chance to convict Zimmerman of manslaughter but did not do so, despite asking for a clarification of the charge earlier in the evening.   After hearing the verdict, Judge Debra Nelson told Zimmerman he was free to go.   Jurors heard two different portraits of Zimmerman and had to decide whether he was a wannabe cop who took the law into his own hands or a well-meaning…

Penn State trustees approve settlements, tuition

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UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Penn State trustees say several tentative settlements have been made with men who claim former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused them. The board voted Friday to authorize members of a committee to approve settlements in the matter.   The deals are limited to a range of dollar values that the board received in a closed-door session. The school says it won’t be commenting until the deals have been made final, which could happen in the coming weeks. Sandusky is serving a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.   UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s Board of Trustees has approved a…

VIDEO HERE: As he said, Barletta addresses protesters

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UNDATED — If you listened to Friday’s On The Mark program, you heard U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11, Hazelton) assure that while in Sunbury he would address any protesters.  Barletta did just that while in Sunbury Friday.  Video here:       Follow

Selinsgrove man charged in pizza shop burglary

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SELINSGROVE — A Selinsgrove man is in jail after breaking into a local pizza shop.  22-year-old George Botticher was arrested after breaking into the restaurant at the corner of Fisher and App   Road in Monroe Township around 1:15a.m. Thursday. Selinsgrove State Police say Botticher entered the business through a side window.  He then ran into a person inside of the business who reportedly detained Botticher until police arrived.  Botticher admitted to breaking into the business both that day and the day before, where he stole money. He is charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property.  Botticher is in Snyder County Prison on $100,000 bail. (Sara Bartlett)   Follow