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Jerry Sandusky Child Sex Abuse Scandal

(The site in which the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium on July 22, 2012.  Penn State's president Rodney Erickson made the decision to remove the statue in the wake of the child sex scandal of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. It's believed that Paterno had detailed knowledge of Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children before and after Sandusky retired from coaching at Penn State.  File photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Penn State Trustees Vote To Keep Abiding By NCAA Punishments

A split Penn State Board of Trustees voted 19-8 to continue to comply with the NCAA sanctions, which include a $60-million fine and a ban on postseason play.

08/13/2014

(Pa. attorney general Kathleen Kane with Geoffrey Moulton, the former federal prosecutor who conducted the review of the Sandusky prosecution under Tom Corbett.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Attorney General Kane Admits She Erred in Monday’s Sandusky Statement

Kane’s office now admits that one of the victims to whom she referred on Monday as overlooked in Tom Corbett’s probe was actually one of those who testified against Sandusky at his 2012 trial.

06/25/2014

(Pa. attorney general Kathleen Kane with Geoffrey Moulton, the former federal prosecutor who conducted the review of the Sandusky prosecution under Tom Corbett.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Probe: No Political Foot-Dragging By Then-AG Corbett in Sandusky Prosecution

The long-awaited report on the length of the Jerry Sandusky investigation concludes that there is no evidence to support that the probe was deliberately slowed down for political reasons.

06/23/2014

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Ex-Top Pa. Prosecutor Scaled Back Email Retention

A former acting Pennsylvania attorney general says his decision to shorten the period before emails were deleted had nothing to do with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse investigation.

02/15/2014

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

AG Defends Length Of Probe Into Length Of Sandusky Probe

Attorney General Kathleen Kane is defending the length of her investigation into Tom Corbett’s probe of Jerry Sandusky. She issued a statement this week explaining delays.

02/08/2014

Penn State Campus in State College. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Government Agency Eyes Sex Assault Reports At Penn State

A federal government agency is looking into Penn State’s handling of sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints to see if it had responded immediately and appropriately.

01/26/2014

(Gov. Corbett signs child abuse legislation in Mechanicsburg, Pa.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Signs New Child Abuse Legislation

One of those bills, considered by many to be the centerpiece of the package, clarifies the definition of child abuse, which sponsor Scott Petri (R-Bucks) says has heretofore been weak.

12/18/2013

(Graham Spanier, in file photo. Credit: Hunter Martin/ Getty Images)

Abbreviated Penn State Child Abuse Trial Hearing Centers On Defendant Representation

Judge Todd Hoover shut down the hearing after a few minutes, hearing no witnesses, instead entering into the record documents pertaining to former Penn State chief counsel Cynthia Baldwin.

12/17/2013

(Rep. Scott Petri testifies before the Pa. House Children & Youth Committee.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Legislators Move To Tighten Child Abuse Laws in Wake of Sandusky Scandal

Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks County) is the sponsor of one the bills that got committee approval, a measure providing a definition of child abuse.

06/11/2013

Ohio v Penn State

As New Era Begins At Penn State, Challenges Remain

The shriek of the final whistle in Penn State’s loss to Ohio University represented a milestone for the university as it struggles to move past the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal that has damaged it immeasurably over the past 10 months.

09/02/2012

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Penn State Trustees Wind Up Two-Day Meeting

Penn State trustees Sunday ended a two-day meeting on a positive note, swapping ideas about how the university’s looming football season opener could be used as the vehicle for a public-relations extravaganza.

08/26/2012

Illinois v Penn State

Reaction Mixed To Paterno Family Statement, This Time, Over NCAA Ruling

Joe Paterno’s family plans to appeal the sanctions imposed by the NCAA against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

08/04/2012

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