Stories by Mark Scolforo

Monday, June 23, 2014

Report says police, not politics, to blame for delay in Sandusky probe

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A report released Monday detailing the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case faults police and prosecutors for long delays.
By Mark Scolforo

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

Thousands gather to honor Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - In solemnity, thousands gathered at a central Pennsylvania battlefield park Tuesday to honor a speech given 150 years ago that President Abraham Lincoln predicted would not be ...
By Mark Scolforo

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013

Gender issue in prep sports heats up

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A state judge has declined to intervene in the growing issue of boys playing sports traditionally reserved for girls, saying a previous court ruling does not necessarily prohibit ...
By Mark Scolforo

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lawsuuit against Penn State will proceed

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A whistleblower and defamation lawsuit against Penn State will go forward, a judge ruled Tuesday, denying the university's request to have it dismissed.
By Mark Scolforo

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Sandusky denied bid for new trial

Jerry Sandusky lost a bid for a new trial when a judge rejected his argument that his lawyers were not given enough time to prepare for the proceeding that ended with a 45-count guilty verdict.
By Mark Scolforo

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

Two Penn State administrators arraigned

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Two Penn State administrators were arraigned Friday on new accusations they hushed up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
By Mark Scolforo

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012

Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years

Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison - effectively a life sentence - in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe ...
By Mark Scolforo

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Sandusky should get life, jurors say

Jerry Sandusky should be sent to prison for life when a judge sentences him Tuesday, according to several of the jurors who convicted the former Penn State assistant coach.
By Mark Scolforo

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012

Lawyer says Sandusky upset over sanctions

Jerry Sandusky is distraught over the NCAA penalties issued to Penn State's football program for the school's handling of his child sexual abuse scandal and maintains his innocence as he awaits ...
By Mark Scolforo

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Few issues resolved in Sandusky's pretrial hearing

Jerry Sandusky's lawyer said after a short pretrial hearing Thursday that he expected the judge to soon dismiss defense motions to have the child sexual abuse charges thrown out.
By Mark Scolforo

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012

Penn State to hold memorial for Paterno

A public memorial for former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will be held on the school's campus.
By Mark Scolforo

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011

Sandusky called 'coward' for waiving hearing

Former Penn State assistant coach decides not to face accusers in preliminary hearing on sex abuse case.
By Mark Scolforo

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

Penn State assistant's e-mail claim can't be verified

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State campus police and their counterparts in State College said Wednesday that they had no record of Mike McQueary reporting an alleged sexual assault by Jerry Sandusky ...
By Mark Scolforo and MaryClaire Dale and Genaro C. Armas
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Christmas Eve rains to dry up

If Wednesday seemed particularly wet and dreary, you would be right. The day broke the record for the wettest Christmas Eve that Augusta has ever had.
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