In 2016, 46 children lost their lives as a result of abuse, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services reported. Incidences of suspected child abuse or neglect should be reported to the DHS by calling 1-800-932-0313.
Ferguson Township police have become the first municipality in the Centre Region to use both body and vehicle cameras in interactions with the public. These cameras will help protect both citizens and officers, Chief Chris Albright said.
Spring Township police in Centre County, Pa., arrested a female driver on May 2, 2018, after she crashed into a gas pump in front of a police cruiser. The driver was taken in on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Former Beta Theta Pi brother Ryan Burke pleaded guilty to charges of hazing in relation to the death of Beta pledge Timothy Piazza in February 2017. Burke's attorney, Philip Masorti, said his client extended his condolences to the Piazza family.
Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro, on May 1, 2018, discusses differences in charges against former Beta Theta Pi fraternity members being pursued by his office and those originally filed by former Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller.
Former Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller testified April 23, 2018, before a state judicial disciplinary board regarding ex parte communications made between herself and a former judge.
The video was a co-production of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration, agencies known for busting dealers, not instructing teens. Watch the full documentary at bit.ly/FBIdoc.
Pennsylvania state police have launched an internal investigation into an arrest made on June 6, 2018. Family members of a teen being placed under arrest captured a moment in which a state trooper appears to strike the teen in reaction to being hit.
Attorney for Jim and Evelyn Piazza, Tom Kline, said testimony regarding the deleted video discovered in the hazing case of Beta Theta pledge Tim Piazza would be "key testimony" in a preliminary hearing continuing May 3, 2018, in Bellefonte.
Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Behavior Intervention Specialist Bill Ewing demonstrates the Barracuda Intruder Defense System at the school. The system is designed to block an intruder from entering classrooms and student spaces.