Joe Paterno Talks About Penn State Sandusky Scandal

Plus: Joe Frazier is in hospice care, a wedding at Occupy Philly, Comcast's fall programming struggles, and more of what the city is talking about today

Paterno Issues Statement in Wake of Charges Against Sandusky. Penn State’s former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been indicted on charges of sexually abusing eight boys from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s. Yesterday, Paterno issued a statement to clarify his involvement in the scandal before the school’s Board of Trustees met on campus late last night. The school’s athletic director, Tim Curley, and another official have stepped down to focus on defending themselves against charges of perjury. The school has indicated that Joe Paterno’s job, and that of university president Graham Spanier, are not in jeopardy. [New York Times]

Smokin’ Joe Frazier Battling Liver Cancer. The boxing legend’s bout with liver cancer has recently intensified. Contrary to the buzz on Twitter last night, Frazier is still alive and under hospice care. [FOX 29]

Occupy Philly Sparked a Wedding. Yesterday there was a wedding on the lower level of City Hall. The bride and groom met on the first day of Occupy Philly while they were both working at the information tent. [Inquirer]

Some Races Tight on Election Eve. Tomorrow is Election Day. That means that local races are heating up as polls come in and people speculate. A few spots in the ‘burbs are still very much up for grabs, and the race for at-large City Council positions for Republicans remains too close to call. [CBS 3]

Comcast’s First Fall TV Season Less Than Stellar. After expanding its empire to include NBC, Comcast is a few months into the first season of fall television while overseeing production at NBC Universal. With the exception of Football Night in America, ratings are down, shows are on the chopping block, and people are wondering if the cable giant is any good at network programming development. [New York Times]

Jury Selection Begins in Piazza Murders. The 2009 murder of a 34-year-old party planner and her friend at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties led to the arrest of six men. Police think that the victim may have been involved in the sale of drugs and that the men committed the murders to rob her of $100,000 in cash and to steal a large amount of cocaine. Jury selection in that trial begins this week. [Inquirer]