Guilty Plea Possible for Jerry Sandusky?
A Guilty Plea Possible for Sandusky. Yesterday marked the filing of the first of many possible civil suits against accused pedophile Jerry Sandusky. The claim was filed by a new victim (not included in the grand jury presentment) and now Sandusky’s lawyer has indicated that if victims continue to come forward, he may to advise his client to consider pleading guilty. [FOX 29]
Police Make Arrest in Hammonton Murder of Mother and Son. Police have arrested a 32-year-old Glouco man for the murder of 64-year-old Diana Patterson and her son Ryan earlier this month. [FOX 29]
Occupy Protesters Released From Jail. The 52 occupiers arrested in the Occupy Philly eviction and subsequent walking tour of Center City have been released from jail. [6 ABC]
Penn State Holds Town Hall Meeting. Last night, students at Penn State University were granted the opportunity to participate in a Town Hall Q&A session. New university president Rodney Erickson and other leaders of the university—including the special committee investigating Penn State’s response to the allegations and handling of the entire Jerry Sandusky situation—candidly answered questions posed by the 400 students in attendance. [Inquirer]
Philadelphia Orchestra Pension Problem Influencing Other Orchestras. The Philadelphia Orchestra is using bankruptcy court to avoid paying out a massive sum of pensions that the organization cannot afford to fulfill. Other American orchestras are taking heed and shouldering the burden caused by Philadelphia Orchestra’s decision. [New York Times]
Patient Dies Suspiciously at Belmont Behavioral Health Facility. Homicide investigators were on hand at Belmont Behavioral Health in Wynnewood Heights after police were called for a sudden death just after 11 p.m. yesterday. Few details were known this morning. [Inquirer]
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. Yesterday marked the official lighting of the Christmas tree in Rittenhouse Square. There were lights, carols, hot chocolate and other fanfare of the season. [CBS 3]