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Lawsuit alleges State College police officer who fatally shot Osaze Osagie was unfit for duty

A small protest was sparked by new details in the lawsuit by Osagie’s parents against the police. In an amended complaint filed in the federal court Monday, the family of Osagie alleged that former borough police officer Jordan Pieniazek abused alcohol and had behavioral issues. 

By Min Xian/WPSU

State College looking into creating health department

In Pennsylvania, a total of 10 counties and municipalities have their own health departments.

By Anne Danahy/WPSU

Record number of patients hospitalized at Mount Nittany for COVID-19

The number of patients being treated at Mount Nittany Medical Center for COVID-19 also reached a new high on Wednesday. According to the hospital, it was treating 46 inpatients, aged 43 to 95.

By Anne Danahy

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State College to hold public hearing on budget, including police funding

The borough is looking at creating a civilian response team that would respond to certain calls, like those involving mental health. To do that, the proposed budget includes trimming the number of police officer positions from 62 to 58. While the department is currently budgeted for 62 officers, it only has 54 on staff.

By Anne Danahy

Penn State President Barron: “No time to relax” as COVID-19 case growth slows

Positive results from on-demand testing of University Park students peaked during the week of Sept. 18 to 24. Weekly numbers have declined from 666 that week to 418 for the week of Oct. 2 to 8. 

By Min Xian/WPSU

Dr. Deborah Birx warns of “silent spread” in northeastern states during visit to State College

Dr. Deborah Birx says Penn State and the State College community have successfully created messaging around the importance of masks, physical distancing and personal hygiene.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Free COVID-19 testing in State College extended into next week to curb ‘likely’ community spread

Both the demand for testing among residents and the positivity rate from tests performed so far at the site remain high, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Penn State COVID-19 cases up nearly 300 as Centre County cases pass 2,000

The latest date from the state Health Department brings the total number of cases to 1,665 students at University Park.

By Anne Danahy/WPSU