13 charged in disturbance after Penn State upset Ohio State
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania have charged 13 people in connection with disturbances following Penn State’s upset over No. 2 Ohio State last month.
Police in State College said Monday that charges filed in district court included felony counts of riot, misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and reckless endangering, and summary counts of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Police said 11 of those charged are Penn State students, and they will be referred to the university’s Office of Student Conduct for further disciplinary action.
Authorities say 5,000 to 10,000 mostly college-aged fans gathered in downtown State College after the 24-21 victory on Oct. 22. Some pulled down five streetlights, damaged streetlight globes, took about 20 streets signs and stop signs, and damaged a vehicle. Damage was estimated at $18,000 to $30,000.
Mexican immigrant seeks
sanctuary at Philadelphia church
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Mexican immigrant who had been living in northeast Philadelphia has relocated to a local church where he is now seeking sanctuary from deportation by federal authorities.
Juntos, a south Philadelphia immigrant support group, says 40-year-old Javier Flores moved into Arch Street United Methodist Church on Sunday.
The father of three U.S.-born children is eligible for a “U-Visa,” which the federal government provides to victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse.
If Flores’ visa application is denied, he will be deported after 90 days.
Flores recently spent 16 months at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention Center in Pike County.
He was detained because he was previously deported but returned to the United States to reunite with his family.
Officials: Cops shot disturbed
man holding bat, ax in home
BLOOMSBURG (AP) — The district attorney is reviewing the police shooting of a mentally disturbed man who authorities say attacked an officer with an ax and baseball bat inside the man’s Pennsylvania home.
Thirty-eight-year-old Jonathan Young remained at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville where his condition isn’t being released.
Police from Scott, South Centre and Briar Creek townships converged on Young’s Columbia County home Sunday afternoon after neighbors saw Young nailing his windows and doors shut and called 911 to report loud noises.
State police say officers forced their way into the home. Inside, they say, Young hit Scott Township Sgt. Joseph Grassley in the head and the officer fired twice, wounding Young. Troopers say Grassley was treated and released for head injuries.
The Columbia County district attorney is investigating the shooting.
Patient says doctor kicked her
out over Trump disagreement
BROOMALL (AP) — A teacher says she went to her doctor for a physical but instead got booted from the office by her Donald Trump-supporting physician after she disagreed with him.
Heidi Kravitz Dunn tells The Philadelphia Inquirer it happened Friday in Broomall.
She says Dr. Joseph LaBricciosa ranted about the inner city kids she teaches and criticized protests over Trump’s election.
Dunn says she told him they had a right to protest. She says he replied if she didn’t believe what he believed, his practice wasn’t for her and she needed to go. So she left.
LaBricciosa says he didn’t kick her out. He adds he sent her a letter of apology and won’t talk politics with patients anymore.
Dunn says she has a new doctor.
Police: Man who reports theft from car left marijuana inside
TREXLERTOWN (AP) — Police say a Michigan man who reported money stolen from his car while it was being serviced at a Pennsylvania shop committed a crime of his own: marijuana possession.
Upper Macungie Township police say they found an ounce of marijuana and a pipe in 26-year-old Daniel Young’s vehicle after they were called to investigate his theft report. The Whitmore Lake, Michigan resident told police he thought someone stole $20 from his car while it was being worked on last week.
When police arrived to search the vehicle, they allegedly found the drugs Young forgot he left inside the car.
Online court records show Young is represented by a Lehigh County public defender, but nobody there could comment on his behalf Monday. He faces a preliminary hearing Nov. 28.