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Jerry Sandusky seeks throw out of sex charges

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant gridiron coach charged with sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years, asked a judge to throw out the charges on Thursday. In a pre-trial motion, Sandusky argued that some of the 52 child sex abuse counts against Sandusky, 68,…

At least nine dead as tornadoes strike midwest

HARRISBURG, Illinois — A massive winter storm unleashed a string of tornadoes that cut a swath of destruction across the US midwest, killing at least nine people and threatening scores more as it pushed eastward Wednesday. The town of Harrisburg, Illinois was ripped apart by a deadly twister that stayed…

At 23, new treasurer works to save Harrisburg

HARRISBURG (Reuters) – In the battle to repair the tattered finances of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, residents have turned to an unlikely city treasurer: a 23-year-old college student. Whether John Campbell, who was installed as treasurer on January 3, is the right person to lead that charge for Harrisburg, the state’s capital,…

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