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Day: November 5, 2013

Mayor Elizabeth Goreham Wins Big in Re-Election Bid

Elizabeth Goreham (D) was re-elected the Mayor of State College Tuesday night by a large margin, easily defeating her Republican challenger, Ron Madrid after a long campaign.

Capitol Confidential: SUNY President was to Become Penn State President Before Controversy

Details surrounding what exactly happened last week with Penn State's failed presidential announcement are becoming a little clearer tonight.

According to a report by Capitol Confidential, David R. Smith, the president of the State University of New York’s upstate medical campus, was set to become Penn State's president before allegations of financial dishonesty surfaced.

O’Brien Praises Minnesota Ahead Of Saturday Matchup

Bill O'Brien hasn't faced Minnesota yet in his career at Penn State, but he offered high praises for the Golden Gophers during his Tuesday press conference ahead of this Saturday's matchup on the road. The Gophers have been impressive this season, posting a 7-2 record thus far with conference wins over Northwestern, Nebraska, and Indiana.

“Penn State Lives Here” Plans an Alumni Explanation Tour

Don't call it an apology tour, but Penn State's much-maligned and unoriginal branding campaign is hitting the road next month and coming to a city near you.

Your Guide to State College Local Elections

It's election day! You can (and should) help decide State College's hotly contested mayoral and borough council races. Below is some background on the candidates vying for office

Jamaica Junction Owner Receives Prison Sentence

The Owner of Jamaica Junction is sentenced to serve 11 and-a-half to 23 and-a-half months in the Centre County Correctional Facility for selling synthetic marijuana from his store. Last September, Michael Hultberg pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver and possession of paraphernalia with intent to deliver. In addition to the jail sentence Hultberg will pay a $500 fine and will give up all contraband seized by police. Investigators reportedly confiscated thousands of devices used to ingest illicit drugs from Hultberg's store, along with more than 3,000 packages of synthetic marijuana.

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