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December 10, 2012

In Brief | 12/11/12

Police get search warrant for PSU frat window fall

STATE COLLEGE – State College police have obtained a search warrant as they investigate a woman’s fall from a Penn State fraternity house earlier this month.

WJAC-TV said the warrant shows police have seized blood evidence to determine whether the 19-year-old woman fell or was pushed from the Sigma Alpha Mu frat house early Dec. 1.

Police said the woman was treated at a hospital after falling 8 feet from the window after having six shots of tequila. Nobody has been charged in the incident.

The woman’s fall is the second involving Penn State in recent months.

Penn State cheerleader Paige Raque fell 39 feet from an apartment window during an off-campus party Oct. 13, breaking her pelvis and suffering brain trauma.

Police are still investigating that incident.

Police: Man glued ex’s fridge, drawer shut

ELIZABETHVILLE – Burglars tend to have sticky fingers but usually not because they’re using glue.

Police say a Pennsylvania man broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and glued her refrigerator and a utensil drawer shut.

The Patriot-News reported 42-year-old Dennis Michael Homberg also allegedly poured glue into his ex’s computer keyboard during the Nov. 12 break-in at her apartment in Elizabethville, about 15 miles north of Harrisburg.

Homberg was arraigned Saturday on charges including burglary and stalking and held on $50,000 bail. Court records don’t list an attorney for him.

Trucker killed in chain-reaction crash on Interstate 80

TANNERSVILLE – A crash involving three tractor-trailers has left one truck driver dead and closed part of Interstate 80 in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Officials said the crash happened during foggy conditions in the eastbound lanes about 3:30 a.m. Monday in Pocono Township, Monroe County. State police said one of the trucks lost a concrete wall off its flatbed trailer, causing a chain-reaction crash involving the other two tractor-trailers.

Officials said 41-year-old truck driver, Daniel L. Snyder of Youngstown, Ohio, died at the scene.

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