Articles by Mark Scolforo

Penn State’s Sandusky Blames Lawyer’s Advice for Child Abuse Conviction

Jerry Sandusky forcefully asserted his innocence and described his own sexual history last Friday during an hour of testimony as he seeks to have his child sexual abuse conviction overturned or be granted a new trial. The former Penn State …

Insurance Documents in Penn State Sex Abuse Case Released

Penn State coach Joe Paterno was told by a teen boy in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had molested him in the shower but responded that he didn’t want to hear about it and had “a football season to …

New Legal Document Reignites Debate About What Paterno Knew When

A new legal document that claims a boy told Joe Paterno in 1976 that Jerry Sandusky had molested him has dropped like a bombshell and reignited debate about what the Penn State coach knew about his longtime assistant decades before …

Uber Hit With $11M Fine in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania regulators fined Uber $11.4 million on April 21 — a record for the utility commission — for operating for six months in 2014 without the required approval. The company said it would appeal. The Public Utility Commission, which also …

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Start Debating Medical Marijuana Bill

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives took up a proposal this week to permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, a potential breakthrough for supporters who have worked for several years to get legalization through the Republican-controlled Legislature. The debate …

Report: Penn State’s Sandusky Settlements Total Nearly $93M

Penn State settled with six more victims or accusers of Jerry Sandusky, according to a new audit that puts the school’s total payout in the child sex abuse scandal at nearly $93 million. The university’s audited financial statements for the …

Penn. Judges Recommend $50M Fine Against Rideshare Firm Uber

Judges for the Pennsylvania agency that regulates buses and taxis recommended on Tuesday a record $50 million fine against ride-sharing company Uber for operating in the state without approval. Two administrative law judges issued the decision, subject to approval by …

Ohio Woman’s Injuries Reveals Cars’ Vulnerability to Rocks

A rock-throwing attack that left an Ohio woman with serious injuries is a reminder of how vulnerable motorists are when someone decides to target random victims from a highway bridge or overpass. As 52-year-old middle school language arts teacher Sharon Budd …

Rock-Throwing Attack in Pennsylvania Shows Cars’ Vulnerability

A rock-throwing attack that left an Ohio woman with serious injuries is a reminder of how vulnerable motorists are when someone decides to target random victims from a highway bridge or overpass. As 52-year-old middle school language arts teacher Sharon …

Penn. Court: Caregiver Mother Stabbed by Son Deserves Workers’ Comp

A state appeals court ruled on Jan. 8 that a western Pennsylvania woman who was paid to help care for her disabled adult son in her home deserves workers’ compensation after he tried to kill her by slashing her throat …