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Power To Save Special June 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

7:30pm – 8:00pm

WNEP-TV’s Don Jacobs and Jackie Lewandoski take us on a journey – from cleaning up our river from the September flood to protecting some of our most delicate pollinators.  One company upgrades for energy-efficiency and finds it can actually generate some of its own power!  And, who wants to pay for things we don’t use?


Whether you have a boat or a strong back, people are turning some of the recovery efforts towards the Susquehanna River itself.  When the waters receded, large amounts of debris was left on the banks and on the islands.  June 29th and 30th have been put aside to begin the cleanup effort along one stretch of the river.  Click here to see how you can help.  You must pre-register.

Sandusky Victim 1 Now Considered “Hero 1″

LOCK HAVEN — Jerry Sandusky walked out of the Centre County courthouse Friday night a guilty man.

His conviction came nearly four years after Clinton County Children and Youth Services case worker Jessica Dersham and psychologist Michael Gillum first started investigating a claim of abuse.

“It was nice to see this end like this.  There are many times when I do an investigation and we believe that there was abuse, but there may not be enough for police to file charges,” said Dersham

Victim one is the 18-year-old from Lock Haven who cried on the stand telling about repeated abuse.

He was a freshman at Central Mountain High School when he told Gillum and Dersham he was a victim. The Sandusky investigation grew from there.

Sandusky Victims Called “Heroes”

BELLEFONTE- Some are calling the victims who testified at the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial “heroes.”  The verdict declaring Sandusky of 45 of 48 sex abuse charges against him comes after the victims’ ordeals of coming forward and then testifying.

Victim 1, an 18-year-old, recent high school grad from Clinton County cried on the stand last week as he told jurors about Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting him for month after month.

But last night, Jerry Sandusky left the Centre County Courthouse a guilty man and it’s thanks to what that teenager from the Lock Haven area did. He came forward several years ago to authorities at Central Mountain High School, launching this investigation.

What followed was victim after victim finding the strength to share their story. Including another 18 year-old. Victim 9 from Snyder County said he screamed for help while Sandusky repeatedly raped him.

Trimming Catmint Plants & Surprise Tip #2

Paul Epsom of Greystone Gardens shows us how to give an ol’ American crew cut to your catmint plants around the 4th of July… why you ask? It comes back looking tighter and easier to maintain in the weeks ahead. Plus, a surprise tip… one of Paul’s best.

Verdict Reached In Jerry Sandusky Trial

BELLEFONTE — The jury in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial has reached a verdict. We have crews at the trial. We will let you know the verdict when the jury announces it.

Watch Newswatch 16 and check back on wnep.com for the latest.

Sandusky Jury Reviewed McQueary Testimony

BELLEFONTE — Day 2 of deliberations for the jury in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial began Friday morning with jurors hearing the testimony of Mike McQueary all over again.

Jurors returned to the courtroom shortly after 9 a.m. and then prosecutors began reading the transcript of the McQueary testimony as if he were once again on the stand. 

Before calling it a night after a 8 hours of deliberations on Thursday, jurors told the judge they wanted to review the testimony of McQueary and McQueary family friend Dr. Jonathan Dranov.   The judge determined the best way to do that is the have the transcripts of both testimonies re-read in the courtroom.  Dranov’s testimony will be read after McQueary’s.

Full Text of the Sandusky “Love Letters”

BELLEFONTE- Centre County court officials allowed reporters to page through the evidence from the Jerry Sandusky trial after jurors began deliberations on Tuesday. 

Among the many pieces of evidence prosecutors had in the case are so-called “creepy love letters” that alleged Victim 4 testified Sandusky sent to him.  What follows is a transcript of each letter. The first is a third person story Victim 4 said Sandusky sent to him.  The letters were written in Sandusky’s handwriting.  Some words are tough to make out, you will find lines in place of those words.  The alleged victim’s name has been removed for his protection.

“The B-J Story”(sent to Victim 4)

Jer was scared to death, studied in the playground