Wed. October 25 - Senior Penn State executive accused of strangling woman
Plus: Bellefonte man sentenced for sexual assault of a teenager
Senior Penn State executive accused of strangling woman
Keith Brautigam, Penn State University’s interim VP for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, has been charged with felony strangulation following a physical altercation with a woman in Patton Township on Sunday.
The woman, who also suffered a broken tooth, reported to police that she had difficulty breathing and feared for her life during the incident.
Penn State has acknowledged the charges and placed Brautigam on administrative leave pending a legal hearing.
In addition to the felony charge, Brautigam also faces a misdemeanor count of harassment.
He was arraigned on Monday and released on $50,000 unsecured bail, with a preliminary hearing set for today.
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🌤️ Today’s weather: Partly sunny. High 72F/low 49F.
🎹 Rachmaninoff Celebration
7:30PM | Recital Hall, Penn State | $5/$26/$48
In tribute to the legacy of one of the biggest names in sweeping piano music, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center artists will mark the 150th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s birth by playing some of his most dramatic compositions.
🎞️ “Nasrin” Documentary Screening
7PM | The State Theatre
Join the McCourtney Institute for Democracy for a screening of the film, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Jeff Kaufman and Marcia S. Ross. Free with registration.
📚 Glow in the Dark Storytime
6:30-7:15PM | Schlow Library
Enjoy a special evening of glow in the dark storytime at Schlow. Kids can make their own glowing firefly. Recommended for ages 2-7 and registration is required.
In Other News
💵 Organizers for The Stage at Talleyrand, a proposed open-air performing arts venue in Bellefonte, are seeking an additional $1 million grant from the Local Share Account (LSA) to help fund the project. The Centre County Board of Commissioners approved the grant request on Tuesday, which will be administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). The project has already received $1 million from the DCED and raised over $1.1 million in donations. The total fundraising goal is $2.75 million, which organizers hope to reach by May. Groundbreaking for the venue, which includes a 3,800-square-foot stage, is tentatively set for October 2024, allowing for a summer 2025 opening. [StateCollege.com]
⚖️ Akile S. Parker, a 33-year-old man from Bellefonte, was sentenced to a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years in state prison for engaging in sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl multiple times over four months. In addition to prison time, Parker received three years of probation, will be required to register as a sex offender for life, and must complete a specialized sexual offender treatment program called Project Point of Light. Parker had previously pleaded guilty to two felony counts of statutory sexual assault and a misdemeanor for tampering with evidence. [Centre Daily Times via Yahoo]
Live Music Lowdown
Lord Forest | Pine Grove Hall | 7PM | Reservations
Nick Miller Project | The View @ Mountain View CC | 6-8PM
Piano Fight Club | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
Adam & The Armadillos | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
Cat’s Eye | Pine Grove Hall | 7PM | $12
Corner Brothers | Doggie’s Pub | 9PM
Free Range | University Wine Co. | 6-8PM
Honey Pie | Antifragile Brewing Co. | 8PM
Joe Belle | A’s Pub | 7PM
The Evergreens | Titan Hollow | 6:30-8:30PM
⚽️ Peter Mangione, a senior forward for Penn State men’s soccer, was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. This is the second time Mangione has earned the award this season, the first time coming back in September.
🤼♂️ Penn State wrestler Aaron Brooks won the U23 World Championship in Albania. Brooks, who wrestled at 86kg, went 5-0, defeating Tatsuya Shirai of Japan in the finals to win the championship.
Who’s playing at home today
Penn State Men’s Soccer
vs Detroit Mercy | 6PM @ Jeffrey Field
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