The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

February 27, 2013

Six face hearing in Penn State cheerleader's fall


The Associated Press

— STATE COLLEGE — Six students are facing a preliminary hearing today on charges they supplied alcohol at a party where a Penn State cheerleader was seriously injured after falling from a fifth-floor window.

Two other students, 19-year-old Julie Hannan and 19-year-old Madeline Miller, have waived their right to today's preliminary hearing and will face possible trial on the misdemeanor charges.

The university says the students have been removed from their respective teams.

The charges were filed in January after an investigation into the October fall that injured 19-year-old Paige Raque (RAH'-kee). She suffered head and pelvic injuries after falling 39 feet out a screened window of the downtown State College apartment. Police have ruled the fall accidental.

Her family says she has since returned to her Kentucky home, but still suffers.