The trial for more than a dozen members of a break-away Amish group is playing out in a Cleveland Federal Court in front of the Amish community. The 16 men face federal hate crime charges for a series of hair-cutting attacks on other members of the Amish community. The attacks happened in Jefferson, Trumbull, Holmes and Carroll Counties. On Wednesday, Andy Hertzberger told the jury that last October, a group of Sam Mullet's followers went to his house. They attacked his dad, Bishop Raymond Hertzberger, and cut off his beard and hair. They also took pictures of the violent attack. Prosecutors say Amish Bishop Sam Mullet ordered the violent hair cuts. The attacks were meant to humiliate and punish the people Mullet does not believe are faithful enough.
Mentor Police received a call of a bank robbery at PNC Bank, 8537 Mentor Ave just after 12:30 PM Wednesday. Witnesses say the suspect entered the bank and presented a note to the teller requesting all of her money. Once he received the money, he fled the bank on foot. No weapon was seen and nobody was hurt. The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a dark shirt, dark pants and a black leather hat. Eye witnesses to the robbery recognized the suspect as a previous customer of the bank. The robbery suspect was identified as Stacey Robinson, a 46 year old male from Mentor. Patrol Officers began checking the area for Stacey Robinson and located him leaving his residence about an hour after the robbery. The Mentor Police Department is also investigating Stacey Robinson as a possible suspect in the Dollar Bank robbery from July 17th 2012.
Penn State University will have to give back 14 years worth of football trophies as a part of the NCAA's punishment against the university for the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The school says it will return all football trophies won from 1998 to 2011 to the groups that awarded them. The NCCA has already issued a few other sanctions against the school, including a $60 million fine and a ban on bowl games for four years. Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, was found guilty in June of sexually abusing 10 young boys over several years.
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