Fence erected near Paterno statue at Penn State



STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Police and construction workers have barricaded both sides of the street and the sidewalks near the statue of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno at Penn State University.

A chain-link fence has been erected around the area surrounding the statue.

Two dump trucks, a flatbed truck and a forklift that brought the fence are at the scene. In all, about 20 construction workers and about 20 police officers are present.

The statue has become a target for the late coach’s critics since former FBI Director Louis Freeh alleged a cover-up by Paterno and others that allowed retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky to continue molesting boys.