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Details on: Sandusky Denied New Trial, Spotted Lanternfly Concerns, and APD Unveils Body Cams

Sandusky Denied New Trial - Jerry Sandusky's hopes of getting a new trial are dashed after a judge declined to overturn his conviction for sexual abuse of 10 boys in one of the biggest scandals in college football history.  A judge denied the former Penn State assistant football coach's request for another chance to convince a jury he's innocent, as Sandusky has consistently maintained.  The 73-year-old Sandusky had argued that he didn't receive adequate representation at trial and that prosecutors should have disclosed more details about changes to victims' stories.  Sandusky has 30 days to appeal to the Superior Court.  He is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence.  WFMZ's Jamie Stover will have more on 69 News at 4 and 5.

Concerns Growing Over Spotted Lanternfly - Calling it an epidemic that threatens to harm Pennsylvania's economy, state lawmakers vowed Wednesday to fight the spotted lanternfly on all fronts.  The state Senate and House Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees held a joint hearing on the invasive insect in Harrisburg.  Berks County state Sen. Judy Schwank, a Democrat who serves as minority chair of the Senate's committee, said she requested the meeting because more needs to be done to stop the spotted lanternfly's spread.  WFMZ's Jim Vasil will have a live report on the Berks Edition at 5:30.

APD Unveils Body Cams - There's a new tool aimed at ensuring greater transparency in the Allentown Police Department.  The department announced patrol officers will begin wearing body cameras on November 1.  APD is now one of 53 departments in the country to receive federal money for body cameras and on Tuesday officials showed them off to the public.  WFMZ's Will Lewis will have more on 69 News at 6.

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