Police: Arrests down for 'State Patty's Day'

In this Feb. 24, 2010 photo, the Lion's Den bar is seen in State College, Pa. An unofficial holiday created by a Penn State student to celebrate St. Patrick's Day early has turned into an excuse for needless drinking, critics say. Now police along with student and community leaders are pushing back, and even at least one bar, the Lion's Den, is closing Saturday in hopes of taming the event known as "State Patty's Day." (Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

February 27, 2012 5:33:52 AM PST
Police say student-led efforts to curb drinking at Penn State's unofficial St. Patrick's Day celebration cut the number of drinking-related incidents during the weekend bash by nearly 100 from last year.