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Pennsylvania’s state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that would bar municipalities in the nation’s No. 2 natural gas state from adopting building codes that prohibit gas hookups or otherwise restricting utility service based on the energy source.

State Police are searching for a suspect after vandalism was reported by the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

UPMC Altoona has issued a response after nurses from the hospital held a virtual town hall on Monday to discuss problems affecting the working conditions, including a staff shortage. UPMC Altoona said they understand why the nurses are upset and that there are many factors that have caused staffing shortages.

The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon — affectionately known as “Thon” — will return to an in-person event next year after the pandemic forced it to move its most recent dance marathon online. Thon, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, held its 2021 dance marathon virtually in response to fears over COVID-19. But it still managed to raise more than $10 million in February to fight pediatric cancer, donating the funds to Four Diamonds at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. It will return again to the Bryce Jordan Center, in time for its 50th anniversary, from Feb. 18-20, 2022.

It may be Halloween weekend, but the folks at CentreBike are already getting ready for turkey day with Cranksgiving, a food drive event on two wheels that supports the Centre County Youth Service Bureau by providing holiday meals for those in need.

Things are back to normal at the nation’s second biggest airport after a gun scare last night. 

President Biden is sitting down with Pope Francis today at the Vatican. 

Former New York governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to surrender to police next week. 

As folks across the country prepare for spooky festivities this weekend, a new poll is showing more Americans believe in ghosts.

Sports

The three captains of the Penn State women’s soccer team earned All-Big Ten honors as announced by the league on Thursday afternoon. Senior’s Kerry Abello and Sam Coffey earned first team All-Big Ten honors and Ally Schlegel was named second team All-Big Ten.

The Penn State women’s hockey team begins its College Hockey America conference schedule with an anticipated series at Mercyhurst today and Saturday, Oct. 29-30.

The Penn State Nittany Lion fencing teams, under the guidance of interim head coach Adam Kaszubowksi, will have eight representatives travel to St. Louis, Mo. this weekend for the October North American Cup.

NHL – The Flyers defeated the Canucks. The Flames shutout the Penguins 4-0.

NBA – The 76ers over the Pistons.

NFL TNF – The Packers handed the Cardinals their first loss of the season, 24-21.

The Braves host the Astros tonight in game three of the best of seven World Series. The series is tied at a game a piece.

A Minnesota man is accused of attempting to extort Major League Baseball of 150-thousand dollars.  Joshua Streit is charged with allegedly hacking into the computer systems of the nation’s four major sports leagues and threatening to expose flaws of the MLB’s internet.  One of the leagues says it’s out more than three million dollars.  Officials say the scheme had been going on since 2017.  Streit faces federal charges of extortion and wire fraud.