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Four of the five Centre Region townships had contested elections on Tuesday for supervisor and council positions.State College and Bellefonte are set to have new mayors, and Tuesday’s election will also determine several members of borough council in both municipalities. Mayoral candidates in both boroughs are running unopposed. Bellefonte Area School District has four school board seats up for grabs, with controversy still swirling from the district’s “Red Raider” name change. About 8,700 countywide mail-in ballots received by Election Day were included in the results on Tuesday night, according to Centre County Board of Commissioners Chair Michael Pipe. Remaining mail ballots received by 8 p.m. Tuesday will be counted on Wednesday. Election results are unofficial until certified.

State College Area School District will spend $19,625 for the first phase of restoration work to repair damage from water infiltration at Mount Nittany Middle School. The school board unanimously approved a proposal from Allegheny Restoration for the work during its meeting on Monday night.

Mad Mex Happy Valley, a local bar/restaurant and State College staple for the last 20 years, confirmed Tuesday it is permanently closing its doors later this month because the property owner is in the midst of selling to a developer intent on building more student housing. As a result, Mad Mex’s final day is set for Nov. 28.

More votes are being counted today hours after polls closed across the nation. At least two mayoral races are proving to be historic. New York City elected its second Black mayor while Boston appears to have chosen the first woman and first person of color.

The Supreme Court is set to hear a major Second Amendment case today.   At issue is a 108-year-old law out of New York.  It requires anyone who wants to carry a gun in public to first show why they need it for self protection.  The decision could affect laws in other states.

President Biden calls the first COVID vaccine for younger kids a “turning point” in the crisis. 

It looks like fewer people are taking their own lives.  The CDC reports overall suicide deaths fell three percent last year after a two percent drop the year before. 

The world’s richest person is vowing to do more to protect the planet.  Amazon founder Jeff Bezos pledged two-billion dollars while at the U.N. climate conference in Scotland yesterday.  The money would restore natural habitats and transform food systems.

A former Apple employee says she was fired to stop her efforts to organize fellow employees.  She was urging them to share instances of harassment and discrimination.  She’s now filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. 

Sports

The Atlanta Braves are the 2021 World Series Champions as Atlanta defeated the Astros 7-0 in Game Six of the World Series in Houston. The Braves took the best of seven four games to two. It’s the first championship for the Braves since 1995, and the win was the first championship in any major sport since Braves won in 1995. Braves outfielder Jorge Soler has been named the Willie Mays World Series MVP.

NHL – The Flyers shutout the Coyotes, 3-0.