LATEST HEADLINES

Centre County to Conduct Broadband Assessment, Develop Strategic Plan for Closing Gaps.

Following court decision and appeal, Centre County schools in ‘holding pattern’ with masks.

An Altoona man was placed behind bars after police say guns, drugs, and a police badge with ID was found in his home during a state parole visit.

3rd arrest in probe that led to discovery of 2 buried girls.

Fans will soon be able to pair some crab fries with their Penn State basketball. Chickie’s & Pete’s will soon arrive at the Bryce Jordan Center

The FDA is announcing a recall on some COVID-19 home test kits. The class one recall, which is the most serious type, is due to a high rate of false positives. It affects more than two-million rapid antigen tests made by Ellume manufactured from February 24th to August 11th. Why is this a problem? Among other things, a false positive could lead to a delayed diagnosis or treatment for what’s actually causing the person’s illness.

A ninth person has died as a result of the crowd surge a week ago at a Houston music festival. The woman was just 22; every victim was younger than 30. Houston police now say the investigation into the crush could take months

More states are dealing with another COVID surge, one year after a winter wave. New Hampshire, Minnesota, Vermont, Illinois, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Colorado have the biggest spike of the last two weeks. That’s despite all having a high vaccination rate.

Former President Trump is getting his wish of keeping White House records secret, for now.  They were supposed to be released today to a House committee investigating January’s Capitol attack.  A judge gave that ruling this week but then a federal appeals court blocked it.

Millions of people in the Midwest are hunkering down today as a snowstorm grows stronger.  Blizzard warnings are in effect for parts of Minnesota, Michigan and South Dakota.  Some areas could be hit with winds as high as 55 miles an hour and up to six inches of snow.

Almost 20 senators are pushing to have voter registration services at tax filing centers.  They’re urging the Treasury Department to make the change.  They say it could help more than 100-thousand people including those with low income, the disabled, and non-English speakers. 

Sports

College Hockey – The 19th-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions dropped their Big Ten home opener to No. 2 Michigan, 5-1, last night inside Pegula Ice Arena.

Penn State Lady Lions fend off late Rider push to extend their record to 2-0

Penn State football will play the No. 6 Michigan Wolverines at Beaver Stadium tomorrow (Saturday) at noon as it tries to string together back-to-back wins. Penn State is trying to improve to 7-3 overall and 4-3 in the Big Ten this season. You can watch the game on ABC and live stream on ESPN.

NBA – The 76ers lost to Toronto.

NHL – The Penquins defeated the Panthers in a shootout, 3-2.

NFL TNF – The Dolphins over the Ravens, 22-10.