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Pa. House passes bill to conceal carry without a permit, ‘protecting 2nd amendment’

No One Injured After Driver Crashes Into Ferguson Township Construction Site.

A State College area bridal shop will soon close after nearly 15 years in business. Diamonds & Lace Bridal, 1524 N. Atherton St., plans to close at the end of the year.

After a year hiatus due to the pandemic, Centre County United Way’s signature fundraiser “Taste of the Town” returns. It’s an evening of food and drinks, featuring almost 30 local vendors. Plus, a live and silent auction.The event is happening on Sunday, November 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the Penn Stater; however, the 450 tickets are almost sold out

Autopsy results for the Penn State student found dead Friday are expected to be completed in about six weeks. Justine Gross’ death was “an isolated incident,” county Coroner Scott Sayers wrote. State College police investigators believe her death was accidental.

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their basketball shenanigans back to Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center in 2022,

The Downtown State College Improvement District is ready to light up State College for the holidays, with the second annual Light Up Downtown event kicking off tonight at 5pm. 

The event begins at the Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza at 5 p.m. with a visit from Santa and then includes festivities taking place all around downtown throughout the evening. The highlight of the evening, of course, is the timed holiday light show, at MLK Plaza and along Calder WalkWay, which begins with a dance performance from Central PA Dance Workshop.

The family-friendly event invites children to enjoy hot cocoa, popcorn, balloon animals and activities at MLK Plaza, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., after which several children will be selected to ride with Santa on the downtown State College trolley, where they’ll travel with him to light up the rest of downtown, including the tree at the Allen Street Gates, “Gingerbread WalkWay” on Calder Way, Locust Lane and “Candy Cane Lane” on Centennial Walkway. 

President Biden wants federal regulators to investigate whether oil and gas companies are behaving illegally.

President Biden is reviving the so-called Three Amigos summit today.  Wisconsin is staying on verdict watch in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial with National Guard troops standing by.  A Virginia housing site for Afghan evacuees is the first to close as more families get resettled across the country.

The Kremlin says a phone call took place Wednesday between Russian and U.S. officials in preparation for a meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.

Two employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are accused of pocketing cash from vendors in exchange for steering them orders for medical equipment. 

Gas prices are ticking higher again.  The Triple-A national average price for regular is up a tenth of a cent to nearly three-41 and-a-half a gallon.  The price is still a few tenths lower than a week ago.  The statewide average in Oklahoma has fallen back below three dollars a gallon, to just over two-99 a gallon. 

Significant Storm Could Hamper Holiday Travel – A large storm could throw travel plans out of whack for many.

The storm system is setting up in the Midwest that would push to the East, bringing rain and snow to several regions. It’s too early to tell, yet, but a secondary storm would make things worse along the East Coast. High winds would accompany the precip.

Luckily, forecast models a week out are not always accurate, but it’s always good to set up a plan B travel plan according to experts.

Meatless Mondays could soon be followed by Tofu Tuesdays, at least among more frugal shoppers. Americans with an eye on the rising cost of groceries may want to curtail their purchases of animal protein, which have collectively notched double-digit price hikes over the past year.   

NYC Bringing Back Times Square Ball Drop:  New York City is bringing back their Times Square ball drop for New Year’s Eve. Mayor Bill de Blasio says people must show proof of vaccination to attend the ball drop. “Yes, we are proud to announce that Times Square, wonderful celebration in Times Square, the ball drop, everything, coming back full strength the way we love it. Hundreds of thousands of people there to celebrate. We can finally get back together again. It’s going to be amazing.”

Sports

The Penn State men’s basketball team returns home to host an Emerald Coast Classic campus site matchup against St. Francis Brooklyn tonight at 7 p.m. inside the Bryce Jordan Center. 

The Penn State Nittany Lions Wrestling team will host Army West Point in the home opener tonight at 7 p.m. in Rec Hall.

Penn State Swim & Dive Travels to Raleigh for NC State Invitational. The Nittany Lions are set to compete in the three-day meet starting today.