LATEST HEADLINES

A new COVID variant is triggering more travel restrictions.  In just hours, President Biden will extend the mask mandate again on planes, trains and buses to March.  He’s also expected to shorten the coronavirus testing window for anyone flying into the country.  This comes as California reports the first U.S. case of omicron.  Dr. Anthony Fauci warns more time is needed to know if it’s worse than the dangerous delta variant.

The Supreme Court is expected to decide the fate of Roe v. Wade by next spring.  The parents of a Michigan school shooting suspect are facing possible criminal charges.  A federal judge is blocking a Texas law that would let people banned from social media sue the platforms.

State Senator Jake Corman, R-Benner Township, officially kicked off his campaign for Pennsylvania governor Tuesday evening at Axemann Brewery, surrounded by family, friends and notable supporters.

An arrest warrant was issued for a western Pennsylvania man accused of driving under the influence of alcohol when he caused a crash in Ferguson Township that seriously injured his passenger.

One in custody after attempted arson Wednesday morning in Centre County.

Sports

For the first time in over a quarter century, Major League baseball is facing a work stoppage. The Wednesday midnight deadline for the league and the players to come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement came and went and, barring a miracle meeting next week in New York, a baseball lockout is likely for the coming 2022 season.

NHL – The Flyers and Penguins both lost.

NBA – The 76ers lost.

The Penn State men’s basketball team fell to the Miami Hurricanes in a tight 63-58 matchup in the 2021 Big Ten/ACC Challenge Wednesday evening inside the Bryce Jordan Center.

 Penn State senior wide receiver Jahan Dotson was named first-team All-Big Ten by the media, it was announced on Wednesday. This comes after Dotson earned third team honors on Tuesday as a return specialist.

Three Penn State women’s volleyball players earned All-Big Ten honors on Wednesday. Seniors Kaitlyn Hord and Jonni Parker were voted to the first team, while senior Jenna Hampton was a second-team honoree. Additionally, sophomore Annie Cate Fitzpatrick was the team’s representative for the Sportsmanship Award.