Tributes are pouring in for former Senator Bob Dole.  Flags were lowered at the nation’s Capitol after he passed away yesterday in his sleep.  The 98-year-old was being treated for lung cancer after revealing his diagnosis in February.  Dole was a World War Two veteran who nearly died on the battlefield, a VP candidate in 1976, and also ran for president in 1996.  President Biden said he was a man to be admired by Americans.

New travel restrictions are underway as the new COVID variant spreads to at least 17 states. 

The parents of Michigan’s school shooting suspect are in the same jail with their son. 

Only one victim in last week’s Michigan school shooting is in the hospital.  

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship is on another seven-day voyage after a COVID outbreak. 

Chicken tenders could be the next item on the supply shortage menu.

Penn State professor Hester Blum recently had the chance to compete on it in its first ever professors tournament set to air beginning tonight (Monday) and on consecutive weeknights until a champion is crowned on Dec. 17. Instructors from 15 colleges and universities will face the “ultimate test in higher education,” on the “Jeopardy!” stage, a press release from the popular TV show stated. The educators will compete for a $100,000 grand prize and a spot in the upcoming Tournament of Champions. Centre County residents can tune in at WATM-DT ABC CENTRE on Monday to see how Blum does.

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NFL – The Eagles over the Jets 33-18. The Steelers edged the Ravens, 20-19.

NFL MNF – The Patriots visit the Bills.

NHL – The Flyers lost to the Lightning, 7-1.

Penn State returns to the Outback Bowl for the fourth time and the first time since 2010 when the Nittany Lions (7-5) take on SEC foe No. 21/22/24 Arkansas (8-4) at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Jan. 1 at noon (ET). The game will air on ESPN2.

College Hoops – The Penn State men’s basketball team trimmed an 18-point second-half deficit down to six points in the final minutes, but wasn’t able to complete the comeback attempt in a 76-64 loss to RV/RV Ohio State Sunday night in the Big Ten opener at the Bryce Jordan Center.

The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team (5-0, 0-0 B1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index (TPI), took care of visiting Lehigh (3-2) by a 23-16 score in non-conference action. Once again, a shorthanded Penn State squad won six of nine contested bouts, this time in sold out Rec Hall as senior Nick Lee (Evansville, Ind.) picked up his 100th career win.

The NFL has suspended three players for “misrepresenting” their COVID vax status. Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown, his teammate Mike Edwards and free agent John Franklin III are the three. An investigation by the league and player’s association backed the claim. The players accepted their suspensions and won’t appeal.

The probe may have been the result of Brown’s personal chef telling The Tampa Bay Times” that the player bought a fake vaccination card.