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Officials search for two PA men missing since October, suspect foul play.

Police look to identify possible purse-snatchers in State College.

A Pennsylvania congresswoman is thanking police for their swift action after she was carjacked.  Mary Scanlon had her SUV stolen at gunpoint Wednesday when two men demanded her keys.  Police later found the car with five suspects inside.

Building a Community of Artists: The Artery Is About to Come to Life in Downtown Philipsburg

There’s no sign of holiday travel slowing down as COVID cases soar again. 

Families are urged to rethink those Christmas gatherings as COVID cases surge again. The omicron variant is now in every state, spreading from South Africa in less than a month. Dr. Anthony Fauci says the safest way to celebrate is to keep gatherings under 30 people.

With Omicron now the most widely detected variant in the US, hospitals are preparing for a surge of Covid-19 cases. And for the second year in a row, many doctors and nurses on the front lines of the pandemic will be treating these patients over the Christmas holiday. Nearly 70,000 Americans were hospitalized with Covid-19 as of yesterday,

President Biden says he’ll run for reelection in 2024 if he remains in good health.  He even told ABC News a rematch with former President Trump would increase the prospect of running.  Trump plans to reveal his decision later next year.

The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection has asked Rep. Jim Jordan, one of former President Donald Trump’s top congressional allies, to voluntarily meet with the panel as it zeroes in on Republican lawmakers who may have knowledge of events leading up to the Capitol riot. 

A Chinese city will begin a strict new lockdown tonight, ordering all 13 million residents to stay home amid a COVID outbreak. 

The feds are investigating Tesla cars with touch screens after reports of drivers playing games. 

The parents of a Michigan school shooting suspect are trying to get out of jail.

Kids of all ages are counting down to Santa’s big arrival.  They can start tracking his journey around the world early tomorrow morning on NORAD’s website.  They can also call the hotline to get live updates.  Santa will begin delivering presents in the South Pacific, then  head west until he wraps up in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and South America.  And he moves fast, stopping at nearly 400-thousand homes a minute.  That comes out to 64-hundred a second.

Sports

Former Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons was one of four rookies named Wednesday night to the Pro Bowl with the NFL revealed its rosters.

A total of 39 Penn State football alumni are populating the rosters of 23 National Football League teams.

NFL TNF – The 49ers head to Tennessee to clash with the Titans on Thursday Night Football in an important battle for playoff positioning. 

Hockey players are set to return to the ice on Sunday for practice with games resuming Monday.  The NHL paused its season through Christmas due to a COVID outbreak.  But the league confirms the Winter Classic event in Minneapolis will still happen on New Year’s Day.