LATEST HEADLINES

State College’s ordinance requiring masks to be worn in businesses and other places open to the public will remain in place as COVID-19 cases in the region and throughout the state continue to surge to record levels.

Bellefonte back to ‘Red Raiders’ after months of debate over name, Native American imagery.

The school board voted 6-2 to rescind motions that were approved in April 2021. A trial against that could change the way Pennsylvania funds its public schools is underway in Harrisburg, and the State College Area School District Board of Directors voiced support Monday for its plaintiffs and education funding reform.

The top expert on coronavirus is warning just about everybody will get infected. But Dr. Anthony Fauci points out those who are boosted will most likely escape severe symptoms. He made the comments after testifying in a Senate hearing yesterday over the response to new variants.

Students in Chicago are heading back to class this morning.  They missed five days when teachers walked out after voting to go remote over the COVID surge.  The mayor revealed yesterday she tested positive after a deal had been reached for new protocols.

President Biden says the battle for the soul of America isn’t over.  He’s vowing to do everything to protect democracy.  He gave a forceful speech in Atlanta yesterday, telling a crowd he supports changing Senate rules in order to pass voting rights legislation.

Congress is paying tribute today to former Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid.  He’ll lie in state at the Capitol and be honored during a private ceremony.  Reid was the longest-serving senator in Nevada.  He lost a battle with pancreatic cancer just three days after Christmas.

The FBI is getting involved after an off-duty deputy in North Carolina shot and killed a man last weekend.  He says Jason Walker ran into traffic and jumped on his pickup truck.  The mayor of Fayetteville called for peace as protesters gathered for the third night in a row.

A tennis star says he made an “error of judgment” after testing positive for coronavirus last month.  Novak Djokovic [[ NO-vack JO-kuh-vitch ]] admits he attended an interview and photo shoot.  His visa to enter Australia for a tournament was recently canceled then reinstated.

Sports

Penn State Men’s basketball earns home win over Rutgers, 66-49.

 Penn State Women’s Hockey Coach joins U.S Women’s Hockey Olympic Team.

 The Penn State women’s hockey team suffered a 6-1 loss in non-conference action to Cornell Tuesday afternoon at Pegula Ice Arena.

Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Aaron Brooks (Hagerstown, Md.) has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for the week ending January 9, 2022. 

NHL – The Penguins defeated Anaheim, 4-1. The Flyers game was postponed.