LATEST HEADLINES

Winter Storm Watch is in effect this Sunday 1pm through this Monday at 1pm. Expect snow accumulations of 6-10 inches.

State police investigating I-99 tractor-trailer crash.

Faculty Group Voices Opposition as Penn State Advances Firing Process Against ProfessorOliver Baker, an assistant professor of English and African American studies.

Two longtime downtown State College children’s stores will merge and operate in a single location starting this summer. The Animal Kingdom, 103 S. Allen St., will not renew its lease when it ends in June and will instead integrate its stuffed animals, children’s apparel and baby gifts into its sister store, Growing Tree Toys, 202 S. Allen St.

Millions of people are bundling up and preparing to possible dig out from a major snowstorm.  It’s expected to dump a foot of snow today in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and possibly Arkansas. Virginia and the Carolinas could also get up to half an inch of ice.

It’s now up to companies to make their workplaces as safe as possible amid the COVID surge. That word from President Biden after the Supreme Court blocked his nationwide vaccine mandate. He says he’s disappointed since the rules were grounded in science and the law.

It looks like North Korea is ramping up its testing of missiles.  The country reportedly fired at least two ballistic missiles today, the third test in two weeks.  It came hours after North Korea warned of strong reaction if the U.S. imposed more sanctions over previous launches.

The man who assassinated Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 isn’t getting out of prison.  Sirhan Sirhan was found fit for parole in August, but California’s governor denied the recommendation.  Kennedy’s widow says she and their children are grateful and relieved.

The leader of far-right militia group is being charged in last year’s Capitol attack.  Stewart Rhodes is with the Oath Keepers.  He’s accused of conspiring with others in an attempt to overthrow the government.  He’s the most high-profile member to be arrested.

Sports

The No. 4 Penn State men’s volleyball team improved to 3-0 and still have not dropped a set in the young 2022 season after a three-set victory over sixth-ranked Grand Canyon (25-17, 25-21, 25-22) Thursday evening at Rec Hall.

The Penn State women’s basketball team dropped a 74-57 decision against No. 11 Michigan on Thursday night in the Bryce Jordan Center. 

NHL – The Bruins skated to a 3-2 win over the Flyers. The LA kings defeated the Penguins 6-2.