LATEST HEADLINES

As deadline looms for new congressional map, Senate works to broker deal with PA Governor Tom Wolf.

Centre County uses Emergency Rental Assistance Program to address ‘homeless crisis’

Centre County animal shelters see surge in donations from Betty White Challenge.

3 officers charged in shooting death of 8-year-old girl.

A Pleasant Gap restaurant that dates back to the 1950s will soon be closing its doors.

Red Horse Tavern, 104 N. Main St., plans to close at the end of April,

Parents are on alert as more children become sick with coronavirus.  Nearly-one million kids tested positive last week.

The numbers are in for President Biden’s first year in office.  Out of 13 polls, his average approval rating comes out to just under 49 percent.  It was as high as 57-percent until the August troop withdrawal and evacuations in Afghanistan.

 More allies of former President Trump are being called to testify.  A House committee investigating last year’s Capitol attack wants to hear from Rudy Giuliani.  He’s one of three former Trump lawyers subpoenaed.  The panel says it has evidence they promoted unfounded claims that the 2020 election was stolen.  The committee has also reportedly acquired phone records from one son and the fiancee of another.


Space-X is celebrating yet another launch of internet satellites.  A new batch of 49 blasted into orbit last night, making more than two-thousand so far.

The Missouri Highway Patrol is calling a Batman related message sent to phones a mistake.  Many received an emergency alert yesterday out of Gotham City about a suspicious vehicle with the license plate UKIDME.  That’s the car driven by the Joker’s goons in the 1989 “Batman” film.  The State Highway Patrol later tweeted it was meant to be a test message, not an alert.

Olympic athletes are being warned not to speak out on human rights issues while they’re in China next month.  The organization Human Rights Watch thinks any criticism of the country could get some arrested.  

Sports

Penn State men’s basketball’s home game vs. Minnesota on Wednesday, Jan. 19 has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 results within the Minnesota program. Penn State and Minnesota will work with the Big Ten Conference on potential options to reschedule the game.

The Penn State women’s hockey series at Lindenwood scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21-22, has been canceled and will not be rescheduled due to positive COVID-19 results within the Lindenwood program.

NHL – The Flyers lost the Islanders in a SO, 4-1.