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College Township Council on Thursday unanimously approved final land development plans for the phase 2 expansion of the Spring Creek Education Building and construction of a welcome pavilion at Centre Region Parks and Recreation’s Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

PennDOT can’t stop State College company in theft case from bidding on state projects, court rules.

‘Every Kid Deserves the Chance’: Inspired by His Son, Former Penn State Player Launches Hoop Stars Super Stars Classes for Special Needs Children

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State will open a major exhibition of American art this week to launch a yearlong celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary.

A COVID mandate for some 80-million workers is officially over as of today. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration ended it after the Supreme Court blocked the rule. But the agency vows to keep fighting to require employees to get vaccinated or tested weekly

The top Republican in the Senate is praising President Biden’s response to the Russia-Ukraine crisis.  Mitch McConnell says the White House is moving in the right direction by putting troops on alert for possible deployment.  Russia insists it has no plans for military action.

A Texas man charged in last year’s Capitol attack is expected find out today if he’s getting out of jail.  A judge is deciding whether to release Stewart Rhodes or keep him behind bars until trial.  Rhodes is the leader of the right-wing militia group Oath Keepers and has pleaded not guilty.

It’s day three of the federal trial in the Minnesota killing of George Floyd.  Jurors are deciding the fate of three former cops accused of not helping Floyd or intervening in his 2020 arrest.  They were shown viral videos yesterday taken from bystanders and body camera footage.

The man who first voiced the beloved Charlie Brown character in the Peanuts cartoons is being remembered.  Peter Robbins died by suicide last week at the age of 65.  He had bipolar disorder and urged others with the condition to take it seriously. 

A SpaceX rocket is on track to crash into the moon in just weeks.  Astronomers think it’ll hit in early March after floating as space junk for almost seven years.  The rocket blasted off from Florida to send a weather satellite on a million-mile journey but didn’t have enough fuel to fly back.

“90 Day Fiance” fan fav Alina Kozhevnikova has learned that what you post online can bite you back. The Russian bride-to-be was fired for some racist social media posts going back to 2014. She dropped the “n” slur in two posts and made a racist comment about Hugh Grant’s Asian baby mama and what their kids look like. The “n” slur was used multiple times in just one post. TLC has let the star go, but it’s unclear how the show will be handled since the season is already completely shot. Her American partner Caleb Greenwood insists she’s not racist, and that he knows her heart.

Sports

Penn State junior guard Makenna Marisa reached elite scoring company by recording her 1,000th career point, but the Lady Lions fell 107-79 loss to No. 23 Iowa on Tuesday evening at the Bryce Jordan Center. 

NBA- The 76ers won.

NHL – The Penguins won and the Flers lost.

Big Ratings for Sunday Football:  Sunday’s Kansas City Chiefs-Buffalo Bills game on CBS was the most-watched NFL divisional playoff game on any network in five years, drawing 43 million viewers.

The Chiefs’ dramatic overtime win over the Bills drew the largest audience for an NFL divisional playoff game since the Green Bay-Dallas game in 2017 with 49 million viewers.

Antonio Brown May Sue The Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Antonio Brown is taking a shot at his former team that could end up in court. The free agent NFL receiver told HBO’s Bryant Gumbel that he and his attorney plan to pursue legal action against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This comes after Brown was released after an on-field outburst last month.