LATEST HEADLINES

Another winter storm is just hours from unleashing heavy snow on the East Coast. Workers might want to think about coming home early as roads will be slick by the evening commute. Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Locally, maybe an 1 to 2 inches of snow.

Centre Volunteers In Medicine Launches $10 Million Campaign to Support New Facility, Endowments.

Two Centre County Facilities to Receive Funds from $225 Million Pa. Health Care Worker Legislation.

Part of I-80 in Centre County Reopens Following Multiple Crashes, 1 Fatal.

Penn State neared pandemic record with 631 COVID cases last week.

President Biden is moving forward on what will be a historic decision for the Supreme Court.  He plans to nominate the first Black woman by the end of next month and is reviewing candidates.  His pick will replace Justice Stephen Breyer who made his retirement official yesterday.

The Navy is racing against the clock to retrieve an F-35 fighter jet from the ocean before China can get to it first.  The jet is full of highly classified technology.  It crash landed on an aircraft carrier in the South China Sea but it could be days before a salvage ship reaches the site. 

New York is preparing to say a final goodbye to two fallen officers.  Both were ambushed in a shooting one week ago today while responding to a domestic dispute.  Jason Rivera died first and will be buried this morning.  His partner died Tuesday and will be laid to rest next week.

The world is facing another COVID alert as the newest omicron variant spreads faster.  It’s causing more outbreaks in Europe and has been detected in 40 countries.  Here in the U.S. it’s now reported in 22 states including California, Arizona, Washington, Texas and New York. 

Sports

After 18 seasons as the starting quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement Thursday morning. In a video posted to his Twitter account, Roethlisberger announced what became obvious over the final weeks of the 2021 season.

“The journey has been exhilarating, fueled by a spirit of competition,” Roethlisberger said. “Yet the time has come to clean out my locker, hang up my cleats and continue to be all I can be to my wife and children. I retire from football a truly grateful man.”

The Penn State Lady Lions Dropped a 79-58 decision to Michigan State.

State College ice hockey finishes strong in 5-1 victory over Hollidaysburg.

NBA – The 76ers defeated the Lakers, 105-87.

NHL – The Penguins lost to Seattle, 2-1 in OT.

NFL Conference Championship Playoff Games This Sunday

Cincinnati @ Kansas City … 3:00 PM on CBS.

San Francisco @ Los Angeles … 6:30 PM on FOX.