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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST FRIDAY…

State Police are investigating after a 20-foot trailer, excavator and other items went missing from an Interstate 80 rest stop in Centre County. The theft happened sometime between Jan. 29 and Feb. 1 at the Snow Shoe Rest Area headed westbound. Police said the flatbed trailer, Kubota excavator, Hydraulic thumb, 24-inch bucket and a quick attachment were all taken from the rest area by an unknown person(s). Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police out of Reockview at 814-355-7545.

State College police are investigating after one student allegedly assaulted another on Tuesday morning at State College Area High School in an incident school officials say was connected to a photo containing racist language and hate symbols.

Penn State Community Mourns Loss of Beloved Communications Professor Curt Chandler

Johnstown man sentenced in federal court for possessing child porn.

Just as the COVID surge starts to peak, comes a grim update from the CDC. Forecast models predict about 32-thousand more people will lose their battle in the next three weeks. If that happens, the nation’s death toll could soar to almost 950-thousand by the end of the month.

A House committee is taking another step today in its investigation of a football team.  Former employees of what is now called the Washington Commanders will join a roundtable to talk about workplace misconduct.  The NFL found there were several cases of harassment ignored.

Millions of people are being told to stay home today as a dangerous storm takes a turn.  It already dropped heavy snow in the Midwest and is now expected to cover the South in ice as it moves east.  Some states warn travel could be impossible and bracing for power outages.

The White House is accusing a Missouri senator of “parroting” Russian talking points over tension in Ukraine.  Republican Josh Hawley suggested the U.S. would be worse off if Ukraine were admitted to NATO.  He argues the bigger focus should instead be on countering China.

Another contestant on TV’s “The Masked Singer” is creating political controversy.  Two judges walked off stage in protest when former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani was unmasked.  It happened during taping last week for next month’s season seven premiere.

Sports

For the third consecutive week, Penn State track & field freshman Allison Johnson has been named Big Ten Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, 

Head coach James Franklin announced the addition of defensive back Tyrece Mills and offensive lineman Vega Ioane to the 2022 signing class on Wednesday.

NBA – Washington defeated the 76ers, 106-103.

The NFL Washington Football Team Has a new name:  It was officially unveiled as The Commanders.  The name comes as “Redskins” was no longer considered acceptable following years of controversy.