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…A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST FRIDAY… Mixed precipitation expected. Total sleet and snow accumulations of up to 3 inches and ice accumulations between one tenth and one quarter of an inch. Portions of central Pennsylvania tonight through tomorrow morning to 10 AM.

Centre County will no longer be split into two congressional districts following approval of a new congressional map by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday.

State College Borough and Penn State are again working together to mitigate the problems that have become associated with a student-created drinking “holiday” over the past 15 years.

A portion of East Calder Way in downtown State College will be closed for several days over the next two weeks.

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue to decline in Centre County and Pennsylvania.

The CDC is expected to make an announcement as early as tomorrow about new metrics that will guide Covid-19 restrictions such as mask-wearing. Current guidance says people who live in counties with substantial or high levels of Covid-19 transmission should wear masks indoors.

The first reports of casualties are coming in from Russia’s military attack on Ukraine.  Russia is threatening consequences for any country that interferes with its attack on Ukraine. 

The president of Ukraine is calling on anyone to help defend the country from Russia.  He says they’ll be given weapons as more military strikes and explosions are carried out today. He’s also pleading for blood donations, claiming Russia is on the path to evil.

Three men are facing 15 years in prison for plotting to attack power grids. 

Sports

Penn State’s relays clocked a new school record on their first day of the 2022 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman could be joining the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Aikman is reportedly in talks with ESPN to join the network’s “Monday Night Football” booth.  He would take over as the lead analyst after working for Fox since 2001.  The 55-year-old has called six Super Bowls over his broadcast career.