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PennDOT Reduces Number of Trees to Be Removed for Atherton Street Work in State College.

Pa. Supreme Court Weighs Future of State’s Popular Mail Voting Law.

A trash collection employee whose left arm was trapped in the back of a garbage truck for nearly two hours Tuesday was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. He was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.

‘Rare but dangerous’ deer tick virus found at elevated levels in more Pa. locations

A ceasefire is said to be underway at this hour in Ukraine.  Russia again agreed to stop firing for the next several hours so more people can safely escape. 

More companies are suspending sales in Russia after the country invaded Ukraine. The latest to close doors – at least temporarily – are Coca-Cola, Pepsi, McDonald’s and Starbucks. Starbucks is also halting all business activity (closing stores and stopping product sales) and McDonald’s confirmed it will close all restaurants in Russia.

Vice President Harris is headed to Europe today amid a growing humanitarian crisis. 

While gas prices are skyrocketing amid the war in Ukraine, the cost of electric vehicles may also go up.  That’s because Russia plays a big role in nickel production used in many electric car batteries.  Since the invasion, the price of the metal has more than tripled.  It went from around 24-thousand dollars a ton to around 80-thousand dollars.

Hawaii is the last state in the nation to end its mask mandate.

Sports

The third-ranked Penn State men’s volleyball team continued the longest active winning streak in DI-II men’s volleyball with its 10th-straight win in 3-0 fashion (25-23, 25-21, 25-21) on the road against No. 13 Ohio State last night at the Covelli Center.

Penn State baseball team dropped an 11-4 decision at VA Military Institute yesterday. 

Penn State Spring Practice Kicks Off Another Reboot for James Franklin, as Coaches and Staff Continue to Come and Go.

NHL – The Flyers won and the Penguins lost.

Major League Baseball is announcing a one-million-dollar fund to support workers affected by missed Spring Training games.

Aaron Rodgers, Packers agree to terms on four-year, $200M extension:  The Packers’ latest offseason dance with Aaron Rodgers is finished, and it might have been their last. Green Bay is putting its money where its mouth is, agreeing with the 38-year-old Rodgers on a four-year extension worth $200 million, including $153 million in guaranteed money, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. The deal makes Rodgers the highest-paid player in NFL history on an annual basis while also reducing his salary-cap number for 2022.

Today’s a big day for Tiger Woods:   Today (Wednesday, March 9), Tiger Woods will be officially inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Woods’ own daughter, Sam, will have the honor of introducing him at the event. Over the course of his career, Tiger has won a record-tying 82 PGA Tour events and 15 major championships. The World Golf Hall of Fame presentation will air this evening at 6 p.m. Eastern Time on the Golf Channel.