LATEST HEADLINES

Ukraine is bracing for more Russian attacks today as war nears the one-month mark. Military forces say they’ve regained control of a town near the capital after it was damaged by airstrikes. The country’s president says other cities have been reduced to ashes.

Mariupol, the Ukrainian city once home to more than 450,000 people, has been “reduced to ashes,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said, as new images show Russian military vehicles and tanks scattered across the southern port city. US officials have also confirmed that Russia has used hypersonic missiles during the invasion.

President Biden is telling business leaders to prepare for Russian cyberattacks.  He spoke to CEOs at their quarterly meeting, saying they have a “patriotic obligation” to strengthen their security.  He promised to use “every tool” to prevent any potential attacks.

China’s worst air disaster in more than a decade is unfolding right now.  A plane crashed in the mountains yesterday with 132 people on board.  A search for them is continuing but so far no survivors have been found.  Investigators still haven’t come across the black boxes either.

Mother Nature is ready to unleash her fury on more southern states today.  Storms will hit Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama the hardest.  Forecasters warn of flooding, hail and damaging winds.  Several tornadoes already caused damage in Texas and Oklahoma.

The parents of a Michigan school shooting suspect are due back in court today.  It’s a pre-trial hearing for James and Jennifer Crumbley.  They’re charged with involuntary manslaughter after their 15-year-old son allegedly killed four students back in November.  He’s expected in court Thursday.

Miami Beach is taking steps to restore order during Spring Break.  The mayor has declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew starting Thursday morning.  It comes after five people were hurt in two shootings this past weekend, and the mayor says the violence has him frustrated and angry. 

Getting your vehicle towed for illegal parking or a crash in State College is about to become more costly.

Borough council on Monday night approved increases to fees charged by towing companies for towing vehicles from public streets or property at the request of the borough.

Patton Township permanently protects Gray’s Woods Preserve.

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive in Clearfield County Tuesday. The blood drive will take place at DuBois Area YMCA at 25 Parkway Drive in DuBois. The organization is looking for volunteers to help out and sponsors to support the event.

Walmart is recalling their Great Value pancake mix because some batches have cable fragments. The FDA is asking people to toss the pancake mix or return it for a refund 

Sports

The Penn State baseball team welcomes Youngstown State for a mid-week non-conference game on Tuesday. The Nittany Lions meet the Penguins for a 6 p.m. first pitch with a livestream on B1G+.

Penn State Softball Continues Homestand with a Tuesday Night Clash against Saint Francis.

NBA – The 76ers defeated the Miami Heat, 113-106.