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The FBI is worried about Russian cyberattacks on critical U.S. infrastructure. Director Christopher Wray spoke about national security issues yesterday. He says with the war in Ukraine, the FBI is focused on the cyber threat posed by Russian intel services.

Rescuers in Louisiana are searching for anyone who may be trapped after a massive tornado.  It ripped through New Orleans last night, killing one person and leaving a trail of damage.  Several homes no longer have a roof, while others were picked up and tossed.

An Oklahoma school district is providing grief counselors today after six students were killed.  Police say the teenage girls were in a car at a stop sign when a semi truck hit them.  Photos from the scene show the car tossed about 100-feet with the roof and doors ripped off.

The first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court is gearing up for a second day of questioning.  Ketanji Brown Jackson was grilled for about 12 hours yesterday during her Senate confirmation hearings.  She spoke on issues such as crime, abortion and gender.

The former governor of Missouri is being accused of abuse.  Eric Greitens’ [[ gry-tens ]] ex-wife alleges he threatened her and hit their three-year-old son.  She made the claim Monday in their child custody case and says she stands by it, adding she’s willing to testify.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is celebrating his first factory in Germany.  He was on hand to cut the ribbon yesterday.  This will allow the company to build cars for European markets. 

Millions of workers in the US who earn less than $15 an hour are finding it impossible to stay afloat as prices for essentials like groceries and gas reach record highs. That’s why some advocates are now pleading with Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, which hasn’t seen a boost in almost 13 years.

Just about three weeks after announcing changes to its indoor masking guidelines, Penn State is removing requirements almost entirely, the university announced early Tuesday morning.

Starting on Wednesday masks will no longer be required in most classrooms, labs, or other “academic spaces.”

State College Borough and State College Area School District will fund a traffic study to explore adding left turn traffic signals at the main exits from the high school campus on Westerly Parkway.

After canceling the event the past two years because of COVID-19, Penn State has officially discontinued the annual Trash to Treasure Sale.

Centre County gets $2.3 million to expand high-speed broadband.

The Altoona Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened on March 19. The shooting happened at 9 p.m. near the intersection of Seventh Street and Third Avenue. Several gunshots were fired from a vehicle during an argument between two separate parties, according to police. No injuries were reported.

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will hold Mass in communion with Pope Francis and in solidarity with those suffering in Ukraine and Russia on March 25.

Mass will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona.

General Motors is recalling more than 740,000 small SUVs in the U.S. because the headlight beams that can be too bright and cause glare for oncoming drivers. The recall announced Tuesday comes after U.S. safety regulators turned down a request from the Detroit automaker to avoid the recall. The company is recalling GMC Terrain SUVs from 2010 through 2017.

Two people were killed and two were injured in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon 

Gas prices are down another penny.  Today’s decline brings the national average price for regular down to four-23 a gallon, according to Triple-A.  And the statewide average is now below four dollars a gallon in 16 states, led by Kansas and Missouri where the statewide average is three-76 a gallon.  Drivers in California are still seeing the highest prices in America at five-87 a gallon.

Sports

 The Penn State baseball team fell to Youngstown State, 2-1. 

Penn State Softball Extends Winning Streak to Seven Games With 2-1 Over Saint Francis

The State College Area Roller Derby has a new home. The group had been based at Penn Skates until the rink closed in October. Leaders of the nonprofit this week announced a move to C3 Sports in College Township. 

NHL – The Penguins won and the Flyers lost.