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Russia’s defense ministry said the country will “drastically reduce military activity” in the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv and Chernihiv after a round of peace talks in Istanbul yesterday. However, US officials are skeptical of the claims, and the situation on the ground shows a Russian offensive in full force. Ukrainian officials say there was no reduction in hostilities overnight, and no area in the country was without sirens as the siege persists.

A NASA astronaut is just a few hours away from returning to Earth on a Russian spacecraft.

There’s a new effort to end the travel mask mandate before it expires next month.  Twenty-one states are suing so people no longer have to cover up on planes, trains and other public transportation.  Florida is leading the charge, claiming the CDC never had the authority to issue the mandate or extend it to April 18th.

A hearing is set for today in the case of a Connecticut school massacre.  The families of 13 Sandy Hook victims want a radio host held in contempt and arrested.

People in Texas and Louisiana are being told they may need to take cover today.  A strong storm could trigger more tornadoes, just a week after a deadly outbreak in both states.

Centre County Hires Architect to Design Final Plans for Former Centre Crest Building.

Pa. Republicans Eye Greater Control over Redistricting in Response to New Political Maps.

Since State College Area School District was granted a zoning text amendment three years ago to allow for 70-foot lights on the high school’s South Track field, residents of the nearby Greentree neighborhood say light and sound on a few evenings each week during the fall have become a serious disturbance.

The Public Could Gain Easy Access to Info About How Pa. Lawmakers Spend Taxpayer Money on Perks.

A Penns Valley teenager dies after being trapped under piece of farming equipment. The 16-year-old became trapped after being run over by a manure spreader Tuesday morning.

 A Jefferson County woman is facing charges after allegedly embezzling more than $217,000 from the Denny’s she managed in Brookville, according to police. Erika Kennedy, 34, of Strattanville, was charged after police were called March 9 about a cash deposit not being made.Through the investigation, detectives found that $217,159.37 went missing from the Denny’s that she was the general manager of over the course of nine months. The deposits were found by altered deposit records.

 A certain type of body moisturizer is being voluntarily recalled after a possible bacteria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. Kao USA Inc. of Cincinnati is asking customers to check their bottles of Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer. Those with 3 oz. and 10 oz. sizes could qualify as part of the recall. The company said that bottles manufactured between Oct. 1, 2021 and Oct. 18, 2021 have the potential to contain a bacterium known as Pluralibacter gergoviae, which can pose a risk for infection in those with weakened immune systems.

U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized another COVID-19 booster for people age 50 and older, a step to offer extra protection for the most vulnerable in case the coronavirus rebounds. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision opens a fourth dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to those people at least four months after their previous booster.

Teen Killed On Florida Amusement Ride Shouldn’t Have Been Allowed On – A Missouri teen killed last week in a fall from a Florida amusement park ride apparently should never have been allowed on the ride.

Vote Count Is Underway As Alabama And Staten Island Amazon Warehouses Try To Go Union – Vote counting is underway in a union election at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama.

It’s the second vote there in less than a year and the six-thousand workers are deciding whether to form a union. Voting is also underway at an Amazon facility in Staten Island, New York. If either location votes yes, it’ll be the first successful U.S. organizing effort in Amazon history. Last year, workers in Alabama rejected the union nearly two-to-one, but a court found Amazon violated labor laws and ordered a second election. Results from the Alabama vote are expected later this week.

Sports

A Grand Slam Lifted Penn State Softball to a 5-1 win over Bucknell.

The Penn State baseball team takes on St. Bonaventure tonight, March 30 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The teams are set for a 6 p.m. first pitch on B1G+.

NBA – Milwaukee over the 76ers, 118-116.

NHL – The Rangers defeated the Penguins, 3-2 and the Flyers lost to Minnesota, 4-1.