LATEST HEADLINES

Russia is calling for a special UN Security Council meeting today after a mass grave site was found in Ukraine. Officials there accuse troops of killing civilians and leaving bodies in streets. It happened after the military withdrew from the capital to reportedly focus on a new region.

President Biden is calling for stronger gun laws after a mass shooting in California.  He wants background checks and a ban on ghost guns and assault weapons.  Six people were killed and 12 others injured early yesterday when a gunman opened fire on a crowd in Sacramento.

Michigan is going on verdict watch today in the kidnap trial of Governor Gretchen Whitmer.  Jurors are just hours from starting deliberations after closing arguments ended Friday.  They’re deciding the fate of four men accused of plotting to take Whitmer from her home in 2020.

Several stars are celebrating after music’s biggest night.  The Grammy Awards gave Jon Batiste five trophies, with the top prize being album of the year.  Bruno Mars and his partner in Silk Sonic won all four of their nominations and Olivia Rodrigo took best new artist and two other awards.

A mask mandate for New York City’s youngest children isn’t ending today.  Kids between the ages of two and four will need to cover up when they return to daycare or school.  Mayor Eric Adams says they’re seeing a slight uptick in COVID cases and want to be prepared.

Tesla is driving up its car sales despite a global computer chip shortage.  The electric vehicle maker sold 310-thousand cars in the first quarter, up about 68-percent from the same time last year.  The company expects to make more than a million cars this year.

A PA project could cost $800M and improve safety. Centre County residents fear what it’d destroy.

Zoning Change Sought for ‘Rooftop Experience’ at Planned Bellefonte Waterfront Hotel.

One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning on Interstate 80 eastbound in Boggs Township.

Sports

 The Penn State women’s tennis team fell 4-1 in a close contest with the No. 26 Michigan Wolverines on Sunday afternoon.  

The Penn State Softball team (23-12, 4-2 Big Ten) overwhelmed Purdue (18-19, 1-4 Big Ten) with another impressive offensive display in a 11-3 run-rule victory on Sunday afternoon in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions scored eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to secure the win.

The Penn State men’s tennis team (10-9, 2-2 B1G) triumphed 4-3 over the Indiana Hoosiers (5-11, 0-2 B1G) on Sunday afternoon despite an early doubles’ loss.

NHL – The Flyers defeated the Rangers in a shoot out, 4-3.