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Three Candidates Vying for Interim Borough Council Seat in State College.

Pennsylvania’s Highest Court Could Give Cities the Go-Ahead to Craft Their Own Gun Laws.

Central PA 4th Fest Returning to Medlar Field.

New information is unfolding about the nation’s latest mass shooting in Oklahoma. Police say a gunman was targeting someone on the second floor of a Tulsa hospital when he shot four health care workers. Officers were inside the building within three minutes and found him dead.

It’s another day of heartbreaking goodbyes in Texas from last week’s school massacre.  Four more children will be laid to rest.  They were among 19 students gunned down in a fourth grade classroom, along with two teachers, as police waited an hour before entering to kill the shooter.

The 18-year-old accused of a racist attack in a New York grocery store is due in court today.  He’ll be arraigned on charges of domestic terrorism and murder after being indicted by a grand jury.  Police say he was motivated by hate when he killed ten people and injured three others.

The Coast Guard has its first female commandant.  Admiral Linda Fagan is taking over for the retiring Admiral Karl Schultz.  Fagan has been with the Coast Guard for 36 years and most recently served as commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area.

Water restrictions are under for more than six-million people in the Los Angeles area.  They can only water their lawn once a week, since that makes up about half of all urban water use in California.  The goal is to cut water use by 35 percent as the state remains in a drought.

A Brazilian soccer legend is calling on Russia’s president to end the war in Ukraine.  Pele [[ peh-lay ]] calls the invasion “wicked” and “unjustifiable.”  The 81-year-old made the plea minutes before Ukraine’s national team beat Scotland in a World Cup qualifying game.

A pair of airline pilots flying from New York City to Rome are accused of both sleeping on the job while the plane was in the air. The two were flying an Airbus 330 for ITA Airways from JFK Airport on April 30th when air traffic controllers couldn’t make contact for about 10 minutes as they were 38-thousand-feet above France. It’s reported that one of the pilots was on his designated sleeping break when the captain also fell asleep. Air traffic controllers couldn’t reach the pilots so they prepared fighter jets to intercept the plane, fearing a terror incident was happening. Luckily, one of the pilots responded before that happened. It’s reported the captain has since been fired by the airline. At first he denied he was sleeping, but investigators discovered the truth.

Sports

Penn State football will host its annual White Out game against Minnesota at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.

The game against the Golden Gophers is also Homecoming, so the Nittany Lions will don their “Generations of Greatness” uniforms, as well.

The Penn State women’s basketball team, led by head coach Carolyn Kieger, has signed forward Chanaya Pinto and guard Taniyah Thompson ahead of the 2022-23 season. Pinto joins the Lady Lions after transferring from Oregon, while Thompson comes to Penn State from East Carolina.

Two hundred twenty-four Penn State student-athletes earned Spring/At-Large Academic All-Big Ten honors, which is a non-alternate grading program record, to raise the Nittany Lions’ yearly total to 478 for 2021-22.

MLB – The Phillies over the Giants, 6-5.The Pirates over the Dodgers, 8-4.