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Centre County Has Returned to a Low COVID-19 Community Level.

It’s another busy early summer weekend in Centre County, with a festival, fair, outdoor concerts, State College Pride, Spikes baseball fun and more.

A Clinton County Man Has Been Charged with Homicide While DUI for Fatal 2021 Crash in Penns Valley.

2 Bellefonte businesses were honored for their contributions to grow nature tourism in PA Wilds.

The Maryland State Police released further details about the mass shooting at a Columbia Machine warehouse in Smithsburg that left three dead and three injured.

Police said that the state trooper who was injured in gunfire with the suspect is a 25-year-old man assigned to the Criminal Enforcement Division Western Region. The trooper has since been released from the hospital.

Former President Trump is blasting the first public hearing held by the January 6th select committee.  The chairman of the January 6th House select committee is calling last year’s Capitol attack a brazen attempted coup. 

The nation’s average gas prices are at the cusp of five-dollars a gallon.  The national average price for regular is up about two cents from Thursday, to just under four dollars and 99 cents a gallon.  The statewide average is now five dollars a gallon or higher in the District of Columbia and 20 states.  California has the most expensive gas in the nation, with an average of six-42 a gallon.  Prices are lowest in Georgia, but it’ll still cost you four-43 a gallon, up three cents from yesterday.  Average prices are up 23-cents a gallon from a week ago and a dollar-92 from this time last year.

 U.S. Senator John Kennedy says it’s cheaper to buy illegal drugs in Louisiana than gasoline.  The Republican senator was a guest on Jesse Waters Primetime on the Fox News Channel on Wednesday to talk about inflation.  Kennedy said, “I don’t know about where you live, Jesse.  But in my state, the price of gas is so high that it would be cheaper to buy cocaine and just run everywhere.”  Triple-A says the average price at the pump in Louisiana is four-51.  The auto club didn’t provide a figure for the price.

Three members of the Proud Boys are pleading not guilty to sedition charges related to the Capitol riot. 

A small group of protesters demonstrated near the home of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett Thursday. 

Sports

The Penn State track and field team concluded its 2022 outdoor season with five student-athletes collecting honorable mention All-American honors Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships hosted by the University of Oregon.

Penn State women’s basketball all-time great Kelly Mazzante (2000-04) is one of 11 new inductees to the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, the organization announced Tuesday. Mazzante will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 30, at a banquet in Reading.

After leading Penn State softball to a 32-22 record this season, head coach Clarisa Crowell was named the 2022 ECAC Softball Coach of the Year Thursday by the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Senior pitcher Bailey Parshall was named All-ECAC honorable mention, as well.

The Lightning came topped the Rangers 3-1 in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals in New York.  The Bolts are now up three games to two on New York with the series heading back to Tampa for Game Six on Saturday.  The winner of the Eastern Conference will take on the Western Conference champion Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Final.

MLB – The Phillies defeated the Brewers, 8-3. The Braves over the Pirates, 3-1.