LATEST HEADLINES

Today is the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has approved plans for five power companies to return more than $64 million in tax savings to consumers.

Help local veterans at upcoming food drive in Cambria County. A Veteran Food Drive collection event will take place around Cambria County to help local men and women who have served this country. At Ebensburg Walmart from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 24, the Laurel Highlands Historical Village (LHHV) will be collecting all food items, paper goods, cleaning supplies, hygiene products and small kitchen appliances.

Community members in Uvalde, Texas are calling for the school district police chief to step down. The calls for Chief Pete Arredondo’s resignation came during an emotional school board meeting Monday night. Investigators have said Arredondo ordered dozens of law enforcement officers to wait in a hallway for more than an hour after the teenager started shooting.

This week could see the U.S. Supreme Court hand down some major decisions.  The court is considering a Mississippi abortion case and a leaked draft opinion has already revealed justices are ready to overturn Roe v. Wade.  Another hot button issue involves the Second Amendment, with court watchers saying it appears conservatives on the bench will support relaxing a New York gun law in place for over a century.

The spokesman for the president of Russia says he can’t guarantee a pair of captured U.S. military veterans won’t face the death penalty.   Dmitry Peskov says the men were involved in illegal activities and firing at Russian troops in Ukraine.  He’s calling for them to be held accountable and punished.

Bill Cosby civil trial jury must start deliberations over. After two days of deliberations in which they reached verdicts on nearly all of the questions put before them, jurors in a civil trial who were deciding on sexual abuse allegations against Bill Cosby will have to start from scratch as of yesterday.

Sports

NBA history is being made by the Phoenix Suns front office.  Monday the team made Morgan Cato the first woman of color to be named an assistant GM in the league. She will also become the franchise’s vice president of basketball operations, making her one of the highest ranking women in a NBA front office.

MLB – The Pirates over the Cubs, 12-1.

NHL – The Lightning defeated the Avalanche, 6-2. The Avalanche lead the Best of Seven, 2 games to 1.