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A four-story hotel is in the works for a currently vacant plot of land along Benner Pike in Benner Township.

A summertime tradition for two decades, WingFest returns to Tussey Mountain Amphitheater in Boalsburg on Thursday.

Each Thursday evening for seven weeks, fest-goers will be able to enjoy live music while sampling wings from local restaurants competing to be this year’s wing king .

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. each Thursday through Aug. 4. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 7 to 16 and free for kids 6 and younger. Parking is free.

Ferguson Township Police Chief Chris Albright is planning to retire in the coming months after 30 years with the department.

Statewide Pennsylvania Police Hiring Database Hindered by Loopholes, Lack of Enforcement.

Officials say an earthquake in Afghanistan has killed at least 280 people.  The magnitude six-point-one earthquake struck early Wednesday in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border.  Officials say the death toll is likely to rise as information trickles in from the remote mountain villages.  Images on local media show houses crumbled to the ground and bodies covered in blankets.  An interior ministry official says helicopters are being used to reach the injured with food and medical supplies.

President Biden says he’ll make a decision on a federal gas tax holiday by week’s end. 

A top Texas official claims the husband of one of the teachers killed in the Uvalde mass shooting was detained by officers when he tried to rescue his wife. 

Efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia are in the headlights of the January 6th House committee. 

19 million bottles’ worth of baby formula set to arrive next month:  Approximately 750,000 cans of Danone formula — equivalent to roughly 19 million 8-ounce bottles — will be imported from the company’s facility in Ireland and is expected to be sold at major US retailers in July.

The formula may not be suitable for infants who are born prematurely, those at risk for iron deficiencies, or who have a low birth weight, the agency warned.

The import is part of the Biden administration’s ongoing “Operation Fly Formula” to address a nationwide shortage of baby formula that has left parents scrambling to find it.

Sports

Penn State women’s track and field student-athlete Victoria Tachinski has been named a second team Academic All-American.

Men’s basketball fifth-year senior John Harrar and women’s volleyball senior Jonni Parker have been selected as Penn State’s 2021-22 recipients of the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor.

Legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady is praising his longtime teammate Rob Gronkowski after the star tight end announced his second retirement on Tuesday.  Brady posted a tribute to Gronkowski on Instagram, calling the four-time Super Bowl champion “Teammate, friend, brother.”  Brady wrote “Nobody has ever embodied the idea of ‘leaving it all out on the field’ like Rob has throughout his entire career.”

MLB – The Pirates over the Cubs, 7-1. Texas shutout the Phillies, 7-0.