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COVID shots for kids under 5 now available in PA.

PA lawmaker wants Penn State to reveal location of Joe Paterno statue. Or risk losing money.

Penn State Executive Vice President and Provost Nick Jones will step down from his position on Aug. 15th.

An email scam targeted the Somerset County Treasurer’s office leaving police with questions as they investigate the loss of more than $11,000.

The official start of summer this week has been marked by triple-digit temperatures across much of the southern US. On Wednesday, more than 20 million Americans across 16 states were under heat alerts and some cities shattered decades-old records. Macon, Georgia, reached 105 degrees, beating the previous record of 101 degrees set in 1925. New heat records were also set in Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina. And unfortunately, meteorologists say there’s no relief in sight. The heat in the South and the Plains is expected to continue to build through the weekend with much of the region expected to set more records in the coming days, the National Weather Service said. On the other hand, severe storms are expected to dump several inches of rain in some parts of the Southwest today. 

The January 6 committee investigating the insurrection at the US Capitol plans to draw attention today to former President Donald Trump’s effort to use the Justice Department to bolster his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Three top officials who led the Justice Department in the final days of the Trump administration will testify at today’s hearing about how the former President and his allies sought to enlist the department to give their baseless fraud allegations credibility, according to committee aides. The officials will also make a case that Trump considered replacing the acting attorney general with an official who bought into his claims of fraud, committee aides said. Separately, the Justice Department has subpoenaed the Georgia Republican Party chairman for information related to the Trump campaign’s fake elector scheme.

For the first time the U.S. government is investigating the impact of its former Indian boarding school policies. 

The House came up short Wednesday and failed to pass a bill that would create a communications network to alert people about an active shooter. 

The chairman of the Federal Reserve claims the nation’s central bank is doing everything possible to curb runaway inflation. 

A house that was home for a quarter of a century for one of Kentucky’s most beloved couples is on the market.  The Shelbyville home that belonged to Colonel Harlan Sanders and his wife, Claudia, is up for sale.  The founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Colonel Sanders built the home and a restaurant — named the Claudia Sanders Dinner House — to honor his wife, who many say was instrumental to his success.  The family lived in the home — known as Blackwood Hall — from 1959 until 1984.  The asking price for the home is not listed.

Sports

Seven Penn State track and field student-athletes will represent the Nittany Lions on the national stage this weekend. 

Penn State Athletics announced senior wrestler Nick Lee and softball senior pitcher Bailey Parshall have been selected as the 2021-22 Male and Female Athletes of the Year.

Penn State men’s track and field student-athlete Connor McMenamin has been named a third team Academic All-American.

MLB – The Cubs embarassed the Pirates, 14-5. The Phillies lost to Texas, 4-2

NHL – The Avalanche edged the Lighning, 3-2 to take a commanding 3 games to 1 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals. Colorado needs just one more win to becomes Stanley Cup champions.