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Pa. Waited More Than 2 Years to Test Wells After Finding Nearby Contamination.

Free gunlocks in Centre amid rising suicides by gunfire.

A Centre County 911 cell tower was taken down after a 2021 inspection found it needed to be replaced.

The towers’ removal cost has jumped about $2,000 since then making the price tag about $11,000 total. The cost will reportedly be covered by the communications budget.

The U.S. Secret Service says it is willing to respond to Tuesday’s bombshell allegations made by a former White House aide. 

The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol Hill insurrection reconvened Tuesday for a hastily scheduled hearing that featured shocking testimony from Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson. She revealed how then-President Donald Trump and his inner circle were warned about the potential for violence on January 6, and how Trump wanted to join his supporters during the riot. It was previously known that Trump wanted to go to the Capitol, but Hutchinson’s testimony established for the first time that people around Trump had advance knowledge of this plan. According to her testimony, Trump was so enraged at his Secret Service detail for blocking him from going to the Capitol that he lunged to the front of his presidential limo and tried to turn the wheel. After the testimony, a Secret Service official familiar with the matter told CNN that Tony Ornato, then-White House deputy chief of staff, denies telling Hutchinson that the former President had grabbed the wheel or an agent on his detail.

Police in a St. Paul, Minnesota suburb are looking for the person who shot a man inside a movie theater Tuesday night.  

The sentencing trial for the Parkland, Florida school shooter has its jury. 

Convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell is being sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping Jeffrey Epstein abuse underage girls.  One of her victims, Elizabeth Stein, was in the courtroom yesterday as Maxwell, dressed in blue prison scrubs, heard her fate.  Prosecutors had wanted Maxwell to be sentenced to between 30 and 55 years.  The judge recommended Maxwell serve her time at a women’s prison in Danbury, Connecticut. 

Sports

Penn State men’s and women’s swimming and diving were named College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Teams for the 2022 spring semester

The Penn State Athletics department will do a full reseat of all season ticket seat locations at the Bryce Jordan Center ahead of the 2022-23 Penn State men’s basketball season. The reseating process will take place in late August.

MLB –Washington defeated the Pirates, 3-1. The Braves over the Phillies, 5-3.