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Today is the traditional getaway day for many people heading into the July 4 holiday weekend

The People’s Choice Festival Of Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts in Centre County will move to a new location this year.

The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center opened its new 15,000-square-foot expansion area Thursday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Soon, a shorter version of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will be available for use when the number 988 will be added as a direct link to suicide prevention and crisis support. Beginning on July 16, anyone who dials 988 will be directly connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Bellefonte-area woman charged with child endangerment in newborn’s death.

The Supreme Court ended its blockbuster term on Thursday with two major opinions on climate change and immigration. The court dealt a huge blow to the Biden administration by curbing the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to broadly regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants. But in a win for the White House, the court gave President Joe Biden the green light to end the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” immigration policy, which allows officials to send non-Mexican migrants to Mexico to await their US immigration court hearings. These rulings come as the conservative Supreme Court continues to transform the legal landscape around an assortment of hot-button issues, including abortion, gun rights, and religious liberty.

Several deputies are injured and at least one death is being reported in a shooting in Eastern Kentucky. 

Ketanji Brown Jackson is the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Federal prosecutors are identifying the four men suspected in the deaths of 53 illegal immigrants in South Texas.

Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson reportedly got threatening messages from Trump allies before testifying to the House January 6th committee.  Multiple reports say Hutchinson was one of two witnesses who received intimidating messages described by committee co-chair Liz Cheney during this week’s hearing.  One of those messages said,  “A person let me know you have your deposition tomorrow,” and “he wants me to let you know that he’s thinking about you” and “he knows you’re going to do the right thing.”  Some committee members are calling the messages witness tampering.

Sports

UCLA and USC are officially leaving the Pac-12 for the BIG-10.  Both schools confirmed the move late Thursday.  The school’s will officially join the conference in 2024, with the realignment applying to all sports.  USC released a statement today saying the move would be effective August 2nd, 2024 so that both universities could stay in the Pac-12 for the “duration of the Pac-12’s existing media rights agreements.”

MLB –The Pirates defeated the Nationals, 8-7. The Phillies over the Braves, 14-4.