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Storm track

Sentinel photo by BRIAN COX Ice flows on the Juniata River pass beneath the railroad bridge Sunday morning in Lewistown. Single-digit temperatures were predicted to give way to a winter storm later in the day expected to bring several inches of snow to the area.

Officials identify Texas synagogue hostage taker

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities on Sunday identified a 44-year-old British national as the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue for 10 hours before an FBI SWAT team stormed the building, ending a tense standoff that President Joe Biden called “an act of ...

Businesses react to ruling against vax mandate

For companies that were waiting to hear from the U.S. Supreme Court before deciding whether to require vaccinations or regular coronavirus testing for workers, the next move is up to them. Many large corporations were silent on Thursday’s ruling by the high court to block a requirement ...

Scientists say to expect more virus variants after omicron

Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind advance practically ensures it won’t be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world. Every infection provides a chance for the virus to mutate, and omicron has an edge over its predecessors: It ...

Calendar

Editor’s note: The Sentinel offers nonprofit and other community organizations an opportunity to promote upcoming events for free in this community calendar for three days before the event. Events needing reservations also may be promoted for up to two weeks prior to the reservation ...

WINTER’s WORST

LEWISTOWN — Bitter cold followed by a large winter storm is expected to bring severe weather, including a range of five to nine inches of snow to the Juniata Valley this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. On Saturday, the high temperature is expected to be in the low 20s ...