What you need to know today, Thursday, May 26, 2022.
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High: 70; Low: 68. Mostly cloudy.
Mass shooting: The 19 children and two teachers killed Tuesday at a Texas school were all in the same classroom, officials say. Administrators say Pennsylvania schools practice rigorous security measures, as required by law.
- See also: Push to discuss gun bill blocked in Pa. House
No winner yet: The counting is still going on in Pa.’s Republican U.S. Senate primary. Mehmet Oz has a lead of fewer than 1,000 votes over David McCormick with an automatic recount ordered.
- See also: Can Pa. politics return to normal? | John Baer
Medical marijuana: Doctors can approve patients for the state’s medical marijuana program, but they are banned from advertising that power. Businesses aren’t.
Travel outlook: Gas is going to cost a lot more than normal this weekend, which ends with Memorial Day on Monday and unofficially kicks off summer. People aren’t staying home, though.
Events scheduled: Military ceremonies, parades and other events to mark Memorial Day are being held across central Pa.
Artsfest: Harrisburg will host Artsfest, an arts festival that includes food, music and children’s events, from Saturday to Monday. Some roads will be closed.
Flag shortage: Issues with suppliers mean counties won’t have enough flags to hand out for cemeteries this year.
Kaepernick tests: Could Colin Kaepernick be headed back to the NFL? The former San Francicso 49ers quarterback was to work out for a team yesterday.
Griner detained: WNBA star Brittney Griner’s wife is pleading to politicians to help free her from Russian detention after more than three months.