What you need to know today, Monday 21st November 2022.
High: 47; Low: 26. Sunny.
Opioid Crisis: It’s been five years since the state declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. However, fatal overdoses have risen back to their previous peaks.
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Housing for dialer: A judge has recommended civil contempt penalties against the Fulton County government after it secretly allowed a third party to copy data from voting machines used in the 2020 election lost by former President Donald Trump.
Place to play: The Urban Air Adventure Park is scheduled to open in late 2023 or early 2024 next to Petsmart in Swatara Municipality. It takes over a long-vacant space that previously housed a movie theater and Gingerbread Man restaurant.
Forbidden Plant: Burning bush, a landscape shrub popular for its red fall foliage, has been classified as invasive by the state Department of Agriculture. It will no longer be sold in Pennsylvania as of January.
Thanksgiving: The Harrisburg area has several new bars and restaurants that revelers will want to try on Wednesday, a traditionally busy night.
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Holiday shopping: If you are planning to shop on Thanksgiving, some stores will be open. Many have chosen to remain closed. On Black Friday, these are the opening hours of Bass Pro, Walmart, Target and other stores.
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Suspicious teenager: A 16-year-old girl accused of murdering her disabled sister as an adult is being held in a juvenile facility. Why?
- See also: Judges can dismiss charges against “incompetent” individuals
Nurse asks: A former UPMC emergency room nurse has pleaded guilty after she sexually assaulted two patients and secretly admitted hundreds of others, including minors, at a Carlisle facility.
- See also: A man from Central Pa. used Facebook to try to meet up with teen for sex: police
Animal Fees: A Franklin County woman has been charged with animal cruelty and neglect after 25 cats were found in her home.
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Penn State Soccer: Penn State easily beat Rutgers on Saturday. Next up is the Senior Day game against Michigan State.
High School Champions: The Boiling Springs High School State Class A field hockey team ended the season as the state’s only undefeated team.
NFL: The Eagles beat the Colts by a point. The Steelers weren’t so lucky against the Bengals, however. The Ravens outplayed the Panthers and the Cowboys easily beat the Vikings.