Mother’s Day road trip ideas; mom-son serves at the State House; more: Hello, Pennsylvania

What you need to know for Friday, May 7, 2021.

Today’s weather

High: 64; Low: 44. Rain today and much of the weekend.

Photo of the day

Changes to Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg include new seating, updated designs, and a nearby Zeroday Brewing Co. outpost in the lobby. Photo by Sean Simmers,

Mothers’ Day

Like mother, like son: Reps Snowy and Ryan Mackenzie are believed to be Pa’s first mother-son combo to serve in the same room at the same time. Read more.

  • See also: Holiday was created by a Pennsylvanian

Flowery trips: Harrisburg is within a day’s reach of many great public gardens, including America’s best in the Philadelphia, New York, and DC areas. Read more.

  • See also: Events, directives in wine estates
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Ashley Taylor had three sons, including Carter, pictured here. Taylor was found dead in the Susquehanna River on Monday, May 3, 2021, aged 32. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Taylor’s family)

Today’s speakers

Questions: Family and friends mourn a woman whose body was found in the Susquehanna River. While she had struggled with addiction, they say, she would not have gone into the water on purpose. Read more.

Dirty water: Capital Region Water dumped 584 million gallons of untreated sewage into the Susquehanna River last year. The public service and the city are continued. Read more.

Fewer cases: The number of counties with a significant spread of COVID-19 fell this week to 44. Learn more.


Packages are passed on a conveyor belt before receiving a shipping label at Amazon in Shakopee, Minnesota (Anthony Souffle / Minneapolis Star Tribune / TNS)TNS

It’s strange

Dear: A 4-year-old New Yorker boy ordered nearly $ 3,000 worth of non-refundable SpongeBob SquarePants popsicles on Amazon. Read more.

Claim: A Midwestern couple flew to Barbados for a vacation, but the newly married man came home with worms buried in his feet. Read more.

PSU sports

Football mailbag: The Nittany Lions are going to have to find a way to bring more five-star players to State College. Read more.

Caravan in place: Penn State will be hosting a virtual Coaches Caravan event this summer. Twelve coaches will speak for three nights. Read more.

In short

Court to Review Maryland’s Topless Beach Ban grilled dog at home in Pennsylvania was rescued from China | Where to get the mail-in ballots for the May primary | Lyme disease found in nearly 40% of ticks in Pennsylvania | Man gave teenage ‘morning-after pill’ after rape: police | Man trapped against gas pump by hit-and-run driver dies |

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