Book bans; governor’s race; cashless park: Good Morning, Pennsylvania

What you need to know today, Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

High: 81; Low: 63. Mostly cloudy, rain.

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Big33 practice

Mehki Flowers, front, runs a drill at Big 33 football practice on Saturday. (Photo by Grace Brennan, PennLive.com)

Book bans: Cumberland Valley School District has received formal requests to pull three books from its library system. They are all coming-of-age novels that include discussions of sex, drugs, suicide, and other adolescent struggles.

Out, in: Republican Jake Corman, the state Senate president pro tempore, was planning to drop out of the governor’s race, but a conversation with Donald Trump convinced him to stay in.

  • See also: Here’s the candidate Trump’s not endorsing

Cashless park: The Lancaster County amusement park Dutch Wonderland and Cartoon Network Hotel have announced they will go cashless beginning April 16. They join Hersheypark and Dorney Park.

PEEPS

Boxes of marshmallow Peeps are lined up at the Just Born factory in Bethlehem, Pa. (AP Photo/Rick Smith, File)AP

Bunny sightings: Ahead of Easter this week, bunny visits and egg hunts are being held in central Pa.

  • See also: Which Easter candy is the favorite in Pa.?

COVID tests: Testing for the coronavirus before visiting friends and family, especially those who are immunocompromised or the elderly, is the safest way to visit.

Fatal crash: The driver that caused a crash on I-81 Monday, killing a man working on a disabled truck along the road, is a Cumberland County police officer.

On the run: Six months after a central Pa. field hockey coach was charged with sexually assaulting teens, police say he’s still a fugitive.

Skill games advocate: Former Penn State and NFL linebacker LaVar Arrington met with members of the Ephraim Slaughter American Legion Post 733 and advocated for skill games, saying they help veterans in the community financially.

  • Podcast: Blue-White Breakdown

Commanders issues: A U.S. House committee says the Washington Commanders engaged in potentially unlawful financial conduct, and the NFL plans to investigate.

Gas prices

FILE – Gas prices at a station in Long Beach, Calif., last month. Americans are facing the highest inflation in four decades. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)AP

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