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Things to know, May 28


PennLive will cover its first high school graduation in the midstate at 7 tonight at Bishop McDevitt High School. Our photographers will be covering 34 graduations this season – and one more prom!

An expert scuba diver vowed to search Memorial Lake in Lebanon County for Kortne Stouffer, who has been missing for almost two years. He says it is slow going to search the 85-acre lake and it will likely take him several more months.

The weather in the midstate is expected to continue to be rainy today. Cooler air is expected to arrive tonight, dropping temperatures on Thursday to a high of around 64.

The thunderstorm that swept through the midstate Tuesday afternoon wiped out most of the District 3 baseball and softball schedules. Six of the eight scheduled semifinals were postponed to today but … they may not happen today with rain in the forecast.

PennLive will cover a Commonwealth Court hearing today about a request for a preliminary injunction to stop Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to allow fracking in state parks and forests. Corbett announced the plan on Friday.

Dave Jones on the Phillies: “Only one upgrade will cure this organization: Improve the farm system. That’s not what anyone wants to hear because it’s not a quick fix. But this team is beyond quick fixes. The window for playoff baseball has closed and what we have is a long haul ahead.”

Jeremy Elliott’s “Sprint Car Unlimited” podcast posts today at noon.

PennLive’s latest food challenge also will launch this afternoon. Stay tuned to find out what tasty morsels we will be seeking.

John Micek, the Morning Coffee: “U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said this week that he wants to make it easier for former service members to sue Veterans Administration employees who willfully misrepresent, lie or misreport any aspect of any aspect of a patient’s health status.”

On May 31, 13-year-old composer and pianist Ethan Bortnick will perform at the Whitaker Center. Our Julia Hatmaker caught up with him between rehearsals.

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