Pink fountain vandalized; BLM protests proceed in Gettysburg; extra: Good Morning, Pennsylvania

Pink fountain vandalized; BLM protests continue in Gettysburg; more: Good Morning, Pennsylvania

What you need to know for Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.


High: 67; Low: 43. Mostly cloudy.

Photo of the day

100-year-old George Ertzweiler of State College was part of an eight-member relay team during the Tussey Mountainback ultramarathon on Sunday. He’s with helpers Sue Reese, left, and Missy Quick, right. Photo by Grace Brennan, for


More cases: Pa. reported 2,200+ more coronavirus cases the past two days. The daily count has been over 1,000 for a week, similar to spring levels. Read more.

  • See also: Where Pa. stands among states

School closes: Students from Central Dauphin’s South Side Elementary will work remotely until Oct. 20 because of a staff member’s positive virus case. Read more.

  • See also: How central Pa. schools notify parents

Karl Mattson

Karl Mattson of Gettysburg.
Dan Gleiter |

Today’s talkers

Gettysburg: Another battle continues in Gettysburg with frequent Black Lives Matter gatherings. “My feeling is that this is the nation’s most sacred place, and it should be a celebration of emancipation and freedom,” a retired college chaplain says. Read more.

Harrisburg: Someone poured bubble bath or soap into the Capitol fountain, so it had to be drained. That ended the pink water for breast cancer awareness. Read more.

  • See also: Changes to Making Strides walk


Fatal crash: Anthony Williams, 66, had received his motorized wheelchair as a gift not long before he was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Harrisburg. His old one had been stolen, and strangers raised money to replace it. Read more.

Abandoned dog: People visiting a Dauphin County park found a dog locked inside a pet carrier. The animal is safe now, and police are investigating. Read more.

Penn State football strength and conditioning

Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford during a strength and conditioning session on March 4, 2020.
Joe Hermitt |


QB force: To make the playoffs, the Nittany Lions will need more out of starting quarterback Sean Clifford, and they’ll have to have it from the start. Read more.

  • See also: Kickoff time for season opener

Seahawks QB: Seattle’s Russell Wilson is the best QB out there, not the “best black quarterback.” Those kinds of conversations are over, David Jones says. Read more.

  • See also: High school rankings

A tour of of Cellblock 3, also called the Hospital Block at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia

A tour of Cellblock 3, also called the Hospital Block at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.
Sean Simmers |, fileSean Simmers |

In brief

Pa. spot is among country’s most haunted | Pa. fall foliage bucket list | Carnival cancels November cruises | ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ author coming to Harrisburg area | Carlisle menswear store closes after 100+ years | Governor on racist attack of Pa.’s second lady | Lumber company opens career center | Pence was unaware of fly |


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