Heat wave; wine festival; casino cash: Good Morning, Pennsylvania

What you have to know today, Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

High: 94; Low: 76. Mainly sunny.

The 10th Annual Dauphin County BrewFest at Fort Hunter Park recently included over 50 craft beers, food, vendors and music. (Photo by Vicki Vellios Briner, for PennLive.com)Vicki Vellios Briner | Special for PennLive

It’s hot : We’re in the middle of a heat wave in central Pennsylvania this week, but it’s still (slightly) cooler here than in normally temperate Britain.

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Accident costs: A judge has dismissed third-degree murder charges against a Mechanicsburg-area driver who police say caused a fatal crash on I-81 that killed two children in his vehicle.

Shock arrest: David Sinopoli worked in a family business where everyone knew each other. Or at least they thought they did. His colleagues were shocked by his arrest this week in the death and sexual assault of a 19-year-old in 1975.

Casino revenue: Pennsylvania casinos earned $5 billion (yes, with a B) in the year ending June 30. It’s a record.

Paxton Street Commons

Qdoba Mexican Grill, at Paxton Street Commons in Swatara Township, has closed. (Dan Gleiter | dgleiter@pennlive.com)

Closure of the restaurant: The only Qdoba Mexican Grill in the immediate Harrisburg area has closed. He had been on Paxton Street in Swatara Township since 2013, but the company did not say why he came out. However, a major road project is planned in the region.

  • See also: Opening of an Italian restaurant and a wine bar

Must eat: Food & Wine has released its list of must-try foods from each state. Pennsylvania, however, is not only a plate.

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Local origin: The Mountain Wine Festival will be held this weekend at Jim Thorpe. All participating wineries are family owned and sourced from their own vineyards.

  • See also: Central Pa. producer set to release ‘specialty wine’
Harrisburg native Chance Westry announces commitment to college

Chance Westry, college basketball freshman and Harrisburg native, announced his commitment to Auburn University on Oct. 31, 2021. (Vicki Vellios Briner | Special for PennLive, File)Vicki Vellios Briner | Special for PennLive

How to watch: Harrisburg native Chance Westry is set to make his basketball debut for the Auburn Tigers. You can see it live.

Madden and Micah: Harrisburg’s Dallas Cowboy Micah Parsons made his commercial debut for the “Madden 23” game.

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Mastriano Watch Festival

Not in. Doug Mastriano, the GOP candidate for governor. (Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com, file)