5 things you need to know: Monday, March 7

The groundhog may have been right.

This week the Midstate could see near-record warmth. Here’s what to expect. Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow last month which according to German legend means an early spring.

Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died.

She was 94 years old. According to an assistant, she passed Sunday at her home in Bel-Air, California, of congestive heart failure.

Governor Tom Wolf is expected to raise minimum wage today, for some.

He’s expected to sign an executive order at 2:30 p.m. that would raise the minimum wage for state government workers and employees of state contractors to $10.15 an hour.

Two firefighters remain hospitalized after an Adams County house explosion.

It happened Friday and over the weekend, investigators said the explosion was an “isolated incident.” They inspected the system in the neighborhood around the home and say everything is “operating safely.”

Grab a spoon — today is “National Cereal Day”

March 7 is National Cereal Day. According to the website, the invention of breakfast cereal in the mid-1800’s was to supplement a poor American diet packed with protein, booze and caffeine. For more fun cereal facts, click here.

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