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News: Thursday, July 8

(Source: North Star Initative)

(Source: North Star Initative)


Lancaster nonprofit expands services for human trafficking survivors: The North Star Initiative received a $61,000 check from the Elevate Investing Group and Win This Fight, Stop Human Trafficking Now to build a new facility to help women further their education and receive counseling. (Source: ABC 27)

Pa. Sen. Doug Mastriano opens election audit plan: Sen. Mastriano, R-Franklin, issued letters to three counties Wednesday, giving officials there a sweeping information request, with the threat of subpoenas for holdouts who do not respond affirmatively by July’s end. (Source: WITF)

Man charged with vandalizing Lancaster Christopher Columbus statue: Francisco Rodriguez, Jr. has been charged with damaging the statue and is accused of several other accounts of vandalism. (Source: WGAL)

Arrest made in 14-year Baby Mary Anne cold case: On Wednesday, investigators announced the arrest of Tara Brazzle in California in connection to a cold case where a newborn was killed and left in a dumpster behind the Lancaster YMCA in 2007. (Source: CBS 21)

National/world roundup: Global Covid-19 death toll hits 4 million. (Source: UPI) Spectators banned from Tokyo Olympics after state of emergency declaration. (Source: AP) Biden to speak about swift U.S. pullout from Afghanistan. (Source: Reuters) Tropical Storm Elsa leaves 30 million under storm watch, 1 dead in Florida. (Source: USA Today)