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News: Wednesday, Dec. 9

The U.S. Supreme Court. (Source: SCOTUS Blog)

The U.S. Supreme Court. (Source: SCOTUS Blog)
The U.S. Supreme Court. (Source: SCOTUS Blog)


Supreme Court rejects GOP bid to stop Biden's election win in Pa.: The high court refused without comment to question the state's certification process. (Source: AP)

State social service programs expected to shoulder the weight as federal unemployment programs end this month: Even though federal Covid-19 unemployment benefits end Dec. 31, Pa. Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller said that state services like children's healthcare and low-income energy assistance are ready to take on the influx of applicants. (Source: WGAL)

Steinman Foundation pledges $1.5 million toward College Ave. affordable apartments: The grant will help renovate the former St. Joseph Hospital building into a 64-unit apartment complex for those with incomes ranging from $11,000 to $45,000. The United Disabilities Services Foundation has also pledged $750,000 with the stipulation that 12 of the units be accessible for people who use wheelchairs or have visual, hearing or intellectual impairments. (Source: WGAL)

One man dead after overnight hostage situation in Manheim Township: Manheim Township Police, state police and Lancaster County Special Emergency Response Team all responded to the situation at Sunnybrook Townhomes, which ended with one man fatally shooting himself. Police were on the scene from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. this morning. (Source: ABC 27)

National/world roundup: White House proposes $916 billion Covid-19 relief package. (Source: UPI) GOP may wait until January to say Biden won. (Source: AP) Trump vows to intervene in Texas election case before Supreme Court. (Source: Reuters) UK cautions those prone to allergic reactions to not receive the new Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: USA Today) UAE announces Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine has 86% efficacy. (Source: Reuters)