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Friday, Jan. 5

The actual Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins do not feature the carved-out faces depicted on the packaging. (Source: Cynthia Kelly v. The Hershey Co.)

• Agriculture Department searches farm: Officials said Michigan and New York notified it about illnesses stemming from raw milk products from Miller’s Organic Farm in Upper Leacock Township. (Source: LNP)

• County Prison investigating inmate death: Michael James Owens, 54, was found unresponsive on Thursday. (Source: CBS 21)

• Advocates seek $2 billion ‘down payment’ on education funding: The Education Law Center, which won Pennsylvania’s “fair funding” lawsuit, said it would consider renewed legal action if adequate progress isn’t made. (Source: Capital Star)

• County backs coroner in effort to block release of minor’s name: It is fighting an Office of Open Records ruling that it must release the name of a 3-year-old shot and killed last fall. (Source: WITF | LNP)

• Winter storm bears down: Up to 2 inches of snow is predicted for Lancaster County, with snow shifting to rain by Saturday afternoon. (Source: WGAL)

• Nation/world: U.S. added 216,000 jobs in December. (Source: UPI) Tesla recalls 1.6 million vehicles. (Source: AP) Woman sues Hershey, alleging misleading packaging. (Source: NPR) Former Capitol police officer running for Congress. (Source: ABC News) One dead, 5 injured in Iowa school shooting. (Source: CBS News) GOP hardliners threaten partial government shutdown over border demands. (Source: Washington Post)