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Friday, June 16

This screenshot from PennDOT’s livestream shows repair work on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia on Friday, June 16, 2023. (Source: PennDOT)

• Statewide drought watch declared: The Department of Environmental Protection is asking residents to conserve water by, for example, taking shorter showers, watering lawns less and repairing household leaks. (Source: ABC 27) Locally, fire chiefs indicate they’re inclined to recommend keeping the county’s burn ban in place. (Source: LNP)

• Lancaster cyclists participate in Ride Across America: The event raises money for Zoe International to prevent child trafficking. (Source: LNP)

• Livestream shows progress on I-95 repairs: The online video is available on the PennDOT website. (Source: Fox 43)

• Stakeholders hope Celebrate Lancaster resets image of Binns Park, Ewell Plaza: Business owners say foot traffic has been impacted by concerns over drug use and disruptive behavior. (Source: LNP)

• Pa. House passes bills to increase phone fees to support 911, 988: The monthly fee to support 911 would increase from $1.65 to $1.97, while a new 6-cent fee would support 988. (Source: WGAL)

• Nation/world: Judge orders attorneys to begin security clearance process for Trump trial. (Source: CNN) Three dead in Texas tornado. (Source: AP) FDA advisers back updated Covid-19 vaccinations for fall. (Source: NPR) Nine women sue Bill Cosby, alleging assaults. (Source: ABC News) Texas bans transgender women in college sport. (Source: UPI)