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Friday, March 29

Hersheypark (Source: Provided)

• DA: Lancaster bomb threat originated outside U.S.: Local investigators are working with the FBI to identify who sent the email threat that shut down a drag story hour at the Lancaster Public Library and disrupted the city’s downtown on Saturday. (Source: CBS 21)

• Environmental groups file legal challenge to Cuffs Run dam: A petition asking federal regulators to deny a preliminary permit application was filed by Lancaster Conservancy, Susquehanna National Heritage Area, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County and Chesapeake Bay Foundation. (Source: LNP)

• Elizabethtown College students participate in reentry simulation: The exercise illustrates the complexity and challenges that face people exiting prison. (Source: ABC 27)

• Counties struggle with cost of youth ‘complex cases’: Youth who need 24/7 care and psychiatric treatment can cost $3,000 a day or more, officials said. (Source: CBS 21)

• Hersheypark opens today for 2024: This is the amusement park’s 118th year. (Source: ABC 27)

• Nation/world: Sam Bankman-Fried sentenced to 25 years for FTX fraud. (Source: NBC News) Biden administration approves $60 million for Francis Scott Key bridge rebuilding. (Source: UPI) 45 dead in South African bus crash. (Source: CNN) Biden nets $25 million at campaign fundraiser. (Source: NPR) Applications to Harvard down 5%. (Source: CNN) Beyoncé releases ‘Cowboy Carter.’ (Source: USA Today)