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Friday, March 3

Alex Murdaugh is seen in a January 2023 mugshot. (Source: Colleton County Sheriff’s Office)

• Teacher’s aide accused of making threats: Police say Naomi Wenger, 20, called in threats by phone while at Martic Elementary School on Feb. 23. (Source: WGAL)

• Lebanon County man charged in Jan. 6 Capitol attack: The FBI arrested Cameron Hess, 26, of Cleona, on Thursday. He is charged with is charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers or employees, obstruction of law enforcement during a civil disorder, and other offenses. (Source: CBS 21)

• Gov. Shapiro’s budget to propose hiring incentives for police, nurses, teachers: A tax credit of up to $2,500 a year for three years would be offered. (Source: WITF | AP)

• Hershey’s Women’s History Month ad features trans woman: The ad, aired in Canada, is for limited-edition “SHE” chocolate bars. (Source: Fox 43)

• State working to distribute fentanyl test strips: Now that the strips have been decriminalized, officials hope their use will reduce drug overdoses. (Source: CBS 21)

• Nation/world: Convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh faces sentencing today. (Source: NPR) East Palestine residents confront Norfolk Southern officials, EPA. (Source: CBS News) Justice Department: Trump shouldn’t be shielded from Jan. 6 lawsuits. (Source: ABC News) Tennessee restricts drag shows. (Source: UPI) Belarus sentences Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski to prison. (Source: AP)