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Friday, Oct. 28

Community members assist with a dig at Camp Security in York County in this file photo. (Source: Friends of Camp Security)

• Lawmakers recess without passing mental health funding plan: The 2022-23 budget included $100 million to boost resources, but it has yet to be allocated. (Source: Capital-Star)

Pa. House Republicans challenge State Department to clarify ‘non-verified’ ballot procedures: The department’s online records indicate that more than 240,000 mail-in ballot applications are non-verified, meaning there is a mismatch between its ID data and the data on file. In a letter, the representatives say they should be set aside until voters provide matching ID. Department officials say the actual number is around 7,600. (Source: CBS 21)

• Archaeologists locate remains of Revolutionary War prison camp in York: The team says it’s found the stockade of Camp Security, where more than 1,200 English, Scottish and Canadian captives were detained. (Source: AP)

• Penn State cancels Center for Racial Justice: University President Neeli Bendapudi said the university will support existing initiatives instead. Sources said Bendapudi privately cited cost concerns as Penn State grapples with a significant budget deficit. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Lancaster County family receives free roof: The Exterior Co. is giving away a roof replacement to a needy household for every 1,000 installations. (Source: ABC 27)

• Nation/world: Elon Musk completes acquisition of Twitter. (Source: UPI) Appeals court denies Trump appeal to shield tax returns from Congress. (Source: CBS News) Speaker Pelosi’s husband attacked in break-in. (Source: AP) Former Philly deputy accused of trafficking guns used in school shooting. (Source: ABC News) Barilla sued over Italian-themed marketing. (Source: NPR)