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Friday, Sept. 15

Fentanyl test strip (Source: National Harm Reduction Coalition)

• Cold case suspect arrested in Dominican Republic: Officials nabbed Carl Hunter Sr., who is accused of stabbing Michael Evans to death in Lancaster in 2009. (Source: ABC 27)

• Gov. Shapiro’s office launches public texting number: Starting Monday, the governor and his communications team will send and receive messages at (717) 788-8990. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Make-a-Wish Truck Convoy raised 2nd most money ever: The Mother’s Day event brought in $553,838 in 2023. (Source: WGAL)

• Climate Shift Index links heat waves to climate change: The index suggests that eight of the Harrisburg area’ high-temperature days this summer would have been half as likely to occur absent global warming. (Source: StateImpact PA)

• Pa. faces shortage of fentanyl test strips: They are in high demand among nonprofits seeking to prevent overdoses. (Source: CBS 21)

• Nation/world: United Auto Workers union launches strike. (Source: ABC News) Death toll in Libyan floods pass 11,000. (Source: AP) Senators seek details on whether Musk disabled Starlink to thwart Ukrainian military. (Source: NBC News) Hunter Biden indicted on gun charges. (Source: NBC News) Judge grants Trump a temporary stay in fraud lawsuit. (Source: CBS News) Hurricane Lee nears New England coast. (Source: CNN) Kim Davis ordered to pay $100,000 for marriage license denials. (Source: NPR)