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Friday, Sept. 8

Danelo Cavalcante is seen in images from a Longwood Gardens trail camera on Monday, Sept. 4, 2023. (Source: Pa. State Police)

• Thunderstorms cause power outages: More than 2,000 Lancaster County homes were left in the dark Thursday evening, PPL said. (Source: ABC 27)  

• Advocates concerned about treatment of prison inmate: Amanda Brown says her boyfriend Jamail Robertson, 26, has schizophrenia, and is being subject to discipline, including restrictive housing and tasing, that is worsening his condition. An advocate with the group Have a Heart has made inquiries. (Source: LNP)

• Longwood Gardens closes amid hunt for prison escapee: Danelo Cavalcante was spotted on the garden’s surveillance cameras and is believed to be in the area. (Source: WGAL

• Hearings on education spending to begin next week: The state legislature’s Basic Education Funding Commission is charged with designing an equitable funding scheme that passes constitutional muster. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Local Starbucks union election certified: The National Labor Relations Board recognized the vote by staff at the East Lampeter Township outlet, making it the first unionized Starbucks in Lancaster County. (Source: LNP)

• Investors complete purchase of former library building: A trio of business partners affiliated with St. James Episcopal Church bought the property next door at 125 N. Duke St. for $3.2 million. Following renovations, the church plans to use some of the space, with the rest repurposed for office or hospitality use. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Musk bio says he deactivated satellites to thwart Ukrainian counterattack on Russian navy. (Source: NBC News) Peter Navarro found guilty for defying Jan. 6 subpoena. (Source: NPR) Russia stages elections in occupied Ukraine. (Source: UPI) Fifth Circuit stays ruling against Rio Grande barriers pending appeal. (Source: Texas Public Radio) Florida Supreme Court hears abortion case. (Source: AP) Danny Masterson sentenced to 30 years to life for rape. (Source: ABC News)