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Monday, Aug. 8

A Rendering of Penn State Health’s Lancaster Medical Center, under construction in East Hempfield Township. (Source: Penn State Health)

• Heat advisory issued: The heat index, which measures temperature and humidity, is expected to exceed 100 across southcentral Pennsylvania. (Source: CBS 21)

• Penn State Health hospital to open Oct. 3: Officials say the 132-bed, $375 million facility in East Hempfield Township will complement Hershey Medical Center and be more convenient for Lancaster County patients. (Source: LNP)

• School districts add mental health resources: Advocates say students are under increasing stress. (Source: CBS 21)

• School bus company struggling to hire: Shultz Transportation in Lancaster County says it needs about 30 drivers to start the year. It raised wages, will pay for training and offers a $2,000 sign-on bonus. (Source: WGAL)

• Mennonite Disaster Service assists victims of Kentucky flooding: The organization is scouting locations for supplies and personnel. (Source: ABC 27)

• Nation/world: Senate passes sweeping tax, climate bill. (Source: USA Today) Bidens to tour Kentucky flood damage. (Source: UPI) White House, Eli Lilly condemn Indiana abortion ban. (Source: AP) Former guerilla Petro sworn in as Colombia’s president. (Source: AP) North Carolina sheriff stocks schools with AR-15 rifles. (Source: NBC News)