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Monday, Jan. 8

Hershey Bear Ethen Frank lofts himself over a pile of stuffed animals during the Teddy Bear toss on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024. (Source: Hershey Bears)

• With public funding limited, local libraries struggle: Municipal support accounts for 37% of library budgets in Lancaster County, versus an average of 60% statewide and 86% nationally. (Source: LNP)

• Hershey Bears hold record-setting Teddy Bear Toss: Fans donated more than 74,000 stuffed toys on Sunday, throwing them onto the ice after the team scored a goal. (Source: CBS 21)

• Local unemployment reaches 25-year low: Lancaster County’s November unemployment rate was just 2.3%, according to preliminary data. (Source: ABC 27)

• City homicide victim identified: Elliot Corbin, 19, of Lancaster, was shot and killed Saturday evening in the 400 block of South Prince Street. (Source: CBS 21)

• Wintry mix coming Tuesday: Rain and wind will intensify during the day, and there is a chance of flooding. (Source: WGAL)

• Nation/world: Israeli airstrike kills Hezbollah commander. (Source: AP) First U.S. lunar lander in decades launched. (Source: UPI) Defense Secretary faces backlash over hospitalization. (Source: USA Today) Congressional leaders agree on topline budget numbers. (Source: CNN) Hundreds of flights canceled following Alaska Airlines door blowout. (Source: CBS News) ‘Oppenheimer,’ ‘Succession’ win big at Golden Globes. (Source: Variety)