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Monday, July 17

Some of the dogs rescued from a home in Effort, Pa. (Source: Pa. SPCA)

• Lancaster SPCA helps to resettle dogs from Monroe County rescue: Enforcement personnel recovered some 170 dogs after their owner passed away in Effort. About a dozen came to Lancaster, pushing the local kennel above capacity. (Source: WGAL)

• Local commutes getting longer: The average The average travel time to work for Lancaster County residents is 23.3 minutes as of 2021, up 1.4 minutes since 2010. (Source: LNP)

• Hotel evacuates after spill of pool chemical: An acid used for pH balancing was spilled Sunday afternoon at Sleep Inn & Suites in Mountville. One staff member was treated for injuries and the pool remains off limits. (Source: CBS 21)

• Code Orange Air Alert declared: Wildfire smoke is making central Pennylvania’s air potentially unhealthy for sensitive populations. (Source: ABC 27)

• LNP identifies man sought by FBI for Jan. 6 actions: Four people who know retired attorney Robert LoBue identified him in images of a protest outside then state House Speaker Bryan Cutler’s house in December 2020 and in a crowd toppling a barricade during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Russia blames Ukraine for attack on Crimean Bridge. (Source: UPI) Russia suspends initiative allowing Ukraine to export grain. (Source: CNBC) Five dead, two missing in flooding near Philadelphia. (Source: CNN) Heat wave scorches Mediterranean. (Source: AP) Rembrandt portraits fetch $14.2 million at auction. (Source: CNN)