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Monday, Oct. 3

Octoraro Lake. (Source: Aqua Pennsylvania)

• Statistics indicate poverty declined locally in 2021: The decline was due primarily to a temporary expansion of the child tax credit, and between higher inflation and the expansion’s expiration, nonprofits say community need in 2022 remains high. (Source: LNP)

• State legislation targets insurers’ power over health care decisions: A bill now under negotiation would create a standard framework when insurers require “prior authorization” for treatments. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Pa. Supreme Court Chief Justice Max Baer dead at 74: A memorial service has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Duquesne University for Baer, who died Friday. (Source: CBS 21)

• Fight over Chester County water privatization could affect lake access: Private company Aqua Pennsylvania is seeking to buy the Chester Water Authority, which owns and manages Octoraro Lake. (Source: LNP)

• Scammers impersonating state troopers: State police are warning the public about thieves threatening individuals with arrest unless they send them gift cards. The threats are being made by phone, email and social media. (Source CBS 21)

• Nation/world: Search and rescue efforts continue in wake of Hurricane Ian. (Source: CNN) Supreme Court begins new term. (Source: NBC News) Britain scraps regressive tax cuts amid backlash. (Source: UPI) Swede wins Nobel Prize in medicine for genomic research into human origins. (Source: USA Today) Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather dead at 75. (Source: CBS News)