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Thursday, Aug. 17

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler poses with Dorian O’Connell and her children at Bomberger’s in Lititz on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2023. (Source: Dorian O’Connell)

• Lancaster Township to create police department: Manheim Township is ending its contract with its neighbor, citing staffing challenges. (Source: LNP)

• Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department swears in new chief: Chief Joshua Kilgore succeeds David Steffen, who retired this month. (Source: ABC 27)

• City Democratic Committee suspends two former City Council candidates: Tene Darby and Andre Gilbert are sanctioned through Dec. 1 for signing petitions supporting the independent City Council candidacy of Willie Shell, who is running against the committee’s endorsed choices. (Source: LNP)

• State releases Child Protective Services report: There were 60 substantiated child abuse fatalities in 2022, versus 58 in 2021. (Source: CBS 21)

• Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler spotted in Lititz: The rock singer posed for photos with a family at Bomberger’s. (Source: WGAL)

• Nation/world: Hawaii governor vows to block land grabs in wake of Maui devastation. (Source: NPR) 5th Circuit Court rules for tighter limits on mifepristone. (Source: ABC News) Texas woman charged with threatening judge in Trump case. (Source: CBS News) DA in Georgia seeks Trump trial date before Super Tuesday. (Source: UPI) Six dead in Western Pa. house explosion. (Source: USA Today) North Carolina Republicans override veto, ban gender affirming care for minors. (Source: AP)