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Thursday, Aug. 4

Lancaster city police and children from The Mix are collaborating on a community garden. (Source: Lancaster Bureau of Police)

• Heat advisory issued: Highs will hit the mid-90s today, with humidity pushing the heat index above 100. (Source: CBS 21)

• State’s election funding comes with strings that have some counties thinking twice: Some small counties are hesitating to apply for their share of the funding (Lancaster County is not among them), because the new rules would place additional strain on their limited staffs. (Source: WHYY)

• Lancaster police partner with The Mix on garden project: The community garden near the police station brings children and officers together and teaches lessons about healthy eating. (Source: ABC 27)

• Turnpike tolls to rise again: The 5% hike in 2023 will be the 15th straight annual increase. (Source: WITF)

• Man sentenced for Lancaster Visitor Center fire: Brandon Walburn, 32, of York, pleaded guilty to arson and will serve 1 1/2 to 4 years. (Source: WGAL)

• Nation/world: China fires missiles after Pelosi’s Taiwan visit. (Source: UPI) Cross-examination exposes Alex Jones’ lies about Sandy Hook. (Source: CNN) Senate approves NATO membership for Finland, Sweden. (Source: NPR) Records from lawsuit show extent of sexual abuse in Mormon church. (Source: AP)