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Thursday, Feb. 22

The aftermath of the Fern Hollow Bridge collapse in Pittsburgh in January 2022. (Source: NTSB)

• Pa. lawmakers discuss higher-ed funding: The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is seeking an additional $38 million to maintain a six-year tuition freeze. (Source: WGAL)

• Small business partners with IU-13: The company Happiness Is … Granola provides job training to deaf students. It also fundraises for local nonprofts every February. (Source: WITF | LNP)

• Preservationist wants to save 160-year-old Manheim Township barn: The Hoober-Eby barn on Lititz Pike is listed as a historic resource but is being neglected, Ben Webber says. (Source: WGAL)

• Local home prices dipped in January: The median sale price dipped 4.6% to $310,000 and the number of houses newly offered for sale rose 43% to 363. (Source: LNP)

• Negligence led to 2022 Pittsburgh bridge collapse: The Fern Hollow Bridge was properly designed and built, but city officials repeatedly failed to maintain it, the National Transportation Safety Board found. (Source: WESA)

• Nation/world: Alabama’s largest hospital halts IVF after ruling. (Source: NPR) Biden calls Putin a ‘crazy SOB.’ (Source: NBC News) Russo-Ukrainian war entering its third year. (Source: CNN) Cell phone networks report large-scale outages. (Source: NBC News) Trump seeks to delay fraud payout. (Source: CNN) MyPillow CEO Liddell ordered to pay $5 million contest prize. (Source: UPI) Beyonce becomes first Black woman to top country charts. (Source: CBS News)