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Thursday, July 20

227 W. James St., left, and 217-221 W. James St. Lombardo’s Restaurant plans to incorporate buildings on the right into its expansion but wants to demolish the one at left. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

• Legislator resigns, returning Pa. House to 101-101 tie: Democrat Sara Innamorato is leaving her seat in pursuit of her race for Allegheny County executive. A special election is scheduled for Sept. 19. (Source: City & State)

• Historical Commission again opposes house demolition for Lombardo’s Restaurant: New testimony about the poor condition of 227 W. James St. and plans for a community park there did not change the commission’s vote. The matter will now return to City Council. (Source: LNP)

• Board to vote today on State System tuition: Millersville University is one of the system’s 10 universities. (Source: ABC 27)

• Nonprofits oppose dam on Susquehanna River: The Lancaster Conservancy, Susquehanna National Heritage Area and other groups say the Cuffs Run Pumped Storage Project in York County will destroy the riverfront environment. (Source: WGAL)

• Judge says warrant error doesn’t indicate systemic problems: Kirsten O’Connell, 20, was jailed July 4 on a bench warrant that had been dismissed. No system can completely eliminate human error, President Judge David Ashworth said. (Source: LNP)

• Jan. 6 defendant Samuel Lazar released: The Ephrata man’s federal docket is sealed, and the reasons behind his release re unknown. (Source: WITF | LNP)

• Nation/world: Two dead in Auckland shooting before Women’s World Cup. (Source: BBC News) Judge denies Trump’s retrial request in Jean Carroll case. (Source: ABC News) Infant mortality up 11.5% in Texas after 6-week abortion ban. (Source: CNN) Powerball ticket sold in California wins $1 billion jackpot. (Source: USA Today) In-N-Out Burger bars employees in 5 states from wearing masks. (Source: NPR) California fines school district $1.5 million for rejecting social studies curriculum that mentions gay leader Harvey Milk. (Source: UPI)