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Thursday, June 15

Participants gather at David and Alexandra Weber farm in Rheinholds to celebrate the Lancaster Farmland Trust’s preservation of 35,000 acres on Wednesday, June 14, 2023. (Source: Lancaster Farmland Trust)

• County commissioners decide to keep burn ban in place for now: The Lancaster County Fire Chiefs Association was to vote Wednesday evening on whether to recommend lifting the ban. Meanwhile, Columbia passed a ban that includes fireworks. (Source: LNP)

• Gov. Shapiro details plan to rebuild collapsed section of I-95: Workers will first backfill the gap and pave over it to create a temporary bridge, then build a permanent one while keeping six lanes of traffic flowing, Shapiro said. (Source: WGAL)

• Lancaster Airport hosts aviation camp: The A-Team Aviation STEM Camp gives high school students a chance to explore related careers. (Source: CBS 21)

• ‘Normal’ increase in signs of drug use noted in city square: Lancaster City Alliance workers have found four needles in the area around Ewell Plaza and Binns Park. That’s consistent with summer increases in drug activity seen in past years, a spokesperson said. (Source: LNP)

• Long-term care providers rally at Capitol: Industry leaders say they are facing an acute worker shortage and are seeking nearly $100 million in additional state funding. (Source: WGAL)

• Lancaster Farmland Trust celebrates 35,000-acre milestone: The organization has preserved 1,000 acres a year on average, but 70% of Lancaster County farmland remains unprotected, Trust President Jeff Swinehart said. (Source: ABC 27)

• Nation/world: Republicans intensify attacks on U.S. justice system in Trump case. (Source: AP) Daniel Penny indicted in Jordan Neely chokehold death. (Source: CBS News) Watchdog says White House press secretary violated Hatch Act in referring to ‘MAGA Republicans’ before election. (Source: NPR) White former store manager wins $25.6 million verdict against Starbucks in discrimination lawsuit. (Source: CNN) Report finds Boris Johnson lied to Parliament in ‘Partygate’ case. (Source: UPI)