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Thursday, May 9

The Independence Law Center’s legal team, from left: Jeremy Samek, Randell Wenger, Janice Martino-Gotschall and retired Pa. Superior Court Judge Cheryl Allen.

• Warwick School Board to vote on hiring Independence Law Center: The Harrisburg-based nonprofit law form advocates for conservative Christian causes. Board members say it can offer guidance on Title IX issues related to LGBTQ+ policy. (Source: WITF)

• Gov. Shapiro to sign bill making xylazine a controlled substance: The animal tranquilizer is implicated in an increasing number of overdose deaths. (Source: ABC 27 | AP) Shapiro is also expected to sign a bill barring handheld cellphone use while driving. (Source: WGAL)

• Pa. House passes bill regulating social media for minors: It would require parental consent and bar data mining of accounts under 18, but similar bills have faced formidable legal challenges. (Source: AP)

• Route 30/Route 222 interchange to close this weekend: Traffic will be detoured through Lancaster city until Monday morning. (Source: WGAL)

• Local lawmaker proposes legislation allowing chaplains in schools: State Rep. Dave Zimmerman, R-East Earl, says their presence could help ease the youth mental health crisis. (Source: LNP)

• Lebanon County man faces up to 11 years in prison for Jan. 6 actions: Sentencing for Leo Brent Bozell IV is scheduled for May 17 after his conviction on seven felonies and three misdemeanors. (Source: WITF)

• Nation/world: Stormy Daniels continues testimony in Trump trial. (Source: NPR) House quashes motion to oust Speaker Johnson. (Source: ABC News) Biden says U.S. will block weapon shipments if Israel invades Rafah. (Source: AP) Grand jury indicts Laken Riley murder suspect. (Source: ABC News) Ohtani’s former interpreter agrees to plea deal. (Source: UPI)