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Tuesday, April 16

The spire of the Old Stock Exchange in Copenhagen burns on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (Source: X)

• Solanco High School closed due to shooting incident at employee’s house: The incident is not believed to be school-related, but officials said they are exercising an abundance of caution. (Source: ABC 27)

• Commonwealth secretary begins daily election briefings: They are part of the state’s commitment to transparency, Al Schmidt said. (Source: Capital-Star) Meanwhile, today is the last day to request a mail-in ballot. (Source: CBS 21)

• Big spending in Cutler-Nissley primary race: At least $260,000 has been spent so far to defeat House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler, who in turn has spent $194,000. (Source: LNP)

• Penn State Extension keeping 40 of 200 positions unfilled: The hiring pause is part of an effort to trim costs. (Source: WITF)

• Commissioners to vote on library system board positions: Nine candidates have applied for two positions amid controversy over member Lancaster Public Library’s drag story hour. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Jury selection continues in Trump trial. (Source: NBC News) House Speaker Johnson plans separate votes on aid to Israel, Ukraine. (Source: CNN) Supreme Court hears case on Jan. 6 charges. (Source: USA Today) Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce ban on gender-affirming care for minors. (Source: ABC News) Flames engulf historic stock exchange building in Copenhagen. (Source: UPI) Pro-Palestinian demonstrators block U.S. city roadways. (Source: NPR)