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Tuesday, Dec. 19

Dave Costarella speaks about homelessness to City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

• ‘Redirecting kindness’: Dave Costarella’s homeless initiative: Since 2015, Costarella has been connecting one-on-one with unsheltered people. (Source: LNP)

• Groundbreaking held for new state police academy: It’s expected to be completed in 2028. (Source: WGAL)

• Death confirmed in Bird-in-Hand Family Inn explosion: The individual’s name has not been released. (Source: CBS 21)

• Library seeks fix to elevator in lawsuit: The Lancaster Public Library wants the Lancaster Parking Authority to make the repair so patrons can enter from the Christian Street Garage directly, as planned. (Source: LNP)

• Man dies in flooding: Allen “Ray” Nolt, 73, of Clay Township, died after his vehicle became submerged. (Source: Fox 43)

• Politicians criticize proposed U.S. Steel deal: The proposed $14 billion sale to Japanese firm Nippon would be bad for workers, U.S. Sens John Fetterman and Bob Casey said. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Nation/world: Security Council tries again to pass cease-fire resolution. (Source: UPI) Texas Gov. Abbott signs bill making unauthorized border crossings a state crime. (Source: KERA) Volcano erupts in Iceland. (Source: ABC News) Colorado reintroduces wolves on public land. (Source: CBS News) 25 states to raise minimum wage. (Source: CBS News) For some children, paperwork blocks return to school. (Source: AP)