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Tuesday, Dec. 5

Volunteers pack food at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg in this file photo from Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. (Source:

• Food pantry demand higher now than during pandemic: Volume at the Central Pa. Food Bank has risen 30% since 2022, Executive Director Joe Arthur said. (Source: Fox 43)

• Lancaster County receives $4 million for stream cleanups: The Lancaster County Conservation District will announce projects selected to receive the funding next year. (Source: LNP)

• Hershey Co. warns of data breach: A phishing attack compromised 2,214 company email accounts, Hershey said in a filing with the Maine attorney general’s office. (Source: WGAL)  

• Gov. Shapiro rebukes protesters: Demonstrators who changed outside an Israeli-style restaurant in Philadelphia were being antisemitic, the governor said. (Source: AP)

• 120 houses planned in Stoney Brook: The West Donegal Township development will build 92 duplexes and 28 single-family homes priced from $375,000 to more than $475,000. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Israeli forces surround refugee camp. (Source: UPI) GOP debate stage shrinks to four candidates. (Source: NBC News) Supreme Court to hear tax case with major implications. (Source: NPR) Diplomat charged with spying for Cuba. (Source: AP) Past decade was hottest on record. (Source: CNN) House explodes in Virginia during police incident. (Source: CBS News)