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Tuesday, Jan. 2

In this file photo, participants enter the Susquehanna River during the Penguin Plunge. (Source: Humane Society of Harrisburg)

• Lancaster Stockyards project begins licensure application: The state Department of Health confirmed receipt of a plan for preliminary review for the incomplete $45 million healthcare facility at 1250 Marshall Ave. (Source: LNP)

• Lancaster Township bans plastic bags: The ordinance, passed a few months ago, took effect Jan. 1. (Source: CBS 21)

• Penn State Health welcomes New Year’s babies: Cameron Renegade Paul and Rowan William Walker were born early Jan. 1. (Source: ABC 27)

• Harrisburg celebrates New Year with Penguin Plunge: The annual dive into the Susquehanna River raises money for the Humane Society. (Source: WGAL)

• Pa. ends 2023 with record low unemployment: As of November, the most recent month available, the figure stood at 3.4%. (Source: WITF)

• Nation/world: Five killed when airliner hits Coast Guard plane at Haneda Airport, Tokyo. (Source: ABC News) At least 48 dead in Japan quake. (Source: USA Today) 22 states increase minimum wage. (Source: UPI) Russia bombs Kyiv, Kharkiv in Ukraine. (Source: NBC News) Cities drop parking minimums. (Source: NPR) California gun-control law takes effect as appeals continue. (Source: AP)