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Tuesday, Jan. 3

Players and team staff kneel on the field after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed during a Monday Night Football game with the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (Source: Buffalo Bills)

• Who will lead Pa. House?: Lawmakers are scheduled to elect a new House Speaker today, a vote complicated by unusual circumstances: Democrats won more seats in November, but Republicans have a temporary functional majority. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• First babies of 2023 born: They include baby girls born Jan. 1 at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Hospital. (Source: ABC 27)

• Two teens dead in West Lemon Street house fire: Anna and Ariana Levitt, ages 18 and 13, died from injuries from the Dec. 31 three-alarm fire at 427 W. Lemon St. The School District of Lancaster is offering counseling to bereaved students. (Source: CBS 21)

• Manheim Township commissioners pledge to revise zoning policy: The Republican-majority board plans to update ordinances for the first time since the 1980s following completion of a new comprehensive plan. (Source: LNP)

• School funding lawsuit still awaits decision: Arguments in the case wrapped up five months ago. The School District of Lancaster is one of six districts acting as plaintiffs. (Source: WHYY)

• Nation/world: Buffalo Bills’ Hamlin in critical condition after on-field collapse. (Source: UPI) McCarthy still not assured of Speaker vote, despite concessions to right wing. (Source: NPR) Actor Renner undergoes surgery after snowplow accident. (Source: ABC News) 80% of new vehicles sold in Norway are electric. (Source: CBS News) Earth, Wind & Fire drummer dead at 67. (Source: CNN)