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United Way of Lancaster County


Tuesday, Jan. 9

Welcome Park, Philadelphia. (Source: Historical Marker Database)

• Trespassing charges dropped against HACC union reps: The college said it agreed not to take further action in order to focus on contract negotiations. (Source: CBS 21)

• Bird-in-Hand Family Inn partially reopening: The site has been closed since a Dec. 18 explosion and fire that claimed the life of employee Michele Miller. (Source: LNP)

• National Park Service retracts proposal to remove William Penn statue: The agency had proposed taking down the statue in Philadelphia’s Welcome Park as part of a renovation to create “a more welcoming, accurate, and inclusive experience.” (Source: NBC 10)

• State prison staffing shortage eases: The number of vacancies has dropped from 1,000 to about 600, corrections union President John Eckenrode said. (Source: WITF)

• Rain, high wind in forecast: Some areas could see up to 3 inches of rain and wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. (Source: WGAL)

• Nation/world: Appeals court hears Trump immunity claim. (Source: NBC News) Fuel leak likely dooms attempted moon landing. (Source: NPR) Gabriel Attal named French Prime Minister. (Source: CNN) Michigan beats Washington to claim college football title. (Source: ESPN) South Korea bans dog meat. (Source: UPI) 2023 was hottest year on record. (Source: ABC News)