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Tuesday, July 9

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• Local farmers cope with hot, dry conditions: This year’s fruit will be smaller but sweeter, said Corey McLeaf, co-owner of Cherry Hill Orchard. (Source: Fox 43)  

• Committee advances pharma benefit manager bill: The legislation would allow the Pennsylvania Insurance Department to regulate certain anti-competitive practices. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Former Columbia manager pleads guilty to Sunshine Act violation: Mark Stivers admitted he failed to post a May 7 borough meeting agenda in advance, as required. (Source: LNP)

• Two inmates die at Camp Hill state prison: Shaquille Gibson has been charged with killing his cellmate, Bernard Grover, on July 2. On July 1, Bryan Conrad, 50, was found unresponsive in his cell; his death remains under investigation. (Source: WGAL)

• Lancaster, firefighters union end lawsuit targeting longevity pay: They are now negotiating a settlement, union President Geoff Stone said. The union had said the city was calculating overtime pay incorrectly. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: At least 7 dead after Beryl’s landfall. (Source: NBC News) Embattled Biden hosts NATO summit. (Source: USA Today) Bloomberg donates $1 billion to make tuition free for most Johns Hopkins medical students. (Source: NPR) Three Columbia U. deans ousted over antisemitic texts. (Source: UPI) Republicans approve 2024 platform. (Source: CBS News) Jury selection begins in Alec Baldwin’s “Rust” manslaughter trial. (Source: ABC News)