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Tuesday, Oct. 3

In this file photo, the Capitol fountain in Harrisburg runs pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Source: Pa. Breast Cancer Coalition)

• SPCA rescues 96 cats from local breeder: The organization says the animals were in poor condition and exposed to ringworm. It will weigh whether to seek charges against the breeder, based on Northbrook Drive in Manheim Township. (Source: LNP)

• Ephrata Township considers discontinuing police contract: Ephrata police would continue serving the borough and other municipalities, but would have to cut back, Chief Chris McKim said. (Source: WGAL)

• Amtrak to add 2nd daily NYC-Pittsburgh route: The service would start in 2026 and include stops at Lancaster and Elizabethtown. (Source: LNP)

• Court filing says Lazar cooperated with prosecutors: The guilty plea and sentencing of Samuel Lazar, 37, of Ephrata, in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection has been kept sealed. A new filing says he provided information that, if disclosed, would jeopardize ongoing investigations. (Source: AP)

• Breast Cancer Coalition to turn Capitol fountain pink: The annual observance, taking place at 11 this morning, recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Source: Fox 43)  

• Nation/world: Gaetz files motion to remove Speaker McCarthy. (Source: USA Today) Texas’ Rep. Cuellar carjacked in D.C. (Source: UPI) Trump lashes out at fraud trial judge. (Source: Politico) Three scientists win physics Nobel. (Source: NBC News) Grizzly bear kills 2 in Canada. (Source: NPR) Abducted girl, 9, rescued. (Source: ABC News)