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Tuesday, Sept. 27

Julius “Dr. J.” Erving

• Summit explores solution to teacher shortage: Organizers of the event, hosted by Teach Plus Pennsylvania and the National Center on Education & the Economy, said they will release a report with their findings and recommendations. (Source: WHYY)

• Sen. Casey touts federal gun legislation in York: The senator said the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act shows progress can be made but agreed more needs to be done to curb gun violence. (Source: WGAL)

• Julius ‘Dr. J.’ Erving emphasizes education, mentorship in Lancaster speech: The NBA Hall of Fame star appeared here as part of CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health “Conversations about Healthy Communities” series. (Source: LNP)

• Gov. Wolf turns to Commonwealth Court in battle over amendments: The governor previously petitioned the state Supreme Court to declare the Republican package of amendments to Pennsylvania abortion and voting-rights law unconstitutional. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Man accused of stealing Pride flag convicted of harassment in separate case: Shawn Gollatz, 41, was fined after a district judge determined he pursued Charlie Ballard with intent to harass. Ballard is one of the homeowners from whom Gollatz is accused of stealing a flag. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Cuba. (Source: NBC News) Government shutdown looms as Senate wrangles over energy policy. (Source: ABC News) Japan holds state funeral for Abe. (Source: UPI) Oath Keepers founder, four others go on trial in Jan. 6 case. (Source: NPR) Puerto Rico calls on U.S. to waive Jones Act, allow fuel ship to dock. (Source: CBS News)