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United Way of Lancaster County


Wednesday, April 3

Frederick M. Reed Sr. (Source: Snyder Funeral Home)

• Educator Frederick Reed dies at 88: Reed, who died Feb. 27, was the first Black teacher at School District of Lancaster and an ardent civil rights champion. (Source: LNP)

• Flood watch declared: Southcentral Pennsylvania has seen 2 to 3 inches of rain since Sunday and another 1 to 2 inches is expected through Wednesday night. (Source: WGAL)

• FirstEnergy proposes rate increases: If approved by the state Public Utility Commission, it would affect customers of Met-Ed, Penn Power, Penelec, and West Penn Power. (Source: CBS 21)

• Pa. legislature deadlocks on social media regulations: Bills to regulate Facebook, TikTok and so on have stalled due to industry lobbying and conflicting Republican and Democratic priorities and concerns. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Grandview Church to expand into York County: The church’s membership has grown significantly in the three years since it split from the United Methodist Church over LGBTQ+ issues. (Source: LNP | WITF)

• Nation/world: At least 9 dead in Taiwan after earthquake. (Source: CNN) Bodies of aid workers slain in Gaza moved to Egypt. (Source: AP) Iran vows retaliation for Israel’s strike on its compound in Damascus. (Source: NBC News) Trump Media sues two co-founders. (Source: UPI) Report: Anti-Islamic incidents climbed sharply in 2023. (Source: ABC News) Last survivor of Pearl Harbor attack on USS Arizona dies at 102. (Source: NPR)