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Wednesday, Aug. 9

Fire consumes an apartment building in Ephrata early Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023. (Source: Lincoln Fire Co.)

• Residents complain about water bureau’s late-night notification: An automated phone call to conserve water, sent to customers around 11:30 p.m. Monday, left many residents confused or annoyed. (Source: LNP)

• Ephrata apartment fire displaces 20: One person was injured in the blaze on the 500 block of East Main Street, which was reported around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday. (Source: CBS 21)

• Gov. Shapiro touts universal free school breakfast program: Funding in the 2023-24 budget maintains the program, launched under Gov. Tom Wolf. (Source: WITF)

• Work planned on Wright’s Ferry Bridge: Lane closures from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today could cause delays as engineers evaluate the bridge’s barrier. (Source: WGAL)

• Pa. College of Health Sciences president to retire: Mary Grace Simcox has been the first and only president at the school, an affiliate of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Ohio voters reject Issue 1. (Source: AP) Dozens injured in Moscow factory blast. (Source: UPI) Wildfires spur evacuations in Hawaii. (Source: NPR) Kidnapped American woman, child freed in Haiti. (Source: ABC News) 41 feared dead in migrant shipwreck in Mediterranean. (Source: Reuters) Tory Lanez sentenced to 10 years for shooting Megan Thee Stallion. (Source: NBC News)