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Wednesday, Jan. 31

Crews respond to a fire at Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant on Tuesday night, Jan. 30, 2024. (Source: Garden Spot Fire Rescue)

• Officials investigating Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant fire: The blaze, which broke out shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, comes just over a month after a deadly explosion at the affiliated Bird-in-Hand Family Inn. (Source: ABC 27)

• Bucks County man accused of beheading his father: Justin Mohn, 33, of Levittown, was arrested in Fort Indiantown Gap. Before his arrest, he reportedly posted a video to YouTube holding up his father’s head and calling for “a second American Revolution.” (Source: Levittown Now)

• Municipalities considering tax credits for firefighters: The credits, authorized by state legislation, offer a modest financial incentive to help struggling departments recruit and retain volunteers. (Source: LNP)

• Shapiro to propose boosting aid for public transit: The governor said he wants to direct $1.2 billion to transit over the next five years. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Taylor Swift ‘TNT’ bracelet made in Lancaster County: E-commerce jeweler Wove crafted the matching custom jewelry for Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift. (Source: LNP | WITF)

• Nation/world: GOP votes Mayorkas impeachment out of committee. (Source: CNN) Delaware judge strikes down Elon Musk’s $56 billion pay package. (Source: UPI) Social media CEOs to testify at Senate hearing on risks to teens. (Source: CNN) Biden to visit Ohio derailment site. (Source: AP) Utah bans DEI in government, state universities. (Source: NPR) Transgender veterans sue to have VA cover gender-affirming care. (Source: AP) Chita Rivera dies at 91. (Source: ABC News)