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Wednesday, July 5

Smoke and flames rise from the ruins of a Rapho Township building after an explosion on Wednesday, July 5, 2023. (Source: Elizabethtown Fire Department)

• Rapho Township storage building explodes: The incident is being blamed on a propane leak. No one was injured. (Source: WGAL)

• Neighborhood residents honor Dave Porter: Porter, who died in May, created Tornado Alley, a half-court basketball court in his backyard. (Source: LNP)

• Drivers swarm Sheetz for $1.776 gas: The July 4 promotion was hugely popular, with long lines and drivers at some gas stations waiting 30 minutes or more. (Source: Fox 43)

• Lawmakers miss state budget deadline: A possible deal fell apart last week over Democratic opposition to a private school voucher program. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Harrisburg Airport to host temporary TSA Pre-Check enrollment site: It will be open the week of July 17-21, closing at noon that Friday. (Source: ABC 27)

• Nation/world: Five dead, two wounded in July 4 mass shooting in Philadelphia. (Source: ABC News) Israel kills 13 in West Bank military operation. (Source: CBS News) Cocaine found at White House. (Source: Reuters) Rent hikes prompting more evictions. (Source: USA Today) Conservatives, liberals increasingly self-segregate. (Source: AP) World temperatures reach all-time high. (Source: BBC News)