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Wednesday, June 19

Willie Mays (1931-2024). (Source: Major League Baseball)

• Happy Juneteenth!: Events in the region include a flag-raising and reception in Lancaster and a jubilee in City Island in Harrisburg. (Source: WGAL) Lancaster city’s “Juneteenth Jubilee” is Friday. (Source: Visit Lancaster)

• Pa. Bird Atlas seeks volunteers: The Game Commission and the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary are asking Pennsylvanians to document bird sightings and report them online. (Source: ABC 27)

• County creates Public Safety Department: It will oversee 911 communications, emergency management and the Public Safety Training Center. (Source: LNP)

• Testing shows high PFAs in water at schools: Pequea Valley Senior High School was one of 31 schools out of more than 150 tested statewide had elevated levels of ‘forever chemicals.’ (Source: WITF)

• Lawsuit challenges Pa. elections: Filed by United Soverign Americans Inc., it alleges various irregularities; the Department of State called it “frivolous.” (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Putin, Kim sign mutual defense pact. (Source: NBC News) New Mexico governor declares state of emergency due to wildfire. (Source: NPR) 2022 Club Q shooter sentenced to life plus 190 years. (Source: UPI) Rep. Good Bob, challenger John McGuire locked in tight battle in Virginia GOP primary. (Source: AP) Baseball legend Willie Mays dies at 93. (Source: USA Today)