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United Way of Lancaster County


Wednesday, Nov. 1

(Source: Water Street Mission)

• Legislation ending Pa.’s death penalty moves out of committee: The next step would be a floor vote in the state House. (Source: WITF)

• Commissioner criticizes campaign donations from county vendors: John Trescot, a Democrat, said Commissioner Ray D’Agostino, a Republican, should not have accepted campaign contributions from county engineering firm Rettew or the CEO of prison healthcare provider PrimeCare. D’Agostino and fellow Republican Commissioner Josh Parsons called Trescot out of line. (Source: LNP)

• Pa. House passes bills strengthening hate crime laws: The three bills, HB 1024, HB 1025 and HB 1027, now go to the state Senate. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Water Street Mission aims to set food drive record: It wants to collect 110,000 pounds of food in the annual event, which starts today. (Source: LNP)

• Season’s first freeze warning declared: Temperatures are forecast to fall into the upper 20s to lower 30s overnight. (Source: WGAL)

• Nation/world: Foreigners begin exiting Gaza at Rafah checkpoint. (Source: CBS News) Cornell U. student accused of violent threats against Jewish students. (Source: NBC News) Donald Trump Jr. to testify in fraud trial. (Source: CBS News) SBF pleads ignorance in fraud testimony. (Source: ABC News) Jury acquits Tesla in fatal crash. (Source: UPI) U.S. infant mortality increases 3%, the largest rise in decades. (Source: AP)