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Wednesday, Oct. 25

Richard Roundtree as the title character in the 1971 movie “Shaft.” (Source: Everett)

• Pa. Senate passes bill requiring parental opt-in on explicit school materials: The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Ryan Aument, R-Lancaster, now goes to the House. (Source: WGAL)

• Neighbors complain about illegal Airbnbs: City officials say they’re aware of 90 unlicensed rentals and are pursuing sanctions against those that flout the rules. (Source: LNP)

• State police applications jump 240%: Officials attribute the increase to the removal of a college credit requirement. (Source: Fox 43)

• Education Committee advances bill requiring armed school guards: The bill advanced to the Pa. Senate on a 6 to 4 party line vote. (Source: WGAL)

• Settlement requires York County to expand Spanish language voter services: Among other things, the county will increase the number of districts with bilingual districts from 18 to 33. (Source: WITF)

• Nation/world: Fuel shortages threaten Gaza humanitarian efforts. (Source: AP) Republicans pick Rep. Mike Johnson as latest speaker candidate. (Source; UPI) Attorney Jenna Ellis pleads guilty in Trump’s Georgia election subversion case. (Source: CNN) Carnival cruise line ruled negligent in 2020 Covid outbreak. (Source: NBC News) “Shaft” star Richard Roundtree dead at 81. (Source: ABC News)