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Wednesday, Oct. 4

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• 30+ Lancaster eateries taking part in Restaurant Week: The promotion runs from Monday, Oct. 9, to Sunday, Oct. 15. (Source: LNP)

• City water bills cause confusion: Billing has switched from quarterly to monthly, and while the city is encouraging online payment, there is a 3.25% surcharge. (Source: WGAL)

• Competing bills would change date for 2024 primary: State House Bill 1634 would move the primary to April 2, while Senate Bill 224 would move it March 19. The current date, April 23, conflicts with Passover. (Source: CBS 21)

• Money pours into Pa. high court races: Billionaire Jeff Yass is underwriting Commonwealth Leaders Fund, which has donated close to $2.7 million toward Republican Supreme Court candidate Carolyn Carluccio. (Source: Spotlight PA) The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, meanwhile, has announced a “six-figure investment” in her opponent, Daniel McCaffery. (Source: Capital-Star)

• HACC temporarily closes law enforcement training site due to lead: The community college said it will clean the site, rebalance the air filtration system and evaluate protocols for cleaning the firing range and disposing of lead waste. (Source: CBS 21)

• Nation/world: McCarthy ousted as House speaker. (Source: AP) Russia says it intercepted 31 Ukrainian drones. (Source: Voice of America) Five shot at Morgan State University in Baltimore. (Source: NBC News) 3 U.S. scientists win chemistry Nobel. (Source: UPI) Emergency alert test coming to cell phones today. (Source: NPR) Tour bus falls from bridge in Venice, 21 dead. (Source: BBC News)