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United Way of Lancaster County


Wednesday, Sept. 6

WGAL’s Barbara Barr, second from left, and Lancaster General Hospital staff pose with robots Roxy and Rosie. (Source: Brandy Grant | LGH)

• Mid-90s temperatures continue: Today’s forecasted high is 95 degrees, one degree below the 1983 record of 96. (Source: ABC 27)

• DEP declares drought watch: The notification covers 20 counties, including Lancaster County and all neighboring counties. (Source: WGAL)

• Lancaster General Hospital deploys robots: “Roxie” and “Rosie” are roaming the halls as part of a pilot program. (Source: Fox 43)

• Pa. Republicans preemptively lash out at Covid mitigation: The state Freedom Caucus issued a statement claiming without evidence that “liberal media” are reporting increased Covid prevalence in order to justify new pandemic restrictions. (Source: WITF)

• County commissioners to vote on raises for detectives: A proposed union contract raises pay by $5 an hour in 2024, 5% in 2025 and 4% in 2026. (Source: LNP)

• Pa. investigating more child labor law infractions: The state has opened 403 cases this year, versus 107 cases over the same period in 2022. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Nation/world: Ex-Proud Boy Tarrio sentenced to 22 years. (Source: NPR) Blinken makes surprise visit to Kyiv. (Source: UPI) 16 Ukrainians killed in missile attack on market. (Source: BBC News) Fall Covid-19 boosters could arrive next week. (Source: ABC News) UN: ‘Climate breakdown has begun.’ (Source: CBS News)