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Tuesday July 4th, 2023 evening edition

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ALTOONA, Pa. (KDKA) -- Sheetz is dropping gas prices to $1.776 a gallon for Independence Day.

Sheetz said the promotion, commemorating the year the Declaration of Independence was signed, will start at 12:01 a.m. on July 4 at all of its locations.

It'll apply to regular, E85, ethanol free, unleaded 88, mid-grade and premium, but not diesel.

"Sheetz is a family owned and operated company and we are always looking for ways to assist the communities and customers that we serve," Sheetz president and CEO Travis Sheetz said in a news release.

"We hope this discount helps our customers keep a little more change in their wallets as they travel to celebrate the 4th of July with friends and family, with an obvious nod to our nation's birthday.".

Sheetz said the $1.766 price will last all day or while promotional gallons last.

Based in Altoona, Sheetz has over 675 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. »

Harvard lawsuit alleges school gives preferential treatment to legacy admissions, who are 'overwhelmingly' White, and cites affirmative action ruling

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According to the plaintiffs, “Black, Latinx, and Asian American applicants are all dramatically under-represented among those who receive Donor or Legacy Preferences.”.

In a news release announcing the admission statistics, Harvard said “The Class of 2027 reflects the increasing diversity of the College’s applicants.”.

Nicole Rura, a Harvard University spokesperson, said the school will not comment on the most recent lawsuit. »

Florida police officers are accused of ‘jailing’ their young son over potty training accidents

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida police officers accused of twice putting their 3 1/2-year-old son in a jail cell to punish him for potty training accidents remain on the job while an investigation continues.

The couple said they “jailed” their son twice — on Oct. 5 and 6, 2022.

The tactic worked: The child made good on his promise not to have any more accidents, the father told investigators. »