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News: Friday, Apr. 23

J.P. McCaskey High School (Source: SDL)

J.P. McCaskey High School (Source: SDL)
J.P. McCaskey High School (Source: SDL)


Partly vaccinated SDL students return to classes full-time Monday: Teens age 16 and up may receive the Pfizer vaccine. Most McCaskey High School students take in-person classes twice a week, and learn virtually the other three days. (Source: LNP)

Pa. House Dems propose bill to ban chokeholds: The bill, which was announced the day after Derek Chauvin's conviction for George Floyd's murder in Minneapolis, would prohibit "any action that inhibits breath or the flow of blood to the brain due to physical position." (Source: WGAL)

County coroner records 1,000th Covid-19 death: With 24 deaths so far in April, Lancaster County's coronavirus toll has reached four digits, Coroner Stephen Diamantoni said. The Pa. Department of Health's count, which includes county residents who die outside county borders, stands at 1,100. (Source: LNP)

Identity of remains confirmed as Linda Stoltzfoos': The Lancaster County coroner matched the remains with dental records, and said Stoltzfoos died of asphyxia, strangulation and suffocation. (Source: Fox43)

National/world roundup: Guidance on "paused" J&J vaccine expected today. (Source: AP) SpaceX launches manned rocket. (Source: NPR) Japan to issue targeted Covid-19 state of emergency. (Source: CNBC) Corporate landlords pursue evictions despite CDC ban. (Source: Reuters)