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News: Friday, Oct. 8

State Rep. Matt Dowling (Source:

State Rep. Matt Dowling (Source:
State Rep. Matt Dowling (Source:


State Rep. Matt Dowling injured in crash in Lancaster County:  Dowling, a Republican who represents the 51st District in Fayette and Somerset counties, is in serious but stable condition. (Source: WGAL)

Pa. nears 30,000 Covid-19 deaths: Doctors say their Covid-19 inpatients are mostly unvaccinated and are trending younger. (Source: ABC 27)

Pa. Education secretary apologizes for abruptness of mask mandate: Noe Ortega said that despite the rocky rollout, the mandate serves the larger purpose of facilitating safe in-person education.  (Source: CBS 21)

Report details Perry's, Mastriano's roles in Trump's efforts to retain power: The Senate Judiciary Committee's "Subverting Justice" report recommends U.S. Rep. Scott Perry and state Sen. Doug Mastriano be investigated further in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. (Source: York Daily Record)

National/world roundup: At least 100 killed or wounded in Afghan explosion. (Source: AP) Journalists in Philippines, Russia win Nobel Peace Prize. (Source: CNN) Florida education board upholds ban on mask mandates. (Source: UPI) Employers add 194,000 jobs in September, below expectations. (Source: ABC News) Organ transplant programs bumping unvaccinated patients down, off waiting lists. (Source: NBC News)