Michelle Batt speaks about John Choma, inset, at a Lancaster County Prison Board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (Sources: Lancaster County, East Lampeter PD)
Michelle Batt speaks about John Choma, inset, at a Lancaster County Prison Board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (Sources: Lancaster County, East Lampeter PD)

Headlines:

Students' test scores fall statewide: Pennsylvania System of School Assessment test scores in English were down 3.5% to 7% for grades three to eight and math scores dropped by fell 7% to 11%. Education officials said pandemic disruptions were to blame. (Source: WGAL)

The life and death of John Choma: Choma, 66, died a few days after being released on bail from Lancaster County Prison. He had numerous health problems and was living out of a storage unit. Advocates say his case illustrates the need for law enforcement reform. (Source: LNP)

Gas prices hit record highs: The average in Pennsylvania reached $4.17 per gallon on Sunday. (Source: CBS 21)

Enrollment declines in Pa.'s Child Care Works program: The program provides subsidized child care for eligible lower-income families. Officials don't know the reason; providers say one problem is difficulty hiring and retaining staff. (Source: Spotlight PA)

National/world roundup: Russia, Ukraine to hold third round of talks; civilians trapped in multiple Ukranian cities. (Source: CNN) Crude oil prices briefly spike to $130. (Source: CNBC) Official worldwide Covid-19 death toll surpasses 6 million. (Source: CBS News) Truckers' protest convoy circles Washington, D.C., beltway. (Source: AP)

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