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News: Thursday, Aug. 12

Donald Meshey Jr. (Source: Lancaster Bureau of Police)

Donald Meshey Jr. (Source: Lancaster Bureau of Police)


School District of Lancaster to require indoor masking: To date, it is the only county school district to do so. Meanwhile, state Sen. Scott Martin is questioning districts' authority to impose such measures. (Source: LNP)

Appeals court throws out ruling against Gov. Wolf's emergency orders: Because the orders have expired, the issue is moot, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. (Source: WITF)

Man kept severed head in freezer: Police arrested Lancaster city man Donald Meshey Jr., 32, on homicide charges Wednesday morning. (Source: WGAL)

UPMC to offer preventive Covid-19 treatment: The health system says monoclonal antibody treatment after exposure to coronavirus can reduce the severity of illness, though vaccination remains the best choice. (Source: CBS 21)

National/world roundup: U.S. Census to publish data for redistricting. (Source: UPI) Schools defying GOP mask bans. (Source: AP) FDA expected to authorize Covid-19 vaccine booster for immunocompromised people. (Source: CBS Boston) Taliban continues gains in Afghanistan. (Source: Reuters)