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News: Thursday, Dec. 16

Carol Powell (Source: School District of Lancaster)

Carol Powell (Source: School District of Lancaster)
Carol Powell (Source: School District of Lancaster)


Lancaster courts to offer diversion program for credit card debt cases: The initiative is patterned on the court's foreclosure diversion program launched earlier this year. (Source: LNP)

Local Covid-19 hospital inpatient count exceeds 180: That's the highest level since December 2020. (Source: ABC 27)

SDL assistant principal dies of cancer: The Lancaster Education Foundation plans to create a scholarship in honor of Carol Powell, who died Tuesday at age 56. (Source: LNP)

Court hears arguments on access to voter info in GOP probe: Opponents say releasing sensitive information to a state Senate committee is unnecessary and risks compromising security. (Source: ABC 27)

Pa. Senate approves moving primary to March: The change, if it becomes law, could potentially give the state more influence in selecting presidential candidates. The bill now goes to the Pa. House. (Source: CBS 21)

National/world roundup: One dead, 500,000 without power after Midwest windstorms. (Source: USA Today) Labor shortage largely driven by exit of older workers. (Source: CNN) 5 children die when wind lofts "bouncy castle" in Australia. (Source: UPI) Omicron's rapid spread in Denmark is a bad omen. (Source: CNBC)