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News: Thursday, July 22

Justo Smoker (Source: East Lampeter Township Police)

Justo Smoker (Source: East Lampeter Township Police)


Pa. Health Dept. announces higher standards for nursing homes: The department plans to mandate a minimum of 4.1 hours of care per patient per day, up from 2.7 hours. Nursing homes would also be required to meet all U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services standards. (Source: Capital-Star)

Republicans to reintroduce voter ID bill:  The move comes after Gov. Tom Wolf said he would be open to voter ID requirements in some form.  (Source: Spotlight PA)

Pa. decertifies Fulton County's voting equipment: The county allowed an unauthorized third party to access the machines as part of an "audit," potentially compromising them and breaking the law, the Secretary of State said. (Source: WITF/AP)

Justo Smoker expected to plead guilty in Linda Stoltsfoos murder: Investigators say he kidnapped and strangled the Amish woman. His hearing is Friday morning. (Source: ABC 27)

National/world roundup: U.S. Covid-19 cases nearly triple in two weeks. (Source: ABC News) Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired for 1998 Holocaust joke. (Source: UPI) Jobless claims rise unexpectedly. (Source: CNBC) Justice Dept. launches gun trafficking strike forces in five cities. (Source: AP) Frito-Lay strikers protest 84-hour work weeks. (Source: International Business Times)