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News: Thursday, May 13

(Soure: Conestoga Valley School District)

(Soure: Conestoga Valley School District)
(Soure: Conestoga Valley School District)


Several high schools to have graduation indoors: Following Gov. Tom Wolf's announcements about lifting event occupancy restrictions, at least six Lancaster County high schools have decided to move their 2021 graduation ceremonies indoors. (Source: LNP)

Pa. attorney general probing contact-tracing data breach: Attorney General Josh Shapiro said his office has opened inquiries "on multiple fronts" regarding the breach, which may have compromised data belonging to some 72,000 people. (Source: AP)

Pa. businesses struggle to find staff as restrictions lift: Restaurant owners anticipate a rush of returning customers when the state lifts Covid-19 on May 31, but fear they will not be able to fully utilize the freedom without enough staff. (Source: WGAL)

Lancaster city police officer sued for the third time over excessive use of force: Officer Jacob Bingham, along with several unnamed officers and the city, are being sued by Ivan Ruiz-Rivera regarding an incident in December 2019. (Source: LNP)

Pa. Dept. of Education, Health not expected to require Covid-19 vaccines for teachers, students: Department of Education Secretary Noe Ortega said that the final say on vaccine requirements in schools falls to the Department of Health, but he expects the department will leave it to individual districts. (Source: Fox 43)

National/global roundup: Covid-19 death toll in India reaches over 4,000 for the second day in a row. (Source: Reuters) Hamas, Israeli violence escalates despite truce talks. (Source: AP) Liz Cheney "dismayed" after being removed from leadership. (Source: NBC News) Top scientists question need for Covid-19 booster shot. (Source: Reuters) Ellen DeGeneres announces end of talk show. (Source: USA Today)