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News: Thursday, Sept. 23

A llama at Machu Picchu, Peru. (Source: Wikimedia)

A llama at Machu Picchu, Peru. (Source: Wikimedia)
A llama at Machu Picchu, Peru. (Source: Wikimedia)


Penn Manor begins enforcing school mask mandate:  Noncompliant students were taken from class and their parents were notified to pick them up. In a Facebook post, Manor Township police advised parents the district's action was neither illegal nor a police matter. (Source: WGAL)

Districts want guidance from Health Department on mask order: A hearing today, chaired by state Sen. Scott Martin, R-Lancaster, will spotlight testimony from school and day care leaders who say they are facing intense blowback from parents and need clear parameters for religious and medical exemptions. (Source: CBS 21)

Flash flood watch issued: Heavy rain this morning is expected to taper off later in the day. Up to 3 inches of precipitation is forecast. (Source: WGAL)

Five Pa. counties field-test 'assisted outpatient treatment': The approach allows patients with serious mental health disorders to continue living in the community, but mandates treatment and enforces compliance. The programs in Bucks, Dauphin, Carbon, Monroe and Pike are launching the pilot programs using block grant funding. (Source: WITF)

Ten still hospitalized from LCBC bus crash: All the church members injured in Sunday's crash are continuing to recover, Senior Pastor David Ashcraft said in a video update. (Source: LNP)

Sen. Mastriano barred from closed-door caucus meetings: A spokesman for Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman did not say why, but Corman and Mastriano have feuded over the latter's full-bore support for former President Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election. (Source: Capital-Star)

National/world roundup: U.S. special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions. (Source: AP) FDA OKs Pfizer boosters for ages 65+, high-risk patients. (Source: CNBC) Biden seeks to rebuild support for legislative agenda. (Source: ABC News) Llama antibodies may protect against Covid-19. (Source: UPI)