The Capitol fountain in Harrisburg runs pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Source: Pa. Breast Cancer Coalition)
The Capitol fountain in Harrisburg runs pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Source: Pa. Breast Cancer Coalition)

Headlines:

State health officials urge flu vaccination:  Masking and social distancing helped curb the disease last year. Officials worry that a surge in flu cases could overwhelm hospitals already struggling with coronavirus. (Source: ABC 27)

Pa. Capitol fountain turns pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Pa. Breast Cancer Coalition is staging numerous events in October to raise awareness and encourage screening. (Source: Fox 43)

State lawmaker introduces parody bill: Intended to focus attention on efforts to restrict women's reproductive rights, Rep. Chris Rabb's bill would require "all inseminators to undergo vasectomies within 6 weeks from having their third child or 40th birthday." (Source: CBS 21)

PennDOT struggling to hire for winter: The department needs 600 temporary workers, but it has been difficult to find staff, especially plow drivers and diesel mechanics. (Source: WITF)

National/world roundup: Report alleges French Catholic clergy abused 330,000 minors. (Source: USA Today) Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram suffer worldwide outage. (Source: AP) Facebook whistleblower Haugen to testify to Senate committee. (Source: CNN) Nobel Physics Prize awarded for climate-related research. (Source: UPI)

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