U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr (right), with President Trump.(Source: White House, Photo by Tia Dufour)
U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr (right), with President Trump.(Source: White House, Photo by Tia Dufour)

Headlines:

Lancaster animal shelter sustains severe fire damage, one cat dead: A fire broke out Tuesday afternoon on the second floor of ORCA, the Organization for Responsible Care of Animals. Thirteen of the 17 animals are accounted for and are being cared for by neighbors until the building is repaired. (Source: LNP)

Pa. Planned Parenthood executive director resigns after hostile workplace allegations: Employees at Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates, the political wing of Planned Parenthood, called for the resignation of the group’s executive director, Emily Callen, in an open letter claiming she used racist, transphobic, classist and anti-abortion language in the workplace. (Source: Penn Capital-Star)

Lancaster County's GOP state reps endorse measure disputing Pa. election results: Five out of Lancaster County's seven Republican state representatives co-sponsored a resolution opposing the certification of Joe Biden's electoral win. (Source: LNP)

Ephrata Area School District finds ways to fill staff shortages created by Covid-19: With many elementary schools remaining in-person for learning, high school teachers are acting as substitute teachers while their own schools are online. (Source: ABC 27)

National/world roundup: UK authorizes Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use. (Source: AP) U.S. Department of Justice reviewing alleged White House pardon-for-money scheme. (Source: USA Today) CDC to shorten Covid-19 quarantine to 10 days, seven with test. (Source: AP) New lab-on-a-chip infection test produces diagnosis in seconds. (Source: UPI) Disputing Trump, U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr says no widespread election fraud. (Source: AP)

Olivia Smucker