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News: Wednesday, Mar. 24

The former Hand Middle School, now Southeast Middle School.

The former Hand Middle School, now Southeast Middle School.
The former Hand Middle School, now Southeast Middle School.


Lancaster mental health professionals, police seek funding to continue pilot program: The program, which allows police to call in mental health professionals at a moment's notice, had a successful trial run last weekend, said Christopher Dreisbach, the founder of the program. (Source: ABC 27)

Lancaster County hires permanent health and medical coordinator: Violet De Stefano was hired for the brand new position Feb. 16 as part of a push for public health emergency response to be a permanent part of county government. Ed Hurston, the county's contracted public health emergency adviser, retired earlier this month.  (Source: LNP)

Gov. Wolf calls for gun law changes in light of recent mass shootings: "Gun violence is a scourge all across Pennsylvania and across our nation," Wolf said in a statement Tuesday. (Source: WGAL)

Six finalists revealed for renaming Southeast Middle School, Buchanan Elementary School: Lancaster School District’s 15-member renaming committee has chosen Leon “Buddy” Glover, Leroy T. Hopkins and Hazel Jackson as the potential new names for Southeast Middle School, and Ruby Bridges, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Rita Smith-Wade-El for Buchanan Elementary School. Members of the public are invited to share their thoughts here.  (Source: LNP)

Over 100,000 Pa. educators vaccinated against Covid-19: As of Tuesday morning, 102,161 Pennsylvania educators had been vaccinated through 28 Intermediate Units. (Source: WGAL)

National roundup: Georgia, Indiana, Texas expand vaccine eligibility to all adults. (Source: UPI) Colorado shooting suspect prone to rage, delusions. (Source: AP) New NASA tool could help monitor for potential natural disasters. (Source: UPI) Records show that donations to Donald Trump ramped up after election loss. (Source: NBC)