In this image taken from social media, Pa. state Sen. Doug Mastriano, left, joins former state Rep. Rick Saccone, right, during a pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.


UPMC Lititz staff honor anniversary of George Floyd's death: Staff from the medical center kneeled outside in silence for 569 seconds, the length of time former police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's neck on May 25, 2020. (Source: LNP)

New images reveal Pa. Sen. Doug Mastriano much closer to Capitol insurrection than he said: Recent screenshots from the day reveal that Sen. Mastriano was on the Capitol lawn and close to the police barricades during the Jan. 6 insurrection, despite his earlier claims that he was not. (Source: WITF)

How the pandemic amplified the opioid crisis in Pa.: There was a "significant uptick" in overdose deaths in the state, with at least 422 more in 2020 than in 2019, said Deputy Health Secretary Ray Barishansky. (Source: CBS 21)

A stark racial divide with Covid-19 vaccinations leaves many at risk as Pa. reopens: About 73% of people who have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose in the state outside of Philadelphia are White, while 4% are Black and 4% are Hispanic. The disparity in Philadelphia is comparable. (Source: Spotlight PA)

Looking at Plerus, the election mail vendor that messed up thousands of mail-in ballots: Lancaster County Commissioner Ray D’Agostino said the county will reopen the mail balloting contract for bid in the next few weeks, and the county is working with its solicitor on how it can hold the current vendor, formerly known as Michigan Election Resources, accountable for its errors. (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: Va. Sen. John Warner dies at 94. (Source: USA Today) New grand jury seated for Trump investigation. (Source: AP) GOP could expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, but won't. (Source: NBC News) U.S. calls for second Covid-19 origin study. (Source: UPI) Amazon buys MGM for $8.45 billion. (Source: Reuters)

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