From left, Republican gubernatorial candidates Dave White, Lou Barletta, Doug Mastriano and Bill McSwain participate in a televised debate on Wednesday, April 28, 2022. (Source: ABC 27)
From left, Republican gubernatorial candidates Dave White, Lou Barletta, Doug Mastriano and Bill McSwain participate in a televised debate on Wednesday, April 28, 2022. (Source: ABC 27)

• Avian flu found at fifth Lancaster County site: The U.S. Department of Agriculture said more than 300,000 chickens were euthanized at the commercial egg layer facility. (Source: WGAL)

• GOP gubernatorial candidates trumpet conservative bona fides: In their televised debate Wednesday, Lou Barletta, Doug Mastriano, Bill McSwain, and Dave White all supported sharply restricting abortion, banning mail-in voting, cutting taxes and expanding fracking. (Source: WHYY)

• Mastriano speaks at far-right 'Patriots Arise' event: The conference in Gettysburg was organized by QAnon promoters and included a video claiming that a coming “great awakening” will expose child sacrifice and the machinations of a "global satanic blood cult." (Source: Capital-Star | Inquirer)

• Alcohol use increasing in Pa.: The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs is worried the trend points to increased risk of addiction. (Source: CBS 21)

• National/world: U.S. economy shrank 1.4% in Q1. (Source: CNBC) Moderna seeks approval for Covid-19 vaccine for children under 6. (Source: AP) U.S. says Russia executed surrendering Ukrainians. (Source: UPI) Record heat threatens India's wheat harvest. (Source: NBC News) Republicans seek to block student debt moratoriums, cancellation. (Source: CBS News)

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