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Friday, Feb. 3

From left: School District of Lancaster superintendent candidates Stephanie Jones, Matt Przywara and Rocky Torres. (Source: Provided)

• School District of Lancaster reveals finalists for superintendent job: There are three: Acting Superintendent Matt Przywara; Stephanie Jones, head of the Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services for Chicago’s public school system; and Rocky Torres, assistant superintendent of Student Services for Seattle’s public school system. (Source: ABC 27)

• Avian flu detected in Lancaster County: The U.S. Department of Agriculture says diseased birds were identified at a duck farm and a poultry farm, totaling 36,000 animals. (Source: CBS 21)

• Bar Association withholds recommendation from judge candidates: The association says Shawn McLaughlin has limited trial experience and community involvement, and that Christina Parsons’ job as a dependency hearing officer does not qualify as relevant legal experience. (Source: LNP)

• Bill would ban smoking at casinos: Legislation proposed by state Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, would close loopholes in Pennsylvania’s Clean Indoor Air law. (Source: CBS 21)

• Rock Lititz gets low-interest state loan: The $2.5 million loan will support construction of Pod 4, a $15.4 million, 133,600-square-foot building. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Chinese spy balloon spotted over U.S. (Source: USA Today) Michigan cops searching for missing rappers find multiple bodies. (Source: AP) Amazon reports first annual loss since 2014. (Source: NPR) Appeals court strikes down law allowing gun bans in domestic violence cases. (Source: AP) Democrats launch Gun Violence Prevention Caucus. (Source: UPI) Economy added 517,00 jobs in January. (Source: CNBC)