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United Way of Lancaster County


Monday, March 25

Police officers stand watch in the 100 block of North Queen Street, which was sealed off after discovery of a suspicious package on Saturday, March 23, 2024. (Photo: Max Weidman)

• Respiratory illnesses trending downward locally as winter ends: Covid-19 hospitalizations have dropped to 11 from their peak in December of 64. Covid deaths this season stand at 13. (Source: LNP)

• Drag performer undeterred by bomb threat: Christopher Paolini, who performs as Miss Amie, said he’s appalled; but that drag queen story hour is too important for too many people to stop. (Source: WGAL)

• Counties relocate primary polling locations due to Passover: Philadelphia, Allegheny and Montgomery counties all relocated polling places out of synagogues. The primary is April 23, the first day of the Jewish holiday. (Source: WITF)

• New managers seeking help at Berks County animal rescue: Brenda Heilman and Sue Daily are working to revive Eden Farm Equine Sanctuary. Its previous owner was hospitalized and unable to continue running it. (Source: CBS 21)

• Pa. House passes legislation on transportation, eviction: They are among five bills passed last week. They go now to the Senate, which has recessed until April 8. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Nation/world: Trump faces $454 million bond deadline. (Source: USA Today) Boeing CEO to step down. (Source: ABC News) Supreme Court to hear abortion pill case on Tuesday. (Source: CBS News) Russia charges four men in terrorist attack on concert hall. (Source: UPI) U.N. to vote on Gaza ceasefire resolution. (Source: AP)