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Thursday, April 27

Jessica Lopez speaks at an event in Reservoir Park in July 2022. (Source: OUL file photo)

 Pa. House passes breast cancer screening bill: It eliminates out-of-pocket expenses for genetic testing and screening for high-risk patients. (Source: WGAL)

 WellSpan Health raises minimum wage: The increase from $15 to $17 an hour will take effect July 2. (Source: ABC 27)

 Judge denies appeal in Jessica Lopez case: Judge Merrill Spahn will not reconsider Lopez’ sentence or offer a new trial. Lopez, convicted on riot and conspiracy charges, plans an appeal in Superior Court. (Source: LNP)

 Gun control advances in state House: The package of four bills would close the gun show loophole, allow “red flag” orders, require trigger locks on long guns and require reporting of lost and stolen weapons. (Source: ABC 27)

 Elizabethtown Area school board to vote on new superintendent: The board is expected to approve Karen Nell, who has been serving as acting superintendent since October, at its May 9 meeting. (Source: LNP)

 Nation/world: House GOP passes bill to raise debt ceiling, slash spending. (Source: ABC News) Texas woman testifies to senators about near-death experience due to abortion laws. (Source: CNN) Disney sues DeSantis. (Source: AP) U.S. Justice Department challenges Tennessee transgender law. (Source: UPI)