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Thursday, Dec. 15

The U.S. government is again making free at-home Covid tests available by mail. (Source;

• Storm brings wintry mix to southcentral Pa.: A The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Lancaster County through 7 tonight. (Source: WGAL) For closings and delays, click here.

• State officials promote naloxone: The Wolf administration’s recently expanded standing order allows any Pennsylvanian to obtain the overdose reversal drug from a pharmacy without a prescription. (Source: WESA)

• Suspect arrested in Columbia shooting: Police say James Pilgrim Jr., 29, of Columbia, killed one man and injured another in a Nov. 30 shooting. (Source: WGAL)

• Penn State trustees heard diversity plan in secret: The university says the event was a “conference,” not a meeting, and so did not violate transparency laws. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Judge, former solicitor appointed to county election board: Jeffrey Wright and Christina Hauser replace commissioners Josh Parsons and Ray D’Agostino, who will seek re-election in 2023. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Russia warns of ‘unpredictable consequences’ if U.S. sends missiles to Ukraine. (Source: Newsweek) White House revives free Covid-19 tests by mail. (Source: UPI) Musk sells $3.6B of Tesla stock. (Source: NBC News) Storm system kills 3 in Louisiana, brings blizzards to Great Plains. (Source: CBS News) Pediatric hospitals struggle with surge of respiratory illnesses. (Source: NPR)