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» IVERMECTIN SUIT: A York County man whose wife sued UPMC Memorial over the hospital's refusal to treat him with ivermectin has died one week after receiving his first dose, York Daily Record reports.
» NO VACANCY: The AP reports a statewide nursing home staff shortage is adding to capacity issues at Pennsylvania hospitals jammed with COVID-19 cases. Some nursing homes are no longer accepting new patients.
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HIDDEN ATTACKS: FBI data had Pennsylvania leading all other states in ransomware losses in 2020, with roughly $5 million extorted from more than 116 victims — a likely undercount. But the Post-Gazette found that Pennsylvania has no law requiring victims to report such an attack to regulators, which means many are kept secret, which experts say ultimately makes them harder to stop.
RUNNING MATE: Attorney General Josh Shapiro is running for governor in 2022 and wants state Rep. Austin Davis (D., Allegheny) to join him on the ballot, KDKA-TV reports. "I’m excited that he’s taking steps toward running for lieutenant governor," Shapiro said. An announcement is expected next month.
EXPLOSIVE TESTIMONY: Pennsylvania's House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees will hold a joint hearing at 9 a.m. today to discuss recreational fireworks regulations that have become a perpetual source of summertime scorn and safety concerns. Follow along here.
PLAY SCALE: A New York Times article about loosened compensation rules for college athletes begins with Duquesne University lacrosse player Emelie Curtis, who's seeing relatively small but still valued paydays. "The biggest misconception was it was only going to help out the big names," Curtis said.
SHELL SHOCK: A large African tortoise found roaming the streets of Washington County over the weekend is not a species that's native to Pennsylvania, or even North America, and had to be an escaped pet, a waterways conservation officer concluded, via McClatchy.
GRADE A: Meet Elizabeth Raff, Pennsylvania's 2022 Teacher of the Year. "Kids know when you're in it or when you're not," the Pequea Elementary School educator told LancasterOnline. “I really believe teaching is a work of art."
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