Hurricane Laura makes landfall early Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (Source: National Hurricane Center)
Hurricane Laura makes landfall early Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (Source: National Hurricane Center)

Headlines for Thursday, August 27, 2020:

DOJ investigates Pa. nursing home Covid-19 deaths: The US. Justice Department is looking into whether state orders to long-term care facilities in the early days of the pandemic violated the law. New Jersey, New York and Michigan are also under investigation. (Source: WGAL)

Local colleges disclose Covid-19 cases: Two students tested positive at Franklin & Marshall College and four did at Elizabethtown College, according to online information posted by the institutions. (Source: LNP)

Notification process unclear when K-12 students test positive for coronavirus: State officials say they're still working on how to track cases by school district. School district officials the state needs to step up. (Source: LNP) Meanwhile, in Perry County, Susquenita School District is shutting down until Aug. 31 after identifying multiple Covid-19 cases. (Source: CBS 21)

Battle heats up over election law changes: Pennsylvania Democrats say a bill proposed by Republicans is too restrictive. (Source: ABC 27)

National roundup: Hurricane Laura tears into Gulf Coast. (Source: AP) 17-year-old charged with homicide during Kenosha unrest. (Source: USA Today) Pro athletes stage boycotts in response to Jacob Blake shooting. (Source: MSN) Weekly unemployment claims exceed 1 million. (Source: ABC News) Pence headlines Republican National Convention Day 3 (Source: NBC News)

Tim Stuhldreher