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News: Thursday, Sept. 17

The Pennsylvania State Capitol Rotunda. (Source: Wikimedia)

The Pennsylvania State Capitol Rotunda. (Source: Wikimedia)
The Pennsylvania State Capitol Rotunda. (Source: Wikimedia)


Judge to review protesters' bail: Civil rights groups and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman say the $1 million bail set for many of those arrested outside the Lancaster police station early Monday is excessive and unconstitutional. Demonstrators were protesting the shooting death Sunday of Ricardo Munoz at the hands of an officer. (Source: LNP) UPDATE: Bail amounts are being reduced. (Source: LNP)

Pa. attorney general asks judge to keep limits on gatherings: If they can't be enforced, Covid-19 mortality will increase, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. Last week, a federal judge ruled Gov. Wolf's coronavirus emergency orders unconstitutional. (Source: ABC 27)

F&M students quarantined: There are 5 confirmed Covid-19 cases on campus among students and staff, while 23 students with potential exposure are quarantined while awaiting test results, the school said. (Source: LNP)

Bill would provide $500 million to restaurants, hospitality venues: State Sen. Scott Martin of Lancaster County is one of two principal sponsors. The money would come from federal CARES Act funds. (Source: WGAL)

Pa. Capitol tours suspended: Guides and security guards at the complex in Harrisburg are quarantining due to potential Covid-19 exposure. (Source: Capital-Star)

National roundup: Weekly new unemployment filings total 860,000. (Source: Reuters) Federal officials discussed using 'heat ray' on protesters. (Source: NBC News) Trump administration shelves report on ensuring voting rights during pandemic. (Source: USA Today) AG Barr compares Covid-19 lockdown orders to slavery. (Source: Politico)