Tollbooths at the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Somerset interchange are seen in an undated photo. (Source: Wikimedia)
Tollbooths at the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Somerset interchange are seen in an undated photo. (Source: Wikimedia)

Headlines for Wednesday, June 3, 2020:

Waiting on election results: With 50,000 mail-in ballots remaining to be counted, the Democratic race to challenge incumbent Republican state Sen. Scott Martin this fall remained in doubt Wednesday. (Source: LNP)

Turnpike makes cashless toll system permanent: Driven by health and revenue concerns from the Covid-19 pandemic, the turnpike will lay off 500 toll collectors. All tolls will be collected through E-ZPass or by mail. (Source: WGAL)

Restaurants prepare for 'yellow' phase dining: Eateries are redoing their seating plans, intensifying their cleaning and paring their menus. In Lancaster, City Council will vote Friday morning on an ordinance to facilitate sidewalk dining. (Source: LNP)

Protests continue: Lancaster police set up a whiteboard for protesters to write their suggestion for improved police-community relations. Police also confirmed the discovery of two improvised incendiary devices. (Source: CBS 21) City Council members announced the formation of an independent Commission on Black & Brown Affairs. (Source: LNP) A protester arrested Monday said during his arraignment he has Covid-19. (Source: LNP)

National roundup:  Protests Tuesday evening were calmer, which authorities credited to curfews. (Source: AP) Dr. Anthony Fauci predicts abundant supplies of a Covid-19 vaccine by the start of 2021. (Source: CBS News) Other experts are more pessimistic. (Source: Yahoo News) Researchers doubt warm weather will inhibit the pandemic. (Source: NIH)

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