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News: Wednesday, Apr. 28

(Source: Pennsylvania State Police)

(Source: Pennsylvania State Police)
(Source: Pennsylvania State Police)


Lancaster has lost 16,200 jobs during the pandemic: There were 245,200 jobs recorded in Lancaster County last month, a 6.2% decease from the numbers recorded in March 2020, according to state data. (Source: LNP)

Board to vote on consolidation of state-system universities: The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education will vote on Wednesday about whether to consolidate two trios of state-owned universities in northern and western Pennsylvania into two larger conglomerates. Millersville University would not be affected. (Source: WGAL)

• Pretextual stops used by Pa. state troopers to launch vehicle searches: Troopers have been trained in recent years to identify more than 50 "criminal indicators," like the car having high mileage or being a rental, and use them to initiate car searches, like the one that led to Daunte Wright's death this month. (Source: Spotlight PA)

National/world roundup: India passes 200,000 recorded Covid-19 deaths as cases spike. (Source: NBC) Justice Department increases grants to "sanctuary cities." (Source: Reuters) Biden expected to address Families Plan, police reform in 1st speech to Congress. (Source: UPI) Police video footage shows California man being pinned for five minutes before his death. (Source: AP)