Local News Headlines 8/30/19

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 8/30 local headlines:

Former Altoona State Rep Rick Geist suffered a heart attack and died while on vacation with his wife in Russia this week.

An Altoona man facing the death penalty will have his lawyers challenge the County court decision.

A state lawmaker is proposing tougher penalties for repeat drunk drivers.

The State DEP has issued two penalties against Sunoco for violations during construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline.

Governor Tom Wolf and some state officials are hoping to lower the risk of lead poisoning through mandated blood testing for kids.

Local schools are losing more money this year, to pay for cyber schools that some students and parents choose for their education.

A new report suggests for the first time in a long time, wages in Pennsylvania increased a healthy three percent.

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police are encouraging motorists to drive safely over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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