Local News Headlines 6/17/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 6/17 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 362 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 79,483 with 33 new deaths totaling 6,276. The number of confirmed cases in Blair County remains steady at 55 with one death.

Giant Eagle Corporation is facing a growing number of federal lawsuits over its enforcement of wearing masks.

The Blair County Commissioners will continue to meet remotely for at least the next month.

The State Health Secretary says to watch out for tick bites as some symptoms mimic Covid-19 as well as ticks carry a number of diseases including Lyme disease.

Governor Wolf yesterday announced the availability of $40 million in funding for farmer’s hit with pandemic losses.

A federal appeals court yesterday looked at the case of Graham Spanier and whether he was wrongly convicted.

A Blair County man was killed in a motorcycle crash earlier this week in Centre County.

A Hollidaysburg man has been sent to state prison for his guilty plea to possessing child pornography

With about 2-point-6 million first time unemployment compensation claims having been filed since mid-March, the state Department of Labor and Industry will host its fourth in a series of virtual town hall meetings on unemployment compensation Thursday.

It looks like property owners in the Bellwood-Antis School District will avoid a tax increase for next year.

State Rep Daryl Metcalf and 24 co-sponsors introduced a State House resolution yesterday to impeach Governor Wolf.

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