Local News Headlines 6/26/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 6/26 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 579 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 83,770 with 39 new deaths totaling 6,557. The total number of cases in Blair County remains at 69.

Even with the easing of restrictions, state officials are still urging residents to wear masks when out in public.

The State L&I Department officials say the unemployment claims are down for the 12th straight week.

The state Department of Human Services has still not seen an anticipated surge in applications for public assistance programs it administers during the coronavirus pandemic.

PennDOT announced yesterday the expiration dates for license and registration renewals have been extended again.

A man who pleaded guilty to charges he killed a young woman and her unborn child while driving drunk pleaded again to the same charges yesterday.

An Altoona man pleaded guilty in Mifflin County to homicide by vehicle charges.

An Altoona man is facing charges of sexually abusing a teenage girl during a two year period.

Police in Logan Township made two drug arrests in the same day after traffic stops.

A proposed community center for the city of Altoona has been given preliminary approval.

Yesterday, officials with Joshua House announced plans to sell the Tyrone Armory.

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