Local News Headlines 6/30/20

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 6/30 local headlines:

President Trump’s re-election campaign, the RNC and four western Pennsylvania Congressmen including Dr. John Joyce, sued Pennsylvania yesterday to force changes to how the state collects and counts mail-in ballots under revamped rules.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 492 additional positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 85,988 with 8 new deaths totaling 6,614. The number of cases in Blair County went up by three to 72 with one death.

The State Department of Labor and Industry says those who exhaust their regular unemployment compensation can get their benefits extended.

A State Senate Committee heard mixed views about coronavirus testing in nursing homes during a recent hearing.

Small businesses in Pennsylvania now have a lifeline to help rebuild their business hurt by the pandemic.

Altoona City officials have announced the temporary closing of a downtown street to allow local restaurants to expand their dining area.

AN Altoona teen was arrested and faces drug and related charges after police searched her home.

Logan Township Police found a man sleeping in his car at a local convenience store and arrested him for drug possession.

The state Senate has approved legislation to help fund the training of sheriffs and deputy sheriffs in all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.

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