Local News Headlines 7/1/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 7/1 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 618 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 86,606 with 35 new deaths totaling 6,649. The total number of cases in Blair County remains steady at 71 with one death.

Financial assistance is available for Pennsylvanians at risk of losing their homes due to financial effects of the coronavirus.

A ban on the consumption of alcohol in restaurants and bars in Allegheny County began at 5 pm Tuesday in response to a spike in coronavirus cases in the county.

The State Department of Labor and Industry continues to process coronavirus-related job claims.

Altoona Police have arrested a city man for reportedly firing a gun last Thursday morning on 14th Street.

An Altoona man is on his way to state prison for sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

A former West Branch School District employee has been sent to prison for sexually assaulting a teenager.

A Bedford County man has lost an appeal in Superior Court but may have won on an opinion by the same court.

The Giant Eagle Corporation will respond to a number of lawsuits filed over the wearing of masks inside their stores.

Two police reform bills are headed to Governor Wolf’s desk following final passage in the State Senate.

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