Local News Headlines 7/7/20

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 7/7 local headlines:

Governor Tom Wolf is trying to make his case about the importance of masks to Pennsylvanians and in a statement, said he may keep the mask directive in place until there’s a COVID-19 vaccine.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed there are 450 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 90,304 with one new death totaling 6,754. The number of cases in Blair County stands at 76 confirmed and 11 probable with one death.

Governor Wolf visited a child care center in Harrisburg yesterday to announce 53 million dollars in additional financial support for childcare providers.

Homeowners and renters facing financial difficulties from the pandemic are encouraged to apply for a state-sponsored assistance program.

Allegheny County has become a coronavirus hotspot with half of the reported cases in the state yesterday coming from Allegheny County.

A woman in jail for taking part in a prostitution and child porn ring has dropped the appeal of her guilty plea.

Two persons were arrested over the Holiday weekend for drug violations in Logan Township.

An Altoona woman has been arrested and charged with domestic violence.

Just in case you’re wondering, the current heat wave is expected to continue through the week.

Mount Aloysius officials have announced the college plans to reopen the doors for the fall semester.

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