Local News Headlines 7/9/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 7/9 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 849 additional positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 92,148 with 25 new deaths totaling 6,812. The total number of cases in Blair County stands at 79 confirmed and 11 probable with one death.

The Governor and State Health Secretary have announced new guidelines for schools to re-open including a mandatory mask rule.

Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry is holding its seventh live virtual town hall this afternoon to discuss unemployment benefits.

A new partnership with the State Attorney General’s Office will benefit student loan borrowers hurt by the pandemic.

A defense lawyer is claiming there was video evidence that could have proven her client, John Patrick Stiver, guilty of murdering David Hoover.

A Claysburg man is facing additional charges for his alleged part in a burglary spree in Roaring Spring, Hollidaysburg and Centre County.

Two Altoona women are facing charges of assaulting a third woman late last month in Logan Township.

A Blair County couple has been charged with stealing a man’s wallet and using his bank card to go shopping.

Pennsylvania will try again to auction a mini-casino license on September 2nd.

A bill on its way to the Governor’s desk seeks to improve the safety of corrections officers.

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