Local News Headlines 7/16/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 7/16 local headlines:

Governor Tom Wolf has announced broad, new statewide restrictions on bars, restaurants, and indoor gatherings in an order issued yesterday.

On the heels of the Governor’s order, the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association issued a statement asking for a state bailout.

There will be no changes in the Catholic Church locally even with the Governor’s edict.

Governor Wolf is ready to halt schools from re-opening if COVID-19 cases continue to surge.

Some area schools are already announcing plans to re-open with in-person classes.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 994 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 97,665 with 26 new deaths totaling 6,957. The total number of cases in Blair County stands at 102 confirmed and 11 probable with one death.

If and when there is a COVID-19 vaccine Blair County could be a hub for mass inoculations.

Altoona Police have two persons in custody for a double murder that took place in late May in a Beale Avenue Apartment.

Two persons were arrested after Logan Township Police discovered drugs in their apartment during a domestic dispute.

Geisinger Medical Center has admitted fault as part of a civil settlement that stemmed from the deaths of three premature infants from a bacterial infection.

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