Local News Headlines 7/17/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 7/17 local headlines:

Both suspects arrested earlier this week for a double murder in Altoona are now facing charges, with one suspect allegedly confessing to the murders.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 781 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 98,446 with 16 new deaths totaling 6,973. The number of cases in Blair County stands at 107 confirmed and 11 probable with one death.

The executive order from the Governor adding tougher restrictions to coronavirus protocols is under sharp criticism from Republicans.

State officials yesterday released an updated set of guidelines for schools to re-open.

The Hollidaysburg school district has announced re-opening plans that include in-class and virtual learning.

IN-person visits will resume at the Blair County Prison before the end of the month.

Governor Wolf is withholding 13 million dollars in COVID-19 aid funding from Lebanon County for not following his guidelines.

State officials are reminding residents about the State’s travel quarantine from other states.

The Governor has announced that $50 million in federal money will be distributed as hazard pay to front-line workers.

A car chase led to a firearms arrest in Altoona earlier this week.

Giant Eagle is answering charges that they discriminated against some customers by refusing them store entry when not wearing a mask.

Image may contain: text that says 'YOUR 00:00 MORNING HEADLINES BIG1290 NEWS TALK WFBG'