Local News Headlines 7/22/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 7/22 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 1,027 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 102,765 with 20 new deaths totaling 7,038. The total number of cases in Blair County stands at 138 confirmed and 11 probable with one death.

Residents struggling to meet rent or mortgage payments due to the pandemic are reminded that assistance is available.

Police in Centre County have arrested a man for a series of rapes spanning the past 10 years.

Altoona Police are investigating two shootings from last weekend but the two may not be related.

An inmate serving time for drug crimes in Altoona is asking a federal court for release from prison.

The Hollidaysburg School District is being sued by a former intern for his false arrest for making phone threats.

Southern Airways Express is fighting to remain the carrier at the Altoona Blair County Airport and is looking for help from passengers.

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials have announced yet another toll increase of 6 percent and a 45 percent surcharge for non E-Z-Pass users.

A former Pennsylvania lawmaker was sentenced to jail on Tuesday for possession of Child pornography.

City of Altoona officials are currently looking for a City Solicitor and have released a request for qualifications.

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