Local News Headlines 7/24/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 7/24 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 962 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 104,358 with 16 new deaths totaling 7,079. The total number of cases in Blair County stands at 144 confirmed and 13 probable with one death.

State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine spoke out on the virus yesterday and said the continuing rise in the number of cases could jeopardize the opening of schools.

The State Department of Human Services is reminding residents about several programs for those in need like the SNAP program.

Governor Wolf has signed the bill that would better protect healthcare professionals in the workplace.

One of the teenagers accused in an Altoona murder case is requesting a new lawyer.

AN SCI Houtzdale corrections officer has been accused and charged with offering to bring drugs to inmates.

Altoona School District students will have three options for learning under new rules once the schoolyear begins.

Bishop Guilfoyle and Central High Schools will welcome students back in person the week of August 24th.

Driver’s license holders in Pennsylvania who identify as neither male nor female now have a new option from PennDOT.

A new law in Pennsylvania will toughen penalties for inmates who attack or harm prison officers and staff.

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