Local News Headlines 7/29/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 7/29 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 1,120 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 109,384 with 24 new deaths totaling 7,146. The total number of cases in Blair County stands at 178 confirmed and 13 probable with two deaths.

Pennsylvania bar and restaurant owners said yesterday they have been unfairly blamed for rising virus case numbers, challenging the Wolf Administration policies.

Governor Tom Wolf is encouraging Pennsylvanians to get back to work instead of relying on unemployment. During a visit to a York County Pennsylvania Career Link Tuesday, Wolf urged people to go online to connect to businesses who are in need of employees.

The State Department of Health yesterday announced that all 693 nursing homes in Pennsylvania have completed all testing of staff and residents.

Dr. Rachel Levine is addressing recent trans-phobic comments aimed at her.

An Altoona man has been arrested and charged with possession of drugs after an incident in Hollidaysburg.

A Blair County man is facing charges after assaulting his girlfriend and threatening to kill himself.

A traffic stop in Altoona landed the driver and her passenger is the slammer.

A meeting will be held this afternoon to discuss how the county will split up $11 million in virus funding.

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