Local News Headlines 7/31/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your Friday morning 7/31 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 860 additional positive cases of COVID-199 bringing the total to 111,078 with 14 new deaths totaling 7,176. The total number of Blair County cases stands at 188 confirmed and 13 probable with three deaths.

Governor Wolf yesterday denounced State Rep Russ Diamond for mimicking Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s earlier statement on transgender comments.

Blair County officials have decided where nearly half of $11 million in CARES Act funding will go.

The state Department of Labor and Industry is working to address federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance fraud.

A man convicted of first degree murder will not get a new trial in Blair County Court.

An Altoona man is facing assault charges after an attack during a domestic dispute.

A Blair County Prison inmate is suing prison officials for violating his civil rights over a confiscated letter.

Vice President Mike Pence’s motorcade ran in to a few problems getting to Greensburg yesterday.

Preparations are already underway to celebrate the nation’s 250th birthday and we already know that a Pennsylvania commemorative license plate will be available.

An organized march is scheduled for this afternoon near the Meadows Intersection for front-line works and responders.

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