Local News Headlines 8/3/20

Here’s your MONDAY morning 8/3 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 654 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 113,590 with five new deaths totaling 7,209. The total number of Blair County cases stands at 211 confirmed and 13 probable with three deaths.

The State Department of Health has announced plans to hire more contact tracers.

Governor Wolf announced that federal CARES Act funding will be used to pay the postage on all mail-in ballots for the general election.

As coronavirus cases continue to increase in Pennsylvania, colleges and universities are faced with uncertainty as the new academic year begins.

The PA Department of Labor and Industry continues to work to meet the increased demand when it comes to the record number of jobless claims filed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jury trials will resume in Blair County Court today after four months of being shut down.

A man convicted of an Altoona murder has been sentenced to life in prison.

A fire last week that damaged an unoccupied house on 6th Avenue has been ruled arson.

A man with a history of drug arrests was arrested again last week for drug possession.

Altoona police say a man was high when he crashed into a parked car and a garage wall last week.

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