Local News Headline 8/5/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 8/5 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 854 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 115,009 with 23 new deaths totaling 7,232. The total number of Blair County cases stands at 224 confirmed and 14 probable with three deaths.

State Education Secretary Pedro Rivera announced yesterday he is leaving to take another job.

Leaders of Pennsylvania’s teacher unions are offering their thoughts on school reopening plans.

Officials with IUP say classes are going to be mostly online with only about one third of students actually on campus this fall.

The state Department of Human Services says hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians may not have received federal stimulus payments which most Americans got back in the spring.

A man convicted of possessing child pornography is not allowed to withdraw his guilty pleas.

One man was hurt another is facing charges after a fight over a snake last weekend in the city.

A Clearfield County woman is facing charges following a drug overdose in Altoona.

A missing man in Cambria County was found safe according to Ebensburg State Police.

The City of Altoona is looking to secure $1 million in grant funds to repair and upgrade the Downtown Transportation Center.

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