Local News Headlines 8/10/20

Here’s your MONDAY morning 8/10 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 760 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 118,852 with one new death totaling 7,314. The total number of Blair County cases stands at 269 confirmed and 15 probable with five deaths.

If the city of Altoona gets no financial help from the Feds, there could be a reduction in the number of police and firefighters according to the Mayor.

The State Department of Labor and Industry says the amount of unemployment compensation benefits it’s paid out since March is substantially less than what was previously reported.

The Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center is getting grant money totaling nearly 112 thousand dollars.

The state Department of Human Services is reminding Pennsylvanians struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic that help is available.

A Blair County man was convicted on drug charges but acquitted of causing another man’s death.

Two Duncansville women were arrested and charged with drug possession following a traffic stop in the Borough.

An Altoona man was arrested and charged with beating and robbing a woman late last month.

Legislation will be introduced in the State Senate that would provide property tax relief to seniors in Pennsylvania.

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