Local News Headlines 8/14/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 8/14 local headlines:

Governor Wolf said yesterday he has no plans to change his position that school sports should be cancelled until next year.

The Altoona School District has unveiled a new plan to open the school year; a split schedule.

The Bellwood Antis School District has delayed the start of the school year until August 31st.

Under pressure from students, faculty, and legal experts, Penn State announced yesterday it will reverse course and provide an alternate waiver for students to sign.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 991 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 122,121 with 24 new deaths totaling 7,409. The total number of Blair County cases stands at 288 and 16 probable with 7 deaths.

Governor Wolf says restrictions placed on bars and restaurants a month ago are not going away any time soon.

A task force appointed by Governor Wolf to identify health disparities among races and socio-economic backgrounds has released a report.

Police in Blair and Bedford Counties are on the lookout for three suspects who got away from a high speed chase yesterday.

Apparently Mayor Matt Pacifico has ruffled some feathers on City Council with his return to Act 47 comments this week.

A published report says Altoona City Councilwoman Christine Jordan is resigning with no reason given.

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