Local News Headlines 8/17/20

Here’s your MONDAY morning 8/17 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 660 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 124,460 with three new deaths totaling 7,468. The total number of cases in Blair County stands at 334 confirmed and 17 probable with 8 deaths.

Pennsylvania is embroiled in the ongoing controversy over voting by mail with less than three months before the 2020 Presidential election.

State lawmakers are trying to pass a bill that would give local school districts the power to decide their extracurricular activities.

The Tyrone Area School District has hopped on the hybrid way of beginning the school year.

The American Red Cross is alerting Pennsylvanians who have recovered from COVIS-19 about an opportunity to help others fighting the virus.

Governor Wolf has finally agreed to release nearly 13 million dollars is federal Cares Act funding he’s been keeping from Lebanon County.

Varsity wrestling coaches at Portage High School were arrested Friday after they allegedly solicited pictures of underage girls from members of the wrestling team.

An Altoona man charged with a number of bar break-ins has been convicted of those charges.

Another traffic stop and drug bust in Blair County again last week.

A stolen motorcycle has led to the arrests of three Altoona men.

A Bedford County woman has reached a plea agreement to pay restitution for stealing from her former employer.

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