Local News Headlines 8/18/20

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 8/18 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 384 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 124,844 with no new deaths. Philadelphia’s cases were not reported yesterday. The number of Blair County cases stands at 336 confirmed with 18 probable and 8 deaths.

The PIAA signaled again yesterday that it is seriously considering moving ahead with the fall sports season for high schools.

The State Health Secretary has issued an order requiring long-term care facilities to take additional steps providing personal protective equipment for residents and staff.

A Penn State study on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the state’s child care industry has been released by the state Department of Human Services.

AMED officials say their revenue collections have fallen sharply due to the pandemic.

State officials are reminding small businesses impacted by COVID-19 about a grant program designed to help them.

An Altoona man is facing charges of beating up his girlfriend during a domestic dispute at a home on 2nd Avenue.

An East Freedom man was arrested Sunday after he and his girlfriend got into an argument that turned violent inside a moving vehicle.

Blair County will have a new chief of costs and fines but her salary seems to be in dispute already.

The Borough of Williamsburg is getting a state grant to replace water meters.

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