Local News Headlines 8/20/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 8/20 local headlines:

The state Department of Health has issued a clarification on the wearing of masks by students in school and that’s causing a lot of confusion.

One Hollidaysburg School Board member said if she knew about the mandatory mask order, she would have voted differently at a recent meeting.

The State Department of health yesterday confirmed 570 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 126,149 with 24 new deaths totaling 7,523. The number of Blair County cases stands at 349 confirmed with 17 probable and 8 deaths.

A state lawmaker is pushing to have indoor capacity increased across Pennsylvania.

Amtran has received nearly four million dollars in Federal CARES Act funding and will put the money to good use.

The 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show will be held virtually with the possibility of no competitions.

A new trial for a once convicted Blair County murderer is closer to becoming a reality.

A chain reaction crash on I-80 Tuesday injured a number of persons and caused heavy damage to numerous vehicles.

An Altoona woman arrested earlier this week on drug charges is now facing even more drug charges.

President Trump is returning to Pennsylvania today to deliver a campaign speech right near the birthplace of Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

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