Local News Headlines 8/21/20

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The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 791 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 126,149 with 15 new deaths totaling 7,538. The number of Blair County cases stands at 357 confirmed with 19 probable and 8 deaths.

A formal decision on Pennsylvania’s high school sports season is expected from the PIAA this afternoon.

Republican sponsored legislation that would give Pennsylvania school districts the final say over whether to hold sports and other activities cleared a State House Committee yesterday.

Penn State is in the spotlight after videos surfaced of a large student party and a petition calling for all freshmen to be sent home.

A number of Pennsylvania Universities are confirming cases of COVID-19 only a few days after students moved in for the semester.

A One vehicle crash in Clearfield County has claimed the life of an Altoona child who was riding in the vehicle.

A Duncansville man has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography.

A Pittsburgh lawyer lost a bid to have charges against his drug-dealing client thrown out because of an illegal search.

Hours before Joe Biden accepted the Democratic nomination for President, the man he wants to defeat made a campaign stop in Lackawanna County near Biden’s childhood hometown of Scranton.

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