Local News Headlines 8/24/20

Here’s your MONDAY morning 8/24 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 619 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 129,048 with two new deaths totaling 7,578. The number of Blair County cases stands at 385 confirmed and 18 probable with 8 deaths.

P-A high school fall sports are officially underway today. On Friday afternoon, the P-I-Double-A’s board of directors voted 25-to-five to begin the fall sports season today.

The State Department of Agriculture is encouraging Pennsylvania Dairy farmers who had to dump milk as a result of the pandemic to apply for financial assistance.

A State Rep from Northcentral Pennsylvania wants Harrisburg to get on the same page with schools as far as re-opening is concerned.

An Altoona man was arrested in Tyrone after he was caught inside a woman’s home where he was told not to be.

An Altoona man who told police he drove to Pittsburgh to buy heroin is now facing drug charges.

A Woodbury man was arrested by Freedom Township Police following a traffic stop and charged with drug possession.

State Police arrested an Altoona woman just short of the Cambria County line on Friday charging her with drug possession.

The State Attorney General has filed a suit over price-gouging involving hand sanitizer sold through Amazon.

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