Local News Headlines 8/25/20

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 8/25 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 426 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 129,474 with one new death totaling 7,579. The number of Blair County cases stands at 389 confirmed with 18 probable and 8 deaths.

The recent revelation that EMS workers did not receive any of the $50 million in hazard pay provided by the state came under fire during a hearing of the State Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee Monday.

With the Trump campaign’s lawsuit in federal court on hold until October, it could be up to Pennsylvania’s Democratic controlled Supreme Court to decide crucial election law questions.

State Senator Judy Ward introduced legislation yesterday to update state tax laws to provide assistance to small business.

Blair County authorities are investigating the discovery of the body of a man found in a small lake near Bellwood Sunday.

Altoona Police arrested a couple after they discovered drugs, cash and a gun during a domestic dispute last Saturday afternoon.

An Altoona man who pleaded guilty to gun and drug charges is headed for the state pen.

The State DEP has declared a drought watch for Blair and 15 other counties.

The case against two doctors being sued for malpractice could wrap up today in Blair County court.

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