Local News Headlines 8/27/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 8/27 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 501 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 130,536 with 19 new deaths totaling 7,624. The number of Blair County cases stands at 404 confirmed with 18 probable and 10 deaths.

The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg has reported a surge in COVID-19 cases recently.

The DOJ yesterday sent letters to Governors of Pennsylvania and three other Democratic-led states seeking data on whether they violated the law by ordering nursing homes to accept patients from hospitals.

At a special meeting yesterday, the Blair County Commissioners established a new grant program for small business, tourism, and non-profits.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the state Department of Human Services is temporarily suspending some regulatory policies for school-age child care.

Gun shots rang out for a second time when demonstrators clashed with protest marchers in Bedford County.

A Tyrone man was arrested for breaking into a woman’s home and then was attacked by the victim.

The jury in a medical malpractice case ruled in favor of the victim yesterday awarding 10 million dollars in damages.

Eleventh Avenue between 13th Street and 15th Street will be closed today between 7:00am and 10:00am.

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