Local News Headlines 8/31/20

Here’s your MONDAY morning 8/31 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 670 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 133,504 with two new deaths totaling 7,673. The number of Blair County cases stands at 437 confirmed with 19 probable and 11 deaths.

Governor Wolf is asking the State Legislature for help to extend the moratorium on foreclosures and evictions.

State utility regulators have effectively extended a moratorium preventing utilities from shutting off customers for three more weeks.

The Wolf Administration has announced the planned distribution of a third round of CARES Act funding to child care providers across the state.

The Altoona Blair County Airport will receive money from the CARES Act to help with pandemic related issues.

Authorities in Clearfield County have arrested a suspect for the murder of a Clearfield woman.

A Cambria County man was arrested on drug charges after Logan Township Police found him slumped over in his car in the Logan Valley Mall Parking lot.

A Sproul man was arrested Greenfield Township Police after a chase and escape attempt.

A fish kill and strong odor from some areas of the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River is getting some attention.

The State Health Secretary is weighing in on Governor Wolf’s recent call for the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Blair County Voters will not see and drop off boxes for mail in ballots for the November election.

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