Local News Headlines 9/1/20

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 9/1 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 521 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 134,025 with no new deaths totaling 7,673. The number of Blair County cases stands at 443 confirmed and 18 probable with 11 deaths.

Governor Wolf says the pandemic is a perfect example of why employer-paid family leave should be law in Pennsylvania.

Now that Pennsylvania has been approved for a federal program to provide an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits, state officials are working to make that a reality.

The Penn State Hershey Medical Center has been awarded grant money to help in developing a treat and vaccine for COVID-19.

Logan Township Police arrested two persons on drug charges after a traffic stop.

Police arrested two persons at a Plank Road convenience store after they got a tip about possible drug sales.

Another drug bust following a traffic stop on Valley View Boulevard landed two persons behind bars.

Declaring President Trump a “toxic presence” Joe Biden blamed the President for the violence around the country while he spoke in Pittsburgh yesterday.

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Luzerne County later today and President Trump is expected to stop in Latrobe on Thursday.

Pennsylvania State Police are planning a targeted enforcement over the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

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