Local News Headlines 9/4/20

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Governor Wolf and Lt. Governor Fetterman yesterday called on the legislature to take up the legalization of recreational marijuana.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 1,160 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 136,711 with 20 new deaths totaling 7,732. The number of Blair County cases stands at 454 confirmed and 18 probable with 12 deaths.

UPMC continues to see less severe cases of COVID-19 than when the virus outbreak began in Western Pennsylvania in the spring, officials said Thursday.

The State Department of Health has announced updated guidance for COVID-19 testing at nursing homes.

Pennsylvania long-term care facilities are going to allow visitors to help provide care for residents.

Several area schools have reported positive COVID-19 tests and will be going virtual for a while.

An Altoona woman is in trouble after she filed a false stolen vehicle report with police.

Residents in a Cambria County community are protesting the possible disbanding of their local police department.

The proposed sale of the Kimmel School Building will be reviewed in Blair County Court next week.

Organizers say several thousand supporters rallied for President Trump yesterday in Latrobe.

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey of likely voters in Pennsylvania show President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden running dead even.

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