Local News Headlines 9/9/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 9/9 local headlines:

Governor Tom Wolf has announced Pennsylvania Restaurants can soon increase their indoor dining capacity.

Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to pass legislation that protects renters and homeowners from eviction and foreclosure.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 496 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 140,359 with 11 new deaths totaling 7,791. The number of Blair County cases stands at 480 confirmed and 18 probable with 13 deaths.

Unemployed Pennsylvanians who had been receiving that extra 600 dollars per week in federal benefits will start getting an extra 300 dollars starting next week.

The State Department of Health is urging Pennsylvanians to get their flu shots this year amid the pandemic.

Logan Township Police arrested a Hastings man for making threats with a shotgun and drug possession.

City of Altoona officials are looking at a bleak fiscal picture and look to cut one million dollars from the city budget.

The new Altoona High School building could be open by the end of the month.

The Blair County Prison will be getting a new, full body scanner.

Vice President Mike Pence will take part in a workers for Trump rally in Beaver County and will also stop in Murraysville today.

The Altoona City Water Authority will be working on a broken water main on Devon Drive most of the day today.

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