Local News Headlines 9/15/20

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 9/15 local headlines:

Governor Wolf’s pandemic restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and ordered non-life-sustaining businesses to shut down are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Governor Wolf is not going to give up that easily and plans to appeal the federal judge’s ruling.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 1258 additional cases of COVID 19 for Sunday and Monday with 7 new deaths totaling 7,869. The number of Blair County cases stands at 510 confirmed with 22 probable and 13 deaths.

As coronavirus cases continue to increase in Pennsylvania, Penn State has been awarded a grant to study the virus among the non-human population.

The state will soon begin borrowing to continue paying benefits in response to record unemployment compensation claims due the coronavirus pandemic.

A prison inmate was rejected in his bid to lower a sentence for inappropriate relationships with three underage girls.

A drug sentencing hearing in Blair County Court was postponed yesterday after a request came from the victim’s sister.

An Altoona man is facing charges after he robbed a woman of cash and pills last Saturday morning.

There will be a new flight carrier at the Altoona-Blair County Airport beginning in January.

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