Local News Headlines 9/17/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 9/17 local headlines:

The BIG 10 is going to give football a shot after all.

Governor Tom Wolf has said he will veto legislation which would allow local school boards to have the last word about school sports. Still, House Republicans continue to urge the governor to sign the bill.

The Governor is planning on providing more guidance on event attendance either today or tomorrow after a judge ruled his restrictions unconstitutional.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 776 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 146,990 with 28 new deaths totaling 7,903. The number of Blair County cases stands at 515 confirmed with 22 probable and 13 deaths.

For the second time in less than two weeks, Governor Wolf and Lt. Governor Fetterman are pushing for the legalization of recreational marijuana.

The man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend several weeks ago has died while recovering at a local hospital.

A prison inmate has lost his appeal to have his drug sentence changed claiming a bad state of mind.

A Tipton man has been charged with the overdose death of another person this summer.

Some residents of a Juniata neighborhood are not happy with the Altoona Zoning Board.

The City of Altoona has received more CDBG money to help renters avoid eviction.

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