Local News Headlines 9/23/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 9/23 local headlines:

A local State Rep says a vote is coming today to override Governor Wolf’s veto of a bill to let school districts determine their participation in sporting events.

A Federal Judge yesterday declined to stay his ruling that Governor Wolf’s size limits on gatherings are unconstitutional.

The statewide COVID-19 positivity rate has decreased slightly but all eyes are on Centre County as the rate there is well above the state average.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 834 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 151,646 with 19 new deaths totaling 8,023. The number of Blair County cases stands at 577 confirmed with 22 probable and 16 deaths.

The Altoona School Board is wrestling with a budget deficit thans to COVID-19 and its fallout.

In anticipation of more county business, the Blair Commissioners have scheduled extra weekly meetings at the Courthouse.

The Governor and State Health Secretary have announced a new Covid Alert PA Smartphone app.

The number of drug arrests in Altoona continues to go up with another one on Monday night at 8th Avenue and 17th Street.

A Hollidaysburg man has been brought up on gun and drug charges after a search of his home last Spring.

A woman who pleaded guilty to killing the 10 month old child of her boyfriend back in 2015 has lost her bid for a reduced sentence.

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