Local News Headlines 9/24/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 9/24 local headlines:

The State House yesterday failed to override Governor Wolf’s veto of a bill that would have allowed schools to make their own rules on spectators at sporting events.

The leader of the State House expressed his anger over 25 democrats who changed their vote to support the Governor’s veto of the sports spectator bill.

Some Pennsylvania schools are letting fans in the stands after a federal judge ruled the Governor’s order unconstitutional and the PIAA told member schools that Wolf’s spectator caps are not mandatory.

An outbreak of COVID-19 at Penn State Altoona has prompted officials to quarantine students at local hotels.

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase, state officials are working to ensure access to testing.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 898 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 152,544 with 39 new deaths totaling 8,062. The number of Blair County cases stands at 587 confirmed with 22 probable and 16 deaths.

A bill that would ease COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants and bars has been passed by the State Senate by Governor Wolf has already indicated that he would veto it.

The Blair County Courts will be spending a fair amount of money to transport potential jurors to the county courthouse.

Inmates at three state prisons face charges of applying for and pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars meant for jobless Pennsylvanians due to the pandemic.

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