Local News Headlines 9/25/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 9/25 local headlines:

Governor Tom Wolf is asking GOP lawmakers to stop acting irresponsibly while they are trying to save lives amid the pandemic.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 853 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 153,397 with 17 new deaths totaling 8,079. The number of Blair County cases stands at 606 confirmed with 25 probable and 16 deaths.

A former volunteer firefighter is in trouble after he was accused of stealing while serving as grant coordinator.

An Altoona man is on his way to state prison after being convicted of torturing and robbing a man last year.

An Altoona couple is in jail after police found their home to be unfit for habitation.

A bill that would toughen the penalties for someone convicted of possessing child porn has been advanced by a State Senate Committee.

A federal investigation into irregularities with mail-in ballots in Luzerne County has turned nine discarded military ballots cast for Donald Trump.

The State Supreme Court ruled against the GOP in the legal fight over the deadline for mail-in ballots.

Democrats are launching an ad campaign in the state to explain how to correctly fill out and return mail-in ballots after the Supreme Court said votes must be invalidated if not sent in the proper envelope.

State environmental officials are warning Pennsylvanians about the dangers of fire as a result of a lack of rainfall.

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