Here’s your MONDAY morning 9/28 local headlines:
The State Department of Health Saturday confirmed 1,029 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 155,232 with 22 new deaths totaling 8,103. The number of Blair County cases stands at 656 confirmed with 23 probable and 18 deaths.
The Blair and Centre County COVID-19 numbers are on the rise and do not appear to be locally generated, rather a result of the influx of students to the two Penn State Campuses.
The Portage Area School District will shut down the High School this week as a result of a positive COVID-19 test.
The Hollidaysburg School District is looking for full-time in-person classes to begin with the second marking period.
Students in the Bellwood-Antis School District will continue to have in-person classes.
A former firefighter has entered guilty pleas to charges of stealing money from a firefighter’s grant program.
The Judge in an Altoona murder case will hear testimony relating to location gathering technology.
The Altoona City Water Authority is looking at a major repair project in the city.
Governor Tom Wolf is renewing his call for legislation reforming government accountability and reigning in special interests.
Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, a Republican, says he is backing Joe Biden for President.