Local News Headlines 10/01/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 10/1 local headlines:

The Altoona School District is reporting a positive case of COVID-19 with a student at Penn Lincoln Elementary.

Pennsylvania’s top health official is expressing concerns about coronavirus as we head into cooler weather.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 1,153 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 158,967 with 19 new deaths totaling 8,142. The number of Blair County cases stands at 693 confirmed with 23 probable and 18 deaths.

Charges of theft continue to pile up on an Altoona man currently behind bars at the Blair County Prison.

Several former Scranton School District officials have been charged with endangering the welfare of children and reckless endangerment.

The Blair County Commissioners have approved the purchase of electronic door monitors for the courthouse.

The State’s top election official says the decision to throw out nine military ballots in Wilkes-Barre was a mistake and not intentional.

The PUC is reminding residents in 27 counties including Blair that voluntary ten-digit phone dialing for 814 area code begins this weekend.

Voters who requested mail-in ballots for the November 3rd election will be receiving them shortly.

Fresh off his first debate, former President Joe Biden made train stops in Pittsburgh, Geensburg, New Alexandria, Latrobe and Johnstown yesterday.

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