Local News Headlines 10/05/20

Here’s your MONDAY morning 10/5 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 2,251 additional cases of COVID-19 over two days bringing the total to 163,535 with 17 new deaths totaling 8,216. The number of Blair County cases stands at 756 confirmed with 26 probable and 19 deaths.

Pennsylvania’s top health official is weighing in on the outlook for a coronavirus vaccine.

The number of coronavirus cases at Penn State Altoona and University Park continue to rise.

Prosecutors are considering asking for the death penalty in an Altoona murder case.

An Altoona man is headed to prison for raping two teenage girls and sending a lewd picture to and 11 year old.

An Altoona woman was arrested by Logan Township Police on a number of drug charges a little more than a week ago.

A repo case in Cambria County led to a woman getting less money than originally order by a court.

Governor Wolf has unveiled a health reform plan which he says will be good for Pennsylvanians.

Republican U-S Senator Pat Toomey is expected to announce later today that he will not seek re-election.

Some local voters have concerns about mail-in ballots.

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