Here’s your TUESDAY morning 10/6 local headlines:
The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 672 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 164,207 with 11 new deaths totaling 8,227. The number of Blair County cases stands at 769 confirmed with 26 probable and 19 deaths.
The U.S. Supreme Court is denying hearing a challenge to Governor Tom Wolf’s shutdown orders that closed nonessential businesses and limited gatherings amid the pandemic.
A student at Hollidaysburg High School has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Another student at Penn Lincoln Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Altoona School District is moving ahead and planning a full return to in-person classes.
A second arrest has been made in the shooting incident in Greenwood last month.
Officials at SCI Smithfield are investigating the death of another inmate.
A Tyrone man is facing charges that he inappropriately touched a 10-year old girl while she helped him with a work project.
An Altoona man is facing theft charges after his arrest by State Police.
As expected, U-S Senator Pat Toomey has announced he will not seek re-election to his seat in 2022 or run for Governor.