Local News Headlines 10/07/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 10/7 local headlines:

Coronavirus-related crowd restrictions for both indoor and outdoor events were loosened yesterday by Governor Wolf with levels set between 15 and 25 percent.

The State Auditor General is criticizing the way the process by which waivers were granted to businesses ordered to close last spring.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 1,036 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 165,243 with 17 new deaths totaling 8,244. The number of Blair County cases stands at 782 confirmed with 28 probable and 19 deaths.

After pressure from Altoona officials, Atlantic Broadband has agreed to re-open the Altoona office for customers.

A fire at a business in Greenwood Monday night injured a volunteer firefighter.

A Tyrone man is accused of stealing a large sum of money from a store owner.

A prison inmate is suing for allegedly being sentenced a second time for the same crime.

A Blair County man was found in Centre County after he was reported missing over the weekend.

A Blair County Commissioner says about 16 thousand mail-in ballots will be mailed out to voters this week.

Disabled workers who get a pay raise would not lose medical benefits under legislation which has won State Senate approval.

Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden returned to Pennsylvania Tuesday, choosing a site emblematic of this nation’s division to call for unity.

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