Local News Headlines 10/08/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 10/8 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 1,309 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 166,552 with 28 new deaths totaling 8,272. The number of Blair County cases stands at 798 confirmed with 29 probable and 19 deaths.

A Pennsylvania State Rep is calling for the impeachment of State Supreme Court Justice David Wecht contending that he is legislating from the bench.

The State Supreme Court has rejected another appeal by Altoona drug ring leader Charles Bellon.

Altoona Police discovered a home buried in squalor and arrested two adults who shared the residence.

Police in Blair County have arrested a former Tyrone High School student on child porn charges.

Legislation toughening penalties for possessing child porn is headed to the State House following unanimous approval in the State Senate.

The State’s top election official is expressing hope that results of the upcoming election will be known sooner rather than later.

Closed door talks on updating Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law showed signs of life yesterday amid warnings of a dragged out vote count.

President Trump is reportedly considering holding another campaign event in Pittsburgh next week.

Residents in need of food will get a boost from a new food bank opening next month in Coalport.

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