Local News Headlines 10/09/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 10/9 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 1,376 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 167,928 with 27 new deaths totaling 8,299. The number of Blair County cases stands at 805 confirmed with 32 probable and 19 deaths.

A second case of COVID-19 has been reported at Hollidaysburg High School.

An elementary student in the Tyrone School District has tested positive for COVID-19.

The State Health Department and the Governor’s office are concerned about an increase in the COVID-19 positivity rate in the state.

A former Altoona Drug kingpin is once again, looking to re-open his case and get a lesser sentence.

A police chase in Allegheny Township yesterday ended with the arrest of a severely wounded suspect.

That long-awaited County Salary Study has been officially submitted but the results have not been made public yet.

The State Department of Labor and Industry is implementing a new anti-fraud measure to combat a scam targeting Federal Unemployment Assistance.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court says they are not impeaching one of their Justices after a State Lawmaker called for it.

Blair County officials are looking for some very temporary workers for the upcoming election.

GOP leaders in Harrisburg yesterday called for the resignation of one of their members after a video surfaced of him trying to get his five year old son to smoke a cigar and swear.

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