Local News Headlines 10/16/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 10/16 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 1,598 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 177,520 with 21 new deaths totaling 8,432. The number of Blair County cases stands at 915 confirmed with 35 probable and 23 deaths.

A TV reports says those police and fire cuts possible coming in Altoona would be through attrition and letting current staff go.

GOP Lawmakers in Harrisburg have come up with their own plan to help the State’s economy bounce back from coronavirus.

The state Department of Health is gearing up for the day when there will be a coronavirus vaccine.

A standoff with police ended with the death of the suspect involved in Clearfield yesterday.

Arson charges against an Altoona man for causing a fire at his own house will go to court.

Two 5th Avenue Altoona neighbors were nabbed by cops for allegedly selling drugs.

A COVID-19 related lawsuit has been filed in federal court over the issue of wearing a mask at work.

Closed-door talks on legislation to improve prompt election results in Pennsylvania appeared stuck yesterday.

The State Insurance Department has announced approved individual and small group Obamacare rates for next year.

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