Local News Headline 10/19/20

Here’s your MONDAY morning 10/19 local headlines:

The State Department of Health Saturday confirmed 1,857 additional positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 180,943 with the largest single day total since April 9th. The number of Blair County cases stands at 986 confirmed with 40 probable and 23 deaths.

With many Pennsylvania residents losing their jobs and having little or no income, state officials are taking a pay freeze.

A child rapist confessed to his crimes and was sentenced to a lengthy prison term on Friday.

Another man pleaded guilty on Friday, to abusing a young child and is now headed to state prison.

The former girlfriend of a convicted drug kingpin has been given probation for her role in the operation.

An Altoona man was arrested and charged with causing a disturbance at UPMC Altoona earlier this month.

Blair County officials announced in a news release Friday, that 78 mail-in ballots were accidentally mailed twice to voters in Logan Township.

A possible new combination train and bus station could be built for downtown Altoona.

With just over two weeks to go until Election Day, Vice President Mike Pence will be back in Pennsylvania today.

Today is the deadline for Pennsylvanians to register to vote in the November 3rd election.

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