Local News Headlines 10/22/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 10/22 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 1,425 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 186,297 with 29 new deaths totaling 8,562. The number of Blair County cases stands at 1,029 confirmed with 48 probable and 26 deaths.

As coronavirus cases continue to spike in the state, health officials are keeping an eye on several counties including Huntingdon, which are seeing high case percentages.

Students in the Hollidaysburg School District will continue to learn virtually for now.

Property owners in Blair County should be bracing for a possible County tax increase due to s major budget shortfall.

Altoona Police arrested a Tyrone man after he was found in his car with drugs at Valley View Park late Wednesday.

The former Blair County D-A and the Hollidaysburg School District are looking to have a Federal lawsuit against them dismissed.

Two local lawmakers have announced a 7.5 million dollar loan is on the way for the Altoona Water Authority for upgrades.

Some Tyrone residents will temporarily lose power for up to five hours tomorrow during a planned outage by Penelec.

Two election related deadlines are fast approaching next week.

Former President Barack Obama was in Philadelphia Wednesday for his first in-person 2020 campaign event for Joe Biden.

You can dispose of your expired, unwanted or unused medicines through a drug take back program in Blair County this Saturday.

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