Local News Headlines 10/23/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 10/23 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 2,063 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 188,360 with 30 new deaths totaling 8,592. The number of Blair County cases stands at 1,050 confirmed with 50 probable and 27 deaths.

Governor Tom Wolf yesterday announced a plan to waive liquor license fees to provide financial relief to restaurants and bars.

A new Penn State study suggests that mouthwash may help reduce COVID-19 transmission.

An area priest has been placed on leave from public ministry following an accusation of inappropriate conduct involving minors.

An Altoona woman has been arrested on drug charges after an investigation over the last few months.

An Altoona woman has been arrested for trying to flee from a cop while arguing with her daughter.

Once again, customers of the Altoona City Water Authority are being asked to cut back on usage.

Less than two weeks before Election Day, there are more ballot and voting issues in Western Pennsylvania.

A new lawsuit filed yesterday is challenging Pennsylvania’s court-ordered deadline to count mail-in ballots.

Vice President Mike Pence is making yet another campaign stop in the Keystone State today.

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