Local News Headlines 10/27/20

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 10/27 local headlines:

Thousands of area folks jammed a section of the Altoona Blair County Airport yesterday for a campaign rally for President Donald Trump.

Today is the last day for Pennsylvanians to submit applications for mail-in and absentee ballots for the upcoming election.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed a two-day total of 3,073 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 195,695 with 19 new deaths totaling 8,673. The number of Blair County cases stands at 1,129 confirmed with 57 probable and 27 deaths.

Officials at the Altoona School District are reporting another case of COVID-19; this case is a member of the faculty at Juniata Gap Elementary School.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are on the rise in P-A, but are still below where they peaked in April, according to Doctor Rachel Levine.

A growing majority of persons contracting coronavirus in the state are not answering basic questions that would help case investigators trace the source of infections.

A convicted Blair County triple murderer is asking the court to allow him to hire a Spanish-speaking investigator.

Logan Township Police arrested two Blair County men earlier this month on drug charges.

A Cambria County man will face charges for allegedly trying to sell stolen goods to satisfy a drug debt.

The City of Altoona will take over daily operations of the downtown transportation center.

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