Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 11/4 local headlines:
Ballots are still being counted in Pennsylvania for the presidential election and results may take up to several days. President Trump is currently ahead of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Pennsylvania.
State officials are confirming there was no violence on Election Day.
Statewide, turnout in the state was large with Republicans in the lead for Attorney General, Auditor General and State Treasurer but a mountain of mail-in ballots remain to be counted.
Both Democratic and Republican party leaders in Blair County remarked on the long lines at the polls yesterday were amazing.
So far more than seven thousand mail-in and absentee ballots in Blair County have been counted. Officials will resume the count this morning at 8am.
In local races, State Reps Lou Schmidt and Jim Gregory both retain their legislative seats and with large leads in all counties, Congressman John Joyce will hold on to his 13th Congressional seat.
The latest figures on coronavirus in Pennsylvania show a positivity rate climbing.
The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 2,875 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 214,871 with 32 new deaths totaling 8,855. The number of Blair County cases stands at 1,413 confirmed with 160 probable and 32 deaths.
A Hollidaysburg couple is facing serious charges of not paying sales taxes for three restaurants they own.
The State Department of Labor and Industry is dealing with fraud on a number of fronts.