Local News Headlines 11/12/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 11/12 local headlines:

State Health officials continue to express concern over the increasing percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive with several counties well above the state average.

UPMC is telling area residents that its COVID-19 cases are going up but they seem ready to handle the increase.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 4,711 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 243,368 with 59 new deaths totaling 9,145, the highest increase to date. The number of Blair County cases stands at 1,837 confirmed with 239 probable and 40 deaths.

The Bellwood Antis School District will be keeping in-person classes for the time being.

Pennsylvania’s largest teachers’ union is urging all school districts to switch to virtual learning when COVID-19 infection rates reach critical levels.

An Altoona man found guilty of several bar break-ins in Altoona has been sentenced to prison time.

A convicted drug dealer from Altoona is once again trying to get his sentence reduced.

The State House Republican Caucus has chosen its leaders for the upcoming legislative session.

The top-ranking Democratic leader in the State House has conceded his re-election race to the Republican candidate.

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