Local News Headlines 12/16/20

Here’s your MONDAY morning 11/16 local headlines:

The State Department of Health Saturday confirmed 5,551 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 259,938 with 50 new deaths totaling 9,274. This is the highest daily increase in cases to date. The number of Blair County cases stands at 2,176 confirmed with 339 probable and 41 deaths.

After passing a five-month state budget in June because of the pandemic, the General Assembly must agree on a budget before the end of the month.

Business owners are anticipating changes to the state’s current COVID-19 restrictions as Governor Tom Wolf met with several other governors over the weekend to talk joint efforts.

Junior and Senior High students in Hollidaysburg will be learning from home starting today.

In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in Blair County a new test site is up and running at the Blair County Convention Center.

Despite a host of legal challenges, the Pennsylvania Department of State and Secretary Kathy Bookvar says there will be no re-count in the state.

Blair County’s President Judge announced on Friday that there will be no more jury trial in the county for the remainder of 2020.

An Altoona woman is facing charges of assaulting her boyfriend last week.

Altoona police arrested four persons on drug charges during a traffic stop along 7th Avenue about 1 o’clock Friday morning.