Local News Headlines 11/17/20

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 11/17 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed a two-day total of 9,675 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 269,613 with 51 new deaths totaling 9,325. The number of Blair County cases stands at 2,235 confirmed with 363 probable and 41 deaths.

Philadelphia is banning indoor gatherings of any size, public or private and closing restaurants, libraries, gyms, casinos and other businesses.

State health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the state has no plans of going back to red, yellow, green or any type of scheme such as that and will not close non-essential businesses and pointed to the current restrictions like capacity limits for restaurants and limits on social gatherings, which will remain in place.

The State Health Secretary says college students pose a risk to their communities as they return home for Thanksgiving.

A photo from the Altoona Area High School showing hundreds of students packed at an assembly has created some outrage in the community.

An Altoona man has been arrested and charged with drug and weapons violations following an incident last Sunday.

The new carrier at the Altoona Blair County Airport has announced their flight schedule.

Virtual public hearings began yesterday into potential Amtrak development that would include a seconds train from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg.

The State Game Commission is now warning motorists to watch for deer along roadways with the start of the rut.

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