Local News Headlines 12/01/20

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 12/1 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed a two-day total of 9,797 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 361,464 with 107 new deaths totaling 10,383. The number of Blair County cases stands at 3,796 confirmed with 526 probable and 63 deaths.

As coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania continue to rise, hospitalizations have hit a new milestone.

Another local lawmaker, State Senator Judy Ward, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine is looking for coronavirus help from teens asking them to use the COVID Alert PA app.

Governor Tom Wolf has vetoed a bill which sought to provide protections to certain COIVD-19 related civil lawsuits.

Highway construction in Pennsylvania may come to a halt as early as today, when PennDOT may run out of money.

The warden and a deputy at the Bedford County Jail have been suspended from their posts.

State Police in Blair County are investigating a major theft in Frankstown Township last week.

A man on parole from Massachusetts has been arrested in Altoona for threatening a woman and her son.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the appeal for Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction today.

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