Local News 11/1/22

News for Tues Nov 1  2022

RSV Infections Are Causing Long Waits At Pennsylvania Hospital Emergency Rooms.

The illness typically isn’t serious and causes cold-like symptoms for most individuals, but can be dangerous for infants and older adults, according to the CDC.  Officials with UPMC Children’s Hospital says the increase in severity of RSV this year may be due to a lack of immunity to the virus in children who have been wearing masks for the last few years. 

Applications are now open for Pennsylvania’s LIHEAP program.  The initiative provides assistance to residents who struggle to cover heating bills over the winter.  Those who wish to apply can do so online by searching D-H-S-dot-P-A-dot-gov.

Halloween night’s Powerball lottery drawing proved to be all trick and no treat for Western Pennsylvania players and others across the nation hoping to hit the jackpot.  No tickets sold for the Monday night drawing matched all of the numbers drawn.  The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing is now one-point-two-billion dollars.

Somerset County residents will have an opportunity to learn about plans for an upcoming bridge project at a meeting this evening.  PennDOT plans to replace four spans along Route 3001.  The meeting will be held starting at 6 at the Addison Township Building in Confluence.

The deadline to request a Mail in Ballot for the Election is TODAY…but The Department of State recommends not to send them back through the mail when it gets to less than a week before Election Day to ensure that the ballot gets back to your county election’s office on time.

They recommend dropping off your ballot in a drop-off box or at your county election office.

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) granted $505,776 to renovate the Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona.

WTAJ TV reports Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) and Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-79) announced on Monday, Oct. 31.

The funding will cover projects that include replacing the 30-year-old roof, pairing back vegetation overgrowth, and updating the auditorium used by Penn State Altoona for rail transportation and engineering classes.