Local News Headlines 9/16/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 9/16 local headlines:

Governor Wolf was fired up yesterday as he came out swinging against Monday’s Federal Court ruling calling some of his orders unconstitutional.

Governor Wolf held a news conference yesterday to call on the General Assembly to pass changes to the state’s election laws.

With concerns rising in Pennsylvania that tens of thousands of mail-in ballots will be discarded of technicalities, counties have been ordered not to reject any ballot due to a signature match.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 1,151 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 146,214 with six new deaths totaling 7,875. The number of Blair County cases stands at 514 confirmed with 22 probable and 13 deaths.

UPMC doctors are working on a treatment for COVID-19 that shows promise is case current vaccine attempts fail.

With significant increases in COVID-19 cases among 19 to 24 year olds, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health has a message for college students, follow the rules and help stop the spread.

Thirteen persons accused of committing crimes during riots in Lancaster have had the book thrown at them with bail being set at $1M each.

The Sentence for a Clearfield County woman convicted of murder will stand.

Visitation is opening up at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center but just one visitor per patient for now.

Blair County Commissioners plan to finish paying off a bond issue the will save money in the next few years.

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