Local News Headlines 11/23/20

Here’s your MONDAY morning 11/23 local headlines:

The State Department of Health Saturday confirmed 6,778 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 302,564 with 112 new deaths totaling 9,801. The number of Blair County cases stands at 2,949 confirmed with 404 probable and 52 deaths.

Governor Tom Wolf is reportedly going to sign the recently passed state budget into law. The seven-month spending plan passed through the state House remotely amid reports of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Blair County Commissioners have decided to add a small tax increase for county property owners for next year.

The State House has passed a bill to limit lawsuits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hearing for and Altoona man accused of shooting and killing a Hollidaysburg man has been pushed back.

A New Jersey woman is facing murder charges here in Blair County for a drug overdose death.

A drug dealer who was charged in the death of a Tyrone man has pleaded guilty to those charges.

A police K-9 officer in Johnstown died in a fall down an elevator shaft while helping cops search for burglary suspects early Sunday.

A federal judge issued a scathing order Saturday, dismissing the Trump campaign’s effort to block the vote certification in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate fell again last month.

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