Local News Headlines 3/5/19

Here’s your Tuesday morning 3/5 headlines:

Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to raise the starting salary for new teachers was questioned during the Department of Education’s budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee.

A Philadelphia man accused of sexual abuse of two teens in Blair County is now facing more charges after two more alleged victims come forward.

An Altoona man is on his way to prison after pleading guilty to charges after a drug deal went bad.

A teacher in the Altoona school district charged with sending lewd photos to a student has resigned.

Pennsylvania appears to be mirroring national trends as meth and cocaine use are on the rise while heroin deaths have leveled off.

According to a National publication, Pennsylvania is in the middle of the pack, number 27, among states and job growth.

Four candidates for Blair County Commissioner will be speaking at a meeting in Hollidaysburg this evening.

Scientists are expecting a massive cicada invasion this spring in Western Pennsylvania.

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