Local News Headlines 3/7/19

Here’s your Thursday morning 3/7 headlines:

A US Attorney in Pennsylvania is looking into how physicians are prescribing opioids.

A retired Altoona music teacher has been arrested on charges of sexual abuse of a teenager.

A man already facing charges of an inappropriate relationship with a teen is now looking at more charges.

Two persons including a three year old child were seriously hurt in a two vehicle crash yesterday afternoon on Route 453 between Tyrone and Water Street.

The partial government shutdown back in January continues to have a lasting effect on food banks.

The sensitive subject of veteran suicides was among the topics discussed during a state budget hearing yesterday.

Pennsylvania’s Health Secretary is pushing back against vaccination detractors.

A Pennsylvania State Senator has introduced a bill to expand hemp production in the state.

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