Local News Headlines 4/7/20

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 4/7 local headlines:

The State Department of Health confirmed yesterday there are 1,470 additional cases of COVID-19 with 12 new deaths bringing the statewide total to 162. The Blair County total remains at 5 confirmed cases.

Job losses in Pennsylvania due to COVID-19 have resulted in record numbers of unemployment claims.

With a statewide stay-at-home order, what will happen to the Altoona High School Building project was the topic of last night’s board meeting.

A child custody edict issued by a Blair County Judge as a result of the pandemic has a number of parents upset.

A couple of Grocery store chains have announced some additional changes as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

In response to challenges in purchasing needed equipment in the fight against coronavirus, the state has launched the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal.

An Altoona man is out on bail, facing multiple charges after he reportedly forced his way into an elderly woman’s home, stole money and medicine.

A Chester man was arrested in Altoona over the weekend after he allegedly assaulted several police officers.

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