Local News Headlines 4/8/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 4/8 local headlines:

The Pennsylvania Department of Health yesterday confirmed that there are 1,579 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 14,559. There are 78 new deaths bringing the total to 240. Blair County now has six cases reported.

Governor Tom Wolf is ordering all Pennsylvania state flags to fly at half-staff in remembrance of the victims of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pennsylvania State Police are planning on doing more than just warning violators of the stay-at-home order.

The Pennsylvania State House is working on legislation that would allow businesses to re-open.

A bill that would protect first responders impacted by COVID-19 has passed a State Senate Committee.

Once again, city of Altoona officials are extending the yard waste pickup as a result of the pandemic.

The State rapidly opened trout season yesterday and encourage anglers to practice social distancing.

A Martinsburg man is up on charges that he choked a teenage boy during a physical confrontation.

Altoona police report the arrest of two more vandals from a spree late last year that damaged fifty properties.

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