Local News Headlines 4/9/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 4/9 local headlines:

The State Health Department confirmed yesterday 1,680 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the state’s total to 16,239 with 70 new deaths with the total 310. Blair County cases have not changed and remain at six.

Governor Wolf signed an order yesterday that allows PEMA to commandeer crucial medical supplies from public and private healthcare facilities.

Insurers in Pennsylvania are being called on to be more flexible during the coronavirus pandemic.

Prosecutors are working on ways to release inmates across the state that could be at risk for COVID-19.

The Blair County Sheriff is once again warning residents of a telephone scam related to the coronavirus.

The Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese will offer live streaming of Easter week services on the Diocese web site.

Those wishing to get married in Blair County can now go online for an application.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Western Pennsylvania early yesterday.

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