Local News Headlines 4/16/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 4/16 local headlines:

The State Department of Health confirmed yesterday there are 1,145 new COVID-19 cases bring the State total to 26,490 with an additional 63 new deaths bringing the total to 647. Blair County cases are up one to a total of 12.

Governor Wolf is ramping up his orders as he now directs any person who leaves home for any reason must wear a mask.

The State Senate has voted to approve a bill that could re-open all businesses that follow CDC guidelines. Governor Wolf is expected to veto it.

The State Insurance Department has information for residents affected by the pandemic.

Seniors at Bellwood-Antis High School will have to step up a bit to get their diplomas this year.

As the IRS begins direct deposit of stimulus money, some people are reporting they received payment for a deceased relative.

There will be no early release from prison for the man who supplied the gun that was used to kill a state trooper.

Blair County Commissioners are looking at how the county real estate tax payments could be delayed.

The Bellwood-Antis School Board is gearing up for a tough budget process for the next school year.