Local News Headlines 4/23/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 4/23 local headlines:

The State Department of Health confirmed 1,156 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the state total to 35,684 with 58 new deaths and a total of 1,622. Blair County’s cases remain steady at 14.

Governor Wolf has laid out a coronavirus reopening plan that includes northcentral and northwest Pennsylvania but not Blair County.

AMED officials say the pandemic is causing unnecessary deaths because people are afraid to seek medical attention.

UPMC Officials say they will begin to test all patients for coronavirus.

Governor Wolf is pushing for voters to cast their primary election ballots by mail.

While Pennsylvania’s food supply remains safe amid the coronarvirus pandemic, the Secretary of Agriculture is expressing some concerns.

A Blair County man who pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide looks like he could get a new trial or another plea bargain.

Another Altoona couple has been arrested and charged with living in squalor with children.

A Cambria County man is facing charges after leading Altoona Police on a wild, high speed chase.