Local News Headlines 5/1/20

It’s FRIDAY!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 5/1 local headlines:

The State Department of Health is reporting 1,397 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the state total to 45,763 and 2,292 deaths. The number of confirmed cases in Blair County remains steady at 23 with no deaths.

Pennsylvania business owners are awaiting word on when they’ll be allowed to re-open with the Governor’s announcement today.

Many people may be wondering what life will be like under the yellow phase of Governor Tom Wolf’s color-coded reopening plan which will take effect in some regions and counties a week from today.

The State Senate has issued a subpoena related to the Governor’s business closure waiver process.

A UPMC doctor is arguing that COVID-19 is not as deadly as everyone feared.

Penndot announced yesterday that highway and bridge construction projects will resume today.

The flight schedule at the Altoona-Blair County Airport will remain unchanged for the time being.

Tyrone Hospital has been awarded a large loan to help with operating expenses.

Employees at Sheetz who received a three dollar per house wage increase will be able to keep it a while longer.

A local couple caught a would-be burglar at their Hudson Avenue home and he was arrested by police.

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