Local News Headlines 5/5/20

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 5/5 local headlines:

Pennsylvania has passed 50,000 confirmed coronavirus cases as state health officials yesterday announced an additional 825 cases with 14 new deaths bringin the state total to 2,458. The number of confirmed cases in Blair County has risen by one to 25 with no deaths reported.

A published report suggests that Blair County could be included in the next round of limited openings.

Some may still believe that COVID-19 is no more dangerous than the flu but the State Health Secretary disagrees.

Two Blair County businesses have re-opened, defying governor Wolf’s closure orders and the new Blair County D-A is not sure this falls under local law enforcement’s jurisdiction.

The State Education Secretary is taking some heat for not having an answer as to what will happen with our schools in the fall.

Pennsylvania’s tax collections have cratered in April with all the business closures and layoffs.

What’s been the impact of the record number of jobless claims filed in Pennsylvania on the state’s Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund?

All patients receiving treatment from UPMC will soon get a test to check if they have antibodies for COVID-19.

As of yesterday, nearly one million voters have applied for a mail-in ballot for Pennsylvania’s primary election.

A woman involved in the local murder case of Katherine Copley has agreed to a plea bargain.

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