Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 5/6 local headlines:
The State Department of Health is reporting 865 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday bring the total to 50,957 with a total of 3,012 deaths. The number of confirmed cases in Blair County remained steady at 25 with no deaths.
It looks like City Manager Ken Decker is ordering the issuance of citations to businesses that open contrary to the Governor’s order, saying until City Council acts, he is obligated to investigate complaints.
Governor Tom Wolf has asked the U-S Supreme Court to reject a petition from Pennsylvania business owners challenging his stay closed order.
Local business, elected officials and others beginning an initiative tonight called Voices of Blair County, calling on the Governor to open the county.
With New Jersey and Maryland opening some tourist attractions, Gov. Tom Wolf was asked if he’s concerned about Pennsylvanians making travel plans.
A virtual Graduation ceremony has been put together for seniors at Altoona High School.
As a result of the pandemic, there is an oversupply of milk prompting the giveaway of 4,800 gallons this Saturday at DelGrosso’s Park.
Altoona Police are investigating a Monday night stabbing that critically injured one person.
A Westmoreland County man is facing serious charges in Blair County in connection with an overdose death.