Local News Headlines 5/7/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 5/7 local headlines:

The state Health Department yesterday reported less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the fourth straight day with the total cases now 51,840 and 94 more deaths bringing the total to 3,106. The confirmed cases in Blair County once again remained steady at 25 with no deaths.

A State lawmaker is calling for the ouster of Pennsylvania’s Labor Secretary citing serious delays in unemployment compensation claims.

Blair County Commissioner Laura Burke says she doesn’t think Blair County is ready to open.

Governor Wolf is laying out a game plan to increase coronavirus testing and contact tracing with a new civilian corps.

Governor Wolf says the state cannot widely enforce workplace protections so just don’t go to work if you feel unsafe.

The Governor does not support a bill that would give the public and press access to government records during a disaster declaration.

State Rep Lou Schmidt has now come forward and submitted a letter to the Governor for the County to re-open.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has announced plans to reopen some Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores.

An Altoona man has been charged with causing serious damage to his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle and several others.

An Altoona man was charged with physically assaulting his wife last Thursday.

The Altoona Salvation Army will be receiving prepared meals to give out to the community.

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