Local News Headlines 5/15/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 5/15 local headlines:

It’s Friday, the day we have all been waiting for as Blair County slowly begins to ramp up the economy today.

A local pizza store plans to defy the Governor’s orders and reopen for sit down service.

A coalition of GOP State lawmakers is rallying around a barber who has reopened his business in defiance of the Governor.

The Governor will announce more counties today that can begin opening in a yellow phase next week.

The State Department of Health is reporting 938 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday bringing the total to 59,636 with 4,218 deaths. The number of confirmed cases in Blair County has risen by one to 32 with no deaths.

The State Auditor General wants to examine the process of granting waivers for some businesses in the COVID restrictions.

The Altoona Drivers License Center re-opens today with a limited number of services available.

The Blair County pension fund has taken a big hit thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

An Altoona woman is in trouble after she allegedly hit the car of another woman during a chase in the city.

There’s no more room in the 814 area code so the state PUC will begin to overlay a new area code, 582, with residents soon having to dial 10 digits instead of 7.

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