Local News Headlines 5/22/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 5/22 local headlines:

The State Department of Health confirmed yesterday there are 980 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 65,392 with 102 new deaths totaling 4,869. The number of confirmed cases in Blair County has risen by six to a total of 44 with one death.

A federal judge is refusing to override Governor Tom Wolf’s business closures and stay-at-home orders after business owners and officials filed a lawsuit claiming they’re unconstitutional.

More Pennsylvania counties are moving to the yellow phase of the Governor’s reopening plan today.

The Governor announced yesterday the some counties could get to move to the green phase with a possible announcement later today.

A State House Committee has approved a resolution to repeal the Governor’s COVID-19 emergency declaration.

Pennsylvania would have to boost testing several times over to meet the Governor’s goal of administering weekly tests in long term care facilities.

The Governor has signed a bill that would allow cocktails to go from bars and restaurants.

An Altoona man has been charged with the sexual assault of two young children.

A Clearfield County couple has been charged in federal court with producing child pornography.

Two Blair County men are facing charges of selling methamphetamines.

A Tyrone man has been arrested and charged with multiple drug and weapons offenses.

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