Local News Headlines 5/27/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 5/27 local headlines:

Five persons were arrested last Friday in Blair County for reportedly selling illegal weapons and drugs.

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 451 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 68,637 with 13 new deaths now totaling 5,152. The number of confirmed cases in Blair County remains steady at 48 with one death.

Governor Wolf has once again selected Centre County over Blair to now enter the green phase of reopening.

State Legislators began advancing a temporary no new taxes budget plan yesterday.

Attempted COVID-19 unemployment compensation scams have been uncovered in Pennsylvania.

Four billion dollars and more than 150 thousand jobs are gone in Pennsylvania as the result of the pandemic.

A State Rep has introduced a bill in the State House that would end government control of wine and spirit sales.

According to the annual audit, Blair County finished last year in the black.

A city resident helped Altoona Police capture a would-be burglar trying to get in to parked cars yesterday.

A local pizza shop owner says he would like to see fellow business owners get with him and open their doors.

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