Local News Headlines 6/19/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 6/19 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 418 additional positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 80,236 with 42 new deaths totaling 6,361. The number of confirmed cases in Blair County remains steady at 55 with one death.

Although the Commonwealth is seeing fewer new cases of COVID-19, state officials are urging residents to continue to wear masks in public.

The Department of Health distributed the fifth shipment of Remdesivir to 82 Pennsylvania hospital including UPMC Altoona.

Officials at the Blair County Prison say they want to re-start visits for inmates soon.

Given Pennsylvania’s high unemployment rate, the state Department of Labor and Industry is gearing up for the start of its Extended Benefits Program.

The State PUC yesterday rejected a motion to end the three month moratorium on preventing utilities from terminating service to those who don’t pay their bills.

A tense situation in Allegheny Township earlier this week follows a domestic dispute at a house on Wood Street.

A Tyrone man is facing charges for discharging a shotgun and threatening to shoot his wife.

As the nation looks at possible police brutality, the issue of police body cams is discussed in Harrisburg.

In observance of Juneteenth, June 19 is now a special holiday closure for state employees under the Governor’s jurisdiction.

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