A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of July 19th Through July 25th

Rachel Kalas
July 21, 2020 - 7:25 pm

    PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of July 19th through 25th: 

    Local:

    11 Local Bars And Restaurants Issued COVID-19 Compliance Warnings
    "Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers issued 11 warnings to Pittsburgh area businesses not abiding by COVID-19 mitigation efforts" Continue Reading

    Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald Says Following Safety Guidelines Is Lowering COVID-19 Case Counts
    "On Monday, Allegheny County released its latest COVID-19 case number update. The county reported 172 new cases." Continue Reading

    Local Districts Unveiling Their Plans For The Upcoming School Year
    "School choice is taking on a different meaning this year." Continue Reading

    Lost Your Health Insurance? You May Qualify For A Government Subsidy
    "If you were recently furloughed, put on COBRA Health Insurance, or lost health insurance from your employer due to not working - you may qualify for a government subsidy. " Continue Reading

    Jeannette City Hall Building Closed After Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19
    "Jeannette’s City Hall building is closed to the public after a municipal employee tested positive for coronavirus." Continue Reading

    Big Burrito Restaurant Group Pres. Explains Temporary Closings Of Specialty Restaurants
    "Due to ongoing indoor dining restrictions, Big Burrito Restaurant Group has temporarily closed the doors to it’s specialty restaurants: Casbah, Kaya, Soba, Eleven, Umi, Alta Via." Continue Reading

    Man Dies After Being Found Unresponsive In Sandcastle Pool
    "A 37-year-old male who was found unresponsive in a pool at Sandcastle and later died at the hospital has been identified." Continue Reading

    Pittsburgh to Develop Pre-arrest Diversion Program for Those Who Commit Low-level Crimes
    "The City of Pittsburgh announced that it will develop a program that would help people who commit low-level crimes caused by behavioral health issues, which include crimes related to mental health, poverty and substance abuse." Continue Reading

    Kennywood To Close Mondays And Tuesdays
    "Kennywood announced on Friday that effective immediately it will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice." Continue Reading

    Sports:

    Sidney Crosby Returns To Full Practice With Teammates
    "Good news Penguins fans, Sidney Crosby has returned to full practice." Continue Reading

    Cards beat Bucs 5-4 in opener
    "Jack Flaherty pitched seven solid innings, Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals opened the season by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 on Friday night." Continue Reading

    Pirates Hang Black Lives Matter Banners At PNC Park
    "The Pittsburgh Pirates and PNC Park have joined much of baseball in making a statement on the Black Lives Matter movement." Continue Reading

    NHL Seattle Introduces 'Kraken' As Team Name, Reveals Logo
    "The National Hockey League's 32nd franchise has officially unveiled its nickname ahead of its inaugural season in 2021-22." Continue Reading

    The Week That Was In Pittsburgh Sports...Week of 6/20
    "Highlighting 5 things that happened this week" Continue Reading

    State:

    State Legislation Would Raise Sales Tax On Amazon Products
    "Making a purchase from Amazon or another online retailers could get more expensive if two state lawmakers get their way." Continue Reading

    PA's Transgender Health Secretary Takes Abuse While Leading Virus Efforts
    "Many of the attacks against Pennsylvania’s health secretary have little to do with the way she has handled the statewide response to the coronavirus pandemic." Continue Reading

    6 Percent Toll Hike Coming To PA Turnpike, Large Increase For Non-EZ Pass Users
    "For over 10 years, the Pennsylvania has increased tolls and 2021 will be no different." Continue Reading

    Grove City College Partners With Quest Diagnostics For Screening, Testing Students
    "Grove City College has partnered with Quest Diagnostics to screen and possibly test students for COVID-19 before returning to campus next month." Continue Reading

    Rumors Of Returning To Red Phase In PA False
    "A false article circulating around the internet over the weekends had people in some areas of Pennsylvania concerned that a return to the red phase of the state’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts  was imminent, but the PA Department of Health says those rumors are simply not true." Continue Reading

    Gov. Tom Wolf Gets Pat on Back From National Health Policy Leaders for PA's COVID Response
    "Governor Tom Wolf's efforts to mitigate another COVID-19 surge in Pennsylvania have been applauded by national health policy leaders." Continue Reading

    Western PA Businesses To Receive Grants For Cleaner Fuel Vehicle Projects
    "Businesses in several Western Pennsylvania counties will receive grant money from the Wolf administration to put towards cleaner fuel vehicle projects as part of the Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIGs)." Continue Reading

    PA Reports Over 1,200 COVID-19 Cases On Friday
    "For the second time this week the number of new COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania is over 1,000 cases." Continue Reading

    National:

    Cops: 14 people injured after South Side Chicago shooting
    "Fourteen people were injured, one person was being questioned and multiple suspects were being sought after gunfire erupted outside a funeral home on Chicago’s South Side" Continue Reading

    Mayor of Portland, Oregon, tear gassed by federal agents
    "The mayor of Portland, Oregon, was tear gassed by the U.S. government late Wednesday as he stood at a fence guarding a federal courthouse during another night of protest against the presence of federal agents sent by President Donald Trump" Continue Reading

    St. Louis couple charged for pulling guns at protest
    "St. Louis’ top prosecutor on Monday charged a husband and wife with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion." Continue Reading

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