A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of April 12th Through April 18th

Rachel Kalas
April 17, 2020 - 8:18 pm
Entercom Pittsburgh

Entercom Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of April 12th through April 18th:


Entercom Pittsburgh Teams with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to Fund More Than 1.5 Million Meals for Local Displaced Workers
"Thank you, Pittsburgh. You helped raise funds to provide over 1.5 million meals for people in need through Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. “Feed the Need Radiothon.” " Continue Reading

Mayor Peduto Addresses Pittsburgh One Month After State Of Emergency Declared
"Thursday marks one month since a state of emergency was declared in Pittsburgh amid the coronavirus outbreak." Continue Reading

Recovered COVID-19 Patients Could Help Treat the Sick
"An experimental therapy will be tested on the sickest COVID-19 patients at Pittsburgh's two large hospital systems. UPMC, Allegheny Health Network, and Vitalant, the former Central Blood Bank, are teaming up to seek recovered COVID-19 patients willing do donate blood." Continue Reading

Coronavirus Spreading At Kane Living Centers
"There are now 50 positive cases of coronavirus among residents and 23 among staff at the Glen Hazel Kane Community Center and there is now a confirmed case at the McKeesport location along with one staff member" Continue Reading

Giant Eagle Converting Store Into Pickup/Delivery Center
"Giant Eagle announced Friday that the Parkway Center Mall location will be temporarily converted into a curbside pickup center." Continue Reading

Organization Continues Work Of Fallen Hero During Coronavirus Outbreak
"One local charity is continuing the work of one of Pittsburgh fallen heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic."Continue Reading

Allegheny County To Send Mail-In Ballot Applications For June 2 Primary
"Mail-in ballots are being sent to registered voters across Allegheny County for the June 2 Pennsylvania Primary." Continue Reading

Beaver Co. Ice Rink Refrozen In Case Of Large Number Of Coronavirus Deaths
"A Beaver County ice rink has been re-frozen in case more room is needed for bodies during the coronavirus pandemic." Continue Reading

Beware Of This New Bank Card Scam
"With stimulus checks being distributed, scammers are trying to take advantage and get your money." Continue Reading 

WPXI's David Johnson Reflects On Loss Of In-Laws To COVID-19
"It’s not a drive that longtime WPXI anchor David Johnson and his family expected to make." Continue Reading

AHN Provides Frontline Workers With Reusable Respirators
"Allegheny Health Network is partnering with MSA safety to provide frontline caregivers with industrial-grade respirators that can be re-used." Continue Reading

Man Sues Pittsburgh Diocese, Claims Abuse From 3 Priests
"Another lawsuit against the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese." Continue Reading

FCC Commissioner Carr Says Wendy Bell Was Named by a 'Left-Wing' Group Calling For Investigation
"FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr told KDKA Radio's Wendy Bell that her name was among those being targeted by what he called a "left-wing" group for investigation." Continue Reading

Police Make Arrest In Giant Eagle Spitting Incident
"The Allegheny County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection with an incident involving a man spitting on a Giant Eagle employee at the Edgewood location."Continue Reading

Shop'n Save Grocery Stores Make Donation To Food Bank in Support of COVID-19 Relief Efforts
" Shop'n Save grocery stores in Pittsburgh and other areas have donated $10,000 to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the Westmoreland County Food Bank to help during the coronavirus pandemic." Continue Reading

​​Abuse Hotlines See 50% Drop in Calls during Pandemic
"Police and other reports indicate domestic and child abuse have risen during the Caronavirus pandemic." Continue Reading

Three Rivers Arts Festival Canceled Due To Coronavirus
"The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has canceled all events through June 14 and the biggest of those events is included." Continue Reading

Kennywood Unveils 'New' Old Mill Logo
"Back in early March, Kennywood announced the return of the Old Mill ride." Continue Reading


The Week That Was In Pittsburgh Sports: Week of 4/13
"Here are some things that still happened in Pittsburgh sports this week, even as we are still deep into the sports shutdown." Continue Reading

Pirates Pitcher Steven Brault Released Broadway Cover Album
"Pirates Pitcher Steven Brault released an album earlier this month titled “A Pitch at Broadway.” Continue Reading

Pitt AD Heather Lyke 'Fairly Optimistic But Not Confident' About College Football Season
"College athletics has surely not been spared the uncertainty during this sports shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. " Continue Reading

The PM Team's Steelers Mock Draft 2.0
"Poni and Mueller talk a ton of Steelers draft." Continue Reading


Governor Wolf Not Ready To Extend Business Closures In PA
"Governor Tom Wolf says he has made no decision about extending the business shutdown due to the coronavirus until May 15." Continue Reading

Democratic governors form compacts to coordinate reopenings
"Democratic governors in the Northeast and along the West Coast on Monday announced separate state compacts to coordinate one of their biggest challenges in the weeks to come: How to begin reopening society amid the coronavirus pandemic." Continue Reading

Industry Leaders Urge PA Liquor Board To Not Raise Prices
"The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) recently announced they were going to raise the prices of products in the state this upcoming August." Continue Reading

Sheetz Extends Free Kids Meal Program During Pandemic
"Sheetz convenience store are extending their free meals for children program." Continue Reading

PA Gas Prices Continue To Drop, National Demand Hits 52-Year Low
"According to AAA, the average price of gasoline in Western Pennsylvania is four cents cheaper this week coming in at $2.147 per gallon." Continue Reading


Trump Ends US Aid To WHO, Says Not Enough Done To Stop Virus
"President Donald Trump said he was cutting off U.S. payments to the World Health Organization during the coronavirus pandemic, accusing the organization of failing to do enough to stop the virus from spreading when it first surfaced in China." Continue Reading

Was Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check Deposited Into the Wrong Bank Account?
"Have you received your stimulus check?" Continue Reading

Former Senate staffer accuses Joe Biden of sexual assault
"A former aide to Joe Biden is accusing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of sexually assaulting her during the early 1990s when he was a senator. Biden’s campaign denies the charges." Continue Reading

Coronavirus Relief Checks Won’t Have To Be Repaid, Feds Say
"Videos and online reports claiming that millions of Americans will have to repay the relief checks they receive from the federal government under the $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic recovery bill are not true." Continue Reading

Barack Obama Endorses Joe Biden for President
"Barack Obama Endorses Joe Biden for President" Continue Reading


British PM's praise for health service could boost its cause
"His skin pale and his eyes hooded from a week in the hospital with the coronavirus, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looked into the camera and paid tribute to the two nurses who never left his bedside for 48 hours, a time when his fight to survive "could have gone either way.″Continue Reading

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