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

Rachel Kalas
April 24, 2020 - 9:13 pm
Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Chase Claypool (WO08) catches a pass during a workout drill during the 2020 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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

Local:

MedExpress Begins COVID-19 Testing, Virtual Appointments
"Certain MedExpress Urgent Care facilities in the area are now offering COVID-19 testing." Continue Reading

Construction Projects Resume In One Week With New Saftey Guidelines
"On May 1, construction projects put on hold by coronavirus can resume." Continue Reading

Report: Pittsburgh's Air Quality Still Among Worst In Country
"Pittsburgh air quality shows improvement but still ranks among the worst in the country in a new American Lung Association study." Continue Reading

Small Businesses And The New Paycheck Protection Program: What You Need To Know
"With 30.2 million small businesses in the United States, it's Jovita Carranza's job as administrator of the Small Business Association to help them navigate the Covid-19 uncertainty." Continue Reading

AHN Opens Seventh COVID-19 Collection Site, This One In Alle-Kiski Valley
"Allegheny Health Network has opened another drive-up collection site for COVID-19 testing, bringing their total to seven." Continue Reading

Eat 'n Park Now Offering Certain Grocery Items For Pickup
"Eat ‘n Park announced Wednesday that in addition to offering carry-out menu items, they are adding certain grocery items to help limit the number of stops people make while out."Continue Reading

UPMC Begins Treating COVID-19 Patients With Plasma Of Those Who Have Recovered
"The first COVID-19 patients have started receiving plasma from donors who have recovered from the disease."Continue Reading

Hundreds Of Protesters Downtown Want PA To Reopen Businesses
"A couple hundred people lined both sided of Grant Street in front of the City-County Building Monday afternoon protesting the state of Pennsylvania’s shutdown of non-essential businesses."Continue Reading

Discovered Remains Those Of Missing Whitehall Woman
"The human remains found in a garbage bag in Plum Borough this past weekend have been identified." Continue Reading

New Rules And Procedures For Local Farmer's Markets
"Farmer’s markets are about to open up shop again around Pittsburgh with new rules and regulations this year amid the coronavirus pandemic." Continue Reading

Diocese of Pittsburgh Makes Changes In Sacramental Offerings
With the recent announcement that Pennsylvania will begin a slow reopening proccess as it deals with the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bishop David Zubik says the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is implementing some new rules related to the celebration of some sacraments." Continue Reading

Allegheny County Plans On Only 1 Polling Place Per Municipality On Election Day
"Because of COVID-19, the plan in Allegheny County is to provide only one polling place in each municipality in the June 2 primary." Continue Reading

CMU Using Google Searches To Get Ahead Of Next COVID-19 Wave
"Carnegie Mellon Researchers are using Google searches to help predict the next wave on COVID-19 to help them not only flatten the curve but get ahead of it." Continue Reading

Car Insurance Companies Giving Relief During Coronavirus
"Motorists are using less gas and paying less for it because of the coronavirus pandemic and drivers will also be saving on their car and truck insurance." Continue Reading

Memorial Day Parades Canceled Around Pittsburgh
"The South Hills Memorial Day parade has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic." Continue Reading

Brentwood Cancels 4th Of July Celebration Amid Coronavirus
"One of the bigger Fourth of July celebrations in Pittsburgh will not happen this year."Continue Reading

Sports: 

NFL Draft Scouting Report: WR Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers
"The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Notre Dame wide receiver Chase Claypool with the 49th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft." Continue Reading

Pitt Is It for Three More Football Recruits
"It has been a productive week on the recruiting trail for Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers coaching staff. " Continue Reading

Penguins Players Buy Pizzas For Community Groups
"Four Penguins players have donated pizzas to local community centers."Continue Reading

Steelers Linebacker Devin Bush Reflects On His Draft Day Experience
"It was a year ago this time that Devin Bush was sitting at home waiting to see when his name would be called on the first day of the NFL Draft." Continue Reading

Derek Shelton Ready to do His Part
"The Pirates announced Tuesday they would pay their baseball operations full salary through May. "Continue Reading

Pens' Matt Murray Opens $5k Tab At Primanti Bros. For Pittsburgh Police
" Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is teaming up with Primanti Bros. restaurants to open a tab for Pittsburgh Police Officers." Continue Reading

State:

Pennsylvania Stay-at-Home Order Extended to May 8
"Originally set to expire on April 30, Pennsylvania's stay-at-home order was extended by Governor Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Rachel Levine on Monday in an effort to continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19." Continue Reading

Data, Practicality Will Decide When Lockdowns are Lifted
"Governor Tom Wolf says data and practical decision making will guide which counties and regions of Pennsylvania are allowed to ease COVID-19 restrictions on May 8th. And Wolf told reporters in a conference call none of those decisions have been made yet." Continue Reading

Gov. Tom Wolf Outlines Plan To Slowly Reopen Pennsylvania
"Governor Tom Wolf announced his plan to slowly reopen the state of Pennsylvania, saying that the process “will not just be flipping a switch to go from closed to open”, but, instead, work within three phases—red, yellow, and green." Continue Reading

Gov. Wolf Signs Bill That Will Allow Car Sales To Resume Online
"Governor Tom Wolf signed a bi-partisan bill Monday that passed unanimously in both the State House and Senate that will help local communities and businesses across Pennsylvania."Continue Reading

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey Is Ready To Start Opening PA Economy, Safely
"U.S. Senator Pat Toomey believes it is time to start re-opening the Pennsylvania economy, cautiously."Continue Reading

PA Expanding Liquor Curbside Pickup Program
"The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has announced it is expanding curbside pickup beginning Monday." Continue Reading

Sheetz Announces Major Donations To Health Care Workers And Feeding America
"Sheetz convenience stores have announced major donations to help healthcare workers and those experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic." Continue Reading

Sheetz And Wawa Teaming Up During Coronavirus Pandemic
"Two of the biggest rivals in Pennsylvania are teaming up to help during the coronavirus pandemic."Continue Reading

Gov. Tom Wolf Doesn't See Crowd Gatherings Until "At Least" Summer
"Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf plans to start re-opening the state On May 8th, but that does not mean gatherings will be recommended."Continue Reading

State Says Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Site Now Working Correctly
"There are complaints from small business owners and self-employed people who say the state’s new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance website has too many glitches and confusing messages." Continue Reading

National: 

New York's virus death toll falls to lowest level in weeks
"New York's daily coronavirus death toll dropped slightly, state leaders braced for a $13.3 billion budget hit, and residents will be receiving applications for mail-in ballots." Continue Reading

Virus Pushes US Unemployment Toward Highest Since Depression
"Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression of the 1930s, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of a job by the coronavirus, according to new data released Thursday." Continue Reading

Don't Inject Disinfectants, Lysol Warns As Trump Raises Idea
" The parent company of Lysol and another disinfectant warned Friday that its products should not be used as an internal treatment for the coronavirus after President Donald Trump wondered about the prospect during a White House briefing." Continue Reading

Under pressure, Harvard says it will reject US relief aid
" Harvard University announced Wednesday it will turn down $8.7 million in federal coronavirus relief, a day after President Donald Trump excoriated the wealthy Ivy League school over taxpayer money it stood to receive." Continue Reading

Trump signs immigration order as part of pandemic crackdown
"President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that will temporarily halt the issuance of certain green cards as he uses the coronavirus pandemic to push long-stalled immigration measures during an election year." Continue Reading

Reports suggest many have had coronavirus with no symptoms
"A flood of new research suggests that far more people have had the coronavirus without any symptoms, fueling hope that it will turn out to be much less lethal than originally feared."Continue Reading

World:

Trump Tweets He's Ordered Navy To Destroy Iranian Gunboats
"Tensions between Washington and Tehran flared anew Wednesday as Iran's Revolutionary Guard conducted a space launch that could advance the country's long-range missile program and President Donald Trump threatened to “shoot down and destroy” any Iranian gunboats that harass Navy ships." Continue Reading

Conspiracy Theorists Burn 5G Towers Claiming Link To Virus
"The CCTV footage from a Dutch business park shows a man in a black cap pouring the contents of a white container at the base of a cellular radio tower. Flames burst out as the man jogs back to his Toyota to flee into the evening." Continue Reading

 

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