A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of June 14th Through June 20th

Rachel Kalas
June 17, 2020 - 10:01 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of June 14th through June 20th: 

Local

Juneteenth In Pittsburgh Marked With Tour Of Underground Railroad
"One of the events marking Juneteenth Friday in Pittsburgh is a Facebook live presentation from several black Pittsburgh historical sites." Continue Reading

What is Juneteenth? Why is it called Juneteenth?
"Dr. Kimberly Ellis, Artist, Community Activist, and historian at CMU, explains what to know about Juneteenth and why people are talking about it now." Continue Reading

‘In Sickness And In Health’: New Stanton Couple Looking For Help Finding Viable Liver Transplant
"A New Stanton couple, Al and Kathleen Jaworski, joined Wendy Bell on Thursday. The Jaworskis talked about their battle as Al is waiting for a liver transplant." Continue Reading

Black Reporter Sues Paper Over Ban On Her Protest Coverage
"A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter prohibited from covering the city's Black Lives Matter protests because of a tweet sued the paper on Tuesday." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Police And Good Samaritan Prevent Man From Jumping Off Clemente Bridge
"Pittsburgh Police, along with the help of a good samaritan, were able to stop a man from jumping off the Roberto Clemente bridge Thursday morning." Continue Reading

Duquesne Law Professor Agrees With Metcalfe on Criticisms of Wolf
"On Tuesday, Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe introduced a resolution to impeach Governor Tom Wolf for "misbehavior in office."" Continue Reading

Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect Connected To Rioting In Pittsburgh
"Pittsburgh Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man wanted in connection with crimes that took place during the May 30 protest in Pittsburgh." Continue Reading

Police Looking For Man Who Vandalized Two Cop Cars And Looted Businesses
"The newly-formed Damage Assessment and Accountability Task Force is looking for another suspect related to the May 30 protests in Downtown Pittsburgh." Continue Reading

Agency Seeking Suspect Accused Of Striking A Pittsburgh Police Horse May 30
"Pittsburgh’s newly formed Damage Assessment and Accountability Taskforce has identified another man they say committed criminal acts during a riot downtown on May 30." Continue Reading

Warrant Issued For Man Accused Of Giving Police Officer Concussion During Riot
"An arrest warrant has been obtained for a man accused of thrown concrete, rocks and other debris at police during protests in downtown Pittsburgh on May 30." Continue Reading

Antwon Rose's Mother Says She Did Not Meet With Trump After He Said He Did
"The mother of the late Antwon Rose, who was fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh Police officer nearly two year ago says did not meet with President Trump, after he said he met with families that have been affected by police brutality." Continue Reading

Sewickley Bridge To Close Around The Clock For 24 Days
"The Sewickley Bridge will be closed around the clock between July 12 and August 10 for restoration work." Continue Reading

Wilkinsburg Mayor Marita Garrett Explains Why The Current Push For Racial Equality Is Different
"Marita Garrett, the first female African-American mayor in Wilkinsburg history, spoke with Larry Richert and Kevin Battle of the KDKA Radio Morning Show and shared her view of what's happening around the country and in our own region when it comes to race since the death of George Floyd."  Continue Reading

Health Department Reminds People To Wear A Mask In Public
"Amid a few complains, as well as confusion, the Allegheny County Health Department is reminding people to wear a mask when they are in public." Continue Reading

Representative Guy Reschenthaler Says Trump's Executive Order Does A Lot For Police Reform
"U.S. Representative Guy Reschenthaler told KDKA Radio's Larry Richert and Kevin Battle that President Trumps executive order does a lot for police reform." Continue Reading

Mayor Peduto Calls For Easier Access To Police Body Cams
"Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is calling for a change in state law that would make it easier for cities to release police body cam video." Continue Reading

Study Shows Black And Older People Hit Hardest By Job loss During COVID-19 Pandemic
"A study from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research finds job losses during the first three month of the coronavirus hit black and older workers hardest in Allegheny County." Continue Reading

Men Involved In Rare Book Heist Sentenced To House Arrest, Probation
"A former librarian and a bookseller who plead guilty to stealing and trafficking rare books from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh have been sentenced." Continue Reading

Diocese of Pittsburgh To Establish Parish for Black Catholic Community
"The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is establishing a personal parish for the Black Catholic Community." Continue Reading

Coalition Delivers Demands on Pittsburgh Police Reform
"A coalition calling itself Allegheny County Black Activist/Organizer Collective says the time for talk has passed." Continue Reading 

Kenny Chesney Reschedules Heinz Field Concert
"Kenny Chesney has announced his rescheduled concert date for Pittsburgh." Continue Reading

Two Arrested In Narcotics Bust In Morningside
"Pittsburgh Police narcotics detectives arrested two men in a narcotics bust in Morningside on June 19th." Continue Reading

Michigan Man Arrested For UPMC Hack
"A Michigan man has been arrested and indicted in the hack of UPMC’s Human Resources server in 2014 where data from more than 65,000 workers was stolen." Continue Reading

Scott Twp. Commissioner Resigns After Transphobic Comment About PA Health Secretary
"A Scott Township Commissioner has resigned a week after he made inappropriate comments about PA Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levin during a virtual public meeting June 9." Continue Reading

Garth Brooks Concert To Play at Several Pennsylvania Drive-in Theaters
"After teasing us with the news that he will be playing a concert to 300 drive-in theaters nationwide, Garth Brooks announced Monday that one of those theaters includes several Pennsylvania drive-in theater locations." Continue Reading

Kennedy Twp. Singing Sensation Appears On America's Got Talent
"A 12-year-old singing phenom from Pittsburgh appeared on America's Got Talent this week."  Continue Reading

250 Pound Black Bear Removed From Highland Park
"A large black bear that was spotted in Highland Park has been shot with a tranquilizer and loaded inoto a bear trap." Continue Reading

Cinemark Theaters in Pittsburgh To Reopen July 3
"Cinemark movie theaters in the area announced Wednesday morning it is reopening theaters in the Pittsburgh area." Continue Reading

Sports:

The Week That Was In Pittsburgh Sports - Week of June 15
"Here are five stories Pittsburgh sports gave us this week, with some of my spin on things as well. " Continue Reading

Southwest PA Says No More And Pittsburgh Steelers Teaming Up To Stop Domestic And Sexual Violence 
"For the sixth annual Father’s Day Pledge, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Southwest PA Says No More, an organization dedicated to ending sexual and domestic violence on women, are joining forces to campaign against abuse and sexual assault." Continue Reading

State:

PA State Rep. Introduces Articles Of Impeachment Against Gov. Wolf
"Pa. State Rep. Daryle Metcalfe on Tuesday introduced five articles of impeachment against Gov. Tom Wolf." Continue Reading

PA Rep. Metcalfe Says Gov. Wolf Has 'Caused More Harm To The People Of Our State Than The Virus Itself'
"State Representative Daryl Metcalfe told Larry Richert and Kevin Battle of the KDKA Radio Morning Show that his office has been overwhelmed by calls from constituents and other across the state that say they've been harmed by what he calls Governor Tom Wolf's "abuse of his power and the unconstitutional dictates that he has given after declaring an emergency due to the COVID-19 virus that we've been battling." Continue Reading

COVID-19 Impact on Pennsylvania Food Supply
"A State Senate Committee is looking into ways the COVID-19 pandemic affected Pennsylvania's food supply and how future shortages and waste can be avoided." Continue Reading

PA Health Department Report Explains Why 80 People Died At Brighton Rehab In Beaver
"We now know why 80 residents died at the Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Beaver County during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic." Continue Reading

Penn State, Cal U To Resume In-Person Classes This Fall
"On-campus instruction will resume at Penn State when the Fall semester starts on August 24." Continue Reading

Butler Health System Announces Nearly 60 Layoffs Due To COVID-19 Strain
"Butler Health System announced Monday 57 layoffs and 10 furloughs due to increased costs and decreased revenues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic." Continue Reading

Fayette County Fair Latest Casualty Of COVID-19 Pandemic
"The 2020 Fayette County Fair is the latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic." Continue Reading

Last Western PA County, Erie, Moves Into Green Phase of COVID Reopening
"Erie County is the last Western Pennsylvania county still in the yellow phase, but that will change next Friday." Continue Reading

PA Unemployment Rate Improves In May
"Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate is coming down from a pandemic peak." Continue Reading

PA Health Department Taking Outdoor Auto Show To Court
"Pennsylvania’s Department of Health is asking a state court to shut down an auto show in Carlisle that typically draws near 100,000 people." Continue Reading

President of Pennsylvania NAACP Says Trump Is 'Totally Off The Mark' When It Comes To Race and Police Reform
"On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on police reform in the United States." Continue Reading

As COVID-19 Cases Increase Around The U.S., PA Remains Low
"While some areas of the country are seeing a significant rise in COVID-19 cases, Pennsylvania remains low." Continue Reading

National:

Ohio Restaurant Jokingly Names Gov. Wolf Employee Of The Month After Surge In Business
"What started as a throwaway line at the end of an online post has gone viral across Pennsylvania." Continue Reading

Officer charged with murder for shooting Rayshard Brooks
"Prosecutors brought murder charges Wednesday against the white Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in the back, saying that Brooks was not a deadly threat and that the officer kicked the wounded black man and offered no medical treatment for over two minutes as he lay dying on the ground." Continue Reading

Memorial held for federal officer shot at US courthouse
"Family and friends mourning a federal law enforcement officer who was fatally shot while guarding a U.S. courthouse in Oakland voiced poignant pleas Friday for an end to the violence that cut short his life, saying America needs to overcome discrimination and hatred." Continue Reading

Judge weighs US bid to stop release of John Bolton's book
"Former national security adviser John Bolton created a “mess" of his own making by moving to publish his book without receiving final authorization that the manuscript was free of classified information, Trump administration lawyers argued Friday in urging a judge to block the book's release." Continue Reading

 

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