A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of June 21st Through June 27th

Rachel Kalas
June 25, 2020 - 8:45 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of June 21st through June 27th: 


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DAAT Arrests 20-Year-Old Male Accused of Assault, Vandalism, and Looting During May 30th Protest
"The Damage Assessment and Accountability Taskforce (DAAT) detectives have arrested 20-year-old Jordan Erdos of Butler in connection with the demonstrations downtown on May 30th." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Brewing Co. Gets Into The Coffee Business
"The Pittsburgh Brewing Company known for Iron City Beer and I.C. Light are now in the coffee business." Continue Reading

Health Dept. Investigating Possible Pollution At Edgar Thomson Works
"The Allegheny County Health Department is investigating after preliminary information shows sulfur dioxide exceeded federal standards early Thursday morning in North Braddock." Continue Reading

Police: 3 Charged In Death Of 3-Year-Old In Oakmont
"Police have charged three adults with multiple charges in the death of a 3-year-old child in Oakmont." Continue Reading

3rd Person Accused Of Killing 3-Year-Old Turns Herself In
"The third person accused in the death of  3-year-old Bella Rae Seachrist has turned herself in at Allegheny County Police Headquarters." Continue Reading

Baby Blacktip Reef Sharks Are Ready For Visitors At Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
"Visitors will be singing ‘Baby Shark’ as they pass by the newest members of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium family." Continue Reading

County Health Director Stresses COVID-19 Is Much Deadlier Than Flu
"As coronavirus cases begin to rise in Allegheny County and the Southwestern PA area, especially among younger people, Health Director Dr. Debra Bogen is reminding people COVID-19 is not the same as the flu or common cold." Continue Reading

Beaver County Boom Fireworks Celebration To Go On
"A modified Beaver County BOOM celebration is moving forward this year." Continue Reading

Man Claims Local Pizza Shop Not Following Guidelines, Owner Tells KDKA Radio They Are
"A man is claiming a local restaurant is not following proper safety guidelines set in place by the CDC and PA Health Department after he was told they were." Continue Reading

North Hills School District Mascot To Remain 'Indians' For Now
"There are no plans for the North Hills School District to change its mascot from the Indians."Continue Reading

GNC Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
"Local company GNC Holding has filed for bankruptcy protection with the aim of selling itself and close up to 1,200 stores." Continue Reading

Parkway Center Giant Eagle Reopening To Customers
"The Parkway Center Giant Eagle will resume regular, in-person customer shopping beginning on Thursday at 7 a.m." Continue Reading

Man Suspected Of Assaulting Police Horse, Vandalizing Police Vehicle During May 30 Protest Arrested
"An arrest has been made for criminal acts that occurred during the May 30th protests in downtown Pittsburgh." Continue Reading

Kennywood Cancels Fright Nights But Will Be Open In October
"Kennywood has announced Phantom Fright Nights, Happy Hauntings and Fall Fantasy have been canceled for 2020." Continue Reading

Police Are Warning Of New Local Phone Scam
"The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a phone scam going around." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Plans On Adding 150 Miles Of Bike Lanes
"The City of Pittsburgh has unveiled a ten year plan to add up to 150 miles of bike trails, lanes and shared lanes on neighborhood streets." Continue Reading

Man Assaulted During Attack In Homewood Has Died
"A 63-year-old man assaulted in Homewood North last week has died, and a 31-year-old man arrested in the case is now facing homicide charges. " Continue Reading

Expert Says Cops Out Of Pittsburgh Public Schools Would Be 'Insane'
"On Monday a coalition of groups railed outside the Board of Education offices in Oakland calling for the removal of the 20 officers on the Pittsburgh Public School Force." Continue Reading

Plaque That Makes Mention Of 'Anglo-Saxon Supremacy' Removed At Point State Park
"A plaque that says, “Anglo-Saxon supremacy” outside of Point State Park has been removed by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources." Continue Reading

Restaurants Expanding Seating Into Pittsburgh Streets
"Getting a table at a downtown restaurant will soon get a little easier." Continue Reading

Allegheny Co. Looking At Changes Ahead Of General Election
"The Allegheny County Board of Elections is looking at what changes need to be made before a much larger voter turnout in November and are going to lobby Harrisburg for more time." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Zoo Welcomes Baby Sea Lion Pup
"The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is welcoming the latest member of its family, a California sea lion pup!" Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Real Estate In High Demand In Green Phase
"Since the real estate industry got the green light to resume sales in Pennsylvania, demand for properties “has been high.”" Continue Reading

Groups Call For Police To Be Removed From Pittsburgh Public Schools
"Some groups will protest the use of police officers in Pittsburgh Public Schools on Monday." Continue Reading


MLB Players Confirm Deal Reached on 2020 Season; Will Report to Spring Training July 1
"There will officially be baseball in 2020." Continue Reading

Pirates Number One Draft Pick Ready For His Pro Career
"Nick Gonzales got a first-hand look at PNC Park for the first time and is excited to think he'll be playing there sometime in the not-so-distant future." Continue Reading

Iginla, Hossa headline 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame class
"The Hockey Hall of Fame announced its 2020 class of members to be inducted later this fall in Toronto, Ontario." Continue Reading

NHL Announces Pittsburgh Will Not Be Hub City For Playoffs
"Pittsburgh will not be a hub city when the NHL playoffs begin." Continue Reading

FBI Says Noose in Bubba Wallace's Garage Was Misunderstanding, No Crime Committed
"Tuesday evening, U.S. attorney Jay E. Town and FBI special agent Johnnie Sharp Jr. released a statement announcing that the noose found earlier this week in the garage of Bubba Wallace, NASCAR's lone African-American driver, was a misunderstanding." Continue Reading

Andrew McCutchen Oozes Swag in Spectacular Retro Phillies Card
Is Andrew McCutchen the same player he was early in his career when he was a perennial MVP candidate for the Pittsburgh Pirates? Continue Reading


DEP, Range Resources React To Fracking Grand Jury Report
" In response to a grand jury report from Attorney General Josh Shapiro, The DEP says the vast majority of the issues took place under the Corbett administration." Continue Reading

PA Attorney General Releases Scathing Report On Fracking Industry
"Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has released a scathing grand jury report on how the fracking industry is regulated in the state." Continue Reading

Police Reform Legislation Moving Forward In Harrisburg
"Pennsylvania’s House and Senate have begun passing police reform legislation, including a bill to prevent “bad apples” from continuing to find employment in police department." Continue Reading

Wolf Administration Updates Veterinarian Guidelines Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
"Non-essential veterinarian services and routine or elective surgical procedures, like spaying and neutering, to take place in Pennsyvania." Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Hunters to Benefit From Hunting Season Changes
"Travis Lau, PA Game Commission Communications Director, told Larry Richert and Kevin Battle that there are some changes to hunting in Pennsylvania this coming license year." Continue Reading

GOP Introduces Massive Gambling Expansion In Pennsylvania
"Republicans in the Pennsylvania State Senate are proposing a massive gaming expansion to allow slot machines in bars, restaurants, social clubs and other businesses with liquor licenses." Continue Reading

Expiration Dates Extended On PA Driver Licenses, ID Cards, Learner’s Permits
"PennDOT announced that the expiration dates for Pennsylvania drivers licenses, identification cards, and learner’s permits scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020 through July 31, 2020 have been extended until July 31, 2020." Continue Reading

PA Dept. of Health, CVS Health Announce Partnership To Assist With COVID-19 Response In Nursing Homes
"The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) announced Wednesday that they are partnering with CVS Health to offer free COVID-19 testing services to statewide skilled nursing facilities to help make sure facilities are compliant with the universal testing order issued on June 9th. "Continue Reading


3 men indicted on murder charges in killing of Ahmaud Arbery
"Three white men have been indicted on murder charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man fatally shot while running in a neighborhood near Georgia's coast." Continue Reading

Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution
"A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn." Continue Reading

Jimmy Kimmel apologizes for use of blackface in sketches
"Jimmy Kimmel apologized Tuesday for his 1990s blackface impressions of NBA player Karl Malone and other Black celebrities but said his delay in addressing the subject came in part to avoid handing a victory to his foes." Continue Reading

White House wins ruling on health care price disclosure
"The Trump administration won a court ruling Tuesday upholding its plan to require insurers and hospitals to disclose the actual prices for common tests and procedures in a bid to promote competition and push down costs." Continue Reading

Democrats confirm plans for nearly all-virtual convention
"Democrats will hold an almost entirely virtual presidential nominating convention Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee using live broadcasts and online streaming, party officials said Wednesday." Continue Reading

Mail-In Ballots Thrust Postal Service Into Presidential Race
"The U.S. Postal Service's famous motto — "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers” — is being tested like never before, by challenges that go well beyond the weather." Continue Reading

2 brothers change minds, will cooperate in Smollett case
"Two brothers who admitted helping actor Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago last year are again willing to help in the case after initially saying they were done cooperating with prosecutors, their attorney said Thursday." Continue Reading


US ambassador confirms American among UK terror victims
"The English town of Reading mourned Monday for three people stabbed to death as they sat in a park in what is being treated as a terror attack, gathering for a moment of silence as police questioned the alleged lone attacker." Continue Reading

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