A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of June 28th Through July 4th

Rachel Kalas
July 03, 2020 - 10:45 am

    PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of June 28th through July 4th: 


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    Allegheny County Orders Restaurants, Casinos To Close For One Week
    "Allegheny County Health Department Director Deborah Bogen is ordering all restaurants, casinos and bars to be closed for a period of one week to help stem the spread of COVID-19." Continue Reading

    Kennywood, Sandcastle Postpone Opening Due To COVID-19 Spike
    "Kennywood and Sandcastle announced their plan to open both parks on Monday has been postponed due to the COVID-19 spike. " Continue Reading

    Diocese Of Pittsburgh Churches To Stay Open, But Restrictions Will Be In Place
    "Further mitigation restrictions on restaurants and bars in Allegheny County have been implemented." Continue Reading

    Robert Levin: ‘We’re Back!’, Levin Furniture Reopening
    "On Thursday, Robert Levin, the Levin Furniture Chairman, along with Co-CEOs Matt and John Schultz announced the reopening of 17 Levin Furniture and Mattress Store locations." Continue Reading

    Home Healthcare Workers Seek Hazard Pay
    "Workers who care for the elderly and people with disabilities in their homes are demanding hazard pay and more safety precautions." Continue Reading

    Banning Alcohol at Restaurants and Shutting Down Bars Doesn't Make Sense to Dr. Cyril Wecht
    "As of Tuesday at 5pm, bars in Allegheny County were forced to close and restaurants could no longer serve alcohol to customers. This order from Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald came as part of the county's efforts to reverse the recent trend of increased COVID-19 case counts." Continue Reading

    Penn Hills Adding Youth Engagement Specialists At Middle School
    "Penn Hills School District has announced they are adding Youth Engagement Specialist at their Linton middle school to work in conjunction with security guards.' Continue Reading

    Shady Side Academy Removes 'Indians' Mascot
    "Shady Side Academy has voted to remove its “Indians” mascot." Continue Reading

    Pittsburgh Police Adjusts To Unique Fourth Of July
    " 2020 Fourth of July celebrations will be unlike any other in recent history." Continue Reading

    Local Restaurant Owner Says Ban On Alcohol Service In Allegheny County Is Not Fair
    "On Sunday, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced that due to the sudden and sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in the county, bars are ordered to close and restaurants would no longer be able to serve alcohol as of Thursday afternoon." Continue Reading

    Pittsburgh Man Faces Federal Arson Charges For Allegedly Setting Fire To Police Car During May Protests
    "A Pittsburgh man is facing federal arson charges related to activities that took place during the May 30 protests in the city." Continue Reading

    Allegheny Co. Sheriff Pens Letter Honoring Fallen Officers
    "Allegheny County Sheriff William Mullen has released a letter calling on people to remember fallen officers who were killed in the line of duty and to not villainize them amid protests for police reform in the Pittsburgh area and around the country." Continue Reading

    Coalition Looks To Pittsburgh To Lead Economic Recovery From COVID-19 Shutdown
    "A coalition called 'Pittsburgh Works Together' believes Pittsburgh can lead the economic rebound because it has the necessary technology, energy, research and workforce." Continue Reading

    Zambelli Fireworks Displays Are Down 80 Percent Due to COVID-19
    "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events have been canceled to postponed throughout our region, the state and the country. Fireworks displays are no exception. " Continue Reading

    Civil Suit Filed Against City Of Pittsburgh Over Police Handling Protest
    "A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the City of Pittsburgh for police actions on June 1 during a Black Lives Matter protest in East Liberty." Continue Reading

    Diocese Of Pittsburgh Announces Clergy Assignments For Black Catholic Community ‘Personal Parish’
    "Bishop David Zubik of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has announced the assigned clergyman for the newly created “personal parish” dedicated to the Black Catholic community.' Continue Reading


    PA Health Sec. Levine Says Kids Should Wear Masks During Youth Sports
    "During an inteview with KDKA Radio, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said kids should be wearing masks when playing youth sports." Continue Reading


    President Trump's Campaign Sues PA Over Voter Mail-In Drop Off Sites
    "President Trump’s re-election campaign has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Pennsylvania and several counties, including Allegheny County, over mail-in ballots." Continue Reading

    Face Coverings Now Mandatory In Pennsylvania When Leaving Home, Not Just In Businesses
    "Face coverings are now mandatory throughout Pennsylvania when leaving your home as a result of a July 1 order by Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine." Continue Reading

    Dr. Cyril Wecht Calls Mandatory Mask Order By Dr. Rachel Levine 'Totally Absurd'
    "On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Heath Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine made the wearing masks when you leave your home mandatory for all Pennsylvanians - an expansion of the Secretary's order that people must wear a mask when visiting businesses." Continue Reading

    Governor Tom Wolf Reiterates Mask Order Ahead of 4th of July Weekend: 'Wear A Mask, Pennsylvania'
    "Governor Tom Wolf is reiterating the imporatance of Health Secretary Rachel Levine's mandatory mask order ahead of the July 4th holiday weekend." Continue Reading

    PA Health Sec. Levine Says Impact of COVID-19 on Nursing Homes Directly Relates To Virus Prevalence In County of the Facility
    "Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Pennsylvania's Senior care facilities and nursing homes have been greatly impacted." Continue Reading

    Gov. Wolf Doesn't See Broad Shutdown As COVID-19 Cases Rise
    "Governor Tom Wolf says that while cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in Allegheny County, it’s nothing like “some of the disasters that other states are seeing,” and indicates he doesn’t see broad sections of the state returning to yellow if the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise." Continue Reading

    PA Health Sec. Levine Defends COVID-19 Mandatory Mask Order, Says It's 'Not A Political Issue'
    "On Wednesday afternoon in Pennsylvania, the wearing of masks became mandatory when you leave your home to go out in public, not just when visiting businesses as had previously been the case as part of the state's effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19." Continue Reading

    New Poll Shows Biden With 6 Point Lead Over Trump In PA, 5 Other Battleground States
    "A new poll from CNBC and Change Research shows Democratic candidate Joe Biden Holding a six point lead over President Donald Trump in six battleground states, including Pennsylvania." Continue Reading

    Pennsylvania's Licensed Liquor Establishments Reminded to Require Masks, Follow Social Distancing
    "The Pennsylvania State Police and the Liquor Control Board are reminding businesses with a liquor license that they must require masks and practice social distancing as efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 continue throughout the state." Continue Reading


    Epstein pal arrested, accused of luring girls for sex abuse
    "British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday on charges she helped lure at least three girls — one as young as 14 — to be sexually abused by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of victimizing dozens of girls and women over many years." ​​​​​​​Continue Reading

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Second Stimulus Check Will Likely Be Approved: Report
    "Will Americans get another round of stimulus checks?" Continue Reading

    2020 Watch: Trump's New Focus On Baseless Voter Fraud Claims
    "Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:" Continue Reading

    Mississippi Surrenders Confederate Symbol From State Flag
    "The Mississippi flag is fading from public display in many places, even before the governor signs a bill that will retire the last state banner in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem." ​​​​​​​Continue Reading

    Carl Reiner, Creator and Star of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' Dies at 98
    "TMZ reports that Carl Reiner died at his Beverly Hills home Monday night. He was 98 years old." Continue Reading


    Botswana investigates 'mysterious deaths' of 275 elephants
    "Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses — 275 — found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks." ​​​​​​​Continue Reading

    India bans dozens of Chinese apps, citing security reasons
    "India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, saying their activities endanger the country’s sovereignty, defense and security." ​​​​​​​Continue Reading

    UK Scraps Quarantine For Some Visitors As Pubs Set To Reopen
    "Boris Johnson wants a haircut and a beer." Continue Reading

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