A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of May 10th Through May 16th

Rachel Kalas
May 14, 2020 - 2:55 pm
Tom Wolf

Mark Makela / Stringer

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of May 10th through May 16th: 

LOCAL:

Pittsburgh Cancels Fourth Of July Fireworks Among Changes In Summer Activities
"Many activities will be allowed but others have been postponed or cancelled for the year." Contiue Reading

CVS Will Begin Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing At Two Pittsburgh Area Stores
"CVS Health announced announced that they will begin drive-thru testing at select stores beginning on May 15th, including 9 testing locations in Pennsylvania, two of which will be in the Pittsburgh-area." Continue Reading

Robert Morris Announces Plans To Open Campus For Fall Semester
"Robert Morris is moving forward on their plans to open for the fall semester as planned as long as Allegheny County has moved into the “green phase” of Gov. Wolf’s reopening process for Pennsylvania." Continue Reading

Zoom Opening Research And Development Center In Pittsburgh
"Zoom announced Thursday that it will be opening  research and development centers in Pittsburgh, as well as Phoenix." Continue Reading

Wilkins Township Election Official Warns of Possible Change To Vote Counting in Allegheny County
"Friday afternoon, the Judge of Elections for Wilkins Township Karen Toft, told Wendy Bell about a possible change to the way votes will be counted in the primary election in Allegheny County due to the Coronavirus outbreak." Continue Reading

Dependable Drive-In Reopening on May 15
"The Dependable Drive-In will officially be opening its doors again on Friday, May 15 now that Allegheny County has moved into the yellow phase of its businesses reopening. " Continue Reading

Allegheny Pediatrician Writes Children E-Book To Explain Coronavirus 
" Dr. Deborah Rotenstein, a pediatric endocrinologist for the Allegheny Health Network, has released an e-book to help explain the impacts of coronavirus to children." Continue Reading

Parking Enforcement Resumes In Pittsburgh
"The City of Pittsburgh is resuming parking enforcement." Continue Reading

Cinemark Theater at Pittsburgh Mills Mall Closing Permanently
"The Cinemark movie theater at the Pittsburgh Mills mall is closing permanently." Continue Reading

Man Charged With Murder Accused Of Killing Another
"A man already in prison for the murder of one man is now charged with a second murder." Continue Reading

SPORTS: 

Brandin Knight Reflects On Being Part Of A Pitt Basketball Turnaround
"Pitt basketball great Brandin Knight was one of the 13-member 2020 class inducted into the Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame this week. " Continue Reading

Every Baseball Game Will Mean More
"Every Wednesday at noon over the last few weeks, Pirates manager Derek Shelton appears on the ‘Cook and Joe Show’ on 93.7 the Fan to discuss baseball.  It’s turned into him being front and center for the latest rumor about a return to the game." Continue Reading

Morehouse, Coaches Take Pay Cut In New Leave Of Absence Program
"Starting June 1, the Pittsburgh Penguins will bring in a four-month unpaid leave of absence program for employees of the team." Continue Reading

Pitt And Duquesne To Miss The City Game For Second Year In A Row
"The last time the two teams faced off was Nov. 30, 2018, when the Pitt Panthers won 74-53." Continue Reading

Shoulder Surgery For Dominik Simon
"Penguins Forward Likely Out 6-To-7 Months." Continue Reading

STATE: 

Beaver County Among 12 PA Counties Moving To Yellow Phase May 22
"Those 12 counties are Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, and York." Continue Reading

Beaver County DA Would Not Prosecute Business Owners That Defy Shutdown Orders
"Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced Allegheny County, among surrounding regions, would enter the “yellow phase” on May 15th. Beaver County was not included." Continue Reading

Greene Co. DA Won't Prosecute Businesses That Reopen Early
"Beginning Monday, May 11, businesses in Greene County deemed non-essential by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s administration can reopen without fear of prosecution, according to the county’s District Attorney." Continue Reading

PA Dept. Of Education Plans On Having Schools Open In Fall
"The Pennsylvania Department of Education says they are planning to open schools up this fall but are planning for a “worst-case scenario.”" Continue Reading

PA State Reps Urge District Attorneys To Not Prosecute Citations Related To Governor Wolf's COVID-19 Emergency Orders
"In a letter to Lindsay Vaughan, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe is urging District Attorneys to not prosecute violations of Governor Wolf's Coronavirus emergency orders." Continue Reading

Public officials cite virus while limiting access to records
"Many state and local governments across the country have suspended public records requirements amid the coronavirus pandemic, denying or delaying access to information that could shed light on key government decisions." Continue Reading

PA State Rep Brooks To Introduce Legislation That Would Reopen Indoor Sports and Recreational Activities
"Pennsylvania State Representative Bob Brooks is planning to introduce legislation that would reopen indoor sports and recreation activities." Continue Reading

PennDOT: Pennsylvania Highway Fatalities At All-Time Low In 2019
"The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that Pennsylvania highway fatalities were at a new low in 2019, dropping to 1,059." Continue Reading

155 Additional Fine Wine and Spirits Stores Can Resume Limited In-Store Public Access Starting Friday
"The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced Wednesday that 155 more Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores in counties moving into the yellow phase on Friday will be allowed to open limited in-store public access." Continue Reading

PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates For Vehicle Products
"PennDOT has announced today that it will be extending expiration dates on vehicle registrations and inspections, among other products." Continue Reading

PA Flag Maker Can't Ship Memorial Day Flags To Cemeteries
"This year Memorial Day in America falls on May 25, and with Gov. Tom Wolf’s restriction’s still in effect for many counties, cemeteries that are the final resting place for many fallen soldiers will not have a flag to honor their bravery." Continue Reading

Residents And Workers In Nursing Homes To Be Tested For COVID-19
"Governor Tom Wolf says his administration plans to begin testing every resident and employee for the novel coronavirus in nursing homes and other facilities caring for older adults." Continue Reading

PennDOT To Use Existing Photos For ID Renewal
"PennDOT has announced that existing photos will be used for customers who renew their driver’s license and ID card." Continue Reading

PA State Attorney General Encourages Consumers To Check Credit Score During Coronavirus Pandemic
"Check your credit score. Pennsylvania State Attorney General Josh Shapiro says consumers should check their scores more often during the Coronavirus pandemic to protect themselves from scams." Continue Reading

Pennsylvania To Add 2 More ‘Fish For Free’ Days
"Pennsylvania already offers two “Fish for Free” days per year, but State Representative Bill Kortz has plans to introduce two more." Continue Reading

Teen Charged In Viral Deer Abuse Video Pleads Guilty
"An 18-year-old that was charged with felony counts after a viral video surfaced of him and another teen abusing a wounded deer has pleaded guilty." Continue Reading

NATIONAL:

President Trump Calls Out PA Democrats On Twitter, Gov. Wolf Responds
"President Donald Trump is talking about the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on social media." Continue Reading

36 million have sought US unemployment aid since virus hit
"Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as the viral outbreak led more companies to slash jobs even though most states have begun to let some businesses reopen under certain restrictions. " Continue Reading

Trump, GOP launch broad attack on Russia probe foundations
"President Donald Trump and Republicans are launching a broad election-year attack on the foundation of the Russia investigation, including declassifying intelligence information to try to place senior Obama administration officials under scrutiny for routine actions." Continue Reading

Flynn case boosts Trump's bid to undo Russia probe narrative
"When Michael Flynn was forced from the White House, Vice President Mike Pence said he was disappointed the national security adviser had misled him about his talks with the Russian ambassador. President Donald Trump called the deception unacceptable. " Continue Reading

WORLD: 

US says Chinese hackers likely targeting virus researchers
"The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber division warned on Wednesday that hackers backed by the Chinese government may be attempting to steal the work of researchers dealing with the response to the coronavirus outbreak. " Continue Reading

EU unveils plans to save vacations and avoid a lost summer
" The European Union unveiled Wednesday its plan to help citizens across the 27 nations salvage their summer vacations after months of tough coronavirus confinement and to hopefully resurrect Europe’s badly battered tourism industry." Continue Reading

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