A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of May 24th Through May 30th

Rachel Kalas
May 29, 2020 - 9:56 pm
coronavirus map for May 29


PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of May 24th through May 30th: 


Allegheny, Other Southwestern PA Counties Are Moving To The Green Phase
"Several counties in Pennsylvania are moving from yellow to green under Governor Tom Wolf's three-phase COVID-19 reopning plan." Continue Reading

Officials In Beaver County Once Again Angry They Have To Wait To Re-Open
"Beaver County officials are again angry they have to wait an extra week to go into the green phase." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Police Chief Issues Statement On George Floyd
"Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Scott Schubert has issued a statement following the “tragic and senseless death” of George Floyd in Minneapolis." Continue Reading

11-Year-Old Killed In Parkway East Accident Identified
"The 11-year-old killed in an accident that closed part of the Parkway East Thursday morning has been identified." Continue Reading

Free COVID-19 Testing Now Available Without Doctor's Referral
"Free COVID-19 testing is now available at qualified health centers in Allegheny County and through Pittsburgh Mercy Behavioral Health." Continue Reading

Nearly $100M Has Been Granted To Pittsburgh Rapid Transit Service
"Nearly $100 million has been granted to Port Authority Bus Rapid Transit Service." Continue Reading

Azar: Results Of Federal Probe At Brighton To Be Released Soon
"In Beaver County today the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services says the result of a federal probe will be released soon into more than 70 COVID-19 deaths at Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center." Continue Reading

Port Authority will begin collecting fares again on June 8
"Port Authority will begin collecting fares again on June 8." Continue Reading

U.S. Steel Fined For Clairton Coke Works Violations
"The Allegheny County Health Department has issued at $361,400 worth of penalties against U.S. Steel for violating Air Pollution regulations." Continue Reading

Allegheny County Exec. Thanks Public For Keeping COVID-19 Numbers Low As Area Prepares For Green Phase
"Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald is thanking the citizens of Allegheny County and Southwestern Pennsylvania for keeping the number of coronavirus cases down so that the area can move into the green phase of the state’s COVID-19 mitigation plan" Continue Reading

Quigley Catholic High School To Permanently Close
"The Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese has announced the closure of Quigley Catholic High School." Continue Reading

FBI Offering Reward In Search For Lawrenceville WWI Memorial Vandal(s)
"The FBI is offering a reward for information leading to identifying the person(s) responsible for vandalizing the WWI Memorial in Lawrenceville earlier this week." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh-Area Restaurants Preparing To Welcome Back Dine-In Customers
"Pittsburgh area restaurants are preparing for the next stage of reopening business one week from today." Continue Reading

Data Shows Who's Getting COVID-19 Around Pittsburgh And Who Isn't
"New data released by the Allegheny County Health Department gives a clearer picture of who is and who is not getting COVID-19." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Announces 15 New, Merged Parishes To Be Created July 1st
"The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh announced Wednesday that fifteen groupings of parishes will merge on July 1, 2020 to create fifteen new parishes." Continue Reading

Giant Eagle Is Being Sued Over Its Mask Policy
"Giant Eagle is being sued over its mask policy." Continue Reading

Highmark Creates 'Heroes Appreciation' Fund For COVID-19 Frontline AHN Employees
"Highmark Health has set up a $5 million 'Heroes Appreciation Program" for Allegheny Health Network's COVID-19 frontline hospital employees." Continue Reading

Tree Of Life Donates $200,000 To Pittsburgh Public Safety
"The Squirrel Hill synagogue that was attacked in October 2018 by a shooter who killed 11 people and wounded six others, is donating $200,000 to Pittsburgh Public Safety." Continue Reading

Trump Calls Rep. Lamb 'American Fraud' In Tweet Supporting Candidate Sean Parnell
"President Donald Trump has reposted a tweet endorsing Sean Parnell who is running to oppose local Congressman Conor Lamb in the general election." Continue Reading

City Of Pittsburgh Working On Plan To Help Businesses Affected By COVID-19
"The City of Pittsburgh is working on a plan to help businesses, restaurants and transit emerge from coronavirus restriction." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Public School Families To Receive Extra Benefits In COVID-19 Relief
"Pittsburgh Public Schools have announced that all families within the school system will receive extra benefits in response to COVID-19." Continue Reading


NHL Regular Season Is Over, Plan for 24-Team Postseason Unveiled
"24 of the NHL's 31 teams will play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season," Continue Reading

Allegheny County Exec. Says They Are “Doing Everything They Can” To Make Pittsburgh A Hub City For NHL Playoffs
"More specifically, will the NHL pick Pittsburgh to be one of the hub cities for the playoffs?" Continue Reading

Nittany Lions Lamont Wade Readies For Big Senior Season
"Clairton Native Also Unafraid To Speak His Mind On Social Issues" Continue Reading

The Week That Was In Pittsburgh Sports...Week of 5/25
"Did we make strides to a return of sports...or not?" Continue Reading


PA House Dems Claim GOP Didn't Inform Them Of Rep.'s Positive COVID-19 Test
"There’s a coronavirus controversy in Harrisburg, where state Representative Andrew Lewis of Dauphin County tested positive a week ago." Continue Reading

Medical Condition Linked To COVID-19 Confirmed At Least 13 Children In PA
"PA Department of Health Director Dr. Rachel Levine says there’s more to learn about the novel coronavirus as a new condition has been identified as “Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children.”" Continue Reading

Gov. Tom Wolf Endorses Joe Biden For President
"Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf  is endorsing presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden for the 2020 Presidential Election." Continue Reading

PA Unemployment System A Victim Of Fraud
"There is a new problem for Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system, fraud." Continue Reading

'No Question' School Will Start On Time In PA This Fall
"Governor Tom Wolf says that schools will open with “no question” at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year." Continue Reading

PA Liquor Control Broad Issues Guidance To Licensees As Counties Move Into Green Phase
"As counties across Pennsylvania begin to move into the green phase of COVID-19 recovery and reopening, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board issued information for licensees operating within the green phase." Continue Reading

PA State Parks Reopening Beaches And Pools
"Pennsylvania State Parks are working toward reopening swimming pool and beach areas." Continue Reading

PA Sen. Casey Says He Most Likely Had COVID-19, Donates Plasma
"Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey has announced he will donate plasma to help COVID-19 patients after he received a positive antibody test." Continue Reading

Senate Passes Bill For Funding To Improve Health And Safety For School Districts
"enator Jim Brewster announced on Thursday that a bill was passed that will allow almost $215 million to be spent on the costs to help school districts clean their buildings, protect students and modify pre-existing structures to combat COVID-19." Continue Reading

Newly Passed House Bill Will Designate Funds For COVID-19 Vaccine Research
"On Thursday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill that will dedicate federal funding specifically for the research and development of a coronavirus vaccine." Continue Reading

PennDOT Opening More License Center Locations
"The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that more Driver License and Photo License Centers will be opening up in yellow phase counties on Friday, May 29." Continue Reading


Officer Who Knelt on George Floyd's Neck Charged With Murder
"Just minutes after Gov. Tim Walz promised justice would be swift for the officers accused in George Floyd's death, a breaking news alert came." Continue Reading

Fiery Atlanta rally among US protests of George Floyd death
"Protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody spread around the United States on Friday, as his case renewed anger over others involving African Americans, police, and race relations. " Continue Reading

Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Social Media Companies
"President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a historic executive order that will limit the broad legal protection that federal law provides to social media platforms." Continue Reading

College Student Wanted In 2 Connecticut Slayings Is Captured In Maryland
"A college student sought by police as a suspect in a crime spree including two slayings in Connecticut has been captured in Maryland, police said Wednesday night." Continue Reading

Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen
"SeaWorld and Walt Disney World will reopen in Orlando, Florida, in June and July after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to plans a city task force approved Wednesday." Continue Reading


US Cuts World Health Organization Ties Over Virus Response
"President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. will be terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization, saying it had failed to adequately respond to the coronavirus because China has “total control” over the global organization." Continue Reading

US Congress approves China sanctions over ethnic crackdown
"Congress voted Wednesday to toughen the U.S. response to a brutal Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities, adding another factor to the increasingly stormy relationship between the two countries." Continue Reading

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