A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of May 3rd Through May 9th

Associated Press
May 08, 2020 - 9:27 pm
PA counties

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of May 3rd through May 9th: 

LOCAL:

Majority Of Southwestern PA Counties To Move Into Yellow Phase, Beaver Remains In Red
"A majority of Southwestern Pennsylvania is moving into the yellow phase of Governor Tom Wolf's three color phase COVID-19 reopening plan." Continue Reading

Beaver Co. DA Says Businesses Will Not Be Prosecuted That Reopen
"Beaver County officials are frustrated they are not able to move into the Yellow phase." Continue Reading

Peduto And Fitzgerald Make Statements Following Yellow Phase Announcement
"Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald have both made statements following Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to move Allegheny and many other surrounding counties into the yellow phase of coronavirus mitigation." Continue Reading

Doctors Say UPMC Children's Hospital Safe To Visit
"The man leading UPMC Children’s Hospital wants to dispel some misconceptions that have developed during the pandemic." Continue Reading

Diocese of Pittsburgh Announces Plans To Gradually Reopen Churches
"With the news that Governor Wolf will be moving the majority of southwestern Pennsylvania counties into the state’s ‘yellow’ phase next week, the Diocese of Pittsburgh announced their plans to gradually reopen churches." Continue Reading

Rite-Aid Now Offering COVID-19 Testing To Anyone Over 18
"The Rite Aid in Monroeville is now offering COVID-19 testing to anyone over 18 at no cost." Continue Reading

Rep. Lamb Wants Federal Investigation At Beaver Rehab Facility Where Nearly 70 Have Died From COVID-19
"Pittsburgh-area Congressman Conor Lamb is calling on federal officials to launch an immediate investigation into the operations at the Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Beaver County where nearly 70 residents have died from COVID-19." Continue Reading

Allegheny County Sheriff's Office Warns Of Phone Scammer
"The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office was notified on Wednesday that a resident received a scammer voicemail from a man with a southern accent claiming to be a Sheriff’s Office Sergeant."Continue Reading

Giant Pittsburgh Sinkhole Getting Repaired
" The city of Pittsburgh is another step closer to filing the giant sinkhole that nearly swallowed a bus last year downtown along 10th Street." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh International Airport First In Nation To Use Autonomous UV Light Cleaning Robots
"Pittsburgh International Airport has become the first airport in the county to utilize autonomous robots that use ultraviolet light to clean." Continue Reading

Kennywood Will Extend All 2020 Season Passes Through Entire 2021 Season
"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kennywood Park announced that they will extend all 2020 season passes through the entire 2021 season." Continue Reading

Most U.S. Habitats Are Suitable For "Murder Hornets"
"A new insect has made its way to the United States: The Asian giant hornet, or the “murder hornet.” Continue Reading

State Rep. Ryan Warner Joins Wendy Bell To Discuss Gov. Wolf's Response To Unemployment
"Wendy Bell had Pennsylvania state representative Ryan Warner on her show on Newsradio 1020 KDKA to discuss Gov. Tom Wolf’s lack of response to the unemployment issues that have hit the state." Continue Reading

North Hills To Hold Graduation Ceremony In Person, Socially Distanced
"The North Hills School District announced Tuesday its commencement scheduled for May 30 will take place in person, albeit with social distancing in place." Continue Reading

AHN To Resume Some Elective Surgeries, In-Person Appointments
"Allegheny Health Network is moving toward “normal,” resuming some in-person appointments and elective surgeries." Continue Reading

Facebook Makes Millions Of Dollars Available To Pittsburgh Small Businesses
"Facebook is giving $40 million in grants to small businesses in 40 cities, and Pittsburgh is one of them."Continue Reading

Carnegie Mellon Developing Low-Cost Ventilator To Address Shortages
"Carnegie Mellon University researchers are developing a new, low-cost ventilator to address shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic." Continue Reading

Dormont Pool To Remain Closed This Year
"Dormont has announced the community’s pool will not open in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic." Continue Reading

City Of Pittsburgh Imposes Hiring Freeze During Outbreak
"The City of Pittsburgh has impose a hiring freeze to help get through the economic fallout of COVID-19." Continue Reading

SPORTS:

The Week That Was In Pittsburgh Sports: Week Of May 4
"A look at this week in Pittbsurgh sports:" Continue Reading

Steelers 2020 Schedule Released
"The NFL has released the schedule for the 2020 season." Continue Reading

Penguins, Steelers Fans Are Among Most Passionate
"Penguins fans were ranked the most passionate fans in the NHL according to a Rating from Forbes.com." Continue Reading

STATE:

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Gov. Wolf's Stay-At-Home Order
"A Federal lawsuit filed by four Southwestern Pennsylvania counties seeks limits on the governor’s authority to shut down the region’s economy." Continue Reading

Grove City Prime Outlets Have Reopened
"Mercer county moved into the yellow phase on Friday and with that the Grove City Prime Outlet shops are reopening with some changes." Continue Reading

Ban On Foreclosures In PA Extended Through July 10
"A ban on evictions and foreclosures that was set to expire May 11 in Pennsylvania has been extended by Governor Tom Wolf." Continue Reading

Prof. Alan Dershowitz On Governor’s Rights During Emergencies, #MeToo Movement
"Professor Alan Dershowitz joined Wendy Bell on Sunday to discuss governors’ rights during times of emergencies, as well as his opinion on the #MeToo movement and the accusations that Joe Biden is currently facing." Continue Reading

PA House Speaker Mike Turzai Discusses How To Get PA Students Back In The Classroom This Fall
"Following comments made by Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro Rivera regarding the status of students returning to school next year in Pennsylvania, Wendy Bell spoke with PA House Speaker Mike Turzai." Continue Reading

NATIONAL:

AP Exclusive: Justice Dept Dropping Flynn's Criminal Case
"President Donald Trump says he didn’t know the Justice Department was planning to drop its case against his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn." Continue Reading

World War II veterans mark V-E Day in Washington with Trump
"They stormed French beaches on D-Day, helped liberate a concentration camp and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. And seven elderly World War II veterans weren't about to let the coronavirus pandemic keep them from marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe." Continue Reading

Arrests Made In Shooting Death Of Black Man After Outcry
"Georgia authorities arrested a white father and son Thursday and charged them with murder in the February shooting death of a black man they had pursued in a truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood." Continue Reading

Dallas salon owner jailed for defying virus shutdown order
"Texas' Republican governor and top law enforcement officer on Wednesday came to the defense of a Dallas hair salon owner who was jailed for keeping her business open in defiance of the governor's restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus." Continue Reading

WORLD:

In Push For Normalcy, Industries, Nations Test The Waters
"The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed." Continue Reading

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