A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of May 17th Through May 23rd

Governor Tom Wolf talking about COVID-19
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By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of May 17th through May 23rd:

Local:

Big Butler Fair Canceled For First Time Since Civil War"For the first time since the Civil War, there won’t be a Big Butler Fair." Continue Reading
Fitzgerald Says It's Time To Reopen More Businesses In Allegheny County"Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says he thinks it’s time for businesses currently still shuttered to get back to work." Continue Reading
PA Speaker Turzai Wants Sports Back And Swimming Pools Open This Summer"The decision to close swimming pools and summer sports in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County is being criticized by Pennsylvania’s Speaker of the House Mike Turzai." Continue Reading
Allegheny County Ready For Unique Election"Allegheny County Board of Elections member and County Councilman Sam DeMarco has described it as a perfect storm." Continue Reading
Man Who Allegedly Killed Bethel Park Woman In Nevada Desert Indicted"John Matthew Chapman, the man accused of kidnapped Jamie Rae Feden from her Bethel Park home in 2019 before driving out to the Nevada desert where he allegedly killed her was indicted on Tuesday." Continue Reading
Police Searching For Body Of Missing Woman Who Disappeared in 2018"Pennsylvania State Police, equipped with an excavator, are searching the home of Almire Stanko in Westmoreland County in relation to the disappearance of Cassandra Gross, who went missing in 2018." Continue Reading
Pittsburgh Public Schools Boost Summer School Programs"Pittsburgh school officials say they usually have some student learning loss over the summer." Continue Reading
Cruisin' Tikis Return To Pittsburgh Rivers June 1"If you’re summer vacation plans have been ruined due to the coronavirus outbreak, there is one way you can get out on the water and enjoy a small slice of paradise." Continue Reading
CMU Study Shows Nearly Half Of Tweets Protesting Stay-At-Home Order Are Bots"Research out of Carnegie Mellon University shows that some Twitter accounts talking about “reopening American” could be bots." Continue Reading
Pittsburgh A Top City For Coffee Lovers"When it comes to coffee and coffee lovers, Pittsburgh is one of the best places in the nation to be." Continue Reading
Robert Levin Reaches Agreement To Buy Back Furniture Store"Robert Levin has reached an agreement to buy back Levin Furniture." Continue Reading
Pittsburgh to Open Up Streets for Dining"Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto envisions a block or two of Walnut Street in Shadyside set up with a hundred tables sponsored by restaurants still shuttered by COVID-19 restrictions." Continue Reading
Dependable Drive-In Has Successful First Weekend After Reopening"Dependable Drive-In, the only remaining one in Allegheny County reopened this past weekend." Continue Reading
Allegheny County Has 14 New Cases of COVID-19"Coronavirus update for Saturday, May 23." Continue Reading
Allegheny County Not Moving Into Green Phase Yet"Governor Wolf held a briefing on Friday to announce changes for counties as the state reopens; Allegheny is remaining in the yellow phase for now." Continue Reading
Man Wanted For Homicide After West Mifflin Shooting"An arrest warrant was issued for a man involved in a West Mifflin shooting on Monday. Daymond Wiggins is believed to be responsible for shooting and killing a man in the West Mifflin area and is wanted for Criminal Homicide." Continue Reading

Sports:

Pennsylvania Working On Guidelines For Return Of Sports"Pennsylvania is working on guidelines to allow sporting events, exhibitions and leagues to get back to some form of normalcy after sports were shutdown as a result of the coronavirus. "Continue Reading
 Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Honored With Director’s Community Leadership Award "The FBI Pittsburgh Field Office has awarded the 2019 Director’s Community Leadership Award to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation." Continue Reading
WWE Superstar Roman Reigns Partners With LLS To Help Kids"WWE Superstar Roman Reigns has partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to find new and better treatments for kids and to provide financial assistance to families struggling with a cancer diagnosis." Continue Reading
5 Things That Happened In Pittsburgh Sports This Week... Week of 5/18"Matt Koll brings his top five Pittsburgh sports headlines for the week of May 18." Continue Reading
Fillipponi: The top 50 Steelers for 2020"After CBS Sports released their top 100 NFL Players, Andrew Fillipponi was inspired to rank his top 50 2020 Steelers." Continue Reading
Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets Are On Sale, But Only Half Are Being Sold"Steelers tickets went up for sale on Friday, but them team announced that they are only selling half of their inventory this year." Continue Reading
Aaron Donald Goes Back To School And Back To The Dungeon"Aaron Donald has stayed proactive during the pandemic. He's still pursuing his degree during the off-season and working out in his dad's basement to stay fit." Continue Reading
Rare Mike Trout Rookie Card Sells for Record $900,000"An extremely rare Mike Trout rookie card from 2009 sold for $900,000." Continue Reading
Jets Land Former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco on 1-Year Deal"The New York Jets signed former Ravens and Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco to a one-year deal." Continue Reading
SEC To Allow Football Workouts On Campus Beginning June 8"The SEC will start allowing its student-athletes to attend workouts and voluntary team activities starting on June 8." Continue Reading
Wes Welker Shares His Golf Scouting Reports for Tom Brady and Peyton Manning"Leading up to the "The Match", Wes Welker has drawn up golfing reports for both Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as they get ready to hit the links for charity." Continue Reading
Report: NHLPA Expected to Approve 24-Team Playoff Plan"Reports indicated that the NHL and NHLPA are nearing an agreement for hockey to have a 24-team playoff tournament for 2020. The NHLPA will vote on the motion and its approval is expected." Continue Reading
NBA Legend Patrick Ewing Tests Positive for COVID-19"Georgetown head coach and former NBA start Patrick Ewing announced on his Twitter that he tested positive for COVID-19." Continue Reading
Pirates Furlough, Reduce Pay For Employees"The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Thursday that some employees will be furloughed and some will take pay cuts. The changes go effect on June 1." Continue Reading

State:

Wolf Says Salons, Barber Shops Cannot Reopen Before Green Phase of COVID-19 Reopening Plan"During a discussion with the KDKA Radio Morning Show with Larry Richert and Kevin Battle, Governor Tom Wolf was asked if he would lift the closure restrictions on salons and barber shops to allow them to open before reaching the Green phase of his COVID-19 reopening plan." Continue Reading
PA Speaker Says Businesses Still Reopening Too Slowly"Monday marks the first day open again for many businesses in the area after more COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted." Continue Reading
PA Distributors To Buy Surplus Food From Farmers For Families In Need"On Tuesday, Governor Tom Wolf revealed that food distributors in Pennsylvania will be receiving $50 million in aid funds for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box program." Continue Reading
Primantis To Start Offering Takeout Cocktails"Primanti Bros. will start selling its signature cocktails for carryout at all of its restaurant and bar locations across Pennsylvania." Continue Reading
More PA State Park Facilities Set To Reopen"More Pennsylvania State Parks and forest facilities are set to reopen." Continue Reading
State Releases Data On COVID-19 Cases And Deaths In Nursing Homes"The Pennsylvania Department of Health released long-sought data Tuesday showing the names of long-term care facilities with coronavirus cases and deaths." Continue Reading
PA Real Estate Business Can Begin Limited Operations Again"The real estate industry in Pennsylvania can start to get back to work as the state slowly reopens following a halt to normal business activities since March amid the Coronavirus pandemic." Continue Reading
Giant Eagle, GetGo Customers Raise Over $2 Million For Local Food Banks"Giant Eagle launched a donation campaign across all their supermarket and GetGo locations on March 26th to help raise money for local food banks that have become essential during the COVID-19 pandemic." Continue Reading
Petition Asks Gov. Wolf To Reopen Hair Salons In PA"A petition is gaining steam that is urging Governor Wolf to reopen hair salons and barbershops." Continue Reading
PA Has 725 New Cases Of COVID-19"Pennsylvania had 725 new cases of coronavrius on Saturday. There were also 112 new deaths." Continue Reading
Governor Wolf Orders Flags At Half-Staff In Tribute Of Memorial Day"Governor Wolf has ordered that U.S. and commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff in honor of Memorial Day." Continue Reading
Wolf Administration Creates Guide For Parents On How To Navigate Kids' Sports, Recreation, Summer Camps"The Wolf Administration has created a summer childcare guide for parents as they navigate the season with coronavirus regulations still in effect." Continue Reading

National:

Biden says he was too 'cavalier' about black voters' choices"Presidential candidate Joe Biden backtracked on earlier comments about how black voters that support Donal Trump 'ain't black.'" Continue Reading
States Accused Of Fudging Or Bungling COVID-19 Testing Data"Public health officials in some states are accused of bungling coronavirus infection statistics or even using a little sleight of hand to deliberately make things look better than they are." Continue Reading
FBI: Shooter at Pensacola base coordinated with al-Qaida"The gunman who killed three U.S. sailors at a military base in Florida last year communicated with al-Qaida operatives about planning and tactics in the months leading up to the attack, U.S. officials said Monday, as they lashed out at Apple for failing to help them open the shooter's phones so they could access key evidence." Continue Reading
Sen. Graham plans vote to subpoena Russia probe officials"Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is scheduling a vote that would allow him to subpoena more than 50 current and former officials who were involved in the Justice Department’s investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, as President Donald Trump and his allies have launched a broad, election-year attack on the investigation as a “deep state” conspiracy." Continue Reading

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