A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of September 13th through September 19th

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By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of September 13th through September 19th: 


Pittsburgh Police Make Third Arrest In Shooting Death of 1-Year-Old Zykier Young"Pittsburgh Police have made a third arrest in the shooting death of 1-year-old Zykier Young." Continue Reading
PA Legislature Pushes Back Against Wolf Administration High School Sports Fan Limits"The state legislature has passed House Bill 2787, which challenges the Wolf Administration's capacity limits on fans at high school sporting events. State House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff told Larry and Kevin on the KDKA Radio Morning Show he sees school sports as more than just fun and games." Continue Reading
Pitt Scientists Discover Antibody Effective at Neutralizing Cause of COVID-19"Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered an antibody that blocks the SARS-CoV-2 virus - the cause of COVID-19." Continue Reading
Diocese of Pittsburgh Names Former TV News Anchor Jennifer Antkowiak As Spokesperson"Former Pittsburgh television news anchor Jennifer Antkowiak is the new spokesperson for the Diocese of Pittsburgh." Continue Reading
Western PA Museums, Theaters Benefit From $20 Million COVID-19 Relief Funding"A number of western Pennsylvania museums and theaters will be receiving relief funds to help make up for lost revenue due to mandated closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic." Continue Reading
Police Make Arrest In McKeesport Homicide From April"Allegheny County Police arrested a man they say is responsible for killing a woman in McKeesport in April of this year." Continue Reading


Steelers Stand For Anthem, Hold Banner That Reads 'Steelers Against Racism'"The Steelers made a statement during the National Anthem right before the beginning of their Monday night opener against the New York Giants." Continue Reading
Zach Banner Confirms His Season Is Over"Zach Banner's season is over after one start at right tackle for the Steelers." Continue Reading
Tomlin: Villanueva Spoke With Him About Covering Rose's Name On Helmet"Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says that offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva spoke with him before Monday night's game about his decision to honor fallen Silver Star recipient Alwyn Cashe." Continue Reading
Six Modern Era Steelers Nominees For Hall Of Fame"Alan Faneca, Hines Ward, Health Miller, Joey Porter, Gary Anderson and Casey Hampton join 124 other nominees." Continue Reading
Penguins Sign McCann To Two-Year Extension"The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Jared McCann to a two-year contract extension." Continue Reading
Barstool's Dave Portnoy Rating Pizza Around Pittsburgh""El Presidente" is in town trying out the local pizza fare." Continue Reading


PA Supreme Court Extends Mail-In Ballot Deadline"The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state will add a three-day extension of absentee and mail-in ballots that are post marked by Nov. 3, Election Day." Continue Reading
Wolf Responds To Federal Ruling That His Actions Related To COVID-19 Were Unconstitutional"Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday responded to a federal ruling that his administrations restrictions put into place amid the COVID-19 pandemic were unconstitutional." Continue Reading
PA Health Secretary Levine Says Court Ruling Doesn't End Current COVID-19 Mitigation Orders"The Department of Health on Tuesday said the recent court ruling doesn't end the current COVID-19 mitigation orders in place." Continue Reading
Ballots In PA Can No Longer Be Rejected Based Solely On Signature Issues"For the 2020 General Election, and future elections, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar issued a guidance stating that Pennsylvania county boards of election can no longer reject a ballot based solely on an election official’s belief that the signature does not match the one on the voter’s file." Continue Reading
New Smartphone App Can Help PA Residents In Stopping Spread Of COVID-19"Pennsylvania State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine is suggesting Pennsylvanians add a new tool to their belt in attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus." Continue Reading
PETA Wants Audit On Penn State, Pitt After Animals Killed During COVID-19 Response Plan"On Tuesday, PETA sent a letter to the state auditor asking for an audit of public money, personnel, property, equipment, and space by both Penn State University and University of Pittsburgh for animal experiments deemed non-essential during COVID-19, resulting in the euthanasia of animals in the school’s laboratories." Continue Reading


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday the Supreme Court said in a statement. She was 87." Continue Reading
2 California Deputies Shot In Apparent Ambush In Patrol Car"Authorities searched Sunday for a gunman who shot and critically wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who were sitting in their squad car — an apparent ambush that drew a reward for information and an angry response from the president." Continue Reading
Chadwick Boseman Laid to Rest Near South Carolina Hometown"Chadwick Boseman was buried near his hometown in South Carolina just six days following his death from a four-year long cancer battle." Continue Reading
City to pay $12M to Breonna Taylor's family, reform police"The city of Louisville agreed to pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a settlement announced Tuesday, months after Taylor’s slaying by police thrust the Black woman’s name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race." Continue Reading
LA Sheriff to politicians: emphasize trust in justice system"The Los Angeles County sheriff on Monday criticized elected officials, sports figures and civic leaders for “fanning the flames of hatred” as America grapples with racism and police brutality, saying they instead should emphasize trust in the criminal justice system." Continue Reading
Yuengling, America's oldest brewer, invades the West Coast"Hey West Coast beer lovers, it's pronounced YING-ling." Continue Reading


Israel signs pacts with 2 Arab states: A 'new' Mideast?"Israel on Tuesday signed historic diplomatic pacts with two Gulf Arab states at a White House ceremony that President Donald Trump declared will mark the “dawn of a new Middle East," casting himself as an international peacemaker at the height of his reelection campaign.' Continue Reading
Netflix's ‘Cuties’ becomes target of politicized backlash"The backlash to the French independent film “Mignonnes,” or “Cuties,” started before it had even been released because of a poster that went viral for its provocative depiction of its young female actors." Continue Reading

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