A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of September 6th Through 12th

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) — A look back at the headlines from the week of September 6th through September 12th: 

Local:

Google, Carnegie Mellon Working To Find COVID Flare-Ups"Google is contributing $1 million and will provide a team of 12 software engineers, designers and managers to CMU's Delphi Group." Continue Reading
CMU To Have Delayed Start To 2021 Spring Semester"Carnegie Mellon University has revised its 2020-2021 academic calendar, delaying the start of the spring semester until February 1." Continue Reading
City Council Concerned About Racial Bias With Facial Tech."Pittsburgh City Council wants more time to consider the impact of restricting the use of facial recognition and predictive policing technology." Continue Reading
County Plumber Inspectors Arrested On Public Record Tampering Charges"Earlier in June, a tip came to the Allegheny County Health Department alleging the chance of falsification of plumbing inspections that had been performed in the county." Continue Reading
Two More Violations Of COVID-19 Policy In Pittsburgh Establishments"The Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers (PASLCEO) visited 1,167 licensed establishments from Sept. 9 and 10 to ensure businesses are abiding by COVID-19 requirements." Continue Reading
Portion Of Prospect Road To Close In Baldwin Until October"The Allegheny County Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced it will be closing Prospect Road, between Beryl Drive and the Carapel Townhouses in Baldwin." Continue Reading
Allegheny To Open COVID Test Site In McKeesport"The soon-to-be testing site in McKeesport will be available to the public on Tuesday, September 15 at 10 a.m." Continue Reading
Relaxed Covid Guidelines For Dining Still Too Restrictive According To CEO Of PA Restaurant & Lodging Association"Pandemic restrictions are easing for Pennsylvania restaurants later this month - up to 50% capacity as of the 21st." Continue Reading
Black Lives Matter Pittsburgh President: Not All BLM Groups Are The Same"The president of Black Lives Matter Pittsburgh, Tanisha Long, told KDKA Radio that not all Black Lives Matter groups are the same." Continue Reading
West Virginia Man Caught with Loaded Handgun at Pittsburgh International Airport"Another handgun was detected by Transportation Security Administration officers on Tuesday." Continue Reading
Price Gouging Stopped at Westmoreland County Pharmacy"State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said his office has stopped price gouging of COVID-19 related supplies by a local pharmacy."  Continue Reading
1Thing: Resources Council Releases Schedule For Glass Recycling Pickup Locations"The Pennsylvania Resources Council has created a schedule for glass recycling locations for those who are now unable to use curbside service." Continue Reading
Allegheny To Open COVID Test Site In McKeesport"The soon-to-be testing site in McKeesport will be available to the public on Tuesday, September 15 at 10 a.m." Continue Reading
US Attorney Says He Will Prosecute If Pittsburgh BLM Protests Get Violent, Trump Calls Protesters 'Thugs'"US Attorney Scott Brady says he will look to prosecute any violations of federal law after a confrontation between Black Lives Matter demonstrators and outdoor diners downtown Saturday night." Continue Reading
Pittsburgh Public Safety Released A Statement About Saturday's Protest Confrontations"Pittsburgh Public Safety Department released a statement Tuesday following confrontations between Black Lives Matter protesters and restaurant patrons on Saturday." Continue Reading
Handgun Found In Passenger's Carry-on at Pittsburgh International Airport"A passenger was found with a 9mm caliber handgun in his backpack at a security checkpoint at Pittsburgh International Airport Tuesday morning." Continue Reading

 

Sports:

Cris Collinsworth Picks Steelers To Lose To 49ers In Super Bowl"Some national sports commentators are predicting the Steelers to not only go to the Super Bowl but to win it all." Continue Reading
Zach Banner On Being Named Starter, Support Received From Big Ben"After three years in the league, Zach Banner has been named a starting offensive lineman for the first time in his career." Continue Reading
Skip Bayless Doubles Down on Depression Comments"Sports analyst Skip Bayless attempted to clarify controversial remarks about Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott on Friday -- and appeared to double down." Continue Reading
Report: Big Ten To Issue Report Showing How To Move Forward With Sports"According to a report, The Big Ten conference’s Task force is preparing a presentation that will show a way to return to sports." Continue Reading
Pitt Has High Hopes Heading Into Season Opener Against Austin Peay"Cale Berger and Chris Peak of Panther-Lair.com preview the 2020 Pitt season and the Panthers' season-opening matchup against the Austin Peay Governors." Continue Reading
PGA Pro And Two-Time Major Champion John Daly Announces Cancer Diagnosis"PGA pro and two-time major championship John Daly shared some sad news Thursday, announcing doctors have diagnosed him with bladder cancer. One of the most colorful personalities in golf, Daly already underwent surgery, though the 54-year-old said he expects the cancer to return." Continue Reading
Penguins Deal Bjugstad To Wild"Veteran center Nick Bjugstad, whose 2019-20 season with the Penguins was a near-total loss due to injuries, was traded to the Minnesota Wild Friday." Continue Reading
'No Plans At This Time' To Allow Fans Inside PA Stadiums"It was previously announced that the Steelers and Pitt will not have any fans in the stands during the month of August, but according to PA’s health secretary, it looks like the no fan bans will be extended for an unknown amount of time." Continue Reading
Giants-Padres Friday Night Game Postponed After Positive COVID-19 Test Within Giants Organization"Friday night's contest between the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres has been abruptly called off after a member of the Giants organization tested positive for coronavirus." Continue Reading
Cal U Football Player Jamain Stephens Has Passed Away"A California University of Pennsylvania football player and Central Catholic alum Jamain Stephens has died." Continue Reading
Steelers Name 5 Captains For 2020 Season"Steelers players have voted for their 2020 captains, and three holdovers are joined by two newcomers." Continue Reading
"Duck" Hodges Still A Steeler"The "Duck" Hodges era in Steelers football isn't over, at least not yet. One day after Hodges was placed on waivers, the Steelers signed the 24-year-old quarterback to their practice squad." Continue Reading
Fired Pens Assistant Recchi Hired By Devils"Mark Recchi, one of three Penguins assistant coaches let go by the team after Pittsburgh was knocked out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the preliminary round has found a new job." Continue Reading

 

State:

Gov. Tom Wolf Ups Restaurant Capacity to 50 Percent"Governor Wolf announced Tuesday that restaurants can increase capacity to 50% beginning on September 21st, up from the current 25% limit that the administration put in place as part of the state's COVID-19 mitigation efforts." Continue Reading
How to Help Students Manage Their Time With Distance Learning"Properly prioritizing assignments, understanding how to break up tasks and assess how much time each assignment will take is a key skill both for managing distance learning and in life." Continue Reading
Facebook Will Pay Users to Deactivate Their Accounts Before the 2020 Election"Facebook will pay some app and Instagram users money to deactivate their accounts ahead of the 2020 election." Continue Reading
Pennsylvanians Unemployed By COVID-19 Could See Extra Money From The Federal Government"Many unemployed workers in Pennsylvania will be getting a payment starting next week that they might not have expected as part of the Federal Lost Wages Assistance program." Continue Reading
Wolf Administration Opens $7.5 Million to Address Community Violence"The Wolf administration is accepting grant applications  through the State School Safety and Security Grant Program aimed at reducing or preventing community violence." Continue Reading
Gov. Tom Wolf Ups Restaurant Capacity to 50 Percent"Governor Wolf announced Tuesday that restaurants can increase capacity to 50% beginning on September 21st, up from the current 25% limit that the administration put in place as part of the state's COVID-19 mitigation efforts." Continue Reading
PA AG Warns Residents of Robocalls Trying To Suppress Voting In November"Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is warning residents of robocalls that he says deliver misinformation and attempt to suppress voting in November's election." Continue Reading
Report: Pennsylvania Town Among Best Leaf Peeping Destinations"If you enjoy seeing colorful fall foliage, Pennsylvania is the right state for you." Continue Reading

 

National:

President Honors 40 Passengers And Crew Of Flight 93 On 19th Anniversary"A nearly hour-long ceremony marked the 40 lives lost on Flight 93 near Shanksville in Somerset County on Friday." Continue Reading
American Airlines Defends Employees Wearing 'Black Lives Matter' Pin"American Airlines finds itself defending a lapel pin that some employees are wearing. The pin is a Black Lives Matter pin, and American Airlines officials say its employees can wear it." Continue Reading
AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Study Paused After One Illness"Late-stage studies of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate are on temporary hold while the company investigates whether a recipient’s “potentially unexplained” illness is a side effect of the shot." Continue Reading
Adults With COVID-19 'Twice as Likely' to Have Dined at a Restaurant as Those Without: CDC study"Adults who test positive for COVID-19 are “twice as likely” as adults without COVID-19 to have eaten at a restaurant in the two weeks prior to falling sick, according to a new CDC study." Continue Reading
12-Year-Old Suspended After Teacher Spots Toy Gun During Virtual Class"A Colorado seventh grader was suspended after a teacher saw him handle a toy gun in the midst of an online class." Continue Reading
Fauci Tells Americans to 'Hunker Down' This Winter, Warns Not to 'Underestimate' Pandemic"Dr. Anthony Fauci said that Americans can’t let their guard down as the coronavirus pandemic stretches into the fall and winter." Continue Reading
Is Climate Change Worsening California’s Wildfires? Scientists Say 'Yes'"Climate change is worsening California’s wildfires dramatically, and the trend is expected to accelerate." Continue Reading
Extra $300 Weekly Unemployment Benefits To Run Out After 6 Weeks"Jobless Americans looking to receive the extra $300 in weekly unemployment insurance benefits will see the boost run out after six weeks." Continue Reading
Vice President Pence Campaigning in Westmoreland and Beaver Counties"Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in Westmoreland and Beaver counties on Wednesday." Continue Reading
9 Pharma CEOs Pledge Not to Rush COVID-19 Vaccine"Nine pharmaceutical CEO's have joined forces to say they won't try to push through a COVID-19 vaccine for political reasons. They say they're committed to safety and having a vaccine that works." Continue Reading
Walmart Testing Drone Delivery Service for Groceries and Household Items"On Wednesday, the company announced that it will partner with Flytrex, an end-to-end drone delivery company, to run a pilot project to test delivery via automated drones." Continue Reading
Why The Countdown To A Second Stimulus Check Really Begins On September 14"On Monday, Sept. 14, the House of Representatives is scheduled to reconvene from a summer recess." Continue Reading
DMVA Encourages Candle Lighting For World Suicide Prevention Day"The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is encouraging people to light candles for World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10 at 8 p.m." Continue Reading
West Virginia University Moves Classes Online, Suspends Fraternity"West Virginia University has moved their classes online as positive cases of COVID-19 on campus have increased." Continue Reading
California fire sparked by device to reveal baby's gender"A couple’s plan to reveal their baby’s gender went up not in blue or pink smoke but in flames when the device they used sparked a wildfire that burned thousands of acres and forced people to flee from a city east of Los Angeles." Continue Reading

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