Week in Review: Nov. 15-21

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) — Take a look back at some of the week’s biggest local, state, national, and sports headlines.

Local:

Newborns at Pittsburgh hospital dressed as 'Toy Story' characters as movie turns 25
“Toy Story turns 25 in November and to celebrate, West Penn Hospital dressed some newborn babies up as characters from the movie.” Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Police search for man suspected of shooting woman in the head, killing her
“Pittsburgh Police are searching for a homicide suspect and they're asking the public to be on the lookout for him.” Continue Reading

Get Marty: Chaffin Luhana delivers hundreds of Thanksgiving turkeys
“At two o'clock on a Thursday afternoon, things aren't usually hopping at the DoubleTree hotel in Green Tree but this time it was a sight to behold.” Continue Reading

Allegheny Co. issues stay-at-home advisory, implores holding Thanksgiving virtually
“Allegheny County issued a public health advisory to residents telling them to stay home and to cancel Thanksgiving celebrations with other households.” Continue Reading

PennDOT is bracing for more than just winter weather in Western PA
“The salt sheds and brine tanks are full, says PennDOT Allegheny County Maintenance Manager Lori Musto.” Continue Reading

Allegheny County Police investigating shooting in Avalon
“Allegheny County Police have opened an investigation into a shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon in Avalon.” Continue Reading

Turnpike work snarls traffic in North Hills
“A Pennsylvania Turnpike project is bringing daily traffic woes to North Hills commuters.” Continue Reading

Elections Board to certify Allegheny Co. presidential votes on Monday
“The Allegheny County Elections Board will move on to the next step in the presidential election on Monday, Nov. 23.” Continue Reading

Allegheny County Police make 2 arrests in 2019 Wilkinsburg homicide
“On Oct. 20, 2019, the Wilkinsburg Police and Paramedics initially reported to the 500 block of Jeanette Street for three people who had been shot.” Continue Reading

Sports:

Seniors lead Pitt rout of Virginia Tech
“Without 16 players due to COVID-19 protocol, Pitt never trailed and pulled away in the second half for a 47-14 win over Virginia Tech.” Continue Reading

Pirates add infielder Rodolfo Castro and RHP Max Kranick; designate Trevor Williams and Jose Osuna
“The Pittsburgh Pirates have made some changes to their 40-man roster.” Continue Reading

Should the Steelers cut Ben in 2021? One national writer says yes
“Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s team is 9-0 and he is a huge part of that success.” Continue Reading

Report: Saints quarterback Taysom Hill will start against Falcons
“Attention all savvy fantasy football players: Taysom Hill is listed as a quarterback and tight end on some websites, including ESPN, and that could come in handy in Week 11.” Continue Reading

Report: PSU Coach Franklin told former player to not talk to police after fight
“According to a report, in 2018 Penn State football coach James Franklin told one of his players to avoid talking to police after a fight with a linebacker.” Continue Reading

Penguins officially release 'Reverse Retro' jersey
“After weeks of rumors and hints, the Penguins retro jersey has officially been released.” Continue Reading

Jimbo Covert Says Losing A Game Could Sharpen Steelers
“If you're talking about the Steelers right now, you're probably talking about their undefeated record and lack of a rushing attack.” Continue Reading

Bucs coach calls Antonio Brown 'model citizen' after troubling report
“Tampa Bay Bucs coach Bruce Arians has addressed an alarming recent report regarding troubled wide receiver Antonio Brown.” Continue Reading

Narduzzi said Pickett, Morrissey, Weaver, Kessman among those leaving
“Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said they will honor 10 seniors for Senior Day on Saturday.” Continue Reading

NFL analyst says Big Ben not a top 10 QB
“On Wednesday, ESPN failed to put Chase Claypool on their list of top 10 rookies so far this season, even though he leads all rookie wide receivers in touchdowns.” Continue Reading

Wrigley Field designated as a National Historic Landmark
“The Cubs’ iconic Wrigley Field has been designated a National Historic Landmark, the team announced Thursday.” Continue Reading

State:

PA and Apple reach $3M settlement on iPhone battery failures
“On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced a $3 million settlement with Apple Inc.” Continue Reading

Over 500K PA residents have downloaded COVID Alert app
“Governor Tom Wolf announced on Wednesday that over 500,000 Pennsylvanians have already downloaded the COVID-19 Alert app.” Continue Reading

PA 9-1-1 system to get $137 million upgrade
“Pennsylvania is upgrading its 9-1-1 system to keep pace with modern communication.” Continue Reading

PA unemployment rate drops in October
“The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania dropped by 1% according to the Department of Labor & Industry.” Continue Reading

Restaurant Association President says PA lawmakers used COVID relief to balance state budget instead of help industry
“Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen advised all residents in the county not to travel unless it was for work or another essential need, during a press conference on Tuesday.” Continue Reading

Republican lawmakers in PA to conduct audit of November election
“Republicans in the Pennsylvania state legislature will conduct their own audit of the November elections.” Continue Reading

Out-of-state visitors to PA parks required to quarantine or have negative COVID test
“The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural resources is making changes to the ways state parks are operated amid the ongoing pandemic.” Continue Reading

Pennsylvania passes 300,000 cases, nears 10,000 deaths from COVID-19
“The state of Pennsylvania has surpassed another milestone in the fight against COVID-19; The 6,778 new cases bring the past/present statewide total to 302,564.” Continue Reading

National:

COVID hospitalization 4 times as high for Black, Latino, Native American people than white counterparts: CDC
“Though the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll across all of the United States, the coronavirus has disproportionately affected some groups of Americans more than others.” Continue Reading

Joe Biden wins Georgia, flipping the state for Democrats
“Georgia has finished its first-ever statewide audit and hand recount of ballots for the presidential race, according to a news release from the Secretary of State’s office on Thursday night.” Continue Reading

DIY meal kit for growing steak made from human cells nominated for ‘Design of the Year’ Award
“Advancements in science and technology have done great things for the world, but as the world continues to change, some things are better left untouched.” Continue Reading

Dr. Fauci says Santa Claus is 'immune' to COVID-19: 'Santa is not going to be spreading any infections'
“With several months of social distancing under their belt, young fans of Christmas may be concerned about how Santa Claus could fare this holiday season as he travels from home to home spreading cheer during the coronavirus pandemic.” Continue Reading

Andrew Giuliani, Trump aide and Rudy Giuliani's son, says he has coronavirus
“Rudy Giuliani’s son and Trump aide, Andrew Giuliani, announced on Twitter Friday that he’s tested positive for COVID-19.” Continue Reading

Trump's legal team cried vote fraud, but courts found none
“As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump's failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centered on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania.” Continue Reading

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