Week in Review: Nov. 22-28

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


Primanti Bros. finds Steelers superfan who was spotted at Sunday's game
“On Sunday during the Steelers game in Jacksonville, viewers on CBS got a peak of what a hardcore Steeler fan looks like.” Continue Reading

Pirates dump former number 1 pick
“Pirates released former number one pick, first baseman Will Craig to claim right-handed pitcher Ashton Goudeau after he was let go by the Rockies.” Continue Reading

Diontae Johnson leads NFL in targets since Week 8, here’s why it matters
“It might not seem apparent, but Steelers' second-year wide receiver Diontae Johnson has seen the largest number of targets in the league over the last three weeks.” Continue Reading

Steelers Williamson tells Fan he’s shocked and bummed game was moved
“Steelers linebacker Avery Williamson told ‘The PM Team’ on 93.7 The Fan even head coach Mike Tomlin was mad when they found out on Wednesday that the game against Baltimore was moved to Sunday.” Continue Reading

Aaron Donald blames slump on refs missing 'blatant' calls
“One of the NFL's best defensive players is taking aim at the league's referees.” Continue Reading

Art Rooney, Steelers thankful for frontline workers and fans
“Since it's built right into the name, Thanksgiving has become an appropriate time to give thanks for the people, places, and things that one's grateful for.” Continue Reading

Trey Wingo bids farewell upon ESPN exit
“A longtime fixture of ESPN's flagship "SportsCenter" program has signed off from the WorldWide Leader.” Continue Reading

Pitt football: ‘We’re going down to beat Clemson’
“Several players who were on the Pitt team that upset number two Clemson in 2016 are in leadership roles now and they believe they can win Saturday at the number four Tigers.” Continue Reading

Larry Fitzgerald out for Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19
“One of the most familiar names on the Arizona Cardinals won't be available when they meet up with the Patriots Sunday in Foxboro.” Continue Reading

Narduzzi says Clemson’s Lawrence is Heisman Favorite
“Only LSU in the national championship game has held Trevor Lawrence to a lower completion percentage in a game than Pitt did in 2018.” Continue Reading

Steelers’ Kameron Canaday leads all long snappers in Pro Bowl voting
“You expect this much from a team that’s 10-0, but the Steelers have some excellent players.” Continue Reading

Joe Haden unharmed after car accident in his Rolls Royce
“On Friday afternoon, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden tweeted a video of damage to his car following an accident.” Continue Reading

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day tests positive for COVID-19
“Ohio State head coach Ryan Day is the latest member of the program to test positive for COVID-19, the university announced on Friday.” Continue Reading

Steelers place Stephon Tuitt, others on COVID list
“On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they had added starting edge rusher Stephon Tuitt to the Reserve/COVID list.” Continue Reading

NFL to close all team facilities Monday and Tuesday, per memo
“The NFL is ramping up its measure to combat any more COVID-19 outbreaks.” Continue Reading

Lamar Jackson tests positive for COVID-19; Ravens-Steelers game in jeopardy again
“Lamar Jackson and three more Baltimore Ravens players tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to multiple reports.” Continue Reading

Steelers-Ravens will now play on Tuesday: report
“According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the game between the AFC North rivals has now been pushed back to Tuesday due to the COVID-19 outbreak on the Ravens.” Continue Reading


Pittsburgh man arrested for shooting cyclist Downtown
“A Pittsburgh man has been arrested following a shooting that took place Downtown Tuesday afternoon.” Continue Reading

Fitzgerald says passage of 2021 budget “holds the line on taxes”
“County Executive Rich Fitzgerald issued a statement on the 2021 budget, sayings it ‘holds the line on taxes.’” Continue Reading

First child in Allegheny County dies from COVID-19
“Allegheny County reported its first child death related to COVID-19.” Continue Reading

UPMC doctor discusses one simple thing everyone can do to lessen spread of COVID-19
“More COVID-19 cases come with more restrictions to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. One area doctor says there’s a simple thing everyone can do to help.” Continue Reading

Mario Lemieux to personally match donations to Mario Lemieux Foundation
“It's the first time it's ever happened in the history of the Mario Lemieux Foundation.” Continue Reading

Domestic dispute leads to SWAT situation in a Sheraden home
“The SWAT team had to be called to a home in Pittsburgh's Sheraden neighborhood after an armed man threatened a woman inside.” Continue Reading

Three juveniles arrested when police find vehicle stolen in armed carjacking in Pittsburgh
“Pittsburgh Police arrested three juvenile males after they were caught driving a vehicle that was reported stolen during an armed carjacking.” Continue Reading

Pittsburgh police investigate two robberies that happen within hours of each other
“Pittsburgh police are investigating two robbery incidents that happened within hours of each other at separate businesses.” Continue Reading

St. Joseph the Worker Parish pausing in-person Mass due to COVID case
“The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh announced on Friday that a clergy member involved with the Saint Joseph the Worker Parish has tested positive for COVID-19.” Continue Reading

Archangel Gabriel School going digital after COVID cases
“Three members of the Archangel Gabriel School in the McKees Rocks and Robinson areas have tested positive for COVID-19 over Thanksgiving break.” Continue Reading

Allegheny County Health Director Dr. Bogen releases statement on record case counts
“In recent days, Allegheny County, much like the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has seen a record number of COVID-19 cases.” Continue Reading


1,550 PA Dairy Farmers receive $7.6 million in direct relief from CARES Act-funded dairy program
“A CARES Act-funded dairy indemnity program has given $7.6 million in direct relief payments to 1,550 Pennsylvania dairy farmers who experienced losses due to discarded or displaced milk during COVID-19 pandemic.” Continue Reading

Pennsylvania certifies presidential election results
“The Pennsylvania Department of State has certified the results of the November presidential election.” Continue Reading

Protests against COVID closures continue in Erie County
“More than 200 people demonstrated in response to the state’s ongoing restrictions on businesses under the state’s micro-cluster initiative.” Continue Reading

Pennsylvania adds over 15,000 new cases of COVID-19 in 48 hours
“Over the past 48 hours the Pennsylvania Department of Health has added 15,785 new cases of COVID-19 across the state.” Continue Reading

Pennsylvania urges safety, other options when Black Friday holiday shopping
“Black Friday 2020 is here and it is more important than ever to support local businesses.” Continue Reading

Gov. Wolf okays use of Wireless Emergency Alert system for COVID-19 alerts in state
“Your cell phone may be the latest device to alert you to urgent COVID-19 news.” Continue Reading


Keep the mask: A vaccine won’t end the US crisis right away
“Don’t even think of putting the mask away anytime soon.” Continue Reading

Netflix removes 'Chappelle's Show' at the request of Dave Chappelle: 'I never got paid'
“Netflix has agreed to take "Chappelle's Show" off of its streaming service platform after Dave Chappelle claimed that he was never paid for the licensing deal.” Continue Reading

CDC advisory panel warns vaccine's side effects 'won't be a walk in the park'
“The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must be transparent with Americans about the likely side effects of a coronavirus vaccine, a CDC advisory committee said Monday, adding that the severity of those side effects may prompt some people to avoid getting the second, required shot.” Continue Reading

The U.S. could see 'well over 300,000' COVID deaths by the end of the year, warns Dr. Fauci
“Dr. Anthony Fauci’s revealed a grim outlook for the remainder of the year.” Continue Reading

COVID-19 is changing how NORAD tracks Santa, but the mission continues
“NORAD is busy preparing for its annual tradition of tracking Santa's journey delivering gifts around the world.” Continue Reading

The average American would pay $305 for a normal, pre-COVID day: Survey
“How much would you pay to experience just one normal, pre-coronavirus day without masks or social distancing?” Continue Reading

US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin
“The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Donald Trump’s administration and allowing Biden to coordinate with federal agencies on plans for taking over on Jan. 20.” Continue Reading

One pandemic, two different worlds in Georgia runoff races
“Across the grounds of a south Georgia courthouse, scores of masked and socially distanced voters bowed their heads in prayer for the 260,000-plus Americans who have died from the coronavirus.” Continue Reading

Biden's win means some Guantanamo prisoners may be released
“The oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center went to his latest review board hearing with a degree of hope, something that has been scarce during his 16 years locked up without charges at the U.S. base in Cuba.” Continue Reading

Black firefighters in NC allege racism amid larger reckoning
“They threw her new cellphone on the roof of the station house and placed nails under the wheels of her pickup truck. As she prepared to answer a call, someone poured tobacco juice in her boots. It was too much for Timika Ingram to bear.” Continue Reading

Trump calls US military leaders overseas on Thanksgiving
“President Donald Trump called U.S. military leaders overseas on Thursday during an annual Thanksgiving address.” Continue Reading

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