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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An organizer of a “Trump Boat Parade” in Pittsburgh says she’s expecting thousands of people, though county officials have ordered events with over 25 attendees to be canceled as coronavirus cases surge. Tricia Cunningham, one of the “4th of July Trump Boat Parade & Salute To First Responders” organizers, says as of Thursday evening about 12,000 people and 283 boats had registered online for the event, though she doesn’t know how many will show up, our news...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s more expansive mask order issued this week as the coronavirus shows new signs of life in Pennsylvania and the July Fourth holiday starts has been met with hostility from Republicans objecting to the Democrat’s use of power or even to wearing a mask itself. It is one of many partisan fights over how Wolf has handled the coronavirus in a premier presidential battleground state where Democrats have sought to blame President Donald Trump...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The rising number of COVID-19 infections in the Pittsburgh area helped drive Pennsylvanias number of confirmed new infections to 667, the state Health Department said Friday. Pennsylvanias death toll from the coronavirus pandemic rose by 34, to more than 6,700 since the infection began to spread in the state earlier this year. There have been nearly 89,000 people diagnosed with the disease in the state so far. The number of cases in Allegheny County, which encompasses...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As we head into the July 4th holiday weekend, plans may need to change around Allegheny County as the Health Department took steps to curb the spread of COVID-19. “Until we start doing the right things and get a hold, that’s the way life’s going to be,” Alex Witse said while resting after his run on the North Shore. “Just a little too inconsistent to make money — from my employees standpoint,” Chris Bryant Bonefish Grill Co-owner...
    ALLEGHENY COUNTY (KDKA) — The new restriction on bars and restaurants in Allegheny County comes at a time when many small businesses are already struggling. For one week, the Allegheny County Health Department is forcing bars, restaurants and casinos to close amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Activities and events with more than 25 people are also canceled. Takeout and delivery are still available, and the closures began Friday at 12:01 a.m. Over the last two weeks, the state health...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Kennywood said it is postponing its reopening. On Friday, Kennywood said it will not be opening on July 6 as coronavirus cases surge in Allegheny County and new orders from the county Department of Health. “Our top priority at Kennywood and Sandcastle is the health and safety of our Guests and Team Members, and the community at large. While we are looking forward to the start of our Summer Season, we understand the reasoning behind the recent...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The coronavirus pandemic is impacting area high schools as they begin preparing their teams for possible seasons during the school year. The North Hills High School football team had some tough workouts on Thursday and Friday. It was hot and harder to breathe with masks on. Now practices have been put on hold until at least Monday after Allegheny County revealed another record-breaking day of coronavirus infections. (Photo Credit: KDKA) All activities have been canceled through the...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The University of Pittsburgh announced nine students and four faculty members have tested positive for coronavirus in the last week. The 14 positive tests found between June 26 and Thursday bring the university’s total to 19. “These numbers do not include University members who have tested positive but have not been in campus facilities in over 14 days, past cases where patients have recovered or unconfirmed cases,” Pitt says on its website. According to...
    ALLEGHENY COUNTY (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is forcing bars, restaurants and casinos to close, as well as all activities and events with over 25 people to be canceled. This order comes as the Allegheny County Health Department announced 233 new Coronavirus cases on Thursday. Over the last two weeks, the health department has been reporting higher new case numbers for the virus than the county has ever seen since the pandemic hit. Dr. Bogen is also urging...
    ALLEGHENY COUNTY (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is forcing all activities that involve over 25 people to close for one week. Takeout and delivery will still be available. This will begin July 3. Stay with KDKA as we follow this developing story.
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto expressed support today for the Wolf administration’s mask mandate issued on Wednesday. Peduto also urged Allegheny County residents to stay at home and observe social distancing as well as other preventative measures against the virus as people prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July. Allegheny County saw another Coronavirus spike on Thursday with a record number of 233 new cases. Peduto’s full statement can be read below: “As we go...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania reported its highest one-day total of confirmed coronavirus cases since May, while Allegheny County, home to Pittsburgh and 1.2 million residents, reported its highest one-day total of positive tests Thursday that officials called a larger increase than expected. The rising figures, and rising rate of positive tests, come as health officials in Philadelphia and Allegheny County point to people socializing in bars and returning from beach vacations and travel to coronavirus hot spots in other...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – People from the restaurant industry are currently in downtown Pittsburgh protesting the alcohol ban. About 30 people have gathered outside the City-County Building. KDKA’s Nicole Ford report the demonstrators range from general managers to servers to bartenders. HAPPENING NOW —> People from the restaurant industry are currently outside the Allegheny County County building protesting the alcohol ban. Live report coming up on @KDKA at noon. pic.twitter.com/a51W0PzXpy — Nicole Ford (@NicoleFordTV) July 2, 2020 They say they...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Allegheny County, home to Pittsburgh and 1.2 million residents, is reporting its highest one-day total of positive coronavirus tests Thursday that officials are saying is a larger increase than expected. The county reported 233 more new positive tests, a day after it reported a single-day high of 110 positive test results. “While an increase in the number of cases was expected — this is larger than expected,” the county said in a statement. “The expectation is...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 233 new Coronavirus cases Thursday and no additional deaths. The county-wide total now stands at 3,103 since March 14. There are 2,949 confirmed cases and 154 probable cases. “While an increase in the number of cases was expected – this is larger than expected,” the county health department said. “The expectation is that the numbers will also significantly increase again tomorrow. Wearing masks, washing your hands and maintaining physical distance...
    ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Bar owners and employees in McKeesport protested Allegheny County’s on-site alcohol consumption ban. The protesters, some with a beer in hand, held up signs and cheered as cars drove by. The new restriction bans on-site consumption of alcohol at bars and restaurants. They say they have been losing a lot of money with the shutdowns, and they want the county to know they need to reopen their businesses. KDKA’s Royce Jones was...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A cocktail server at the Rivers Casino has tested positive for coronavirus. Rivers Casino said the employee was last at work on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the casino decided to eliminate all beverage service on the gaming floor, in addition to Allegheny County’s alcohol restriction. The casino released a statement, saying: “Rivers Casino Pittsburgh announced today that a cocktail server contracted COVID-19 while attending a social gathering off-property and unrelated to Rivers Casino. This individual last worked on...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The coronavirus pandemic has changed the face of large gatherings, including weddings. Guest lists were slashed, and forget dancing the night away. When Allegheny County reached the “green” phase, local couples trying to tie the knot thought they were in the clear. But KDKA’s Meghan Schiller explains why this week’s ban on on-site alcohol consumption changes all of that. Ali Simcho operates Wanderlust Weddings and Events and said 2020 was supposed to be the biggest year yet....
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Restaurant and bar owners across Allegheny County are coming together to find a solution that will allow them to continue doing business. “We are not a light switch that you can turn us on and turn us off,” said Glenn Hawley, who owns Napa Prime and Off the Hook. Hawley said he had to close his chophouse for the second time in months after the county implemented the alcohol ban. He believes he did everything right when...
    ALLEGHENY COUNTY (KDKA) — The local spike in Coronavirus cases is cause for alarm but not panic. Despite an upward trajectory in new numbers, the county is hopeful recent prohibitions against alcohol sales in bars and restaurants will help flatten the recent curve. “We are hopeful we can maintain some kind of plateau for a few days or a week or so and then hopefully the numbers will come down,” said Rich Fitzgerald, the county executive. (Photo Credit: KDKA) The...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – You can still watch Allegheny County’s summer concert series — just not from the South Park and Hartwood Acres ampitheaters. This year, we’re broadcasting it on Pittsburgh’s CW. The Clarks will play on July 6. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform on July 12. And there will be a “Night of Jazz” on July 29. Frank Vieira will perform with the Hobbs Sisters on July 26. The music continues through Labor Day weekend. You can see the...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh International Airport says it’s seeing about 5,000 passengers a day and expects several hundred more over the holiday weekend. As people are traveling for Fourth of July, the airport is asking flyers to arrive 2 hours ahead of their flight and know what to expect from the TSA. Weve been averaging about 5,000 pax/day at PIT for the past week. This holiday weekend, we are expecting several hundred more. Please arrive 2 hours ahead of...
    MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (KDKA) – County police are investigating after a man was shot in the leg in McKees Rocks. Allegheny County Police says 911 was notified of a shooting around 10:40 p.m. Officers arrived on Locust Street to find a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. There is no word yet on his condition. Anyone with information is asked to all the Allegheny County tip...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 110 new Coronavirus cases Wednesday and one additional death. The county-wide total now stands at 2,870 since March 14. Officials report that 397 patients have been or are presently hospitalized among all cases, with four more patients hospitalized since Tuesday’s report. Of the hospitalized patients, 160 of them have needed care in the ICU, and 77 of them have required treatment with a ventilator. The death toll stands at...
    Amie Downs, the county’s government communications director, explained to CNN Tuesday the figures have amplified considerably given that mid-June, when bars and eating places were permitted to reopen. The county has due to the fact shut them again to on-web page consumption, but circumstances proceed to climb. “In accordance to our wellbeing department director, in advance of mid-June, instances ended up coming from domestic contacts or other determined spots,” Downs reported. “In mid-June, it switched to persons not realizing...