Gov. Wolf Expected To Annnounce More Counties Reopening – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Pittsburgh

Two state representatives posted on social media that Gov. Wolf will announce several southwestern Pennsylvania counties will be moved into the yellow reopening phase next week, KDKA’s Lisa Washington has the latest.

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MCDONALD’S SHOOTING: Police identify woman accused of firing shots at McDonald’s after she was told dining room was closed

Oklahoma City police identified a woman accused of firing shots inside a McDonald’s restaurant after being told by employees that the dining room was closed due to coronavirus restrictions.

According to police, officers responded just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a shooting at McDonald’s near Southwest 89th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

According to police, the suspect entered the restaurant and was told by employees the dining area was closed. She was asked to leave but refused, and police said a physical altercation ensued between the suspect and an employee.

Police said the suspect was then forced out of the restaurant by employees. She reentered the restaurant with a handgun and fired about three rounds in the restaurant, according to police.

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A bus driver told a rider to wear a mask. Then the passenger spit on her. – CNN

Washington, DC (CNN)Miami-Dade County bus driver Miakeya Rolle says she hasn’t had a good night’s rest since a passenger intentionally spit on her.

On the afternoon of April 19, a homeless woman boarded Rolle’s bus and began coughing on passengers, according to a police report. Rolle told her she needed to wear a mask. The woman spat on Rolle and fled the bus.
Miami, like many transit systems, requires passengers to wear masks during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rolle cleaned herself off with Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer as she waited for police to respond. She was later tested at a hospital. When she returned home, she undressed outside and threw her uniform in the garbage.
Rolle has yet to return to driving a bus.

Source: A bus driver told a rider to wear a mask. Then the passenger spit on her. – CNN

Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival canceled | TribLIVE.com

 

The Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, scheduled for July 2-5 in Twin Lakes Park, has been canceled.

“It was a difficult decision for the board to make, and we waited as long as we possible could,” said Executive Director Diane Shrader. “But public safety has to come first, and there are still so many unknowns.”

A major factor in the decision was concern for the vendors.

“Our vendors come from as far as California and Florida,” Shrader said. “Would they be able to travel? Could they find hotel rooms? Could we provide for their safety?”

The festival will go on in virtual form, Shrader said. Links to vendor and band websites will be available on the festival website.

Source: Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival canceled | TribLIVE.com

Wolf extends stay-at-home order for ‘red’ counties to June 4; more move to ‘yellow’ Friday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday extended the stay-at-home order to June 4 for all counties in the red phase of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 reopening plan.

The stay-at-home order was originally set to expire on Friday. The governor’s office on Friday will announce additional counties moving to the yellow phase “at a to-be-determined date.”

All of southwestern Pennsylvania is currently in the red phase.

“[The] extension of the original order does not preclude counties moving into the yellow phase earlier than June 4,” Mark Nicastre, communications director for Mr. Wolf, said. “The extension of the overall order was necessary because it was expiring tonight.”

Allegheny County spokesperson Amie Downs said the county would wait until the governor announced the new yellow regions before making a comment on the stay-at-home extension.

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald recently expressed optimism about the county’s numbers, and hoped the county would open soon.

“It is our understanding that Gov. Wolf will be making an announcement on May 8, and we’re certainly hopeful that the southwest region does go from red to yellow,” Mr. Fitzgerald said this week.

The county has averaged 22 new cases per 100,000 people over the last 14 days, under the state’s target of 50 new cases.

Source: Wolf extends stay-at-home order for ‘red’ counties to June 4; more move to ‘yellow’ Friday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

SWAT called to Assist With Arrest in Northview Heights — Public Safety Media Blotter

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a report of a carjacking suspect who ran into a home on the 300 block of Mt. Pleasant Road around 8:15 p.m.SWAT was called when officers learned that a women and children might be in the house. SWAT gave multiple commands for the suspect to exit.A woman and children left the house unharmed. The suspect surrendered and was arrested without incident shortly after.There were no reported injuries. Police are investigating.

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Pittsburgh EMS and Police Respond To Fatal Shooting in East Liberty — Public Safety Media Blotter

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a male shot near Larimer Avenue and Broad Street around 10:30 a.m.

Zone 5 officers found an unresponsive male with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Another person injured his hand when he fell after hearing the gun fire. He refused medical treatment.

Police are investigating.

Source: Public Safety Media Blotter

Michael Flynn criminal case dropped by Justice Department

The Justice Department dropped its criminal case against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who admitted to lying to FBI agents about his conversation with a Russian diplomat.

  • The Justice Department is dropping its prosecution of former national security advisor Michael Flynn, according to a court filing Thursday.
  • The move comes more than two years after Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his discussions with Russia’s ambassador to the United States in the weeks before President Donald Trump took office.
  • The Justice Department said it is abandoning the prosecution of the retired Army general after “a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information.”

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