Allegheny County

Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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KYW Staff
April 13, 2020 - 12:34 pm
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said Friday that he wants the authority from the state to send a mail-in ballot to every registered voter there so that the June 2 primary election can be conducted entirely by mail. Holding an in-person election in the midst of the coronavirus crisis...
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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine
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KYW Staff
March 24, 2020 - 12:06 pm
Pennsylvania's state corrections officers' union wants the prison system to stop all transfers of inmates as a preventative measure against the new coronavirus spreading between institutions. The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed four more deaths, bringing the statewide count to seven...
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
KYW Staff
March 16, 2020 - 12:58 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf has extended a shutdown order to the entire state of Pennsylvania in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Read the latest here.
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Pennsylvania Capitol
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Justin Udo
January 23, 2020 - 1:54 pm
Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai will not run for reelection in a critical year when Democrats are aiming to take control of the chamber. Read more here.
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Rep. Mike Turzai.
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Tony Romeo
January 22, 2020 - 7:43 pm
The speaker of the Pennsylvania House has scheduled a news conference Thursday amid speculation that he may be stepping down from his influential post. Read more here.
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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August 06, 2019 - 12:48 pm
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Investigations remain underway after 1,862 calls were made to a clergy abuse hotline in the 12 months since a landmark grand jury report exposed decades of child abuse within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses, the state attorney general...
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Hepatitis A vaccine
Nikki Boliaux
Kim Glovas
May 21, 2019 - 1:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced an outbreak of hepatitis A in the state, with Philadelphia and Allegheny counties being hit the hardest. In response, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health released its own numbers. Doctor Steve Alles,...
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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Kim Glovas
May 20, 2019 - 1:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine has joined 22 in declaring a hepatitis A outbreak in Pennsylvania, with nearby counties being hit the hardest. Of the 171 cases reported among 36 counties this year, Levine said Philadelphia and Allegheny counties are...
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A person pauses in front of Stars of David with the names of those killed in a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, in Pittsburgh, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.
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October 29, 2018 - 3:50 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre appeared briefly in federal court in a wheelchair and handcuffs Monday to face charges he killed 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. Robert Gregory Bowers, who was wounded in a gun...
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Investigators converge on suspect's home
October 29, 2018 - 6:57 am
By Susannah Cullinane (CNN) -- The man accused of killing 11 worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue is expected to appear in a federal court Monday. Robert Bowers faces 29 federal charges, some of which are punishable by death. Included among them are 11 counts of using a firearm to commit murder...
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