UPDATED:6:45am — WED – 1-13-2020
Beaver County District Attorney’s Office Requires Employees Get COVID Vaccine
(Beaver County, PA) — An office in Beaver County is requiring its employees to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier told his employees over the weekend that they will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or they will be reprimanded. Lozier says that employees who opt out of getting the vaccine will be reprimanded in his records, and if they do contract the coronavirus without getting the vaccine, they could be fired. Employees who have medical reasons for not getting the vaccine will be exempt from the new policy.
Second Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Butler County Native In Nashville
(Butler County, PA) — The second suspect who was allegedly involved in the murder of a Butler County native in Nashville is now behind bars. Nashville Police confirmed yesterday that James Cowan was arrested for the shooting and killing of Caitlyn Kaufman. He is being charged with criminal homicide. Butler County’s Caitlyn Kaufman was working as a nurse in Nashville before she was shot and killed on her way to work in December.
Downtown Target Taking Over Former Kaufmann’s Building
(Pittsburgh, PA) — A Target store is going to move into the old Kaufmann’s building in Downtown Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Planning Commission approved of the store’s move yesterday. Target officials say the company has been planning on opening a Pittsburgh store since July of last year. The new store will be about 22-thousand square feet, and two entrances will be located on Smithfield Street and Fifth Avenue.
Bridal Shop To Close For Good After 120 Years In Business
(Ross Township, PA) — A bridal shop that has been in business in Ross Township for 120 years is going to close its doors for good. Carlisle’s Bridal of Pittsburgh located along McKnight Road in North Hills announced yesterday that it will be permanently closing next month. The owner says she was forced to close because of government regulations and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Allegheny County Caretaker Charged After Attacking Autistic Man
(Forward Township, PA) — A caretaker in Allegheny County is being accused of attacking and injuring an autistic man. Twenty-nine-year-old Sean Killinger was charged with two felonies including neglect of a dependent person after he allegedly assaulted an autistic man he was caring for in Forward Township. Police say Killinger assaulted the man in mid-December and broke his collarbone, but didn’t report the incident until almost a week later.
UPDATED: 6:45am — WED – 1-13-2020
Penguins Kick Off Season Today
(Philadelphia, PA) — The NHL season kicks off tonight. The Penguins will be in Philadelphia to take on their arch-rivals, the Flyers. The game will be nationally televised on NBCSN. It’s one of five games to be played on the day.
Former Steeler Tim Lester “The Bus Driver,” Dies
(Milton, GA) — Former Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Tim Lester died Tuesday from complications related to COVID-19. He was 52. Affectionately known as the “Bus Driver,” Lester was best known for his time in Pittsburgh as a lead blocker for “The Bus” Jerome Bettis. He played four seasons with the Steelers, from 1995 to 1998. Lester was a 10th round pick in 1992 out of Eastern Kentucky by the LA Rams. He played his final year with the Dallas Cowboys.
Steelers Release Special Teamer Edmunds, Brother of Safety
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Steelers are waiving special teamer Trey Edmunds. He’s the brother of safety Terrell Edmunds. The running back ended the season on injured reserve because of a hamstring injury. He was active in four games this year, playing four snaps on special teams and seven on offense.
West Virginia Postpones Games
(Morgantown, WV) — West Virginia is postponing its next three games, including Tuesday night’s game against number two Baylor. The program is not able to meet the required COVID-19 threshold. The program is also having to postpone its games against TCU and Oklahoma State, which were scheduled for Saturday and next Tuesday, respectively. The Mountaineers are ranked 14th in the Coaches Poll and are 9-4 overall. Their next scheduled game is against Kansas State on January 23rd.
College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — Elsewhere in college basketball, Duquesne will be in Dayton tonight to take on the Flyers. Pitt will be home Saturday as they welcome Syracuse to the Pete. Robert Morris will be home for UIC Friday and Saturday.
The Masters To Host Limited Fans
(Augusta, GA) — The Masters is planning to host limited fans at this year’s event. The tournament announced Tuesday they are preparing to have a limited number of fans if it can be done safely. Health and safety policies will be put in place to protect everyone in attendance. The tournament runs April 8th through 11th.
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