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Gov. Wolf says he will appeal federal judge’s ruling on Pa. COVID-19 mandates

Gov. Wolf says he will appeal federal judge’s ruling on Pa. COVID-19 mandates

Gov. Wolf hits back after judge upholds lawsuit against shutdown orders By: PITTSBURGH — A and Department of Health Sec. Dr. Rachel Levine to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the spring were unconstitutional -- but Wolf issued a strong message against it Tuesday. In a prepared statement, Wolf said this ruling will be appealed and that the actions he and other state officials took in the early stages of the pandemic were “necessary to keep people safe before we had the resources to reopen safely.” Have questions about the spread of the coronavirus? We have an entire section dedicated to...

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Pa. lawmaker introduces bill that would make not wearing mask a misdemeanor

Pa. lawmaker introduces bill that would make not wearing mask a misdemeanor

Pa. lawmaker introduces bill that would make not wearing mask a misdemeanor By: PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania state senator introduced legislation that would enable authorities to give misdemeanors to people who do not wear masks in public during the COVID-19 pandemic. State Sen. Art Haywood (D) made the announcement a few months ago, and the proposal was formally introduced in the Senate Tuesday as SB-1287. If you want to receive local news alerts, please download our . You can also follow WPXI on and . Haywood said in the proposal that it would add "failing to adhere to the face covering...

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‘Buddy’ the beefalo still on the loose more than a month after it escaped slaughter

‘Buddy’ the beefalo still on the loose more than a month after it escaped slaughter

‘Buddy’ the beefalo on the loose after escaping Connecticut meat processing facility By: PLYMOUTH. Conn. — The search continues for “Buddy” the beefalo that escaped a meat processing facility in Plymouth, Connecticut, on Aug. 3. The nearly 900-pound cross between a bison and domestic cattle has been on the run for over six weeks and has been spotted around the woods in the area. Police say they have attempted to confront Buddy but retreated when the animal showed signs he would charge the officers. : Plymouth PD says they’re having better luck luring Buddy towards his trailer (as you can...

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Sep 15
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Gov. Wolf announces new mitigation efforts targeting restaurants, bars and gatherings due to rising COVID-19 cases

Gov. Wolf announces new mitigation efforts targeting restaurants, bars and gatherings due to rising COVID-19 cases

Gov. Wolf announces new efforts targeting restaurants, bars and gatherings due to rising COVID-19 cases By: Gov. Tom Wolf has announced more mitigation efforts for the state of Pennsylvania targeting restaurants, bars and gatherings as a result of rising COVID-19 cases. Wolf said the increase in cases come from people ignoring mask wearing requirements when visiting bars and restaurants, out-of-state travel and a lack of national coordination. Have questions about the spread of the coronavirus? We have an entire section dedicated to coverage of the outbreak. . “We’re already at a tipping...

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Republicans mount new challenge to Gov. Wolf’s pandemic power

Republicans mount new challenge to Gov. Wolf’s pandemic power

Masks now mandatory in all public places in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf announces By: HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Republican-controlled Legislature on Tuesday mounted another effort to strip some emergency disaster powers from Gov. Tom Wolf, as well as future governors, in the latest partisan fight over how the Democrat has handled the coronavirus pandemic in Pennsylvania. The House of Representatives passed two bills, largely along partisan lines, to allow counties to shed Wolf’s existing restrictions and give power to counties to determine which businesses must close or can stay open under a...

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New sanctions, restrictions won’t be announced Wednesday, but are expected for several local counties

New sanctions, restrictions won’t be announced Wednesday, but are expected for several local counties

New sanctions, restrictions won’t be announced Wednesday, but are expected for several local counties By: CANONSBURG, Pa. — As the number of COVID-19 cases climbs, sources in at least three local counties are reporting that bars and restaurants could soon be forced to take a step back again. Channel 11 has learned Pennsylvania officials will not make an announcement Wednesday. Have questions about the spread of the coronavirus? We have an entire section dedicated to coverage of the outbreak. . The details of the sanctions remain unclear, but Channel 11 sources say Gov. Tom Wolf is expected...

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Alabama detective killed by ex-boyfriend who violated protective order, authorities say

Alabama detective killed by ex-boyfriend who violated protective order, authorities say

Alabama detective killed by ex-boyfriend, police say By: MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A female detective in Alabama died early Monday morning in what authorities are saying was a domestic disturbance involving her ex-boyfriend, from whom she had previously sought protection. Montgomery police Detective Tanisha Pughsley, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 6700 block of Overview Drive, . Pughsley, who was off-duty at the time, had been with the police department since 2016. Brandon Deshawn Webster, 24, has been charged with capital murder, capital murder during the course of a burglary and...

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LIVE UPDATES: 4 more Port Authority employees test positive for COVID-19

LIVE UPDATES: 4 more Port Authority employees test positive for COVID-19

Allegheny Co. reports more cases in 2 weeks than in past 2 months By: PITTSBURGH — Channel 11 News is committed to keeping you informed about the , the impact on our community and your lives. Below you’ll find all of today’s updates, including the latest numbers and information from local and state officials. [ ] Have questions about the spread of the coronavirus? We have an entire section dedicated to coverage of the outbreak. . Four more Port Authority employees have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 21. Three employees (Cases 18 through 20) tested...

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371 employees at Tyson Foods plant test positive for coronavirus

371 employees at Tyson Foods plant test positive for coronavirus

By: NOEL, Mo. — At least 371 employees at a Tyson Foods chicken processing plant in Missouri have tested positive for the coronavirus, company officials said.  Of the 1,142 employees at the plant the company tested from June 17 to June 19, 291 were infected. Of those, 249 were asymptomatic. An additional 80 employees tested positive in separate tests performed by their healthcare providers.  There have been outbreaks at meat processing plants across the country.  Previously, Tyson Foods has had multiple outbreaks at facilities  and  in .  There are 20,909 confirmed cases and 1,022 deaths...

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Son of Butler Co. judge receives no prison time after pleading guilty to child porn

Son of Butler Co. judge receives no prison time after pleading guilty to child porn

Son of Butler Co. judge receives no prison time after pleading guilty to child porn By: BUTLER CO., Pa. — The son of Butler County’s top judge , but the sentence he received sparked outrage from the community. John Paul Doerr III, 34, was sentenced to five years probation, six months house arrest and 15 years on the Megan’s Law registry after pleading guilty to 35 counts of child pornography -- which could have landed him a maximum sentence of more than 250 years in prison. If you want to receive Butler County news alerts, please download our . You can also follow WPXI on and . Doerr’s...

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