A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of August 18th Through 24th

Pirates release Francisco Cervelli, Steelers name interim WR coach, school is back in session, and more news: 

Rachel Kalas
August 24, 2019 - 1:52 pm
 Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Francisco Cervelli

© Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports


PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of August 18th-24th: 

Local News:

Police Looking For Suspects Who Vandalized Home Of Fallen Officer Sciullo
"Pittsburgh Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying to men who reportedly vandalized the home of the parents of fallen officer Paul Sciullo." Continue Reading

Thousands of Students and Parents Get Ready in PPS
"Thousands of students and their families showed up Monday for the Pittsburgh Public Schools annual back to school event called #WeArePPS!" Continue Reading

Elizabeth Forward School District, PA Coach Lines Reach Short-Term Agreement
"The Elizabeth Forward School District and PA Coach Lines have reached a three-week agreement to transport the students beginning Monday, August 26th." Continue Reading

Nearly 1/3 Of College Students Don't Know Where Next Meal Will Come
"A recent survey by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food bank shows 29 percent of students at 14 local colleges and universities aren't sure where their next meal is coming from." Continue Reading

Officials Determine 6-Year-Old Playing With Matches Responsible For 5 Alarm Oakland Blaze
"Investigators believe they have pinpointed what caused a 5-alarm fire in Oakland on Saturday." Continue Reading

Report: Dick's May Leave The Gun Business
"Fortune Magazine reports Dick’s Sporting Goods is looking at an exit from the gun business." Continue Reading

Planned Parenthood Of Western PA Says They Will Continue To Offer Services
"Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania says it will try to raise several hundred thousand dollars to make up for the loss of federal Title X funding." Continue Reading

Game Commission: Feeding Wildlife Does More Harm Than Good
"With the public comment period complete, the state Game Commission is considering banning feeding deer." Continue Reading

Former Elizabeth Police Chief Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges
" A guilty plea to drug and other charges came Wednesday morning from the former police chief in Elizabeth Borough." Continue Reading

Some Still Looking For Permanent Shelter After West Oakland Fire
" Eighteen families were displaced by the fire over the weekend at now-condemned West Oakland apartments." Continue Reading

Free Potassium Iodide Given To Pennsylvanians Near Nuclear Plants
" State health officials will hand out free potassium iodide Thursday afternoon to residents who live or work near nuclear power plants." Continue Reading

D.A. Zappala Clears Penn Hills Officer In Fatal Shooting
"District Attorney Stephen Zappala says the fatal shooting of a homicide suspect by a Penn Hills police officer last month was justified." Continue Reading

Woman Stabbed Near Fairmont Hotel Downtown
"A woman was stabbed Downtown Friday afternoon." Continue Reading

School Bus Driver Dead After Crash In North Sewickely
"A school bus driver is dead after a crash in Beaver County Friday afternoon." Continue Reading

Nearly 20 Cars Vandalized In Mount Washington
"Police are looking for clues after nearly 20 cars were vandalized on Mount Washington Wednesday evening into Thursday morning." Continue Reading

Sport News:

Pirates Release Francisco Cervelli
" The Pirates have released Francisco Cervelli. General Manager Neal Huntington made the announcement Thursday" Continue Reading

Former Pirates Catcher Francisco Cervelli Writes Goodbye Letter To Pittsburgh
"On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates released catcher Francisco Cervelli." Continue Reading

Sherman Named Steelers Interim WR Coach
"The Steelers have named Ray Sherman as the team’s interim wide receivers coach, the team announced Thursday morning. ' Continue Reading

Koll: Why We’ll See A Better, More Efficient Ben Roethlisberger in 2019
"It was a weird year for Ben Roethlisberger in 2018 for many reasons. " Continue Reading


State News:

Philadelphia Standoff Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder
" A man suspected of shooting six police officers during an hourslong standoff that ended when tear gas caused the man to surrender was charged with attempted murder." Continue Reading

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Resigning, Mayor Says
"The mayor of Philadelphia says the police commissioner is resigning over new allegations of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against others in the department." Continue Reading

PA State Police Looking For Horse Donations
" Do you own an equid who you think would make a good police horse?" Continue Reading

Gov. Wolf Wants Law Requiring Gun Owners To Report Lost Or Stolen Firearms
"After a long standoff in Philadelphia last week that resulted in six police officers being wounded, Governor Tom Wolf is urging lawmakers to act on  new gun laws." Continue Reading

12 Major Mobile Carriers Agree To Combat Illegal Robocalls
"No more robocalls? A dozen major phone companies have reached an agreement with attorneys general nationwide to prevent illegal robocalls. " Continue Reading

National News:

Trump Economic Adviser Plays Down Fears Of Looming Recession
"President Donald Trump's top economic adviser is trying to play down fears of a looming recession after last week's sharp drop in the financial markets. Larry Kudlow says the economy will perform well in the second half of 2019." Continue Reading

Pelosi Says Public Doesn't Support Impeachment
"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still isn't ready to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump." Continue Reading

President Trump Offers Himself As 'The Chosen One'
"King of Israel? The second coming? The chosen one?" Continue Reading

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program
"Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions." Continue Reading

Green Berets killed in combat in Afghanistan identified
"The U.S. Army's Special Operations Command on Thursday released the names of the two Green Berets who were killed a day earlier during combat operations in Afghanistan." Continue Reading

Supreme Court: Ginsburg Treated For Tumor On Pancreas
" Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, the Supreme Court said Friday." Continue Reading

Trump: Any Jew Voting Democratic Is Uninformed Or Disloyal
"President Donald Trump says any Jewish people who vote Democratic show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."" Continue Reading

Warren offers public apology over claim to tribal heritage
"Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that's proved to be her biggest political liability." Continue Reading

Elizabeth Smart’s Father Reveals He’s Gay and Divorcing Wife
"Ed Smart, father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, has disclosed he is gay." Continue Reading

World News:

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates
"Escalating his trade fight with China, President Donald Trump has raised retaliatory tariffs and ordered American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there." Continue Reading

White House Aide Kudlow Confirms Trump Interest In Greenland
"White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow is confirming that President Donald Trump "wants to take a look at" buying Greenland, although the semi-autonomous territory of Denmark has said it's not for sale." Continue Reading

Satellite Images Suggest Iran Satellite Launch Looms
"Iran appears to be preparing another satellite launch after twice failing this year to put one in orbit, despite U.S. accusations that the Islamic Republic's program helps it develop ballistic missiles." Continue Reading

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