A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of December 1st Through 7th

Two military base shootings, Harris ends presidential campaign, news from the Pirates, and more:

Rachel Kalas
December 06, 2019 - 9:09 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of December 1st through December 7th:


Pittsburgh Police Honored For Years Of Service
"Pittsburgh Police honored 93 officers and traffic guards at the 2nd annual Years of Service Recognition Ceremony Tuesday." Continue Reading

Vice President Pence Coming To Beaver Co. Next Week
"Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Beaver County next week to meet with Trump supporters." Continue Reading

Several 2020 Democratic Candidates Will Be In Pittsburgh Next Week For Education Forum
"Several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates will be in Pittsburgh next week." Continue Reading

2 Russians Charged In Pittsburgh For Multimillion-Dollar Malware Scheme
"The Justice Department unsealed charges Thursday against two Russian men in what authorities say was one of the worst computer hacking and bank fraud schemes of the past decade." Continue Reading

Hearing To Be Held On Resolution That Would Recognize Racism As Public Health Crisis
"Pittsburgh City Council is hosting a public hearing Thursday on a resolution that would formally recognize racism as a public health crisis. " Continue Reading

Allegheny County Sheriff's Office Issues Warning For Phone Scam
"The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office released a statement on Friday warning residents about a phone scam involving an individual impersonating a law enforcement official." Continue Reading

Vets Caring For 8-Month-Old Dog Found In Severe Pain
"A dog found in Wilkinsburg suffering from a severe skin infection is now under “intensive medical care” at Humane Animal Rescue." Continue Reading

Retired Golden Triangle Bus Route Coming Back For Free This Weekend
"The Port Authority will run a formerly retired bus route on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate public transit in Allegheny County." Continue Reading

Dunkin'/Baskin-Robbins 'Store of the Future' Opens Monday
"A new Dunkin’/Baskin-Robbins restaurant is opening in Bloomfield on Monday." Continue Reading

Survey Aims To Make Downtown Easier To Navigate
"The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership is looking for public input on making downtown easier to navigate." Continue Reading

Vehicle Stolen, Several Others Burglarized In Shaler
"Police are warning after a vehicle was stolen and thefts were reported in several other unlocked cars in Shaler overnight." Continue Reading

Eric Chaffin Discusses 3 Exposures That May Entitle People to Compensation for Cancer
"Eric Chaffin, Managing Partner of Chaffin Luhana LLP, was a guest on Newsradio 1020 KDKA’s Marty Griffin show on December 5, 2019 where he and Marty discussed the tragic death of 9/11 first responder Nick Ursta from mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure, as well as many other cases involving cancer that Chaffin is representing. " Continue Reading

Local Student Participating In National Climate Protest
"Students in Pittsburgh are participating in another national protest over climate change Friday." Continue Reading

Giant Eagle Teams Up With Amazon, Omnicell To Make Refilling Prescriptions Easier
"Giant Eagle has teamed up with Amazon and Omnicell to make refilling prescriptions as easy as saying, “Alexa, refill my prescriptions.”" Continue Reading

Body Found In Water Near Point State Park Identified
" The body of a man found floating in the water near Point State Park on Wednesday morning has been identified." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Oddcast: A Special Visit From Santa Claus
"In this special holiday episode of the #PittsburghOddcast, we invited a very special guest from the North Pole, Pittsburgh’s very own Santa Claus!" Continue Reading


Steve Sanders Hired As Pirates Assistant GM
"A day before they officially introduce Derek Shelton as the team's next manager, the Pirates have announced Steve Sanders has been hired as the assistant General Manager to Ben Cherington." Continue Reading

Pirates Officially Introduce New Manager Derek Shelton
"The Pittsburgh Pirates introduced new manager Derek Shelton Wednesday morning at PNC Park." Continue Reading

Sidney Crosby Visits With Kids At Childrens Hospital
" Sidney Crosby is really good at hockey. He’s even better at being a good human being." Continue Reading

Michael Irvin Says Mike Tomlin Is The Runaway Coach Of The Year
"The way Mike Tomlin is viewed by Steelers fans can be complicated at times, but there's at least one Pro Football Hall of Famer out there that is a card carrying member of the Mike Tomlin Appreciation Club." Continue Reading

'Bruno Sammartino' Debuts In New York
"Larry Richert was in New York City on Tuesday night for a screening of the documentary he helped produce, “Bruno Sammartino.”" Continue Reading

Former Steelers LB Arthur Moats Releases Inspirational Book
"Former Steelers Linebacker Arthur Moats released a new book entitled Moats Theory of Life: A Guide to Becoming a Person of Impact and Inspiration. " Continue Reading

Petition Wants To Bring Back The Giant Duck In Honor Of 'Duck' Hodges
"A Petition on Change.org is asking that the giant duck return to Pittsburgh’s rivers in honor of Steelers quarterback Devlin “Duck” Hodges." Continue Reading

Charges Filed In Stabbing Of Ex-Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor
"A woman was charged with attempted homicide in a Pittsburgh stabbing that critically injured former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who is also facing a charge, police said." Continue Reading

Antonio Brown Issues Long Apology On Social Media
"Antonio Brown posted a long apology on Instagram Friday." Continue Reading

Steelers/Browns Fight Now A Tree Topper
"The now infamous incident at the end of the first Steelers/Browns game in Cleveland will be a part of one family’s Christmas tree this holiday." Continue Reading


93-Year-Old Toy Maker Donates 300 Toys For Christmas
"State police are praising the generosity of a 93-year-old toy maker." Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Ranked 6th Most Charitable State In U.S.
"It’s Giving Tuesday and new data shows Pennsylvania residents are some of the most charitable in the United States." Continue Reading

Lt. Governor Speaks Out Over Potential Rearrest Of Commuted Man
"A Philadelphia man whose life sentence was commuted on Thursday by Governor Tom Wolf could be arrested as soon as he is released from prison on Friday." Continue Reading

Outrage Over Deer Abuse Video Get Half Million Petition Signatures
"A police chief in Jefferson County confirms his stepson is one of the two people seen on video torturing an injured deer." Continue Reading

Governor Wolf Warns Of Harm From Changes To Minor League Baseball
"Pennsylvania’s governor wants Major League Baseball to rethink a restructuring plan that would affect three minor league teams in his state." Continue Reading

State Rep. Accused Of Stealing Charitable Funds To Resign
"Charges announced today against a Pennsylvania state representative." Continue Reading


4 Dead, Including Shooter, In Gunfire At Florida Naval Base
"An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people in an attack the Saudi government quickly condemned and that U.S. officials were investigating for possible links to terrorism." Continue Reading

Pearl Harbor shooting unfolded in 23 seconds in packed area
"The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a military official said Friday." Continue Reading

Student, Officer Injured In Another High School Shooting
"A Wisconsin high school resource officer shot a 16-year-old student Tuesday after the boy stabbed him in his office, marking the second time in as many days that a school resource officer has been involved in a student shooting in the state." Continue Reading

Impeachment Takeaways: History Lessons, Partisan Feuds
"The next phase of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump moved to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with public hearings featuring professors of law who discussed the constitutional origins of Congress' impeachment power." Continue Reading

Harris To End Democratic Presidential Campaign
"Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020." Continue Reading

Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak
"Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands most commonly linked to hospitalizations." Continue Reading

Dictionary.com Chooses `Existential’ As Word Of The Year
"Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel “existential” to Dictionary.com’s word of the year." Continue Reading

Patriotism Is The Theme Of Christmas At The White House
"Melania Trump is celebrating American patriotism at the White House this Christmas, incorporating red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American design, innovation and architecture and studding a Christmas tree with her family’s annual ornament, the American flag." Continue Reading


NATO Leaders Appear To Gossip About Trump In Unguarded Chat
"NATO leaders professed unity on Wednesday at a summit near London — but a spat over off-the-cuff chit chat at a royal reception rattled their show of solidarity." Continue Reading

Prince Andrew’s accuser asks UK public for support
"Prince Andrew suffered fresh scrutiny Monday night when the woman who says she was a trafficking victim made to have sex with him when she was 17 asked the British public to support her quest for justice." Continue Reading

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