A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of December 8 Through December 14

Vice President Pence In Beaver County, NJ shooting, Impeachment, and more headlines from the week: 

Rachel Kalas
December 12, 2019 - 10:01 pm
VP Mike Pence speaking in Beaver Country Dec. 10, 2019

Shelby Cassesse/ KDKA Radio


PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of December 8th through December 14th:

Local News: 

Bridgeville Police Department’s 2019 ‘Shop With A Cop’ A Big Success
Bridgeville Police Department hostsed its annual "Shop with a Cop" on Friday, featuring officers from Bridgeville Borough, Collier Township and Scott Township, and started at the Scott Township Walmart. Continue Reading

Pennsylvania State Police Announces Its 157th Class
The Pennsylvania State Police bolstered its numbers, adding 104 new troopers. The men and women graduated from the Academy after a 28-week period of classroom work and physical training. Continue Reading

Kennywood's Holiday Lights Named One Of The Best In The Nation
A new nationwide poll has once again played Kennywood’s Holiday Lights attraction one of the best in the nation. See The Photos

KDKA Radio's Timira Rush Receives 'Women Of Excellence' Award
"Fifty of Pittsburgh’s hardest working women who excel in their fields were honored by the New Pittsburgh Courier Thursday morning at the annual Women of Excellence Luncheon at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel." Continue Reading

Longtime KDKA Radio Anchor Bob Kopler Passes Away
"Longtime KDKA Radio news anchor Bob Kopler died Tueday morning. He was 81." Continue Reading

Pence Tells Vets In Beaver Co. They Need 4 More Years Of Trump
"Vice President Mike Pence visited Beaver County Tuesday morning to meet with about 250 Trump supporters." Continue Reading

Vice President Pence Visits Kings Family Restaurant During Beaver Co. Visit
"Vice President Mike Pence was in Beaver County Tuesday morning meeting with veterans and Trump supporters at the Rochester VFW." Continue Reading

Rep. Conor Lamb Say He Will Vote To Impeach President Donald Trump
"Congressman Conor Lamb says he will vote to impeach President Donald Trump." Continue Reading

Beaver County Announces Warming Center Locations
" Beaver County warming centers locations have been announced for those in need of shelter to get out of the cold." Continue Reading

Health Department Confirms Student Diagnosed With Active Tuberculosis At Arsenal 6-8
"The Allegheny County Health Department confirmed that a student at Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 has active tuberculosis." Continue Reading

Local Teacher Awarded 'Teacher of the Year'
"Pittsburgh area teacher named Pennsylvania’s Teacher of the Year by Pennsylvania Department of Education." Continue Reading

U.S. Steel Owes Clairton Residents $2 Million
"U.S. Steel owes Clairton residents $2 million dollars, and will spend another $6.5 million to upgrade equipment at its Clairton Coke Works." Continue Reading

Astrobotic Expanding In Pittsburgh, Adding 95 New Jobs
"Astrobotic is expanding in Pittsburgh." Continue Reading

Nevada Man Arrested For Stalking West Mifflin Teen
"A man from Nevada is accused of stalking a West Mifflin teen for over a year on social media." Continue Reading

Former Officer Facing Charges Of Inappropriate Communication With Minors
" A police officer who resigned his position last week now faces criminal charges on allegations he inappropriately communicated with minor females." Continue Reading

Sheetz Now Offering Meatless Burgers
"Sheetz is getting into the meatless burger business." Continue Reading

More Than 50 Inches Of Rain Have Fallen In Pittsburgh For Second Consecutive Year
"The National Weather Service has updated this year's precipitation numbers." Continue Reading

Former Volunteer Firefighter Sentenced For Setting Two Fires In Munhall
"A former firefighter was sentenced for arson Wednesday morning." Continue Reading

Hambone's In Lawrenceville Padlocked For Not Paying Taxes
"A popular bar on Butler Street in Lawrenceville was padlocked by the county Thursday afternoon." Continue Reading

Sheetz Getting Ready To Open 600th Store
"Sheetz has become ubiquitous across Western Pennsylvania and the convenience store chain is getting ready to open its 600th store." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Oddcast: The Magic of Pittsburgh With Lee Terbosic
"On November 6th, 1916, Harry Houdini performed a death-defying, upside-down straight jacket escape high above the streets of Pittsburgh." Continue Reading

Sport News:

Pouncey Nominated for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
"Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has been selected as Pittsburgh’s nominee for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award." Continue Reading

Penguins Forward Patric Hornqvist Donates $7,200 To Western PA Diaper Bank
" Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist is helping out western Pennsylvanians this holiday season." Continue Reading

Pat Narduzzi Guarantees Pitt Will Win ACC Championship In Near Future
"Pitt Football head coach Pat Narduzzi is confident that the Panthers will win an ACC title in the near future, in fact he guarantees it." Continue Reading

Edmunds Brothers Ready to Collide in Historic Meeting
"Philadelphia is known as the ‘City of Brotherly Love.’ But, on Sunday night, that title could be applied to Pittsburgh. Specifically Heinz Field." Continue Reading

Pens Goalie Tristan Jarry Named 2nd Star Of The Week
" Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry is the NHL’s Second Star of the week." Continue Reading

PiratesFest Coming To PNC Park January 25
"PiratesFest is heading back to PNC Park in 2020." Continue Reading

Diontae Johnson Named AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week
"Steelers’ wide receiver Diontae Johnson has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week." Continue Reading

Guentzel: Malkin ‘Top Player in the Game Right Now’
"Evgeni Malkin is doing it again. " Continue Reading

AB Calls Big Ben 'That Loser' In Series Of Blistering Tweets
"Last week, Antonio Brown sent out a long apology for his recent actions." Continue Reading

Entertainment News:

President, CEO of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Talks Return of ‘Hamilton’ To Pittsburgh
"If you were one of the many that tried, desperately, to get tickets to the megahit musical Hamilton when it was in Pittsburgh, only to be devastated to miss out, don’t you worry." Continue Reading

Tom Hanks nominated for a Golden Globe for his role as Fred Rogers
"Tom Hanks has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his role as Fred Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”" Continue Reading

Thomas Rhett Is Coming Back To Pittsburgh
"It's time to get ready for concert season and Thomas Rhett is ready to help you out with that!" Continue Reading

State News:

Trump Mocks Impeachment Effort, Talks Up Trade Deal At Rally
"President Donald Trump mocked the Democratic impeachment effort as he sought to rally supporters Tuesday in the key swing state of Pennsylvania, calling the process “impeachment lite” and promising it would lead to his reelection in 2020." Continue Reading

Flu Cases Rapidly Increasing In Pennsylvania, 5 Deaths Reported
"The state health department provided and update on flu numbers this season." Continue Reading

Gas Prices Decreasing In Western Pennsylvania
"Gas prices are decreasing in Western Pennsylvania." Continue Reading

Bill Cosby Loses Appeal Of Sexual Assault Conviction
"Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era." Continue Reading

Study: PA Workers Spend Nearly $2,630 On After-Work Drinks In 2019
"According to a new study, Pennsylvania workers spent about $2,630 on average in 2019 on after-work drinks." Continue Reading

Toomey Says He'll Vote Against Trump's New NAFTA Deal
"Senator Pat Toomey will vote against President Trump’s new trade deal with Mexico and Canada." Continue Reading

Woman Caught Shoplifting While Police Were Hosting 'Shop With A Cop' Event
"A woman was arrested Tuesday at a local Walmart for shoplifting while the store was filled with police." Continue Reading

Man Who Shot State Trooper Dead After 14 Hour Standoff
" A gunman who barricaded himself inside his house after shooting a state trooper in North-central Pennsylvania was fatally shot this morning, after a 14-hour standoff with police." Continue Reading

National News:

READ: Articles Of Impeachment Against President Donald Trump
"House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump that will serve as the basis for action by the House Judiciary Committee." Continue Reading

Multiple Killed In New Jersey Shooting, Including An Officer
"Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gunbattle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said." Continue Reading

Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal
"House Democrats and the White House announced a deal on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win Tuesday on the same day that impeachment charges were announced against him. Both sides hailed the deal as a win for American workers." Continue Reading

Official: Jersey City Attack Was 'Fueled' By Anti-Semitism
"The two killers who stormed a kosher market in Jersey City were driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement, New Jersey's attorney general said Thursday, adding that the case is being investigated as domestic terrorism." Continue Reading

Trump says he'll expand child care, paid leave for workers
"President Donald Trump promised Thursday to expand child care and time-off options for working moms and dads confronted with high costs and lack of access to quality care, saying in his administration “we get it done.”" Continue Reading

Trump signs order targeting college anti-Semitism
"President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday targeting what his administration describes as a growing problem with anti-Semitic harassment on college campuses." Continue Reading

Vaping illness death count surpasses 50 in US
"The death toll in the vaping illness outbreak has topped 50, U.S. health officials said Thursday." Continue Reading

Record-Breaking Holiday Travel Expected In Upcoming Weeks
" Get ready for long lines and traffic congestion in the upcoming weeks as AAA predicts a record number of Americans will travel this holiday season." Continue Reading

Ice Bucket Challenge Inspiration Pete Frates Dies At 34
"Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose determined battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday." Continue Reading

Judiciary Panel Debates Trump Impeachment, Moves Toward Vote
"The House Judiciary Committee launched a lively, marathon session Thursday ahead of voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. a historic step as the deeply partisan panel prepares to send the charges to the full House." Continue Reading

Weinstein lawyer says 98% of creditors agreeing to settle
"Ninety-eight percent of The Weinstein Co.'s creditors are joining a tentative settlement that plaintiffs say includes $25 million for over two dozen actresses and former employees who claim Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them, a lawyer said Thursday." Continue Reading

World News:

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Ts Time 'Person Of The Year'
"Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to be named Time’s youngest Person of the Year, while adding that others in the global movement she helped inspire deserve to share the accolade." Continue Reading

US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs
"The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in Sunday, de-escalating their 17-month trade war." Continue Reading

Trump Criticizes Climate Activist Thunberg After Time Honor
"President Donald Trump lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, a day after she was named byTime as its Person of the Year, calling her selection “ridiculous."" Continue Reading

Wealthy German Family Gives Millions To Holocaust Survivors
"One of Germany’s richest families, which owns Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pret A Manger and other international brands, is giving millions to support Holocaust survivors as it seeks to atone for its use of forced laborers during the Nazi era and its enthusiastic support of Adolf Hitler, The Associated Press has learned." Continue Reading

US hits Iran with new sanctions, hopes for prisoner dialogue
"The Trump administration on Wednesday hit Iran with new sanctions that target several transportation firms as it continues its “maximum pressure campaign" against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs." Continue Reading

New Zealand volcano vents steam, stymies recovery of bodies
"A New Zealand island volcano vented more steam and mud Wednesday, prompting authorities to delay plans to recover the bodies of victims from a deadly eruption two days ago." Continue Reading

US: NKorea missile tests are 'deeply counterproductive'
"The United States warned North Korea Wednesday that its “deeply counterproductive” ballistic missile tests risk closing the door on prospects for negotiating peace but said it is “prepared to be flexible” and take concrete, parallel steps with Pyongyang toward an agreement." Continue Reading

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