A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of February 16th Through 22nd

Rachel Kalas
February 20, 2020 - 10:02 pm
Kevin Battle

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of February 16th through February 22nd: 

Local:

KDKA Radio Adds Kevin Battle To Morning Show
"KDKA Radio welcomes veteran radio broadcaster Kevin Battle as morning show co-host. Battle will join the "The KDKA Radio Morning Show with Larry Richert," weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., effective March 9th." Continue Reading

Sen. Toomey to Wendy Bell: 'It's A Real Danger That The House Has Established A New Low Bar For Impeachment'
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Senator Pat Toomey joined Wendy Bell in the studio on Thursday to discuss everything from the impact natural gas has had in Pennsylvania, impeachment, sanctuary cities, the economy and more." Continue Reading

3 More Die From Flu In Allegheny County, Bringing Total Deaths To 10
"Three more people in Allegheny County have died as a result of the flu, bringing the total number to 10 this season." Continue Reading

Black Home Ownership Lags in Pittsburgh Region
"The Pittsburgh Metro Area has one of the lowest rates of African American home ownership in the country, according to the Zillow real estate firm." Continue Reading

Pirates Legend Bill Mazeroski's Home Being Auctioned Off
"Pittburgh Pirates legend Bill Mazeroski’s home will be auctioned off next month." Continue Reading

Port Authority Releases Final List Of Eliminated Bus Stops
"The Port Authority has released its final list of bus stop closures to be implemented March 15." Continue Reading

Police Make Arrest In Baldwin Homicide
"Police have made an arrest in connection with a homicide last weekend." Continue Reading

Two Pittsburgh Bridges Receive National Recognition
"The American Institute of Steel Construction and the National Steel Bridge Alliance have compiled a list of award winning bridges, and the "City of Bridges" is home to 2 winners." Continue Reading

Four Giant Eagle Locations No Longer Open 24 Hours
"Four local Giant Eagle locations are no longer open 24 hours a day." Continue Reading

Police Looking For Missing Woman, Last Seen In February 2019
"Pittsburgh Police are looking for a missing woman, who was last seen in February 2019." Continue Reading

Man Who Beat Somali Cab Driver To Death Gets Life In Prison
"A man convicted for the beating death of a Somali cab driver in Pittsburgh has been sentenced to life in prison without parole." Continue Reading

New Netflix Series Filmed In Pittsburgh Airs Next Week
" The new television series I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS will air on Netflix next Wednesday, February 26th." Continue Reading

Bunola River Road Reopens After Landslide Closure In 2018
"Bunola River Road has reopened after a landslide caused its closure in 2018." Continue Reading

Sheetz Once Again Named One Of The Best Companies To Work For
"Altoona-based Sheetz convenience store, Sheetz, has once again been named to the Forbes 100 Best Companies to Work For list." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Oddcast: Odds And Ends
"In this episode, we decided to dive deep into some bizarre legends."Continue Reading

Police: 140 Bricks Of Heroin Found In Drug Bust, One Male Arrested
"Pittsburgh Police announced that they have recovered heroin, cash, and more after several days of surveillance in the 200 block of Carrington Street." Continue Reading

Local Scout Council Not Affected By National Bankruptcy
"The local council of the Boy Scouts of America says it has not filed for bankruptcy following a filing by the national Boy Scouts organization." Continue Reading

East End Brewing Releasing Hard Cider 10 Years In The Making
"A hard cider 10 years in the making is finally making its big debut." Continue Reading

Local Fugitive To Be Featured On National TV
"A fugitive wanted for a murder in Versailles last October will be featured on a national program Wednesday." Continue Reading

Sports:

Steelers To Host Event To Help Citizens Get Criminal Records Cleared
"The Steelers will be hosting a clinic to help citizens clear their criminal records this March." Continue Reading

Former Steelers/ RMU Coach Dan Radakovich Has Died
"Former Steelers’ linebackers coach and Robert Morris defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Dan Radakovich passed away Thursday. He was 84." Continue Reading

Manager Derek Shelton Gave His First Big Speech To The Team
"You'll hear Derek Shelton talk about how long he has waited for this opportunity to be the manager of a Major League Baseball team and today, he held court with his full team for the first time and addressed them as a group." Continue Reading

Pitt Athletics Placed On Probation By NCAA For Violations
"Pitt athletics has been placed on probation for three years by the NCAA. " Continue Reading

Penguins Make Two Player Minor League Trade With Montreal
"The Penguins have made a minor league deal with the Montreal Canadiens." Continue Reading

Pitcher Derek Holland Making A Good Impression On Pirates
"2019 was a rough year for pitcher Derek Holland.  He finished the season with a 6.08 ERA spending time with both the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs." Continue Reading

State:

PA NAACP Leaders Call for Judge's Removal
"Standing at Freedom Corner in the Hill District, Pennsylvania NAACP President Kenneth Huston said, "I was absolutely shocked," when he heard racist statements that have been attributed to Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark Tranquilli." Continue Reading

Pa. Lieutenant Governor Could Face Legal Action For Blocking People On Twitter
"Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman is being threatened with legal action after blocking critics from his personal Twitter account." Continue Reading

Local State Rep. Renews Call For Legal Marijuana In PA
"Pittsburgh State Representative Jake Wheatley is renewing his call for legalized marijuana in Pennsylvania." Continue Reading

Harrisburg Catholic Diocese Seeks Bankruptcy After Abuse Deals
"The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, six months after disclosing it had paid millions of dollars to people sexually abused as children by its clerics." Continue Reading

State College Named Best City For Singles In Pennsylvania
"Single? Move to State College!" Continue Reading

Museum's Rembrandt Knockoff Turns Out To Be The Real Thing
"Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work, a nearly 400-year-old painting that had long been attributed to an unknown artist in Rembrandt’s workshop has now been judged to have been a work of the Dutch master himself." Continue Reading

National:

Trump savoring scrambled Dem race, Bloomberg's debate debut
"President Donald Trump would like to freeze the moment. He had relished watching a fractious Democratic debate. He had soaked in affirmation at a rally. And he was spending the night at one of his hotels, on the Las Vegas Strip." Continue Reading

Virginia Lawmakers Reject Assault Weapon Ban
"Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal." Continue Reading

Debate Night Brawl: Bloomberg, Sanders Attacked By Rivals
"From the opening bell, Democrats savaged New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised pointed questions about Bernie Sanders' take-no-prisoners politics during a contentious debate Wednesday night that threatened to further muddy the party's urgent quest to defeat President Donald Trump." Continue Reading

How Trump's new intel chief stacks up against predecessors
"President Donald Trump's new acting director of national intelligence is facing criticism that he doesn't have the right experience for the job." Continue Reading

Police: Girl, 6, was killed by neighbor who then killed self
"A 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her front yard after school was killed by a neighbor who then killed himself, authorities said Tuesday." Continue Reading

11 big and not-so-big names granted clemency by Trump
"Some were big names who grabbed national headlines while others were lesser known but also faced serious charges and prison. " Continue Reading

Boy Scouts File For Bankruptcy Due To Sex-Abuse Lawsuits
"Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on." Continue Reading

Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison
"Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation in a case that has sparked fears about presidential interference in the justice system." Continue Reading

World:

Report: Intel officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy
"Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected, two officials familiar with the closed-door briefing said Thursday." Continue Reading

France Announces 1st Death In Europe Of Virus Patient
"France on Saturday reported the first death outside Asia of a person infected with the new virus from China, an 80-year-old Chinese tourist who two French hospitals initially turned away, and also reported a new confirmed case that brought the country's total to 12." Continue Reading

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