A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of January 12th

Donnie Shell heading to HOF, Crosby's return, impeachment, and a trade deal with China. 

Rachel Kalas
January 17, 2020 - 3:05 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers former safety Donnie Shell

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A look back at the headlines from the week of January 12th-18th: 

Local:

Larry Richert Shares Look At WWII Era Booklet Titled 'KDKA Family Album'
"As we continue to celebrate our centennial, KDKA Radio listener Joan Lander sent Larry Richert a vintage booklet titled the "KDKA Family Album."" Continue Reading

Fundraiser Started For Allderdice Teacher Battling Cancer
"Teachers and students at Pittsburgh's Allderdice High School are working to help a math teacher and coach battling liver cancer." Continue Reading

New Life Congregation Votes To Remain Away From Tree Of Life
"Members of New Light Congregation have a new permanent home, voting over the weekend to continue worshipping at Beth Shalom synagogue." Continue Reading

Frzy Past Halfway Point Of Record-Breaking Freestyle, Primanti’s Raises The Stakes
"Frzy is over halfway through his record-breaking freestyle attempt, and Primanti’s has raised the stakes." Continue Reading

Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld Suing University of Pittsburgh
" Michael Rosfeld, the former East Pittsburgh police officer who was acquitted in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, is suing the University of Pittsburgh." Continue Reading

2 Additional Flu Deaths Reported In Allegheny County
"Two more people have died locally as a result of the flu." Continue Reading

Feds Sued Over $82,000 Seized at Pittsburgh International
"A former Pittsburgh woman is suing two federal agencies, claiming the Drug Enforcement Administration and Transportation Security Administration seized more than $82,000 from her at Pittsburgh International Airport and won't give it back." Continue Reading

Attorney Eric Chaffin Advocating for Changes To Amber-Alert System; Zantac Link to Cancer
"Attorney Eric Chaffin, of Chaffin Luhana, is digging into two issues greatly affecting Americans and Western Pennsylvania today: the potential for the popular antacid Zantac to cause cancer, and costly delays in Amber Alerts, which can sometimes have tragic outcomes." Continue Reading

AG: Washington County Woman Kept Sister In Wooden Cage
"A woman is facing multiple charges after the Attorney General says she kept her sister in a “wooden cage with only a dirty mattress and little-to-no medical care.”" Continue Reading

Local Man Gets 20 Years For Stealing From An Upper St. Clair Church
"A South Park man will spend one to two decades in prison for stealing from an Upper Saint Clair Church." Continue Reading

New CBD Store Opens In Belle Vernon
"The area’s latest CBD Store has opened in Belle Vernon." Continue Reading

Former Librarian And Bookseller Plead Guilty To Stealing And Trafficking Rare Books
"A former librarian and a bookseller are pleading guilty to stealing and trafficking rare books from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh." Continue Reading

Sports:

HOF Former Steelers Coach Bill Cowher Humbled, Honored And Proud Of His 15 Years in Pittsburgh
"Former Steelers Head Coach Bill Cowher is now a Hall of Famer and he joined the Cook and Joe Show on Wednesday to discuss him getting in and how he was humbled and honored." Continue Reading

Steelers' Donnie Shell To Enter Hall Of Fame
"Another Steeler is going to be enshrined in Canton." Continue Reading

Two-Headed Monster Dazzles in Crosby’s Return
"Sidney Crosby just lives for the big moments. " Continue Reading

Former Pitt OC Matt Canada Hired As Steelers QB Coach
"Coach Mike Tomlin and the Steelers once again have a dedicated quarterbacks coach." Continue Reading

Joe Haden Named To 2020 Pro Bowl
"Steelers heading to the Pro Bowl will be joined by another teammate." Continue Reading

Antonio Brown Lost His Agent And Lawyer On The Same Day
"On the same day it was reported that currently out-of-work wide receiver Antonio Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus has severed his ties with Brown until he gets help, it has been reported that his attorney is also leaving him." Continue Reading

State:

Video Shows Teens Allowing 2-Year-Old To Vape
"Charges are pending after police say two teens allowed a 2-year-old to use a vaping device." Continue Reading

Parents Of Murdered Woman Call For Alina's Law To Pass
"The family of a college student killed by her ex-boyfriend is in Harrisburg Tuesday calling on state lawmakers to pass Alina's Law." Continue Reading

Legislation Would Weaken Handheld Cell Phone Ban In PA
"Legislation to ban the use of hand held cell phones while driving in Pennsylvania has been weakened in the state house." Continue Reading

PA Joins 14 Other States Suing Trump Administration Over Food Stamps
"Pennsylvania joins 14 other states, Washington D.C. and New York City in a lawsuit against the Trump Administration's proposal to cut nutrition assistance." Continue Reading

Pennsylvania State Police Investigating A Meth Dump Site In Indiana County
"Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a meth dump site in Indiana County." Continue Reading

Coach James Franklin, PSU Players Named In Federal Lawsuit Alleging Hazing
"Penn State's Football program is under scrutiny again, after a new lawsuit is filed in federal court accusing Coach James Franklin and members of the team were involved in hazing a younger player on the team. " Continue Reading

Over 40k Calls Poured Into PA's Safe-To-Say-Something Program
"More than 40,000 tips poured into Pennsylvania's Safe 2 Say Something program in its first year." Continue Reading

PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro Seeks Re-election
"Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announcing his bid for re-election this morning." Continue Reading

Gov. Wolf's Efforts To Reduce Carbon Emissions Could Be Stopped By State Legislature
"A fight is brewing over whether Pennsylvania can join a multi-state effort to reduce carbon emissions." Continue Reading

DEP Says Gas Well Has Been Leaking Since 2011 In North-Central PA
"A Marcellus Shale natural gas well has been leaking methane gas into groundwater and streams since 2011." Continue Reading

National:

US, China Deal Aims To Simmer Long-Running Trade Tensions
" The United States and China reached a trade deal Wednesday that eases tensions between the world’s two biggest economies, offers massive export opportunities for U.S. farms and factories, and promises to do more to protect American trade secrets." Continue Reading

Booker Ends Presidential Bid After Polling, Money Struggles
"Democrat Cory Booker dropped out of the presidential race Monday, ending a campaign whose message of unity and love failed to resonate in a political era marked by chaos and anxiety." Continue Reading

Trump Boosts School Prayer, Faith Groups As He Rallies Base
"In a bid to solidify his evangelical base, President Donald Trump took steps Thursday to give religious organizations easier access to federal programs and he reaffirmed students' rights to pray in public schools." Continue Reading

Stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record
"Technology companies led stocks to broad gains on Wall Street Monday, driving the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite indexes to more record highs." Continue Reading

'You Called Me A Liar,' Warren Told Sanders Post-Iowa Debate
"Elizabeth Warren accused Bernie Sanders of calling her a liar before a national television audience during a tense, post-debate exchange in which she refused to shake his outstretched hand, according to audio released by CNN." Continue Reading

House Votes To Send Trump Impeachment To Senate For Trial
"In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate late Wednesday, setting the stage for only the third trial to remove a president in American history." Continue Reading

Democrats To Investigate 'Profoundly Alarming' Ukraine Texts
"A close associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden." Continue Reading

Trump cheered loudly at college football title game
"President Donald Trump turned sports fan for an evening as he watched No. 1 Louisiana State University and No. 3 Clemson battle it out in the College Football Playoff Championship." Continue Reading

US budget deficit running 11.8% higher this year
"The U.S. budget deficit through the first three months of this budget year is up 11.8% from the same period a year ago, putting the country on track to record its first $1 trillion deficit in eight years." Continue Reading

World:

Anger in Iran over jet's downing; gunfire disperses protests
"Popular anger swelled Monday in Iran over the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner and the government's attempt to conceal its role in the tragedy, as online videos appeared to show security forces firing live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protests in the streets." Continue Reading

William, Harry Issue Statement Amid UK Royal Family Rift
"Britain’s pragmatic queen brokered a deal Monday to secure the future of the monarchy, charting a course for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, that allows them to live part time in Canada while still remaining firmly tied to the House of Windsor." Continue Reading

Retired Pope Benedict Warns About Celibacy In New Book
"Retired Pope Benedict is speaking on something he said he wouldn’t address....Priestly Celibacy...but his position is different than the position current Pope Francis has maintained. " Continue Reading

Displaced Families Await Post-Quake Housing In Puerto Rico
"The Antonetti family sat in the shade of a tree eating orange slices while contemplating the long day ahead of them in a dusty parking lot in southern Puerto Rico." Continue Reading

 

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