A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of August 25th Through 31st

Hurricane Dorian races towards Florida, Justice Department will seek the death penalty against Robert Bowers, and more news:

Rachel Kalas
August 30, 2019 - 3:54 pm
Satellite image of Hurricane Dorian on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of August 25th-31st:

Local News:

Teen In Drive By That Led To Antwon Rose's Death Sentenced
" Zaijuan Hester was in court for sentencing Monday morning." Continue Reading

Tree Of Life Congregants Respond To Death Penalty Decision
"Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing 11 people and injuring six at Tree of Life Synagogue last October." Continue Reading 

Details Revealed In Pittsburgh Officer Calvin Hall's Fatal Shooting
"The moments leading up to Pittsburgh Police Officer Calvin Hall's death have been made public." Continue Reading

Pitt Professors Develop Marijuana Breathalyzer
"With more states legalizing recreational and medicinal cannabis, law enforcement is struggling to identify impaired drivers on the road." Continue Reading

7 Areas Around Pittsburgh Among Safest In PA
"According to a new study, seven areas around Pittsburgh are among the safest in Pennsylvania." Continue Reading

South Hills Priest Placed On Leave Over Abuse Allegations
"Father Robert Cedolia is on administrative leave after being accused of sexually abusing a minor when he was pastor of Our Lady of Joy Parish in Plum Borough in the 1990s." Continue Reading

Peduto Responds To Downtown Crime, Outlines Action Plan
"The City of Pittsburgh will put more police on the streets downtown to counter violent crime this year." Continue Reading

Phone Scammers Impersonating Allegheny County Police
"People in Allegheny County are getting scam calls asking for money and making threats of arrest." Continue Reading

Elected Officials Push for Clean Air
"More than 60 elected leaders from across Allegheny County have signed a letter calling for a crackdown on industrial polluters. " Continue Reading

Bicyclist Killed In Freeport Road Crash
" A bicyclist is dead after a collision with a vehicle Thursday morning in Harmar Township." Continue Reading

Farmers' Almanac Predicts A Roller Coaster Winter For Western PA
"You know summer is starting to wind down when we start getting winter predictions." Continue Reading

Sport News:

Bob Pompeani, Paul Zeise and Wendy Bell To Anchor 'Pitt Game Day' Pregame Show
"This year marks the 130th season for Pitt Football and 93.7 The Fan is expanding our Pitt Panthers coverage with the launch of the 'Pitt Game Day' pregame show." Continue Reading

Steelers Running Back James Conner Joins 93.7 The Fan For New Weekly Show
"Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner is joining 93.7 The Fan for a weekly show this football season!" Continue Reading

Dorin Dickerson Joins PM Team On Fridays To Talk Pitt Football
"Former Pitt Panther Dorin Dickerson is joining The PM Team this season!" Continue Reading

Larry Richert and Pat Bostick Return for the Panther Preview Show
"KDKA Radio morning host Larry Richert returns to the broadcast team to host another season of the Panther Preview Show on the Pitt Panther Radio Network.  " Continue Reading

The Pat Narduzzi Show
"Each week during Pitt Football season, coach Pat Narduzzi joins host Larry Richert for The Pat Narduzzi Show, driven by the Power of Bowser, in the new Pitt Studios at the Petersen Events Center - one of the command centers for the ACC Network." Continue Reading

AB Tells Big Ben to 'Shut Up'
"Former Steelers receiver Antonio Brown is not having any of Ben Roethlisberger's apology on NBC on Sunday. " Continue Reading

State News:

WaWa Beats Out Sheetz And GetGo For Best Fast Food In PA
"Food and Wine magazine is out with the best fast food in each state and in Pennsylvania, Sheetz and GetGo fans won’t be happy about the news." Continue Reading

National News: 

Watchdog: Comey violated FBI policies in handling of memos
"The Justice Department's inspector general says former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting private conversations with President Donald Trump." Continue Reading

Hurricane puts 10 million in the crosshairs in Florida
"An increasingly alarming Hurricane Dorian menaced a corridor of some 10 million people — and put Walt Disney World and President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in the crosshairs — as it steamed toward Florida on Friday with the potential to become the most powerful storm to hit the state's east coast in nearly 30 years." Continue Reading

Scores Of Accusers To Speak At Hearing After Epstein's Death
"One by one, 16 women who say they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein poured out their anger Tuesday, lashing out at him as a coward and a manipulator, after a judge gave them the day in court they were denied when he killed himself behind bars." Continue Reading

US home prices rise a modest 2.1% in June
"U.S. home prices rose more slowly in June as some of the country's most expensive housing markets saw stagnant or even falling prices." Continue Reading

As opioid settlements grow, so do questions about the money
"Oklahoma's legal fight against the opioid industry has racked up settlements and judgments of nearly $1 billion, but as the numbers keep rising, so do concerns over how that money will be spent." Continue Reading

MSNBC's O'Donnell retracts Trump story
"MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Wednesday retracted his story about supposed Russian ties to President Donald Trump's finances and apologized for reporting it — just as Trump's lawyer demanded." Continue Reading

Contigo Kids Water Bottles Recalled Over Choking Hazard
"Contigo is recalling 5.7 million children’s water bottles due to a choking hazard." Continue Reading

Alex Trebek, saying he's on the mend, back at 'Jeopardy!'
" "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek has returned to work, saying he's "on the mend" following treatment for pancreatic cancer." Continue Reading

World News:

Respiratory Ailments Rise In Brazil As Amazon Fires Rage
"Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that Latin America's Amazon countries will meet in September to discuss both protecting and developing the rainforest region, which has been hit by weeks of devastating fires." Continue Reading

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

Trump Claims G-7 'Unity' On Iran After Unannounced Invite
"U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday there's a "really good chance" he could meet with Iran's leader on their nuclear impasse after a surprise intervention by the French president during the G-7 summit to try to bring Washington and Tehran together after decades of conflict." Continue Reading

Trump: Taliban deal close, US troops to drop to 8,600
"President Donald Trump said Thursday the U.S. plans to withdraw more than 5,000 American troops from Afghanistan and then will determine further drawdowns in the longest war in American history." Continue Reading

Satellite photos show burning Iran space center launch pad
"Satellite images appear to show the smoldering remains of a rocket at an Iranian space center that was to conduct a U.S.-criticized satellite launch." Continue Reading

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