A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of November 3rd Through November 9th

Local elections, convicted Munhall priest, and more headlines from the past week

Rachel Kalas
November 09, 2019 - 11:53 am

Joe DeStio Newsradio KDKA


PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of November 3rd through November 9th.  

Local News:

Retired Munhall Priest Convicted Of 1 Felony, 5 Misdemeanors In Sexual Abuse Case
"The former priest of St. Therese of Lisiex Parish in Munhall was convicted of one felony and five misdemeanors on Friday for molesting a 10-year-old boy in 2001. " Continue Reading

Regatta Organizer Charged With Public Drunkenness, Drunk Driving in Ross
"The President of Lionheart Event Group, the company responsible for the EQT Three Rivers Regatta, was charged on Tuesday for public drunkenness and driving under the influence." Continue Reading

Zappala Wins DA Race By Double Digits Thanks To Suburbs
" Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala, who won a hard fought but double digit victory over independent Lisa Middleman Tuesday indicates he wants to target hate crimes and further use of technology over the next four years." Continue Reading

Democrats Win Big In Allegheny But Surrounding Counties Now Strongly GOP
"While Democrats remain solidly in control of Allegheny County government, that is not the case in counties surrounding Allegheny according to KDKA-TV reporter Jon Delano," Continue Reading

Re-Elected Fitzgerald Says Democrats Need Moderate Candidate To Win PA In 2020
"Incumbent Rich Fitzgerald will serve one more term as Allegheny County Executive." Continue Reading

Collision Causes Train Derailment In Hempfield Township
"A train derailed in Hempfield Township Friday afternoon involving 20 to 30 cars." Continue Reading

Sheetz To Offer Free Sub And Car Wash To Military Personnel On Veterans Day
"To say thank you to our country’s military, Sheetz convenience stores are offering a free sandwich and car wash for veterans and active duty military personnel this Veterans Day." Continue Reading

New Website Helps With Recycling Questions
"As more and more municipalities are changing their rules for recycling, more and more residents have become confused. Many areas no longer pick up glass and fewer plastics are recycled." Continue Reading

Man, Woman Assaulted Outside Downtown McDonald's
"Police are investigating after a man was assaulted and a female was pepper-sprayed at the McDonald’s on Wood Street in Downtown Pittsburgh Monday night." Continue Reading

Peduto Reacts To McDonald's Assault
"Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says police are still investigating what sparked a fight at a Downtown McDonald’s Monday night that ended with one man hospitalized with a spinal injury." Continue Reading

Spirit Airlines Adds Flight From Pittsburgh To Los Angeles
"A new flight option for travelers heading to Los Angeles will arrive at the Pittsburgh International Airport this spring." Continue Reading

November, December Most Dangerous For Deer Accidents
"November and December are peek months for deer collisions in Pennsylvania." Continue Reading

Time Capsule At Former Tree Of Life Synagogue Site Opened
"A 1906 cornerstone and copper time capsule from the demolished Tree of Life Synagogue then Pittsburgh Play House in Oakland was opened Monday morning." Continue Reading

Scan, Save, Pay? A New Feature Coming To Advantage Cards
"Starting Wednesday, GetGo and Giant Eagle customers will be able to use their Advantage card to pay for gas." Continue Reading

Uniontown Walmart First To Sell Beer And Wine
"The Walmart in Uniontown is now the first in Pennsylvania to sell wine and beer." Continue Reading

Seven Spring Has Begun Making Snow For Ski Season
" Seven Springs has snow! Well they’re getting snow." Continue Reading

North And South Park Ice Rinks Open Friday
"Another sign that winter is right around the corner." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Oddcast: KDKA Radio The March To 100 Years
"In this first episode of what will be an ongoing saga leading up to the 100th Anniversary of KDKA Radio on November 2, 2020, KDKA Radio’s Morning News host for 18 years & a 31-year long KDKA veteran, Larry Richert joins us to discuss the early origins of Radio in Pittsburgh." Continue Reading

Meadows Racetrack Announcer Roger Huston Steps Away
"The longtime voice of the Meadows Racetrack, Roger Huston, is stepping back from announcing – he is not retiring." Continue Reading

New Shaler Street Bridge Installed Over Saw Mill Run
"Crews are working to install the new Shaler Street Bridge Monday afternoon." Continue Reading

New Fleet Of Port Authority Buses Hit The Streets
"The first of 59 new Port Authority buses are hitting the streets." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Tech Uses Sound To "See" In Space
" Technology developed in Pittsburgh uses sound to “see” in space." Continue Reading

Ringo Starr And His All-Star Band Are Coming To Pittsburgh
"Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band are coming to Pittsburgh." Continue Reading

State News:

State Report: UnitedHealthcare Violations Hurt Vulnerable Populations
"UnitedHealthcare fined $1 million after a state report found the company violated federal law that protects those with mental health disorders.' Continue Reading

Astronaut Casts Pennsylvania Absentee Ballot From Space
"An election official in Pennsylvania didn't think anything of the absentee ballot application until he saw the out-of-this-world voting location." Continue Reading

Lunch Shaming Is Still An Issue In Pennsylvania Schools
"Lunch shaming is, again, an issue in Pennsylvania public schools." Continue Reading

Sen. Pat Toomey Sponsoring Resolution To Prevent Fracking Bans
"Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Pat Toomey wants to stop any future president from banning fracking." Continue Reading

National News:

ABC says interview with Epstein accuser wasn't ready to air
"ABC News faced questions Tuesday about its reluctance to air a sensitive story of alleged sexual misconduct after a leaked video emerged of reporter Amy Robach complaining about how her bosses handled an interview with a Jeffrey Epstein accuser." Continue Reading

Bloomberg to pass on Iowa, NH, focus on Super Tuesday states
"Michael Bloomberg plans to skip early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire if he launches a presidential bid and instead focus his efforts on the crush of states that vote on Super Tuesday and beyond. It's a strategy that acknowledges the limitations of entering the race at this late stage and the opportunities afforded by the billionaire's vast personal wealth." Continue Reading

Impeachment going public: Hearings next week for all to see
"Democrats announced Wednesday they will launch public impeachment hearings next week, intending to bring to life weeks of closed-door testimony and lay out a convincing narrative of presidential misconduct by Donald Trump." Continue Reading 

Police seek to ID suspect in death over chicken sandwich
"A man who had been cutting in a line for chicken sandwiches at a crowded Popeyes restaurant in Maryland was stabbed to death by another customer who confronted him, police said Tuesday." Continue Reading

Secret Service Study: School Shooters Showed Warning Signs
"Most students who committed deadly school attacks over the past decade were badly bullied, had a history of disciplinary trouble and their behavior concerned others but was never reported, according to a U.S. Secret Service study." Continue Reading

World News: 

At Least 9 US Citizens Die In Cartel Attack In North Mexico
"Drug cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road, slaughtering six children and three women — all U.S. citizens living in northern Mexico — in a grisly attack that left one vehicle a burned-out, bullet-riddled hulk, authorities said Tuesday." Continue Reading

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