A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of October 6-12

Guns Destroyed, Meat Robbery, The Steelers, Homeland Security, Whistleblowers and More

Rachel Kalas
October 12, 2019 - 8:42 am

Allegheny County District Attorney's Office


Here's a look at the headlines from the week of October 6-12.

Local News:

Council Members Issue Complaint Against Lisa Middleman
Two Allegheny County Council Members have announced a complaint against Allegheny County District Attorney candidate Lisa Middleman. Continue Reading

Attempted Meat Robbery Ends With Flipped Vehicle
A Shoplifting attempt in Kennedy Township Friday ended with an overturned vehicle and a suspect in custody. Continue Reading

Florida Dog Lost For 12 Years Reunited In Pittsburgh
A dog that was lost for over 12 years has finally be reunited with her owner. Continue Reading

KDKA Radio's Timira Rush Inducted Into Pittsburgh Courier’s Women of Excellence Class Of 2019
"KDKA Radio’s Timira Rush has been inducted into the Pittsburgh Courier’s Women of Excellence Class of 2019."Continue Reading

30th Gun Stopped By TSA Security At Pittsburgh International Airport
"A West Virginia man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers Tuesday after he was caught with a .380 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets, with one in the chamber at Pittsburgh International Airport." Continue Reading

Dick's Has Destroyed $5 Million of Gun Inventory
"The CEO of Pittsburgh-based Dick's Sporting Goods says the chain has turned $5 million of its gun inventory into scrap metal." Continue Reading

One In Five Students In Pennsylvania Bullied On School Property Each Year 
"One in five students are bullied on school property every year, according to a report from the State Attorney General’s Office." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Clergy Abuse Compensation Fund Claims Reach 367
"It’s expected to take several month for victims who have filed for compensation from the sex abuse fun set up by the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh to learn if and how much they will get paid." Continue Reading

Yinzer Cards Debuts New Chocolate Bar
"Yinz like chocolate? The guys behind the Pittsburgh-centric “Yinzer Cards” are back with a delicious addition." Continue Reading

Rick Sebak's Latest Program 'My Interview With Fred' Debuts Thursday
" The next installment WQED producer Rick Sebak’s “Nebby” series re-visits an interview that has been used for a national program and a Hollywood documentary about our favorite neighbor Fred Rogers." Continue Reading

New Scam Targeting Hunters And Anglers
" A new scam is targeting hunters and anglers." Continue Reading

Teens Wrongly Jailed Becomes An Issue In District Attorney Race
"Four teenagers charged in a 2017 Hill District shooting that evidence shows they didn't commit have become an issue in the campaign for Allegheny County District Attorney." Continue Reading

700 Guns Collected During Gun Turn In Day
"700 guns were collected by the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office Monday." Continue Reading

Two 'Very Neglected' Dogs Rescued In Vandergrift
"Two neglected pit bulls are recovering after being rescued from a “vacant deplorable house in Vandergrift.” Continue Reading

Local Doctors Monitoring Heartburn Medication Dangers
" The Food and Drug Administration says third-party testing methods may be to blame for the high amount of carcinogens found in heart burn medicine, but a voluntary recall remains in place for ranitidine capsules, commonly sold as Zantac. " Continue Reading 


Sport News: 

Mason Rudolph Will Not Play Sunday Against Chargers
Mason Rudolph will not be on the field against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Devlin Hodges will make his first NFL start. Continue Reading

Matt Koll: Five Storylines Heading Into Steelers-Chargers
It all comes down to this, in my opinion. Six games into the season and the fate of it is on the line for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Continue Reading

Rudolph Practices But Still In Concussion Protocol
"As we await the Steelers initial injury report of the week, we do know that Mason Rudolph took part in practice Wednesday, three days after sustaining a concussion during Sunday’s loss to the Ravens." Continue Reading

'We Believe In Duck' 
"His first taste of NFL football regular season action was not supposed to go like this.  Not just because it wasn’t there wasn’t a win, but because of why Devlin Hodges entered the game against Baltimore to begin with." Continue Reading

Coach Tomlin 'Not Worried' About Washington Job
"Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin says he isn’t worried about being in the conversation when it comes to the Washington Redskins head coaching job." Continue Reading

Radio.com's Jason La Canfora: The Redskins Offer To Tomlin Will Be There
"RADIO.COM Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora played a major part in the stir up that broke out shortly after Jay Gruden got fired in Washington as the Redskins head coach." Continue Reading

Steelers' Jaylen Samuels Out For A Month With Knee Injury
" Steelers’ running back Jaylen Samuels will miss about a month according to coach Mike Tomlin." Continue Reading

Andrew McCutchen Giving Back To His Home With 'Project Pittsburgh'
"Andrew McCutchen may now be a member of the Philadelphia Phillies but his heart, home and family is in Pittsburgh." Continue Reading

Pitt Basketball Kicks Off Season With 'Blue And Gold Madness', Wiz Khalifa
"Pitt’s basketball season kicks off Friday at the Petersen Events Center with “Blue and Gold Madness”." Continue Reading


National News:

McAleenan, Acting Homeland Security Secretary, Stepping Down
Kevin McAleenan, a career civil servant who became the unlikely point man for President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies, is stepping down as acting Homeland Security secretary after six months on the job. Continue Reading

Lawyer: 2nd Trump whistleblower spoke to inspector general
" A second whistleblower has spoken to the intelligence community's internal watchdog and has information that backs the original whistleblower's complaint about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, according to the lawyer for the two." Continue Reading

9 shot, 4 killed in overnight shooting at Kansas bar
"Two men opened fire inside a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday, killing four people and wounding five others in a shooting believed to have stemmed from an earlier dispute, police said." Continue Reading

Pence aiming to release records of his own Ukraine calls
"Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he is working with the White House counsel's office to release transcripts of his own calls with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy." Continue Reading

Sanders: I misspoke when I mentioned slowing campaign pace
"Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that he "misspoke" when he told reporters he may slow his frenetic campaigning pace after a recent heart attack." Continue Reading

Woman accuses Matt Lauer of rape; former anchor denies claim
"A woman who worked at NBC News claimed that Matt Lauer raped her at a hotel while on assignment for the Sochi Olympics, an encounter the former "Today" show host claimed was consensual." Continue Reading

World News:

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

" Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States." Continue Reading

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