A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of September 1st Through 7th

Funeral for Nalani Johnson, Hurricane Dorian, Raiders release AB, and more: 

Rachel Kalas
September 07, 2019 - 1:15 pm

© Trevor Hughes-USA TODAY


PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) -  A look back at the headlines from the week of September 1st-7th: 


Funeral For Nalani Johnson Will Be Held On Saturday
"The funeral for Nalani Johnson will be held on Saturday." Continue Reading

GoFundMe Started For Mother Of Late Nalani Johnson
" The Godmother of the toddler who was abducted and later found dead in an Indiana County park has begun a fundraiser for the family." Continue Reading

One Dead After Shooting Outside Of High School Football Game In Jeanette
"One person is dead after a shooting that happened outside of a high school football game between Jeannette and Imani Christian on Friday night." Continue Reading

Local Leaders Testify To Combat Domestic Terrorism
"The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security was in Pittsburgh Wednesday taking testimony on the Tree of Life massacre and domestic terrorism." Continue Reading

Peduto Administration Proposes Net-Zero Building Requirement
"Mayor Bill Peduto's administration is introduced new legislation Tuesday that would require Pittsburgh government buildings be net-zero." Continue Reading

Report Shows Problems With Tracks Weeks Before Station Square Train Derailment
"The report is in on last summer's derailment of a Norfolk Southern freight train at Station Square." Continue Reading

700 Days: Ramp Closes For Urban Connector "Cap" Construction
"The construction of the $32 million I-579 “cap” urban connector begins tonight with the closure of the ramp from I-579 North to 7th Avenue." Continue Reading

Latest Round Of Pittsburgh Public PSSA Test Scores Disappointing
"Disappointing results from the latest round of student test scores from the Pittsburgh Public Schools." Continue Reading

Feds: Man Sold Rapper Mac Miller Drugs Before Overdose Death
"A Los Angeles man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he sold counterfeit opioid pills to Mac Miller two days before the rapper died of an overdose." Continue Reading

Youngstown Band "The Vindys" Shine On Pirates Friday Night Rocks
" Youngstown-based musical group “The Vindys” are seeing their Tri-State area fanbase grow, thanks in-part to the Pittsburgh Pirates and AT&T Sports Net." Continue Reading

Social Media Effort To Boycott Business Owners Who Support Trump Goes Viral
" Local social media is buzzing over efforts to identify and boycott businesses owned by supporters of President Donald Trump." Continue Reading

Blood Drive In Honor Of Fallen Officer Calvin Hall Will Help Nearly 850 People
"A month-long blood drive in honor of fallen Pittsburgh Police Officer Calvin Hall will help nearly 850 people." Continue Reading

YaJagoff Podast Joins KDKA Radio and RADIO.COM Platform
"YaJagoff - the Pittsburgh Podcast - is now part of KDKAradio.com and the RADIO.COM platform." Continue Reading

World Square Celebrates Pittsburgh’s International, Immigrant Communities
"Market Square will become "World Square" on three Fridays this month." Continue Reading

Less Than A Minute: Deadly Swim Season Highlights Water Safety
" As a deadly swimming pool season comes to an end, experts are reminding parents and guardians the best ways to keep kids safe in the water." Continue Reading


Raiders Release Antonio Brown
"The Raiders announced Saturday that they have released Antonio Brown. " Continue Reading


Wolf Leaves for Lithuania and Poland
"Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is preparing for an 8 day trip to Lithuania and Poland. Wolf departs Sunday to visit Pennsylvania National Guard troops in the two countries." Continue Reading

PA Auditor General: Update Volunteer Fire Department Funding
"State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is calling on lawmakers to change funding laws for volunteer fire departments." Continue Reading

Gov. Tom Wolf Wants Changes Made To Charter School Laws
"When Pennsylvania lawmakers return to session later this month, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on them to consider reforming the state's charter school law." Continue Reading


Police: 7 killed, 22 injured in West Texas shooting rampage
"uthorities said Sunday they still could not explain why a man with an AR-style weapon opened fire during a routine traffic stop in West Texas to begin a terrifying, 10-mile (16-kilometer) rampage that killed seven people, injured 22 others and ended with officers gunning him down outside a movie theater." Continue Reading

'Hour of darkness' for Bahamas; 43 dead, with toll to rise
"Search and rescue teams are still trying to reach some Bahamian communities isolated by floodwaters and debris after Hurricane Dorian, while the official death toll has risen to 43 and is likely to increase even more, top officials said." Continue Reading

Stranded North Carolinians take stock of Dorian's damage
"As the sky cleared and floodwaters receded Saturday, residents of North Carolina's Outer Banks began to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian." Continue Reading

Texas gunman was fired from job, called FBI before shooting
"The gunman in a spate of violence after a routine traffic stop in West Texas had just been fired from his job and called both police and the FBI before the shooting began, authorities said Monday." Continue Reading

At Least 25 Confirmed Dead In Boat Fire In California
"Flames roared through a boat of sleeping scuba divers so quickly that it appears none of the 34 people below deck could escape, authorities said Tuesday as they ended their search without finding anyone who was missing still alive from the Labor Day tragedy off the Southern California coast." Continue Reading

US added a modest 130,000 jobs in August amid trade war
" Hiring by U.S. employers was slower but steady in August, and hourly pay jumped — trends that should sustain the U.S. economy's record-long expansion in the coming months." Continue Reading

High-capacity magazines get new scrutiny as Congress returns
" Lawmakers around the country are making a renewed push to ban high-capacity magazines that gunmen have used in many recent massacres, allowing them to inflict mass casualties at a startling rate before police can stop the carnage." Continue Reading

Walmart To Discontinue Sale Of Handgun Ammunition
" Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it." Continue Reading

Trump says he'll work with Congress to stop mass shootings
" President Donald Trump says his administration is committed to working with Congress to "stop the menace of mass attacks" as he bemoans the "monstrous" and "wicked" rampage by a gunman in West Texas." Continue Reading


Latest US, Chinese tariff hikes take effect in trade war
"The United States and China went ahead with their latest tariff increases on each other's goods Sunday, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items in advance of the holiday shopping season." Continue Reading

Iran acknowledges rocket explosion, says test malfunctioned
"Iran acknowledged for the first time on Monday that a rocket at its Imam Khomeini Space Center exploded after satellite photos showed the blast last week, with an official saying a technical malfunction during a test caused the explosion." Continue Reading


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