Shelby Cassesse

A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of April 7th Through April 13th

Mayor Bill Peduto signed four bills into law in the City of Pittsburgh, 'Stronger than Hate' Day announced, and more from the Barr report: 

April 13, 2019 - 1:52 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of April 7th through April 13th: 

LOCAL: 

Mayor Peduto Signs Gun Legislation Bills Into Law
"Mayor Bill Peduto signed four bills into law in the City of Pittsburgh Tuesday."Continue Reading

April 10, 2019 Declared 'Stronger Than Hate' Day
"The Pennsylvania Legislature held a rare joint legislative session Wednesday to honor the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting."Continue Reading

Public Comment Sessions Scheduled On Peoples Gas Rate Hike Request
"The Pennsylvania Utility Commission is considering a 14 percent rate increase for Peoples Natural Gas customers." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Ranked One Of The Best Cities In America For Target Lovers
"When it comes to shopping, Pittsburgh is right on Target."Continue Reading

Former State Prison Inmate to Head Board of Pardons
"A former state prison inmate who did time on cocaine and firearms convictions is Pennsylvania’s new Secretary of the Board of Pardons." Continue Reading

Rep. Metcalfe Says Peduto Should Be Impeached Over 'Illegal Action'
"A State Representative out of Cranberry Township is calling for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s impeachment."Continue Reading

 

Student Suspended After Going To Counselor Saying He Thought About Bringing Gun To School Speaks 
"A local high school student says he was being bullying and decided to go a counselor to express his frustrations."Continue Reading

County Controller Wagner To Stand Trial For Resisting And Obstructing Police
"Body cam video shown in a Detroit courtroom Thursday shows Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner arguing with police and allegedly blocking them front entering an elevator last month." Continue Reading

First Day Of Deer Season In PA Moving To First Saturday After Thanksgiving
"The Pennsylvania Game Commission has voted to start deer rifle season to the first Saturday after Thanksgiving."Continue Reading

Fluorescent Orange Requirements Changing For Some Hunters
"The Pennsylvania Game Commission is making fluorescent orange rules more consistent for hunters." Continue Reading

Benefit Concert To Honor The Life Of Antwon Rose II
"Community activist groups have organized concert to honor the life of Antwon Rose II, the 17-year-old fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh Police Officer last June." Continue Reading

Details Announced For 2019 Pittsburgh Pride Fest
"The Delta Foundation’s annual Pittsburgh Pride festival will welcome artists Toni Braxton and Walk the moon, it will also be held at a brand new location June 7, 8 and 9."Continue Reading

NATIONAL:

Barr Says 'I Think Spying Did Occur' On Trump Campaign
"Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he believes "spying did occur" on Donald Trump's presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled and aligning himself with the president at a time when Barr's independence is under scrutiny."Continue Reading


Victims Of Parkland Shooting Sue School Board, Sheriff 
"Survivors and family members of the slain victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, sued the school board, sheriff's office and others for negligence Wednesday, saying the agencies initially had promised a financial settlement but secretly worked behind the scenes to prevent a deal." Continue Reading

 Nielsen Out At Homeland Security As Trump Focuses On Border
"Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned amid President Donald Trump's growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border." Continue Reading

Huffman, 12 Other Parents To Plead Guilty In College Scheme
"Actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches at some of the nation's most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday."Continue Reading

Ohio Governor To Sign Ban On Abortion After 1st Heartbeat
"Ohio's governor says he will sign a bill imposing one of the nation's toughest abortion restrictions." Continue Reading

Ex-Obama WH Counsel Charged With Lying About Lobbying Work
"Former Obama administration White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a Justice Department foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe."Continue Reading

 

Avenatti Charged With Embezzlement, Fraud, Cheating On Taxes
"Attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, did not pay his taxes, committed bank fraud and lied in bankruptcy proceedings."Continue Reading

Loughlin, Husband And 14 Parents Face New Charge In Scam
"Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and 14 other parents were hit Tuesday with a new money laundering charge in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme."Continue Reading

WORLD:

WikiLeaks' Assange Arrested In London; US Charge Unveiled
"WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was forcibly bundled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and into a British police van on Thursday, setting up a possible court battle over attempts to extradite him to the U.S. to face charges related to the publication of tens of thousands of secret government documents."Continue Reading

Bones From Philippines Cave Reveal A New Human Cousin
"Fossil bones and teeth found in the Philippines have revealed a long-lost cousin of modern people, which evidently lived around the time our own species was spreading from Africa to occupy the rest of the world."Continue Reading

Scientists Reveal First Image Ever Made Of A Black Hole
"Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting its hot, shadowy edges where light bends around itself in a cosmic funhouse effect."Continue Reading

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