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Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of February 10th-16th

No Government Shutdown, National Emergency, Baseball Season, and AB

February 16, 2019 - 12:44 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of February 10th-16th: 

Local:

Pittsburgh Traffic Among Worst In The U.S. But Don't Blame It All On The Tunnels
A leading provider of traffic data ranks Pittsburgh among the worst in the country. Inrix Inc. ranks Pittsburgh the 7th most congested city in United States (59th in the world). Continue Reading

US Steel to Face Lawsuit Over Alleged Clean Air Act Violations
Saying U.S. Steel has put Mon Valley residents’ health at risk, two environmental groups have filed 60 days notice of intent to sue the company for violations of the Clean Air Act. Continue Reading

Local Survivor Of Catholic Priest Sex Abuse Is Headed To The Vatican
“I was a sophomore in high school when I met David Pullson at Bradford Central Christian in the little town of Bradford and he was my English teacher.” Jim VanSickle told KDKA Radio’s Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell on Tuesday afternoon. Continue Reading

Antonio Brown Found Guilty Of Reckless Driving On McKnight Road
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was found guilty Tuesday morning of reckless driving in Ross Township. Continue Reading

Priest Praying For Whoever Stole Money From St. Paul's Cathedral In Oakland
The votive boxes, used to collect money so people can light a candle at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oakland were broken into recently. Continue Reading

Sheetz Named One Of 100 Best Companies To Work For; Increases Wages
Sheetz convenience stores have once again been named to Fortune Magazine’s 100 best companies to work for. Continue Reading

Post-Gazette Employees 'Frightened And Appalled' After Incident Involving Publisher
There has been tension at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette over the last few years with a lot of it stemming from the fact that journalists there have not had a contract there in almost two years, but a reported incident on Saturday night may have been the boiling point. Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Could Benefit From Amazon Dropping NYC Headquarters
 Amazon's decision to walk away from New York City, where politicians were angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance, could wind up benefiting Pittsburgh. Continue Reading

Fetterman Defends US Steel Actions in Clairton Fire 
Standing with several dozen US Steel workers, Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman defended US Steel’s handling of the aftermath of a large December fire that damaged pollution control equipment at the Clairton Coke Works. Continue Reading

New Pittsburgh Public Schools Marijuana Policy Aims To Make Students Feel Supported, Not Punished
Beginning next month, Pittsburgh Public Schools will implement new suspension policies for students caught with marijuana. Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Weather Will Be A 'Roller Coaster' Over The Next Couple Weeks
On Tuesday it felt like spring or monsoon season was on the way with temperatures in the 40s and rain all day but overnight Wednesday, strong, cold winds from up north came through the area causing slick roads and power outages. Continue Reading

Penn Plaza Redevelopment Approved; Construction To Begin In August
After more than three years of legal and political wrangling, the Pittsburgh Planning Commission has approved redevelopment of the former Penn Plaza apartments site in East Liberty. Continue Reading

Sports:

93.7 The Fan's Pirates Pregame And Postgame Coverage Team Has New Lineup
93.7 The Fan's Pittsburgh Pirates pregame and postgame coverage team has a new lineup. Continue Reading

Report: AB WILL Meet With Art Rooney II
Earlier Friday NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Steelers owner Art Rooney II was in Florida and wanted to meet with Antonio Brown but Brown was not interested in a meeting. Continue Reading

Penguins' Schultz Activated From Injured Reserve List
After missing 53 games due to a fractured left leg, Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz has been activated from the injured reserve list. Continue Reading

BC Sends Pitt To 21st Straight Road Loss, 66-57
 A leaking roof, blood on the floor from one of Boston College’s starters that sent him to the locker room and two more starters sitting out with an injury. Continue Reading

Josh Bell Ready To Supply The Pirates With Power
Pirates first baseman Josh Bell went from hitting 26 home runs in 2017 to 12 last season. His RBI total dropped from 90 to 62. Continue Reading

Dunlap: What If Steelers Can't Trade AB?
 I think --- just purely opinion here --- that there's no way in the world the Pittsburgh Steelers will get a first-round pick in trade exchange for Antonio Brown.  Continue Reading

Grove: Dumoulin Means So Much To The Penguins
In the swirl of Crosby vs. McDavid here on Wednesday night, in the aftermath of the Evgeni Malkin suspension, amidst the spotlight of another superb performance by Matt Murray, something else happened during the Penguins’ home victory over Edmonton. Continue Reading

Will Antonio Brown's Legacy Be As The Steelers Great Mistake?
I now feel comfortable talking about Antonio Brown as if he’s already in a 49ers jersey like he posted on Instagram. Or in any other jersey for that matter. Continue Reading

Pirates Top Prospect Readies For The Show
Someone likely to be among the early cuts from the Pirates major league camp is a potential future staff ace.  Continue Reading

AB: 'Organizations Got The Fans Tricked'
It’s been over a month since Antonio Brown said he would explain “all the negatives speculations” about his character. Continue Reading

Mack: Dear Jim, Put Down The Phone
With the National Hockey League's trade deadline just two weeks away, and your Pittsburgh Penguins scuffling along to just four victories and nine points in your last 12 games, as general manager, you're undoubtedly feeling your usual mid-February itch. Continue Reading

National:

Year After Parkland Massacre, 17 Victims Remembered
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre a year ago renewed the national debate on guns and school safety, turned some victims' parents and surviving students into political activists and at least temporarily ended the local sheriff's career.Continue Reading

Amazon Ditches New York Headquarters 
Amazon abruptly abandoned plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and others objected to the nearly $3 billion in tax incentives promised to the company. Continue Reading

Lawmakers Reach Deal On Border Wall Funding
Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks.Continue Reading

Trump Says He'll Sign National Emergency
Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Continue Reading

Senate Confirms William Barr As Attorney General
The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election. Continue Reading

World:

Trump: Japanese Leader Nominated Me For Nobel Peace Prize
Ahead of his second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump said Friday that the leader of Japan had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work to open up a dialogue with the reclusive country. Continue Reading

Iran's Supreme Leader Says Any Talks With US Can Only 'Harm'
Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that any negotiations with the U.S. would "bring nothing but material and spiritual harm" in remarks before an American-led meeting on the Mideast in Warsaw. Continue Reading

Anti-Semitic Crime Rose In Germany In 2018, Report Finds
Germany's Central Council of Jews is calling for action following a report showing a rise in anti-Semitic attacks in the country. Continue Reading

US commander: North Korea Hasn't Slowed Its Nuclear Program
A top U.S. commander said Tuesday that he has not seen any effort by North Korea to curtail its nuclear weapons program since President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met for nuclear talks last year. Continue Reading

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