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A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of February 17th-23rd

Vatican Sex Abuse Prevention Summit, Jussie Smollett, AB and Le'Veon Bell

February 23, 2019 - 12:30 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of February 17th-23rd:


Clergy Sex Abuse Victims 'Beyond Angry' Over Pope's 'Friends Of The Devil' Comment
"Pittsburgh's Bishop and local abuse victims are reacting to developments at the Vatican summit on preventing clergy sex abuse." Continue Reading

Fight for Affordable Housing in Lawrenceville
"Advocates for affordable housing in the city of Pittsburgh are hoping to make a stand in Lawrenceville." Continue Reading

Officials: Current Student Responsible For Keystone Oaks Threats
"The person responsible for the threat against Keystone Oaks Schools is in police custody." Continue Reading

Condor Airlines Expanding Direct Service To Frankfurt From Pittsburgh International Airport
"Trying to get to Germany this summer? You're in luck!" Continue Reading

First Look: Pittsburgh International Airport Unveils New Design
"The Allegheny County Airport Authority board has approved a design concept for a $1.1 Billion terminal modernization project." Continue Reading

Local Group Rallying To Keep Hill District Moving With Impending Shop 'N Save Closure
"With the impending closure of the Hill District's only grocery store, local groups are rallying to keep the neighborhood moving forward." Continue Reading

North Side Residents Demanding Safety And Pollution Control Plans From Norfolk Southern
"The city of Pittsburgh is intervening in Norfolk Southern's effort to elevate bridges through North Side neighborhoods."Continue Reading 

First "Clean Construction" Project Slated for Duck Hollow
"The first so-called “clean construction” project in the city of Pittsburgh will be built in Duck Hollow next to Squirrel Hill." Continue Reading

Lawsuit and Counter Suit in UPMC-Highmark Split
"It appears the future of the UPMC-Highmark split will be determined in court. But it’s not even clear what court will have final say." Continue Reading


Steelers GM Says Team Won't Put Franchise Tag On Le'Veon Bell Again
"A day after the Steelers agreed with Antonio Brown and that it is time to move on and trade the star wide receiver, General Manager Kevin Colbert announced the team will not put the franchise tag on running back Le’Veon Bell." Continue Reading

Pirates Wrap Up Pre-Games Portion Of Spring Training
"The Pirates on Friday wrapped up part one of spring training with a final workout at Pirate City before moving the major league portion of camp to Lecom Park." Continue Reading

Ben's Leadership Merely Falls In Line With Today's Franchise Player
"Ben Roethlisberger certainly hasn’t had a spotless career. On and off the field." Continue Reading

Bob Grove: Penguins Desperately Need Hornqvist, Kessel To Return To Form
"With only a quarter of the season left heading into Saturday night’s Stadium Series game in Philadelphia, the Penguins are clinging to the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference." Continue Reading

Patriots Owner Kraft Denies Charges Of Soliciting Prostitute
"Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday."Continue Reading

Steelers GM Says At Least 3 Teams Interested In Antonio Brown
"Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert says there are at least three teams that are interested in Antonio Brown." Continue Reading


Prosecutor: Actor Gave Detailed Instructions For Fake Attack
""Empire" actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, including giving them specific slurs to yell, telling them to shout "MAGA country" and pointing out a surveillance camera that he thought would record the beating, a prosecutor said Thursday." Continue Reading

Chicago Police Chief Angry Over Alleged Smollett Hoax
"Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson took it personally when detectives determined that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly lied about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack." Continue Reading

Smollett's Character Off 'Empire' For End Of Season
"Actor Jussie Smollett's character on "Empire" will be removed from the final two episodes of this season in the wake of his arrest on charges that he staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself last month in downtown Chicago, producers of the Fox TV show announced Friday." Continue Reading

Sen. Bernie Sanders Says He's Running For President In 2020
"Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020." Continue Reading

Sailor In Iconic V-J Day Times Square Kiss Photo Dies At 95
"The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday." Continue Reading

16 States Sue Trump Over Emergency Wall Declaration
"California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border." Continue Reading

Trump Chooses Jeffrey Rosen For Deputy Attorney General
"President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general." Continue Reading

More US Remains From Korean War Nearing Final ID 
"A U.S. government scientist says the remains of at least a couple more American soldiers killed in the Korean War are likely to be identified shortly from 55 boxes provided last summer by North Korea." Continue Reading

Payless Files For Bankruptcy, Closing North American Stores 
"Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is shuttering its remaining stores in North America." Continue Reading

Kentucky Teen At Center Of Viral Encounter Sues Over Stories
The Kentucky teen at the heart of an encounter last month with a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington is suing The Washington Post for $250 million, alleging the newspaper falsely labeled him a racist. Continue Reading


Abuse Survivors Demand Vatican Transparency, Accountability​ 
"Survivors of clergy sexual abuse met with organizers of a Vatican prevention summit Wednesday and demanded transparency, zero tolerance for abuse and for religious superiors to be held accountable when they protect priests who rape and molest children." Continue Reading

Pope Offers 21 Proposals To Fight Abuse At Start Of Summit
"Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by offering senior Catholic leaders 21 proposals to punish predators and keep children safe, warning that the faithful are demanding concrete action and not just words." Continue Reading

Pope Demands Bishops Act Now To End Scourge Of Sex Abuse
"Pope Francis warned church leaders summoned Thursday to a landmark sex abuse prevention summit that the Catholic faithful are demanding more than just condemnation of the crimes of priests but concrete action to respond to the scandal." Continue Reading

Chanel: Iconic Couturier Karl Lagerfeld Has Died 
"Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died." Continue Reading

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