Pittsburgh Police

A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of July 14th Through July 20th

Remembering Pittsburgh Police Officer Calvin Hall

July 20, 2019 - 11:04 am

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of July 14th-20th: 

Local News:

Pittsburgh Police Officer Shot Three Times In The Back Dies
" An off-duty City of Pittsburgh police officer who was shot three times in the back on July 14 in Homewood while reportedly trying to break up a fight has died." Continue Reading

After Losing One Of Their Own, Police Officers Go On 'Autopilot'
"When a police officer is killed in the line of duty, it sends ripples throughout the community affecting everyone but no one, outside the victim’s family, feels it more than law enforcement." Continue Reading

Report: Person Of Interest In Shooting Death Of Officer Calvin Hall In Custody
"A  person of interest is in custody in the shooting death of off-duty Pittsburgh Police officer Calvin Hal." Continue Reading

Family Of Fallen Officer Calvin Hall Releases Statement
"The City of Pittsburgh released the following statement Thursday afternoon from the family of fallen Pittsburgh Police Officer Calvin Hall." Continue Reading

Funeral Arrangements For Fallen Officer Calvin Hall Announced
"Funeral arrangements for fallen Pittsburgh Police Officer Calvin Hall have been announced." Continue Reading

St. Sylvester School In Brentwood Closes Its Doors
"It was announced Monday that Saint Sylvester School in Brentwood will not open for the 2019-20 school year." Continue Reading

Post-Gazette To Only Publish Print Edition 3 Days A Week
'Another blow is coming to traditional newspapers." Continue Reading

Report: Rep. Mike Kelly Says He Is 'A Person Of Color'
"A senior political reporter with Vice News says that Congressman Mike Kelly told him Tuesday  he is “a person of color.”" Continue Reading

Lawrenceville Added To National Register Of Historic Places
"The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Wednesday that the Pittsburgh neighborhood Lawrenceville has been added to the National Register of Historic Places." Continue Reading

Chelsa Wagner's Husband Found Not Guilty In March Hotel Incident
"Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner’s husband Khari Mosley has been found not guilty in Michigan of Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace after an altercation that happened with Detroit police at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in March" Continue Reading

Ross Twp. Honors Long-Time Resident Bruno Sammartino With New Signs
"A few months ago Ross Township approached the Darryl Sammartino and his family about placing signs around the community that would honor his later father, World Champion Wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino." Continue Reading

Allegheny Health Network Announced 78-Acre Sports Medicine And Soccer Complex
"What officials are calling a state of the art soccer training and sports medicine facility will be built on 78 acres in Coraopolis. Highmark, Allegheny Health Network, and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds unveiled plans for the $16 million complex." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Reaffirms Commitment To Run For Mayor
"Democratic Mayor of Pittsburgh Bill Peduto has said in the past he would run for re-election and on early Thursday he once again reaffirmed his goal to win a third term." Continue Reading

Lyft Offering Free Rides To Pittsburgh Area Cooling Centers
"As the heat wave begins across the East Coast and Midwest, Lyft is offering free rides to cooling centers in impacted cities." Continue Reading

Alligator Captured Outside Shaler Giant Eagle
"Another day, another alligator in Pittsburgh." Continue Reading

Four Teenagers Shot At Graduation Party In Clairton
"Four teenagers are in stable condition after being shot at a graduation party early Saturday morning." Continue Reading

State News:

Law Protecting Children Left in Hot Cars Takes Effect
"A new state law takes effect Monday that gives some legal protection to anyone who rescues a child from inside a hot vehicle." Continue Reading

Online Gambling Websites Being Tested In PA
"New online gambling websites are being tested by two Pennsylvania casinos." Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Turnpike Announces Six Percent Toll Increase To Begin January 2020
"Traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will once again be more expensive in 2020." Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Parents Told They Could Lose Kids Over Unpaid School Lunches
"A Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents do not pay overdue school lunch bills." Continue Reading


National News:

'Many People Agree With Me': Trump Digs In On Racist Tweets
"Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their "broken and crime infested" countries. Condemnation of his comments "doesn't concern me because many people agree with me," he declared." Continue Reading

Facing Censure, Trump Insists 'Not A Racist Bone In My Body'
"Defiant in the face of widespread censure, President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that his tweets suggesting four Democratic congresswomen of color return to their countries "were NOT Racist," and he appealed to fellow Republicans to "not show weakness" and to resist a House resolution condemning his words." Continue Reading

House Condemns Trump 'Racist' Tweets In Extraordinary Rebuke
"In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a racist bone in my body."" Continue Reading

Homeland Security Chief: Family Border Separations Are Down
"A top Trump administration official said Thursday the number of family separations at the border has fallen since last summer's zero tolerance policy, and they are done only for compelling reasons." Continue Reading

Trump Says Not Happy With Backers' 'Send Her Back' Chant
" President Donald Trump said Thursday he was unhappy with his supporters chanting "send her back" after he assailed a young Democratic congresswoman who he's suggested should leave the U.S." Continue Reading

Apollo 11 Astronauts Returning To Launch Pad 50 Years Later
"Apollo 11's astronauts are returning to the exact spot from where they flew to the moon 50 years ago." Continue Reading

Trump Marks Apollo 11 Anniversary By Meeting Its Astronauts
"President Donald Trump marked the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon at an Oval Office meeting Friday with former Apollo 11 astronauts ." Continue Reading

Planned Parenthood Won't Comply With Trump Rule
"Planned Parenthood says it won't comply with a Trump administration rule that bars taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions." Continue Reading

GOP Sen. Rand Paul Slows Bill To Boost 9/11 Victims Fund
"Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday blocked fast-track approval of a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money." Continue Reading

Scientists Close In On Blood Test For Alzheimer's
" Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia." Continue Reading

In Crowded 2020 Democratic Field, A Clear Top Tier Emerges
"No votes have been cast in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, but the winnowing has begun." Continue Reading

Democrats Questioning Robert Mueller To Focus On Obstruction
"Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who will question former special counsel Robert Mueller next week plan to focus on a narrow set of episodes laid out in his report, an effort to direct Americans' attention to what they see as the most egregious examples of President Donald Trump's conduct." Continue Reading

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dies At 99
"John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99." Continue Reading

Man Sentenced To 2nd Life Term In Charlottesville Car Attack
" An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on federal hate crime charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia." Continue Reading

Gulf Coast Keeps Guard Up As Barry Continues Drenching
Weakened but still potent, Barry inundated the Gulf Coast as it continued its slow advance Sunday morning, bringing fresh fears of flash flooding to Mississippi's capital city even as it appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans." Continue Reading

Judge Orders R. Kelly Held In Jail Without Bond
"A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in a Chicago jail without bond on sex-related charges, saying that the R&B singer had failed to convince the court that he would not commit new crimes if released." Continue Reading

Myths And Risks In App That Gives You Peek Into Older Self
" Is a peek into the future worth your privacy in the present?" Continue Reading

World News:

Trump Says American Warship Destroyed Iranian Drone
" A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said." Continue Reading

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