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A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of June 16th Through June 22nd

Terror bomb plot in Pittsburgh, Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone, and Kennywood's 'Steel Curtain' gets first test ride 

June 21, 2019 - 6:56 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of June 16th Through June 22nd: 

Local News: 

Syrian Refugee Living In Pittsburgh Arrested On Terrorism Charges For Plans To Attack North Side Church
"Pittsburgh resident and Syrian refugee Mustafa Mousab Alowemer was arrested Wednesday after planning to attack a Christian church with a bomb in the name of ISIS." Continue Reading

Terror Bombing Plot Has Not Changed Mayor Peduto's Mind On Welcoming Immigrants
"Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is reacting to the arrest of a Syrian refugee, accused of plotting to bomb a North Side church. KDKA Radio's Joe DeStio joins us with details live:" Continue Reading

Syrian Refugee Held For Trial In Alleged Church Bomb Plot
"A young Syrian refugee was ordered to remain behind bars until his trial on charges he plotted to bomb a Pittsburgh church to inspire followers of the Islamic State of Iraq." Continue Reading

'Anger, Hurt, Sorrow' The Shooting Death Of Antwon Rose II One Year Later
"“Anger, hurt, sorrow,” those are the emotions many are still feeling a year after the shooting death of Antwon Rose II." Continue Reading

One Year After Police Shooting Death of Antwon Rose
" One year after the shooting death of a black unarmed teenager by a white police officer, critics of police-community relations are still working for change." Continue Reading

Final Piece Of 'Steel Curtain' Installed; Test Runs Expected Soon
"Before you know it, “The Steel Curtain” and “Steelers Country” will be open at Kennywood." Continue Reading

The Steel Curtain Makes First Test Run At Kennywood
"Saturday marked a big day for Kennywood as the ‘Steel Curtain’ roller coaster took its first test run! " Continue Reading

15th Rabid Animal Discovered In Allegheny County This Year
"Another raccoon tests positive for rabies in Allegheny County." Continue Reading

Preventing Tick Bite Is The Best Way To Not Get Lyme Disease
" Summer is finally here and the weather is actually looking nice for the weekend." Continue Reading

Former Post-Gazette Managing Editor To Lead Associated Press Global Religion Team
" Sally Stapleton, an award-winning editor, photojournalist and newsroom leader, has been tapped to direct global religion coverage for The Associated Press, overseeing a new team that will report on faith and its influence throughout the world." Continue Reading

Veteran's Job Fair Scheduled For July 11 At Heinz Field
"Disabled American Veterans and RecruitMilitary are teaming up for a free hiring event for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and military spouses July 11 at Heinz Field." Continue Reading

Another Fire Reported At Clairton Coke Works
"There has been another fire at the U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works facility." Continue Reading

U.S. Steel Says Pollution Controls Back Online At Clairton Coke Works But Environment Concerns Remain
"The second fire in six months at U.S. Steel's massive coke plant outside Pittsburgh knocked a key pollution control system offline for nearly 16 hours Monday, prompting a health warning for residents and stern words from the region's top elected official." Continue Reading

Public Safety Getting 10-20 Calls A Week Concerning 'Abandoned' Baby Deer
" Pittsburgh Public Safety is reminding people that if you see a missing fawn it isn’t always necessary to call it in." Continue Reading

Rivers Casino to Get Hotel
"Pittsburgh’s North Shore is getting another hotel. This one will be connected to Rivers Casino." Continue Reading

Truck Crashes Into Airplane At Pittsburgh International
"A truck crashed into a parked Southwest Airplane Monday morning at Pittsburgh International Airport." Continue Reading

Tornado Confirmed in Butler and Armstrong Counties
"The Pittsburgh area is seeing roughly twice the number of reported tornadoes so far this year." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Police Officer Fatally Shoots Dog While Helping Man With Seizure
"A Rottweiler attacked a Pittsburgh Police officer trying to assist to the dog’s owner early Sunday morning." Continue Reading

Transgender Bodybuilder Talks Discrimination; Need For Inclusion
" A federal discrimination complaint filed in Connecticut on behalf of three girls who ran track say it’s not fair that a transgender sprinter finished first at the indoor track champion." Continue Reading

State News: 

100 Organizations Send Letter To Gov. Wolf Asking To Investigate Possible Link Between Childhood Cancer And Fracking
"Is the fracking industry responsible for the rare childhood cancers in Southwest Pennsylvania?" Continue Reading

National News:

Iran Revolutionary Guard Shoots Down US Drone Amid Tensions
"Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, though they disputed the circumstances of the incident." Continue Reading

Trump Kicks Off 2020 Campaign At Orlando Rally
"Jabbing at the press and poking at the political establishment, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday at a Florida rally where he exhorted thousands of rollicking supporters to keep advancing his political movement to put America's "own citizens first."" Continue Reading

Shanahan Drops Bid To Lead Pentagon, Citing 'Painful' Past
"Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a "painful" family situation that would hurt his children and reopen "wounds we have worked years to heal."" Continue Reading

Trump's Pentagon Pick Is Army Veteran, Defense Lobbyist
" President Donald Trump's pick for new defense secretary is an Army veteran who served in the first Iraq war and also has experience as a national security adviser on Capitol Hill as well as a defense industry lobbyist." Continue Reading

High School Athletes File Complaint Over Transgender Policy
"Three Connecticut girls who have run high school track have filed a federal discrimination complaint saying a statewide policy on transgender athletes has cost them top finishes in races and possibly college scholarships." Continue Reading

Trump Campaign Raises $24.8M In Less Than 24 Hours
"President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million in the less-than 24 hours after kicking off his re-election campaign." Continue Reading

Slain Sacramento Officer Had Been On Force Just 6 Months
"A man suspected of fatally shooting a Sacramento police officer surrendered after a standoff in which he repeatedly fired his rifle, preventing officers from reaching their wounded colleague for nearly an hour, authorities said Thursday." Continue Reading

Funeral Held For West Point Cadet Who Died In Training
"A West Point cadet killed during a training exercise has been laid to rest at the academy's cemetery." Continue Reading

Another "Empire" Actor Arrested, But On Traffic Offense
"Another "Empire" actor has been arrested in Chicago, but this time on a traffic-related offense." Continue Reading

Woman Claiming To Be A Trump Supporter Facing Backlash After Hateful Tweets
"A female who describes herself as a “simple woman who loves Donald Trump”, is facing backlash after a very discriminatory tweet was posted online." Continue Reading

Trump Says US Will Begin Deporting Millions
"President Donald Trump is threatening to deport millions of people living in the United States illegally, heralding a plan that could help energize his supporters just ahead of formally announcing his reelection bid ." Continue Reading

Trump Faces New Sexual Assault Allegation; He Issues Denial
" A New York-based advice columnist claims Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a dressing room at a Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s, according to a first-person account published Friday by New York magazine." Continue Reading

Marijuana Use Doubles In US Pregnant Women To 1 in 14
" Pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows." Continue Reading

'Hunger Games' Prequel Novel Coming In 2020
"A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. " Continue Reading

OJ Simpson On Twitter: 'I Got A Little Gettin' Even To Do'
"O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do."" Continue Reading

World News: 

Boeing CEO Concedes 'Mistake' With Planes In 2 Fatal Crashes
"The CEO of Boeing says the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in 737 Max jets before two deadly crashes of the top-selling plane." Continue Reading

Massive Protests Draw Apology From Hong Kong Leadership
"Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city's top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony." Continue Reading

Polar Bear Spotted In Russian City, Far From Normal Habitat
" An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in a Russian industrial city in Siberia, far south of its normal hunting grounds." Continue Reading

Camera Captures Bear's Rub On Tree At Russian Nature Reserve
" An Asian black bear in Russia has been captured on video enjoying a backrub against a tree — before trying to eat a surveillance camera." Continue Reading

Meghan And Harry Release Father's Day Photo Of Baby Archie
"Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex have released a photograph of their 6-week-old son Archie for Father's Day." Continue Reading

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