The RAF's Red Arrows fly over the beach at Arromanches, in Normandy, northern France, during a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The RAF's Red Arrows fly over the beach at Arromanches, in Normandy, northern France, during

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A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of June 2nd Through June 8th

US-Mexico deal, 75th anniversary of D-Day, President Trump in London, and more. 

June 08, 2019 - 2:11 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of June 2nd through June 8th: 

Local News: 

Voters Get Chance To Test Out New Voting Machines For 2020 Election
"Allegheny County voters are getting the chance to test out some new voting machines that will be used in the 2020 Presidential Election."Continue Reading 

UPMC Drops Planned Pre-Payment Billing Policy For Some Highmark Customers.
"There’s a new twist regarding billing practices in the ongoing dispute between UPMC and Highmark. " Continue Reading

Highmark Customers Will Have Access To Hillman Cancer Center After Split
"UPMC announcing Thursday it will make all Hillman Cancer Center facilities available to all insurers, including Highmark." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Native Bishop Urging Catholics To Not Support LGBTQ Pride Month Events 
"The bishop of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island is defending a Twitter post urging Catholics to not support or attend LGBTQ Pride Month events.Continue Reading

Former Pittsburgh Pirates Join Forces With New Health App For Dogs
"Former Pirates Garrett Jones, Alex Presley, Michael McKenry and others are joining forces with a new phone app that aims to provide users real-time health alerts for their dogs." Continue Reading

Baby Raccoon 14th Animal To Test Positive For Rabies In Allegheny County
"The Allegheny County Health Department would like the person who dropped off a baby raccoon last Thursday at the Humane Animal Rescue Wildlife Center in Verona to get in touch." Continue Reading

Former Gymnastics Coach Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault Of A Minor
"A former gymnastics coach accused of sexually assaulting a minor while coaching her has pleaded guilty in Allegheny County." Continue Reading 

Weekend Closures Coming To Parkway East This Month
"More weekend closures on the Parkway East coming this month." Continue Reading

The Fetterman's Open Up The Lt. Governor's Swimming Pool For Free
" Lieutenant Governor and former Braddock Mayor John Fetterman has always considered himself a man of the people and now he and Second Lady Gisele Fetterman are proving it." Continue Reading

Another Alligator Captured In Pittsburgh
"A man walking his dog got quite the surprise Thursday evening." Continue Reading

New York Passes Cat Declaw Law Leaving Some Veterinarians Concerned
"A big debate over cat claws.  The state of New York is the first to pass a law making it illegal to declaw a cat." Continue Reading

It's Happening: The Baby Shark Song Is Becoming A TV Show
"Baby Shark", the song that kids love and drives parents crazy is being turned into a television show." Continue Reading


New Report Sheds Light on Poorly Performing Nursing Homes Locally
" The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has just released its April report regarding the status of nursing homes across the country. " Continue Reading

Bill That Would Ban Child Marriage In Pennsylvania Moves On To Senate
"The state House has approved a law to ban child marriages in Pennsylvania." Continue Reading


Judge Now Says US Doesn't Have To File Flynn Call Transcript
"A federal judge said Tuesday that prosecutors no longer have to publicly file a transcript of the call between former adviser Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the United States, reversing course from an order last month." Continue Reading

Florida Deputy Charged For Inaction During Parkland Shooting
"The Florida deputy who knew a gunman was loose at the Parkland high school but refused to go inside to confront the assailant was arrested Tuesday on 11 criminal charges related to his inaction during the massacre that killed 17 people." Continue Reading

US Opens New Mass Facility In Texas For Migrant Children
"The federal government is opening a new mass facility to hold migrant children in Texas and considering detaining hundreds more youths on three military bases around the country, adding up to 3,000 new beds to the already overtaxed system." Continue Reading

Maine Legislators OK Assisted Suicide; Bill Goes To Governor
"The Maine Legislature voted Tuesday to legalize assisted suicide, with supporters declaring it in line with the state's tradition of individualism and opponents insisting the practice tempts fate." Continue Reading

'Dr. John,' Funky New Orleans 'Night-Tripper' Musician, Dies
"Dr. John, the New Orleans singer and piano player who blended black and white musical styles with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, died Thursday, his family said. He was 77." Continue Reading

House Sends Long-Delayed $19.1B Disaster Aid Bill To Trump
"A long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill sailed through the House on Monday and headed to President Donald Trump for his expected signature, overcoming months of infighting, misjudgment and a feud between Trump and congressional Democrats." Continue Reading

Trump Administration Halts Cruises To Cuba Under New Rules
"The Trump administration on Tuesday ended the most popular forms of U.S. travel to Cuba, banning cruise ships and a heavily used category of educational travel in an attempt to cut off cash to the island's communist government." Continue Readin

West Point Cadet Killed, 22 Injured In Training Rollover
"West Point officials say one cadet was killed and 22 people were injured when a vehicle they were riding in for summer training overturned." Continue Reading

White House Tells 2 More Former Aides Not To Cooperate
"The White House is again directing former employees not to cooperate with a congressional investigation, this time instructing former aides Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson not to provide documents to the House Judiciary Committee." Continue Reading

"Regulators Give Phone Companies New Tools To Fight Robocalls
 "Federal regulators are giving phone companies the right to block unwanted calls without getting customers' permission first." Continue Reading

Homelessness Rises 12% In Los Angeles County, Study Finds
"The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12% over the past year to nearly 59,000, with more young and old residents and families on the streets, officials said Tuesday." Continue Reading

San Francisco To Force Treatment On Mentally Ill Drug Users
"San Francisco officials decided Tuesday to force some people with serious mental illness and drug addiction into treatment, even if it goes against the spirit of a city known for its fierce protection of civil rights." Continue Reading

Joe Biden Reverses Course On Hyde Abortion Amendment
"Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is reversing course and declaring that he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions." Continue Reading


Trump Tells D-Day Veterans They're Among Greatest Americans
"President Donald Trump on Thursday lauded the heroism of American and Allied service members who participated in the D-Day invasion that changed the fortunes of World War II, saying they "are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live."" Continue Reading

'Woo-hoo!' At 97, D-Day Veteran Parachutes Into Normandy
"No murderous hails of gunfire this time. No D-Day objective that had to be taken, whatever the cost. " Continue Reading

American, British Veterans Recreate D-Day Parachute Drops
"Parachutists are jumping over Normandy again, just as soldiers did 75 years ago for D-Day — but this time without being shot at." Continue Reading

D-Day At 75: Nations Honor Aging Veterans, Fallen Comrades 
"Standing on the windswept beaches and bluffs of Normandy, a dwindling number of aging veterans of history's greatest air and sea invasion received the thanks and praise of a world transformed by their sacrifice." Continue Reading

With Mexico Deal Done, US Urges China To Resume Trade Talks
"One down, still others to go." Continue Reading

Trump Meets Queen, Escalates Feud With London Mayor
"Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Britain on Monday by drawing a smile from Queen Elizabeth II and stepping up a long-running feud with London's anti-Trump mayor before his plane had touched down on English soil." Continue Reading

Putin Says Russia Hasn't Meddled In US Vote and Never Will
"Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday reaffirmed his staunch denial that his government meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election despite the extensive evidence to the contrary, and insisted Moscow has no intention of interfering in any future votes, either." Continue Reading