President Donald Trump speaks as outgoing White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

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A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of June 9th Through June 15th

Sarah Sanders to leave White House, city council considering legislation against exotic pets, oil tankers attacked, and more. 

June 15, 2019 - 2:20 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of May 26th through June 1st: 

Local News: 

Men Take Father's Day Pledge to End Gender Violence
"Dozens of corporate, civic, and political leaders gathered at the U.S. Steel Building to take the Father’s Day Pledge to end gender violence." Continue Reading

Viral Video Shows Authorities Using Taser; K-9 Officer On Suspect In Penn Hills
"Viral video of an arrest in Penn Hills has spurred a review of police conduct by local Police and the state Attorney General's office." Continue Reading

Two Teens Killed In Lightning Strike While Fishing In Westmoreland County
"Two local teens are dead after a lightning strike at Mammoth Park Lake in Mount Pleasant Thursday afternoon." Continue Reading

Owner Of Beechview Gator Wants 'Chomp' Back
" An alligator captured in Beechview was the second of three gators found wandering around Pittsburgh in the past month." Continue Reading

Work Starts to Reconnect Hill District to Downtown Pittsburgh
"Officials and community leaders broke ground today on a $32 million park to be built on a bridge or cap over Pittsburgh’s Crosstown Expressway" Continue Reading

For 13 Years, This Brashear Grad Never Missed A Single Day Of School
"Graduating from High School is a major milestone for teenagers and for Mya Marzan who graduated from Brashear this past Saturday she did it in an impressive way." Continue Reading

Black Bear Spotted In Penn Hills
"Video showed a black bear wandering in Penn Hills Tuesday afternoon." Continue Reading

A 5 Cent Can Deposit Could Be Coming Back To PA
" Pennsylvania consumers may again pay a deposit on beverage bottles and cans. " Continue Reading

Turns Out We're Pronouncing Pittsburgh All Wrong
" According to one man we’re pronouncing our town’s name incorrectly!" Continue Reading

There Won't Be A Shrine Circus In Pittsburgh This Year
"There will be no Shriner's Circus in the City of Pittsburgh this year, for the first time in 60 years." Continue Reading

Outgoing Arnold Mayor Ordered To Pay 10k For Ethics Violation
"The Mayor of Arnold, PA has been ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for ethics violations." Continue Reading

Third Alligator Found In Pittsburgh In Less Than A Month
"The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers posted on their Facebook page that a 2 ½ foot long alligator was captured on Saturday night in the  Carrick neighborhood." Continue Reading

Over 30 Animals Taken Out of Beechview Home Where 'Chomp' Escaped
"On Tuesday, Larry and John spoke with Mark McGowan the owner of the alligator that escaped in Beechview last week." Continue Reading

City Council Considering Legislation To Control Exotic Pets, Like Alligators
"After three alligators were found around Pittsburgh in the past month, there are calls for better regulation of exotic animals." Continue Reading

Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Art Stolen From Arts Festival
" Extra security officers were patrolling the Three Rivers Arts Festival early Monday." Continue Reading

Mother Gets Arrested For Confronting Her Child's Bullies
" A South Carolina mother was arrested for going to her son's school and confronting his bullies." Continue Reading

Bob Seger Coming Back To Pittsburgh One Last Time
"Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band is coming back to Pittsburgh one final time!" Continue Reading

State News:

Pride Flags Fly At PA State Capitol For First Time Ever
"Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman was the first elected official to officiate a same-sex marriage while mayor of Braddock in 2013." Continue Reading

National News: 

Trump Says Sarah Sanders To Leave White House At End Of June
"White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration's credibility, as well as her own, will leave her post at the end of the month, President Donald Trump announced Thursday." Continue Reading

1st Woman To Take Command Of A US Army Infantry Division
"The California National Guard has announced the appointment of the first woman to lead a U.S. Army infantry division." Continue Reading

Man Mows Lawns For Veterans In All 50 States
"An Alabama man says he has completed his quest to mow lawns for veterans in all 50 states." Continue Reading

New York Ends Religious Exemption To Vaccine Mandates
"New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules." Continue Reading

Grunewald, Runner With Cancer Who Inspired Many, Dies At 32
"Gabriele Grunewald, one of the country's top middle-distance runners, has died at her home in Minneapolis after inspiring many with her long and public fight against cancer. She was 32." Continue Reading

Where Are They Now? Key Players In O.J. Simpson Murder Trial
" The June 12, 1994, killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman brought the "Trial of the Century" that saw O.J. Simpson acquitted of the murders." Continue Reading

Rep. Omar Filed Joint Tax Returns Before She Married Husband
" Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. " Continue Reading

Trump Says He'd 'Want To Hear' Foreign Dirt On His Rivals
"President Donald Trump says that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 opponent he'd be open to accepting it and that he'd have no obligation to call in the FBI." Continue Reading

3rd Child Dies After Horse-Drawn Carriage Hit In Michigan
"Police say a third child has died after a pickup truck drove into the back of an Amish horse-drawn carriage in southern Michigan." Continue Reading

O.J. Simpson Case Helped Bring Spousal Abuse Out Of Shadows
"In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 murder, Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fear and violence that framed her marriage to O.J. Simpson, the charismatic football star who became a TV pitchman." Continue Reading

Pelosi Says She's 'Done With' Trump
"Speaker Nancy Pelosi is brushing back impeachment questions, saying "it's not even close" to having enough support among House Democrats for a vote." Continue Reading

Kim Kardashian Back At White House To Talk Criminal Justice
" Reality star and activist Kim Kardashian West took a star turn at the White House on Thursday to promote efforts to help those leaving prison get jobs and stay on track." Continue Reading

World News:

Tankers Struck Near Strait Of Hormuz; US Blames Iran
"The U.S. blamed Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, denouncing what it called a campaign of "escalating tensions" in a region crucial to global energy supplies." Continue Reading

Man Accused In New Zealand Mosque Killings Pleads Not Guilty
"The man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques on Friday pleaded not guilty to all the charges filed against him." Continue Reading

Starbucks Launches Reusable Cups Trial At UK Airport
" Starbucks and environmental charity Hubbub are launching a trial program to lend passengers at Britain's Gatwick Airport reusable cups while waiting for their flights in hopes of cutting down on waste." Continue Reading

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