Laura Stiller, left, chants during a rally against HB314, the near-total ban on abortion bill, outside of the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala.

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A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of May 12th Through May 18th

Alabama abortion law, Garth Brooks in Pittsburgh, stock market, Tim Conway passes away, and more. 

May 17, 2019 - 9:30 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of May 12th-18th: 

Local:

Absentee Ballot Applications Due Tuesday
"Tuesday is the deadline for absentee ballot applications for Pennsylvania's May 21 primary elections." Continue Reading

Officials Prepared For Garth Brooks, The Largest Event Ever At Heinz Field
"Pittsburgh Public Safety leaders say police, emergency medical and river safety personnel are ready for the huge Garth Brooks concert Saturday night at Heinz Field." Continue Reading

McKeesport Gang Confrontation Led To Shots Being Fired At Monroeville Mall
"Six people face charges for an April 12 shooting at Monroeville Mall in which no one was injured." Continue Reading

Kennywood To Go Back To Traditional Cheese Sauce At Potato Patch After Fan Backlash
"After many complaints about the new cheese sauce being used at Kennywood’s famous Potato Patch, the amusement park announced Tuesday they will be going back to serving the tradition cheese “that made the Potato Patch one of Kennywood’s most popular attractions." Continue Reading

WaWa Edges Sheetz For Cleanest Bathrooms In Pennsylvania
"When it comes to the best place to go when you have to go while driving in Pennsylvania , Eastern PA convenience store chain WaWa beat out Sheetz for the number one spot." Continue Reading

"Cyber Crimes That Affected Pittsburgh Businesses Broken Up" 
"Pittsburgh's US Attorney and FBI Special Agent in Charge are in the Netherlands today announcing indictments against operators of an international cyber-crime network." Continue Reading

Decision On Summer Gas In Allegheny Co. To Be Expedited By EPA
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will expedite its review of Allegheny County's request to be removed from the summer gas program." Continue Reading

Two Additional Measles Cases Confirmed In Allegheny County
"Two additional measles cases in Allegheny County. They are within the same family in which four cases had previously been diagnosed." Continue Reading

County Spent Nearly $670,000 On Trial Of Michael Rosfeld
"Allegheny County spent nearly $670,000 on the trial of former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld." Continue Reading

Rogue Cows Spotted Again In Murrysville
"Rogue cows have been spotted in Murrysville again, this time in a yard along Trefoil Drive." Continue Reading

State:

State Bill Would Standardize Vaccination Exemption Form In PA
"A new bill introduced Friday would change the vaccine exemption process for children in Pennsylvania." Continue Reading

AG Sues Creator Of Oxycontin For Its Role In The Opioid Crisis
"On May 2, 2019 Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro sued the pharmaceutical giant responsible for fueling the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. " Continue Reading

Philly Soda Tax Study Sees Sales Dip, Health Impact Unclear
"A new study bolsters evidence that soda taxes can reduce sales, but whether they influence health remains unclear." Continue Reading

Gov. Wolf's Approval Rating At All-Time High
"Democratic Governor Wolf is enjoying his highest approval ratings since he was first elected." Continue Reading

National:

Alabama Governor Invokes God In Banning Nearly All Abortions
"Alabama's Republican governor has signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases." Continue Reading

Ford Adds 270,000 Cars To Recall For Unintended Rollaways
"Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them roll away unexpectedly." Continue Reading

Tim Conway Of 'The Carol Burnett Show' Has Died
"Tim Conway, one of the stars of the Carol Burnett Show has died. He was 85." Continue Reading

Walmart Warns That Higher Tariffs Will Mean Higher Prices
"Walmart warned on Thursday that higher tariffs on imports from China will mean higher prices." Continue Reading

Boeing Finishes Software Update For Grounded Airliner
"Boeing says it has finished with its updates to the flight-control software implicated in two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max, moving a step closer to getting the plane back in the sky." Continue Reading

NYC Mayor De Blasio Announces Candidacy, Insults 'Con Don'
"New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump." Continue Reading

Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty In College Admissions Scheme
""Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scheme, the biggest name to do so in a scandal that has exposed the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top universities." Continue Reading

Peggy Lipton, 'Mod Squad' And 'Twin Peaks' Star, Dies At 72
"Peggy Lipton, a star of the groundbreaking late 1960s TV show "The Mod Squad" and the 1990s show "Twin Peaks," died of cancer Saturday. She was 72." Continue Reading

Prosecutor: Mom Plotted To Kill Pregnant Woman, Steal Baby
"A mother plotted for months to acquire a newborn before she and her daughter strangled a pregnant Chicago woman and cut her baby from her womb using a butcher's knife, prosecutors said Friday as they revealed gruesome new details about the case." Continue Reading

Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping
"Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars with Amazon." Continue Reading 

Legendary Actress And Singer Doris Day Dead At 97
"Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97."  Continue Reading

Internet Sensation Grumpy Cat Has Died At Age 7
"Her owners say Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss demeanor became an internet sensation, has died at age 7." Continue Reading

World:

China To Hike Tariffs On $60 Billion In US Goods
"Deepening a trade battle and sending financial markets into a tailspin, China announced Monday it was raising tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for the latest hike in U.S. tariffs on its exports." Continue Reading

Trump Lifts Tariffs On Mexico, Canada, Delays Auto Tariffs
"Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and Europe." Continue Reading

 

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