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A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of May 19th Through 25th

Multiple incumbents lose in primary election, Tornado in Missouri, President Trump visits PA, end of two hit shows

May 25, 2019 - 12:05 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of May 19th through 25th: 


Pittsburgh Public Schools' Dr. Anthony Hamlet: 'I Have Done Nothing Wrong'
"Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet is responding to reports that the district has entered into $14 million worth of contracts without a competitive bidding process." Continue Reading

Penn Hills School District Plan To Get Out Of Debt Includes 6.7% Tax Increase
"The Penn Hills School Board is reviewing a plan to try to pull the district out of a debt of more than $170 million." Continue Reading

Hepatitis A Outbreak Declared In Pennsylvania
"State health officials declared a hepatitis A outbreak in Pennsylvania on Monday, saying they've seen an increase in cases across the state." Continue Reading

Fans Had A Fun, And Safe, Day At Record-Breaking Garth Brooks Concert
" It was a fun, safe day for the 75,000 fans at the Garth Brooks concert at Heinz Field on Saturday." Continue Reading

Aldi Recalling Flour Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination.
"Aldi is recalling The Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour because of possible E. coli contamination." Continue Reading

Sheetz Now Offering CBD Products
"Sheetz is now offering CBD products, containing the cannabis extract touted for its ability to heal without the high." Continue Reading

Aurora Packing Company Recalls Over 62,000 Pounds Of Beef Products
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is recalling over 62,000 pounds of raw beef products due to possible E. coli contamination." Continue Reading

Allegheny Health Department Director Leaving For CDC
"The director of the Allegheny County Health Department will leave her position at the end of July." Continue Reading

Bethany Hallam Battled Opioid Addiction And Is Now Set For Seat On County Council
"Allegheny County Council President and former professional wrestler John DeFazio has been in office since the year 2000 but Tuesday night he was upset by 29-year-old, progressive challenger Bethany Hallam." Continue Reading

Woman Accused Of Beating Mom Over Game Volume To Stand Trial
" A woman will stand trial on allegations she beat her mother and shaved her head because she thought the older woman was listening to the Pittsburgh Steelers' game too loudly on the radio." Continue Reading

$5 Million Dollar Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Pittsburgh
"Check your tickets! A  Mega Millions ticket worth $5 million was sold at the Giant Eagle in McIntyre Square on McKnight Road." Continue Reading

An Alligator Captured In Southside Riverfront Park; A Goat On Baum Boulevard
"An alligator and a goat—who knew that Pittsburgh was animal kingdom?" Continue Reading

Bobby Wilson Beat Longtime Councilwoman Darlene Harris
"City Councilwoman Darlene Harris has served on Pittsburgh City Council for over 10 years but Tuesday night she was upset by Technologist Bobby Wilson." Continue Reading

Multiple Incumbents Lose To New Comers In Primary Election
"Darlene Harris' 12-year run as a Pittsburgh City Council member is over." Continue Reading

Clouded Leopard Cub Gets Female Companion Name To Be Unveiled Wednesday
"The baby clouded leopard cub born at The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on March 14 has a new companion and we’ll find out their names Wednesday morning!" Continue Reading

Dressbarn Closing All 650 Stores, Including 3 In Pittsburgh
"Women's clothing chain Dressbarn is closing all 650 stores, including three in the Pittsburgh area, after struggling with falling sales." Continue Reading


In Pennsylvania, Trump Touts 2020 Chances, Swipes At Biden
"President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win a repeat victory in Pennsylvania in 2020 and took a fresh swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals, telling rallygoers that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the Senate." Continue Reading


Trump Visits Arlington National Cemetery Before Memorial Day
"President Donald Trump paid his respects Thursday to those who died in service to the United States by placing American flags at several gravesites during an early Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery." Continue Reading

Far From Border, US Cities Feel Effect Of Migrant Releases
"A surge of asylum-seeking families has been straining cities along the southern U.S. border for months, but now the issue is flowing into cities far from Mexico, where immigrants are being housed in an airplane hangar and rodeo fairgrounds and local authorities are struggling to keep up with the influx." Continue Reading

Federal Lawsuit Filed To Block Alabama's New Abortion Ban
"A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions, the most far-reaching attempt by a conservative state to seek new restrictions on the procedure." Continue Reading

Tornado Hits Missouri Capital As Deadly Storms Sweep State
"A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others." Continue Reading

Judge Orders File In Jussie Smollett Criminal Case Unsealed
 "A judge in Chicago has ordered the file in the Jussie Smollett criminal case unsealed." Continue Reading

Mystery Of Racist Photo In Governor's Yearbook Left Unsolved
"The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved." Contine Reading

Missouri Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortions At 8 Weeks
"Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy without exceptions for cases of rape or incest, making it among the most restrictive abortion policies in the nation." Continue Reading

Ford Is Cutting 7,000 White-Collar Jobs
"Ford is cutting about 7,000 white-collar jobs, which would make up 10% of its global workforce." Continue Reading

Many Factors Helped Save Lives In Jefferson City Twister
"Eight years to the day after a devastating tornado killed 161 people and injured more than 1,100 others in Joplin, another big twister ripped through Missouri — this time the capital of Jefferson City — but with a far different result: no deaths or serious injuries." Continue Reading

Donald Trump Jr. Has Book Out Later This Year
" Donald Trump Jr. has a book coming out later this year featuring his "views and perspectives" on the political scene and his father's presidency." Continue Reading

Senate Passes Bill Meant To Combat Robocalls
"The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls torturing Americans ." Continue Reading

'American Taliban' Lindh Freed After 17 Years In Prison
"The California man who became known as the "American Taliban" after his battlefield capture in Afghanistan in 2001 was freed early from his federal sentence on Thursday, despite official concerns that he retains a radical ideology and still poses a risk to U.S. interests." Continue Reading

"Big Bang Theory" Finale Gets Galactic Ratings To Win Week
" In its last blast, "The Big Bang Theory" topped the TV ratings by a light-year." Continue Reading

Department Stores Troubles Rise On Penney's, Kohl's Results
"The outlook for department stores got murkier Tuesday after J.C. Penney and Kohl's reported fiscal first quarter results that showed they struggled at the start of the year." Continue Reading

Trump Tells Anti-Abortion Activists To Stay United For 2020
"With Alabama's restrictive new abortion law stirring divisions on the right, President Donald Trump is imploring anti-abortion activists to stay united for the 2020 election." Continue Reading

WWII Plane Rescued From Boneyard To Join D-Day Anniversary
"Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: "That's All, Brother."" Continue Reading


UK's May Says She'll Quit As Conservative Leader June 7
"Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, admitting defeat in her attempt to take Britain out of the European Union and sparking a contest to become the country's next prime minister." Continue Reading

Pope: Abortion Is Never OK, Equates It To "Hiring A Hitman"
"Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or likely to die, and urged doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term." Continue Reading