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A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of May 5th Through May 11th

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – A look back at the headlines from the week of May 5th-11th: 

Local News:

Legislators Outside Tree Of Life Propose Bills To Fight Against Hate Crimes
“A group of state lawmakers stood in front of Tree of Life Synagogue, where 11 people were gunned down last October, Thursday to unveil a package of bill designed to combat hate crimes.” Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Crime Rates Have Dropped In First Quarter of 2019
“According to a report from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police’s Crime Analysis Unit, crime rates in Pittsburgh have dropped over the first quarter of 2019, continuing a steady decline of crime over the past five years. ” Continue Reading

Summer Blend Gas Is Here Bringing Higher Prices To Allegheny County
“Summer blend gasoline has officially arrived.” Continue Reading

US Shuts Down Dark Web Marketplace; 2 Israelis Charged
“A gateway to illegal marketplaces on the darknet has been shut down, the FBI announced Wednesday, and two of its alleged operators have been arrested and accused of making millions of dollars in kickbacks for their services.” Continue Reading

State To Honor Fred Rogers; Promote Kindness Through ‘143 Day’
n honor of Fred Rogers’ favorite number, 143, Governor Tom Wolf has declared May 23, the 143rd day of the year, “1-4-3 Day”.Continue Reading

Push for Land Trusts to Slow Gentrification
“A group of young people in the city of Pittsburgh wants City Council to step up spending on community land trusts. The idea is to slow the pace of gentrification and displacement of older, poorer residents.”Continue Reading

Measles Patients Could’ve Exposed Even More At Additional Locations
The first case of measles in Allegheny County this year was reported early last week. Then, a couple days later, four more people were announced to have the disease.” Continue Reading

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Mayor Peduto Intervenes In Shadyside Towing Controversy
” Controversy after about ten vehicles were towed from Walnut Street in Shadyside late Saturday night in preparation for the Pittsburgh Marathon.” Continue Reading

Uber Driver Spots Car Involved In Fatal Hit And Run
“Police have found the car involved in a hit and run last month that killed 51-year-old Joseph Morris of Penn Hills.” Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Police Officer Taking Mayor Peduto; City To Court
“A Pittsburgh Police Officer is taking the city, and the mayor, to federal court.” Continue Reading

Stranger Becomes An ‘Angel’ After Living Organ Donation
“Organ donation has become a way of life but sometimes getting the organ when you need it can be a challenge.” Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Named In Top 25 Cities For Small Business Growth
“Biz2Credit has released its annual ranking of the Top 25 Cities for Small Business Growth and Pittsburgh rounded out the list at number 25.” Continue Reading

GoFundMe Set Up For Start-Up Business Owners; Artists Affected By Etna Fire
“It wasn’t just expensive antique and exotic cars lost in Wednesday’s six alarm warehouse fire in Etna.” Continue Reading

Drug Bust In Kennedy Township Ends With Suspect Shot In The Arm
” On Tuesday, an undercover drug task force met 27-year-old Chase Kenney of the North Side at Ken Mawr Plaza in Kennedy Township to buy ten bricks of heroin.” Continue Reading

State News

State Bill Would Allow Independents To Vote In Primaries
Independent voters could one day be able to cast ballots in Pennsylvania primary elections under legislation gaining momentum in Harrisburg.” Continue Reading

PA Attorney General Shapiro Wants FCC To Take Action Against Robocalls
“Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is joining 41 other attorneys general in calling for the FCC to take further action against robocalls.” Continue Reading

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Lawmaker: Pennsylvanians Should Have Ability To Carry A Gun Without Permit.
One Pennsylvania state lawmaker wants to do away with concealed-carry permits, arguing law-abiding citizens should be able to carry concealed firearms without further legal process.”Continue Reading

National News:

1 Dead, 8 Hurt In Colorado School Shooting, 2 In Custody
“Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburb of Denver not far from Columbine High School , killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading terror before they were taken into custody, authorities said.” Continue Reading

Teen Who Charged Attackers Was Lone Death In School Shooting
“The lone fatality in the Colorado high school shooting was Kendrick Castillo, a friendly 18-year-old who, witnesses said, leaped from his desk in a literature class and charged the two attackers, sacrificing his life to buy classmates time to escape.” Continue Reading

Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Arrives At Prison
“Michael Cohen, the former lawyer, media attack dog and fixer for President Donald Trump, said Monday there “remains much to be told” as he heads to prison to begin a three-year prison sentence for crimes including campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made on Trump’s behalf.” Continue Reading

House Panel Votes Barr In Contempt, Escalating Probe Dispute
The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the Democrats’ extraordinary legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia report.” Continue Reading

Trump Invokes Privilege Claim Over Mueller Docs
“The White House is invoking executive privilege, reserving the right to block the full release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia probe, escalating President Donald Trump’s battle with Congress.” Continue Reading

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Trump Says Report He Lost Over $1B ‘Inaccurate’
“President Donald Trump says a New York Times report that his businesses lost more than $1 billion from 1985 to 1994 is “highly inaccurate.” Continue Reading

Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Donald Trump Jr.
” The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., calling him in to answer questions about his 2017 testimony to the panel as part of its probe into Russian election interference.” Continue Reading

World News:
 

Chinese Envoy Says Trade Talks With US Have Not Broken Down
“China’s leading envoy to trade talks in Washington says the failure to strike a deal in the tariffs war with the U.S. was “just a small setback” and negotiations will continue despite increases in import duties on American imports from China.” Continue Reading

Harry, Meghan ‘Absolutely Thrilled’ About Birth Of Baby Boy
“Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to a healthy baby boy early Monday, a beaming Prince Harry announced to the world, declaring he’s “incredibly proud” of his wife.” Continue Reading

Meghan, Harry Name Baby Son Archie Harrison
“Tired but beaming, Meghan and Prince Harry showed the public their baby son’s face for the first time on Wednesday, and also revealed his name: Archie.” Continue Reading

Notre Dame’s Melted Roof Leaves Astronomical Lead Levels
“Notre Dame Cathedral’s melted roof has left astronomically high lead levels in the plaza outside and adjacent roads.” Continue Reading

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