A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of January 5th Through 11th – NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

A look back at the headlines from the week of January 5th through January 11th:


Welcome to 2020, the year of KDKA Radio"Welcome to 2020, the year of KDKA Radio."Continue Reading

Sister Of Missing Local Artist Tonee Turner Speaks"Police continue to investigate the disappearance of 22-year-old Tonee Turner of Hazelwood."Continue Reading

Hidden Camera Discovered In Employee Bathroom At West Penn Hospital"Authorities are investigating after a hidden camera was discovered in an employee bathroom at West Penn Hospital."Continue Reading

US Army Says Text Messages Saying Youve been selected for the military draft Are Fake"You have been selected from the thousands of US citizens to come serve your time in the upcoming war for the US Military"Continue Reading

Vitalant Announces Blood Shortage Following Holiday Season"Vitalant, formerly known as the Central Blood Blank, has declared a shortage of blood following the holiday season."Continue Reading

First Confirmed Death Due To The Flu Confirmed In Allegheny County"Allegheny County has seen the seasons first death related to the flu."Continue Reading

Uniontown Refuses To Let First African-American City Treasurer Take Office"Uniontown, Fayette County doesn't have a Tax Collector and a federal lawsuit just filed says the city won't swear in the elected official because she's an African American."Continue Reading

Judge Bars News Media And Public From Jury Selection"A judge has barred news media and the public from jury selection in the trial of two men accused of killing 5 people, including a pregnant woman, at a Wilkinsburg cookout in 2016."Continue Reading

Teresa Kail-Smith New City Council President"Pittsburgh City Council has a new president."Continue Reading

Non-Alcoholic Pop-Up Bar Coming To Downtown For Dry January"A pop-up bar is opening in downtown Pittsburgh that will serve craft beer, sangria, cocktails and more but there wont be any alcohol available."Continue Reading

Local Entrepreneur Closes Deal On ABC's Shark Tank"Plum Native and entrepreneur Joe Altieri appeared on ABCs Shark Tank this past Sunday and pitched the idea for his nearly indestructible and easy to use window screen, FlexScreen."Continue Reading

Extras Needed For Kristen Stewart Movie Filming In Pittsburgh"Want to be a movie star?"Continue Reading

Thursday Marks National Law Enforcement Day"Thursday, January 9th is National Law Enforcement Day."Continue Reading

2020 Girl Scout Cookie Season Launches With New Cookie"Its that time....Girl Scout cookie sales start Friday."Continue Reading

How Jack Bogut's Participation In Children's Hospital Fundraiser Inspired Larry Richert's Career"Here at KDKA Radio, we're celebrating our 100th anniversary and among all of the people who have made and continue to make the radio station what is today are the on-air talent."Continue Reading

Shoplifting Suspect Caught Red-Handed Tells Police 'These Aren't My Pants'"When an alleged thief had no other defense after being confronted by police, their response was These arent my pants!"Continue Reading

Police Pull Over Erratic Driver, Find Shooting Victim In Passenger Seat"Pittsburgh Police pulled over a driver for driving erratically to find a shooting victim in the passenger seat."Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Oddcast: Famous And Forgotten Pittsburghers"Pittsburgh has been the home to hundreds of thousands of unique individuals over the course of its history."Continue Reading

Big Lottery Jackpots Hit All Around Pittsburgh"It was a weekend of lottery winners around Pittsburgh."Continue Reading

Westmoreland Co. Courthouse Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat"The Westmoreland County Courthouse was evacuated on Monday morning due to a reported bomb threat."Continue Reading


Penguins Co-Owner Ron Burkle's Son Found Dead In L.A."A son of Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle has been found dead in Los Angeles."Continue Reading

Former Steelers Defensive Coordinator George Perles Dies"Former Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach George Perles died Tuesday in East Lansing, Michigan due to complications from Parkinsons disease."Continue Reading

Pitt Gives Jeff Capel Two-Year Extension"Pitt mens basketball coach Jeff Capel isnt going anywhere."Continue Reading

Benny Snell: 'I Want To Be A Volume Guy'"Steelers running back Benny Snell just finished up his rookie campaign in which he ran for 426 yards and two touchdowns on 108 carries."Continue Reading


5 Dead, Dozens Hospitalized In Pennsylvania Turnpike Crash"Five people were killed and about 60 were injured on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Sunday morning, when a loaded bus went out of control on a hill and rolled over, setting off a chain reaction that involved three tractor-trailers and a passenger car."Continue Reading

Gov. Wolf Orders PA Flag Fly At Half-Staff In Honor Of Paramedic Killed On I-70"Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the commonwealth of Pennsylvanias flag be lowered to half-staff to honor Rostraver West Newton ParamedicMatthew Smelser,who was killed on Sunday while responding to a crash on I-70."Continue Reading

Police: Bed Bugs Released At Edinboro Walmart"Police are investigating after one or more people allegedly released bed bugs at an Edinboro Walmart."Continue Reading

Longtime State Rep. Harry Readshaw Announces Retirement"State House Representative Harry Readshaw, who has been serving PAs 36th Legislative District in Allegheny County, announced his retirement Tuesday."Continue Reading

PennDot And PA Turnpike To Begin Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Program"Roadwork and construction zones are things Pittsburgh drivers know plenty about."Continue Reading

Bill Cosby asks Pennsylvania high court to review conviction"Comedian Bill Cosby filed an appeal Thursday of a court decision last month that upheld his conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home."Continue Reading


House approves measure to restrain Trumps actions on Iran"Reigniting a debate over who has the power to declare war, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran."Continue Reading

Video in apparent Epstein suicide attempt is lost, US says"Video footage of the area around Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell on a day he survived an apparent suicide attempt no longer exists, federal prosecutors told a judge Thursday."Continue Reading

Pelosi to 'soon' send impeachment articles for Senate trial"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she will "soon'' transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, signaling a potential thaw in the standoff with Senate Republicans as she warned against rushing to an acquittal without a fair trial."Continue Reading


Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq"Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops in a major escalation that brought the two longtime foes closer to war."Continue Reading

Trump Says Iran Appears To Be 'Standing Down' After Strike"President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Iran appears to be standing down and said no Americans or Iraqis were harmed in Iran's Tuesday ballistic missile strike on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops."Continue Reading

US sends more firefighters to help battle Australia blazes"U.S. officials said Tuesday they're planning to send at least another 100 firefighters to Australia to join 159 already in the country battling wildfires that have killed 25 people and destroyed 2,000 homes."Continue Reading

Thousands In Baghdad Mourn Iranian General Killed By US"Thousands took to the streets of Baghdad for the funeral procession of Iran's top general Saturday after he was killed in a U.S. airstrike, as the region braced for the Islamic Republic to fulfill its vows of revenge."Continue Reading

At Least 63 Canadians Dead In Iran Plane Crash"Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed his government will get answers after a Ukrainian passenger jet crashed, killing at least 63 Canadians, just minutes after taking off from Iran's capital."Continue Reading

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