A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of May 26th Through June 1st – RADIO.COM

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

Local News:

UPMC Workers, Patients, and Supporters Rally in Oakland“Some workers, patients, and their supporters rallied in Oakland Tuesday afternoon in support of higher wages, the right to form a union, and an end to the UPMC-Highmark split set for June 30.” Continue Reading
Newly Released Correspondence Shows How Much Wuerl Knew About Sex Abuse Allegations“Newly released correspondence involving defrocked Washington, DC Cardinal Theodore McCarrick show the extent to which his successor, former Pittsburgh Bishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, was aware of sex abuse allegations against McCarrick.” Continue Reading
NASA To Land In Mars This Weekend“NASA will land in Mars this weekend, Mars, PA that is.”Continue Reading
Potential New Voting Systems Demonstrated In Allegheny County In June“Vendors will host demonstrations of potential new voting systems throughout Allegheny County next month” Continue Reading
Casting Call: Extras Needed For ‘Unsinkable’ Movie About Titanic “Want to be in a movie? A film that looks into the sinking of the Titanic is back for another round of filming and they need extras!” Continue Reading
‘The Voice’ Open Call Auditions Coming To Pittsburgh“Will you be on Team Blake? Team Kelly? What about Team John or Team Gwen??” Continue Reading
Summer Gas Put On Hold In Allegheny County“Good news for Pittsburgh area motorists, at least for now. The federal EPA has granted Allegheny County a waiver until June 17th on the sale of more expensive summer gasoline. Drivers can thank reported damage to the Buckeye Laurel pipeline that delivers low volatility gas to the region.” Continue Reading
Coors Light Promises Pittsburghers Free Beer For Record Hot June Temperatures!“If you love cold, FREE beer and don’t mind being hot, you’re in luck this June!” Continue Reading
East End Brewing Creating A Beer For Each Of Pittsburgh’s Over 90 Neighborhoods“When it comes to what makes Pittsburgh such a special place to live, it’s the neighborhoods at the heart of it all.” Continue Reading
Black Bear Spotted In North Versailles“A black bear has been spotted in North Versailles. According to police the bear was last seen entering a wooded area behind the fire department.” Continue Reading
Why Veterinarians Are Unable To Prescribe CBDCBD is becoming increasingly popular, especially among pets. It is one of the chemicals that is found in the cannabis plant.” Continue Reading
Heinz Or Hunt’s: The Great Kennywood Ketchup Debate“First it was the cheese at the Potato Patch, now there’s this.” Continue Reading

State News:

Gov. Tom Wolf Will Not Send PA National Guard Troops To Border“Five Republican Congressman representing Pennsylvania last week urged Governor Tom Wolf to send National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border.” Continue Reading
Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Over Transgender Bathrooms“The Supreme Court will not take up a challenge to a Pennsylvania school district’s policy allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their sexual identity.” Continue Reading
Mixed Verdict Reached In Penn State Frat-Fall Death Case“The former house manager of a Penn State fraternity where a pledge fell during a night of hazing and drinking and later died was convicted of hindering apprehension Thursday but acquitted of evidence tampering and obstruction.” Continue Reading
Online Sports Betting a Reality in Pennsylvania “Online sports betting is coming to a computer or tablet or smart phone near you. SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia is the first in Pennsylvania to come out with an app that allows betting on pro and college games.” Continue Reading

Sport News:

Penguins ‘Learn To Play Dek Hockey’ Back For 2019“The Penguins “Learn to Play Dek Hockey” program is coming back again this summer.” Continue Reading
Steelers LB T.J. Watt Says Fans ‘Will Be In For a Treat This Year’“It’s the third year for Steelers first round pick T.J. Watt and a contract year for first round pick Bud Dupree and Watt said we will be in for a treat watching them play this season.” Continue Reading
Kick Off Time Set For 100th Meeting Between Pitt/Penn State“We now know what time the historic 100th meeting between Pitt and Penn State will take place.” Continue Reading
Dunlap: Bud Dupree Is Allegedly Good“Apparently Bud Dupree is good.” Continue Reading
No Better Than 50-50 Odds Phil Kessel Remains A Pittsburgh Penguin“It was reported last week that the Penguins and Wild were close to a deal that would send Phil Kessel and Jack Johnson to Minnesota.” Continue Reading
Steelers Already Getting Creative To Fill Antonio Brown Void“Despite the insanity that surrounded Antonio Brown over the last few months he was a Pittsburgh Steeler, there’s no denying that his 104 receptions for 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns from 2018 is almost impossible to replace singularly. ” Continue Reading
Former Red Sox First Baseman Bill Buckner Dies At 69“Bill Buckner, the former Red Sox first baseman, passed away Monday at the age of 69.” Continue Reading
Steelers Linebacker Sutton Smith Splitting Time at Fullback“Where Sutton Smith lines up for the Steelers is still in question. And he is perfectly fine with it.” Continue Reading
Mack: David Bell Is Delusional, Desperate, Or Just Plain Dumb“The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds have already filled their first 10 games against one another in 2019 with enough drama for a full season. ” Continue Reading
96-Year-Old WWII Veteran Performed The National Anthem On Harmonica Before USWNT Soccer Game“Before Sunday’s US Women’s National Team game against Mexico, 96-year-old World War II Army veteran Pete DuPré performed the National Anthem on his harmonica.” Continue Reading
Newly Uncovered Evidence Proves Pittsburgh Is The Birthplace Of Professional Hockey“Since the 1940s Houghton, Michigan has claimed to be the birthplace of professional hockey, but new evidence proves they are mistaken. Pittsburgh is the birthplace!” Continue Reading

National News:

Mueller Resigns As Special Counsel, Addresses Russia Report“Special counsel Robert Mueller, breaking a two-year silence on his investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, announced his resignation from the Justice Department on Wednesday so that he can “return to public life.”” Continue Reading
Mueller Says Charging President ‘Not An Option’“Special counsel Robert Mueller says charging a president with a crime was “not an option” his team could consider in the Russia investigation.” Continue Reading
Mueller Declares His Russia Report Did Not Exonerate Trump“Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday that charging President Donald Trump with a crime was “not an option” because of federal rules, but he used his first public remarks on the Russia investigation to emphasize that he did not exonerate the president.” Continue Reading
President Trump Says ‘Case Is Closed’ But Mueller Says Report Does Not Exonerate The President“President Donald Trump is responding after Robert Mueller publicly addressed the Russia investigation for the first time Wednesday.” Continue Reading
More 2020 Dems Call For Impeachment After Mueller Speaks Out“The ranks of Democratic White House hopefuls backing impeachment proceedings grew on Wednesday following a rare public statement from special counsel Robert Mueller that made clear his Russia report didn’t exonerate President Donald Trump.” Continue Reading
Trump Lashes Special Counsel After He Says No Exoneration“President Donald Trump angrily assailed special counsel Robert Mueller’s motives on Thursday, a day after Mueller bluntly rebuffed Trump’s repeated claims that the Russia investigation had cleared him of committing a federal crime of obstruction of justice.” Continue Reading
Louisiana Lawmakers Send New Abortion Ban To Governor’s Desk” Louisiana lawmakers on Wednesday passed a strict new abortion ban that would prohibit the procedure before some women even know they are pregnant, joining a half-dozen conservative states with similar measures.” Continue Reading
Louisiana’s Democratic Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law” Louisiana’s Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party.” Continue Reading
Pence Honors Fallen Service Members At Arlington Cemetery” Vice President Mike Pence has paid tribute to fallen members of the U.S. Armed Forces, thanking their loved ones in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and acknowledging that for them “every day is Memorial Day.”” Continue Reading
In Emotional Interviews, Ex-Scouts Open Up About Abuse” Sharing their stories doesn’t come easily for these middle-aged men. At times, their eyes well up or their voices crack as they describe being sexually abused in the Boy Scouts and suffering from emotional damage long afterward.” Continue Reading
Democratic-Led States Divided Over Approach On Abortion“A bill seeking to preserve abortion protections in state law fails to pass a key committee. Lawmakers cite God, church and faith in proclaiming their opposition to it. Abortion-rights groups protest outside a gathering of lawmakers.” Continue Reading
Alex Trebek Shares ‘Mind-Boggling’ Pancreatic Cancer Update” “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek says his doctors say he’s in “near remission” of advanced pancreatic cancer and his response to the treatment is “kind of mind-boggling.”” Continue Reading
13th Dead Whale Of The Year Washes Ashore Near San Francisco“Authorities say a dead gray whale has washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing the total to 13 dead whales found in the area since March.” Continue Reading
MacKenzie Bezos Pledges Half Her Fortune To Charity“MacKenzie Bezos, who finalized her divorce from Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos earlier this year, is pledging to give away half her fortune to charity.” Continute Reading
Cemeteries And Family Memories Stand In Border Wall’s Way“On a muggy, mosquito-filled evening near the U.S.-Mexico border, the threat of President Donald Trump’s border wall brought together a large group of family members at two historic cemeteries that are part of their ancestral land.” Continue Reading

Entertainment News:

‘Jeopardy’ Champ James Holzhauer Nears Ken Jennings’ Record“James Holzhauer’s “Jeopardy” winning streak is still going and he may be on track to surpass Ken Jennings’ record earnings in the next month.” Continue Reading
Blast From The Past Comedies, Fawcett Bio Win In TV Ratings“Blasts from the past proved irresistible to viewers, who flocked to live versions of a pair of classic sitcoms and a special about a 20th-century TV beauty.” Continue Reading
Stan Lee’s Former Manager Arrested On Elder Abuse Charges“A former business manager of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend.” Continue Reading
All the Movies and TV Shows Coming to Hulu in June 2019“Hulu is readying for a packed month that’s crowned by the return of The Handmaid’s Tale. ” Continue Reading
Man Accused Of Defrauding Comic Book Icon Appears In Court“A former business manager of the late comic book legend Stan Lee had his initial court appearance early Sunday in Arizona, where he was arrested after fleeing California charges of fiduciary elder abuse.” Continue Reading
Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton React to Adam Levine Leaving ‘The Voice’“Adam Levine surprised fans on Friday with the announcement that he would be leaving The Voice. ” Continue Reading

World News:

Iraq Offers To Mediate In Crisis Between Its Allies Iran, US“Iraq offered to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels.” Continue Reading

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