Week in Review: Jan. 18-24

PITTSBURGH (100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA) — Take a look back at some of the week’s biggest headlines, coming in locally, statewide, nationally, and from the sports realm.

Sports:

Report: '99.9 % a done deal' Canada is next Steelers offensive coordinator
“Since originally being reported last weekend that current Steelers quarterbacks coach Matt Canada was going to be hired as the team’s new offensive coordinator, Pittsburgh has reportedly interviewed at least two others for the position.” Continue Reading

McDonald has bigger plans than football as the Steelers TE retires at 30
“It’s often in retirement news conferences or now Zoom calls that athletes will discuss what they will miss. Rare that an athlete says some of the things Vance McDonald said as his 8 year NFL career ended on Friday.” Continue Reading

Zero Risk, potential high reward with Steelers signing Haskins
“The Steelers have signed Dwayne Haskins to a Reserve/Future deal, it is a no risk, high reward move for Pittsburgh.” Continue Reading

Steelers interview Hue Jackson for offensive coordinator, per report
According to ESPN's Dianna Russini, the Pittsburgh Steelers have interviewed a candidate with deep ties to the AFC North for their offensive coordinator position:” Continue Reading

Jets, Dolphins new favorites to trade for Deshaun Watson
“Has Deshaun Watson’s frustration with Houston’s mismanagement fractured their relationship beyond repair? Since Watson’s unhappiness with the Texans became public knowledge, trade speculation has taken over.” Continue Reading

Pitt women’s basketball back after 32 days away
“While the Pitt men’s basketball team is rolling, the women’s team is just watching. And watching. And watching.” Continue Reading

More Pirates moves coming
“Since coming to the Pirates in November of 2019, Pirates GM Ben Cherington has traded away some of not only the fan’s favorites, but their most productive players.” Continue Reading

Report: Pirates interested in veteran 1st baseman Mitch Moreland
“According to a report, the Pittsburgh Pirates are interested in a veteran first baseman.” Continue Reading

Penguins injuries piling up already, going to taxi squad
“It’s early in the Pittsburgh Penguins 2021 NHL season, but it seems they already have injury issues.” Continue Reading

Baseball icon Hank Aaron dead at 86
“MLB legend Hank Aaron has died at age 86.” Continue Reading

Local:

Pittsburgh Police welcomes 32 new recruits
“On Friday Jan. 22, 2021, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police recruit class BR20-01 graduated and are ready to begin field training.” Continue Reading

CDC awards $350K contract to Allegheny Health Network
“On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health announced that it was awarding a $350,000 contract to the Allegheny Health Network.” Continue Reading

Allegheny County Health Department to start vaccinating people 65 and older in Monroeville
“The Allegheny County Health Department announced on Friday that people age 65 and older will start getting vaccinated at a pop-up Monroeville clinic on Monday, Jan. 25.” Continue Reading

One year later: Shaler Police still looking for missing 70-year-old woman
“Just over a year ago, on Jan. 20, 2020, Shaler Police initially received a call for 108 Dolores Drive on a report for a missing 70-year-old woman.” Continue Reading 

Police make arrest in Stowe Township shooting death
“An arrest has been made in the shooting death of a 29-year-old woman in Stowe Township this week.” Continue Reading

State:

Pittsburgh joins legal battle against the Trump administration's vehicle emission rollbacks
“Pittsburgh is now part of a legal battle intended to fight vehicle emissions cuts made by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Trump administration.” Continue Reading

PA lawmakers to review election rules and 2020 election in Harrisburg
“Pennsylvania Lawmakers are meeting Thursday with members of the Wolf administration to review the state's election laws and the 2020 election.” Continue Reading

PA State Police canceling camp events, programs for 2021
“The Pennsylvania State Police announced on Friday that they are canceling the 2021 Troop C, Camp Cadet, and Sunny Day Camp Programs.” Continue Reading

Wolf to nominate Deputy Chief of Staff Beam to replace Levine as Sec. of Health
“Governor Tom Wolf is planning to nominate Alison Beam to serve as Secretary to the Department of Health.” Continue Reading

Improvements made to help Pennsylvanians process unemployment claims amid ongoing pandemic
“State Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa has great news for thousands of Pennsylvanians who are seeking help during the pandemic.” Continue Reading

National:

Legendary TV host Larry King dies at 87
“Broadcast legend Larry King has died. He was 87.” Continue Reading

Biden halts border wall building after Trump’s final surge
“In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as a symbol of international friendship.” Continue Reading

Biden's early approach to coronavirus: Underpromise, overdeliver
“It's a proven political strategy: Underpromise and overdeliver.” Continue Reading

Godiva closing all 128 chocolate stores in North America amid pandemic
“Luxury chocolate maker Godiva is closing all of its 128 stores in North America amid the pandemic.” Continue Reading 

Biden tweets after Twitter hands over White House accounts: ‘There is no time to waste’
“Twitter has handed over the official White House accounts to the nation’s new administration on Inauguration.” Continue Reading

Biden revokes Trump report promoting ‘patriotic education’
“President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda.” Continue Reading

Biden expected to lift military transgender ban
“President Joe Biden is expected to lift the military's ban on transgender service members within the coming days, according to the White House.” Continue Reading

Dr. Fauci says he feels 'somewhat liberated' working with Biden administration
“Dr. Anthony Fauci made his public first appearance at the White House in weeks, telling reporters he feels "somewhat liberated" in embracing a science-based approach in the new Biden administration.” Continue Reading 

First Black Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, confirmed
“President Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Defense, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, is now the first Black secretary of Defense, confirmed Friday morning by the Senate.” Continue Reading

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