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Gun Violence

President Barack Obama

Obama Challenges Congress To Act To Reduce Gun Violence

President Obama’s anti-gun violence plan involves a combination of approaches, some of them controversial, involving guns, mental health and more police.

01/16/2013

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Pittsburghers React To Obama’s Call For Action On Gun Violence

President Obama on Wednesday challenged Americans to rethink how we can reduce gun violence.

12/19/2012

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F.O.P. Says It Can Help Local School Districts In Wake Of Conn. Shooting

In the wake of the Connecticut massacre, many schools across the country are trying to figure out how to better protect students. Now, the local police union says it can help schools here.

12/19/2012

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Congressmen Murphy & Doyle React To President’s Speech

President Obama announced today that he has put together a group led by the Vice President to come up with a better solution to solve our gun law woes. He is also calling on Congress to reinstated a ban on automatic weapons.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/19/2012

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Youth Football Game Shooting Victim Remembered At March, Rally

Dozens of community members came together Sunday afternoon for a march from Wilkinsburg to East Liberty following last weekend’s deadly shooting in the stands of a youth football game.

10/21/2012

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Police Asking For Community Cooperation After Recent Violence

A spate of recent violence in Pittsburgh has seen innocent bystanders become victims. While police work to find the shooters, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl says the shootings are unacceptable.

10/17/2012

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Weekend Gun Violence Ravages Through Pittsburgh

It was a deadly weekend in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas— four people killed in 48 hours. In a year of killing in Pittsburgh, this weekend’s series of gun violence started Friday in Wilkinsburg.

08/27/2012

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Softball Tournament Raises $ To Prevent Gun Violence, Honors Brother & Sister

A brother and sister, both recently lost to gun violence, were remembered this weekend during a memorial softball tournament in Penn Township.

07/29/2012

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Local Gun Violence Victims Remembered At Emotional Memorial

Emotions ran high Sunday in Pittsburgh’s Hill District during a memorial for hundreds of victims of gun violence. The Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network set up 500 crosses on an empty lawn along Centre Avenue in remembrance of all the victims of violence in Allegheny County over the past decade.

07/15/2012

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Police Blaming Gang Violence In North Side Shootings

Pittsburgh police are stepping up patrols after a double murder Thursday capped off a violent week on the city’s North Side. Police are blaming it on gang violence.

06/29/2012

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Surge In Gun Violence Prompts Heightened Patrols On North Side

As the summer moves forward, there appears to be more and more shootings and many of the victims are teenagers. In response to what police are calling gang violence, they are stepping up their presence, particularly in the city’s North Side section.

06/28/2012

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CMU Protestors Remember Trayvon Martin, Rally Against Gun Violence

The theme on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus today is “We are Trayvon,” as demonstrators are set to rally this afternoon to remember the Florida teenager Trayvon Martin who was gunned down a month ago today.

03/26/2012

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Experts Discuss Gun Violence In Pittsburgh

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Chris Moore hosts a panel of local anti-violence advocates to discuss the state of gun crimes in Pittsburgh today.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/18/2011

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Mother Of Homicide Victim Relates To Current Violence In City

KDKA AM’s Larry Richert talks to Valerie Dixon, who lost her son to violence ten years ago, and what message she has for the current violence in Pittsburgh.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/19/2011

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Campaign To Reduce Gun Violence Rolls Through Town

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Families who have lost loves ones to gun violence joined together with a national campaign calling for congressional action as it rolled through Pittsburgh today. The traveling billboard with the “Fix Gun […]

02/19/2011

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