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Left: Joseph Kocott Jr. Right: Joseph Kocott Sr. (Photo Courtesy: Allegheny County District Attorney's Office)

Father, Son Accused Of Ripping Off Business, Gambling Money Away

Surrounded by family, 44-year-old Joseph Kocott and his 25-year-old son, Joe, surrendered to a magistrate in Penn Hills Wednesday morning.

08/28/2013

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Medical Researcher Accused In Wife’s Death Arrested In W. Va.

Dr. Robert Ferrante, a prominent UPMC researcher, was arrested Thursday evening by state police in West Virginia after his car was stopped when police executed a rolling traffic stop.

07/25/2013

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Husband Arrested, Charged In Doctor’s Cyanide Poisoning Death

Detectives searched his house and his laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh, and now after months of speculation, Dr. Robert Ferrante – a University of Pittsburgh professor of neurological surgery – has been charged with poisoning his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein.

07/25/2013

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Mother Of 8-Year-Old Sexual Assault Victim Outraged, Demanding Accountability

Prosecutors are now charging a teenage boy who is accused of sexually assaulting a young female patient at Western Psych.

03/14/2013

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Security Changes Being Put In Place 1 Year After Western Psych Shooting

It’s been one year since terror struck at Pittsburgh’s Western Psychiatric Institute when a gunman opened fire. Out of that tragedy, many questions arose. Why did this happen? And could it be prevented from happening again?

03/08/2013

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Citizens Police Review Board To Discuss Larimer Shooting, South Side Chase

Pittsburgh’s Independent Citizen Police Review Board is set to meet this evening. They are expected to discuss two recent incidents involving police officers’ actions that are being reviewed.

01/22/2013

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Zappala On Larimer’s Woman’s Death: Police Actions Not Consistent With Training

Allegheny County’s top prosecutor says he has concerns about the way Pittsburgh Police handled the case that ended in the shooting death of a Larimer woman on New Year’s Eve.

01/18/2013

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Twins’ Mother Facing Charges In Deadly Fire

The mother of 3-year-old twin boys killed earlier this month in a fire at their North Braddock home is now facing charges in connection with the case.

01/18/2013

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Former Zoo Employee Weighs In On Tragedy

A former Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium employee who has been interviewed by police in this month’s deadly accident at the African Painted Dog exhibit is speaking out about safety.

11/28/2012

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D.A. Will Not File Charges Against Mother In Zoo Tragedy

The Allegheny County District Attorney said he will not pursue criminal charges against a woman whose son was killed at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium earlier this month. However, District Attorney Stephen Zappala said he is investigating possible criminal negligence against the Zoo.

11/28/2012

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Couple Accused In Abuse Case Allowed To Visit Biological Children

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala on Tuesday explained the prosecutor’s office concern about child visitation in the case of a couple accused of child abuse.

10/16/2012

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DA Preparing To Try Armored Truck Heist As State Homicide Case

He’s accused of stealing more than $2 million and shooting and killing his co-worker, but Ken Konias says it all happened in self-defense. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala held a news conference today on the case following Konias’ arrest earlier this week in Florida.

04/26/2012

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District Attorney Voices Concerns About Local Club

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala has new concerns about a local club where a shooting took place two weekends ago. On Tuesday, Zappala and Pittsburgh City Solicitor Dan Regan went to Club Zen in Station Square in anticipation of a meeting tomorrow with the owners.

11/01/2011

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DA Concerned Over Parole Officer Procedure

The Allegheny County District Attorney said he is not happy with the way parole officers attempted to take a suspect into custody on Monday.

10/06/2011

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Zappala: More Arrests Of Corrections Officers Possible

Just one day after a local prison guard was charged with allegedly targeting and sexually assaulting convicted sex offenders, new allegations are coming to light.

09/28/2011

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