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District Attorney Stephen Zappala

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Judge Weighs In After Verdict In Adams’ Stabbing Case

After all that’s been said about the handling of the stabbing case involving Pittsburgh Steelers’ lineman Mike Adams, presiding Judge Anthony Mariani had the last word, for this week at least.

05/02/2014

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D.A. Looking Into Court Papers Addressing Safety Concerns At Pittsburgh Zoo

The District Attorney’s office says it’s now looking into warnings about the safety of the Pittsburgh Zoo’s African painted dogs exhibit.

10/25/2013

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Zoo Exhibit Platform To Be Removed

The district attorney visited the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium today, as part of his investigation following the death of Maddox Derkosh last month.

12/06/2012

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Western Psych Shooting Renews Debate Over Mentally Ill’s Access To Guns

When John Shick entered Western Psych he was armed with a box of ammunition and two handguns, which were later found by his prone body.

03/29/2012

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Former Chief Of Staff Testifies At Orie Retrial

Police surveillance pictures showed Jamie Pavlot removing boxes of campaign materials from Orie’s office on McKnight Road. When asked why she did it, she said, “I was protecting my boss.”

03/01/2012

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Retrial Begins For State Sen. Jane Orie

Opening statements were given in the retrial for State Sen. Jane Orie that began Wednesday morning.

02/29/2012

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Jury Selection Complete For State Sen. Jane Orie Trial

All 12 jurors, in addition to four alternates, have been selected for the retrial of State Sen. Jane Orie.

02/27/2012

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Woodland Hills Teachers Learn About Reporting Child Abuse

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala is giving teachers a refresher course about what they are obliged to do to fight child abuse.

02/17/2012

When Judge Jeffrey Manning saw the documents purportedly signed by state Sen. Orie's former Chief of Staff Jamie Pavlot, he told the court: "Ray Charles could see that these documents were fraudulently composed." (Photo: Harold Hayes/KDKA)

Secret Service: 3 Documents In Orie Trial Forged

It’s a forgery — that’s what the U.S. Secret Service calls three documents admitted in evidence at the criminal trial of State Senator Jane Orie last February.

07/06/2011