Allegheny Co. Medical Examiner Weighs In On Opioid EpidemicMore than 4,600 people in Pennsylvania died from overdoses last year. All those cases are putting a strain on the medical examiner’s office.
Police Get Safety Protocols To Protect Them From Airborne DrugsThe Allegheny County medical examiner has come up with some new protocols to help police and other first responders stay safe on the streets.
2012 Homicides Drop In Pittsburgh, Rise In SuburbsWith 96 homicides in all, it was a year somewhat on par with others in Allegheny County, but what's changed is that the deadly toll is moving out of the City of Pittsburgh and into the suburbs.
Cyril Wecht Will Not Become Allegheny County Medical ExaminerForensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht was forced to resign after federal agents seized records from his office and he was later indicted on corruption charges.
Wecht Hoping To Be Re-Appointed Medical ExaminerBig decisions lie ahead for the next Allegheny County Executive, but none may be more difficult than choosing the next Allegheny County Medical Examiner. The man holding the title right now has earned praise, but a big name from the past also wants the job.
Wecht Wants Job As Medical Examiner BackHe was the Allegheny County medical examiner before a federal prosecutor indicted him on corruption charges. But now that the charges have been dropped, and the term of the current medical examiner has expired, Cyril Wecht says he wants his job back.