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Thursday’s KDKA Afternoon News: Dec. 6, 2012

In case you missed the Thursday edition of the KDKA Afternoon News, here’s a recap of the action.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/06/2012

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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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Mauling Victim’s Grandfather Says Family Is Coping Day By Day

It’s been three weeks since the death of 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh, the little boy who fell into the African Painted Dogs exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. The city has watched and grieved with the family, but hasn’t heard from the family until now.

11/26/2012

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Funeral Service Held For Zoo Tragedy Victim

There was an outpouring of support for a local family who buried their 2-year-old son after an unfortunate accident at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium last weekend. The funeral service for little Maddox Derkosh was held at St. Bernard Church in Mount Lebanon around 10 a.m. Friday.

11/09/2012

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Toy Truck Donations Arrive By The Hundreds At Mauling Victim’s Visitation

There is an outpouring of support for the family of the little boy who was killed after falling into an animal exhibit over the weekend at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

11/08/2012

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Mayor Ravenstahl Calling For Changes At Zoo After Boy’s Death

The Mayor of Pittsburgh is calling for changes at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium following the mauling death of a young boy over the weekend when he fell into an exhibit.

11/08/2012

Facebook Page Raising Money For Mauling Victim’s Family

A local teacher and mother is reaching out to help the family of the boy who was killed after falling into an exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

11/06/2012

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Pittsburgh Zoo Reopens In Wake Of Tragedy

The Pittsburgh Zoo has reopened two days after a toddler was mauled after falling into an exhibit with wild dogs. There are somber reminders of the tragedy throughout the zoo.

11/06/2012

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Zoo To Reopen After Boy’s Death In African Painted Dogs Exhibit

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium reopens its doors Tuesday morning for the first time since late Sunday morning when a 2-year-old boy fell into an animal exhibit and was mauled by a wild pack of dogs.

11/05/2012

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Zoo Tragedy Witness: “It Was A Gruesome Sight”

For those who were also at the African Painted Dog exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on Sunday, the death of a 2-year-old boy was an unimaginable sight. One they will never forget.

11/05/2012

Maddox Derkosh. (Photo Credit: KDKA-TV Viewer)

Friends Shocked & Upset Following Boy’s Death At Pittsburgh Zoo

Friends of Elizabeth Derkosh, the mother of the 2-year-old boy who died after falling into the African Painted Dog exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, say they want people to have more compassion regarding what happened at the zoo on Sunday.

11/05/2012

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Zoo Officials Consider Future Of African Painted Dogs Exhibit

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium was inspected over the summer and accredited by a national organization in September. But inspectors will now be back, in light of the accident that left a little boy dead over the weekend. It’s a step that’s required. Meanwhile, zoo officials are considering the future of the exhibit.

11/05/2012

Maddox Derkosh. (Photo Credit: KDKA-TV Viewer)

Zoo Officials Offer New Details After Child’s Tragic Death

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium officials gave an update Monday afternoon following a tragic incident on Sunday that resulted in a little boy losing his life.

11/05/2012

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Jack Hanna Discusses Pittsburgh Zoo Tragedy

Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio1020 KDKA by popular Zookeeper and Director of the Columbus Zoo Jack Hanna.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/05/2012

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