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Best Pittsburgh Easter Events For Kids 2013

There is more than a hip and hop to meet the Easter Bunny, as the events are arranged in both educational and historical venues that highlight the culture of the Pittsburgh region. Get your cameras and baskets ready for egg hunts and visits with the all the Easter friends. Hop on the bunny trail to take a tour, make crafts, win prizes and interact with birds and animals. Interactive exhibits and displays make for a memorable Easter experience for the entire family.

03/29/2013

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Best Ways To Take Advantage Of The Last Of The Winter In Pittsburgh

While the promise of spring is hopefully close, many Pittsburghers find it best to celebrate winter until “April showers officially give way to May flowers.” Here are the best ways to celebrate the last few weeks of winter in Pittsburgh.

03/02/2013

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Zoo’s Black Bears Make Super Bowl Picks

There was a special delivery to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Friday. It was a pair of specialty pizzas prepared for the North American Black Bears, Stanley and Susan.

02/01/2013

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Job Fair

With all the snow outside, it’s tough to think about summer. But the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is looking ahead and hiring.

01/25/2013

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“Parade Of Penguins” Season Kicks Off At Zoo

The Pittsburgh penguins have already opened their season. Zoo penguins, that is.

01/18/2013

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Zoo To Make Changes After Boy’s Death

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is removing the observation deck from the African Painted Dogs exhibit following the tragedy last month that left a 2-year-old boy dead.

12/06/2012

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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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