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Absentee Landlords A Growing Problem In McKeesport

Fire investigators say the McKeesport home where a fatal fire started last weekend did not have any smoke detectors.

03/28/2014

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DA: Fatal McKeesport Fire Sparked By 5-Year-Old

A fire that destroyed three houses and left a 2-year-old girl dead is believed to have been started by a child playing with a cigarette lighter.

03/27/2014

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D.A. At Odds With Mayor’s Office Over Double Homicide Investigation

Long before suspect Allen Wade was arrested and charged with the murders of Susan and Sarah Wolfe, we all knew about surveillance video, DNA and a timeline created by the alarm system at the victims’ home.

03/12/2014

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D.A. Rules Fatal Shooting Of Child Abductor Was Justified

The Allegheny County District Attorney has ruled that the fatal shooting of a child abductor by police was justified.

03/12/2014

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County Council To Decide On Budget Amidst Disagreement Over Drug Enforcement

A war of words between the Allegheny County District Attorney and county administrators over drug enforcement could be coming to an end in a few hours.

12/03/2013

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Judge Calls For Investigation After Brashear H.S. Shooting

District Judge James A. Motznik is calling for an investigation into the recent shooting at Brashear High School.

11/15/2013

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Testimony To Begin In Trial Of Armored Truck Heist Case

Jury selection was expected to resume today in the case of an armored car guard who is accused of killing his work partner and stealing more than $2 million.

11/07/2013

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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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Drug Case Against Pizza Shop Owner Transferred To City Court

An Oakland Pizza shop owner charged with dealing drugs out of the shop was in court today, but his case was transferred to another jurisdiction.

10/07/2013

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Allegheny County D.A.: Munhall Homeowner Won’t Face Charges In Shooting

The Allegheny County District Attorney says the Munhall homeowner who shot and killed an intruder last week will not be facing any charges.

09/24/2013

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Head Start Program Working To Keep Crime Down At Duquesne Housing Complex

The Head Start program at Duquesne Place in the Hilltop Parkview Manor housing complex in Duquesne hosts some of the more than 600 kids who live in the complex.

09/05/2013

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D.A. Calls Armored Truck Guard’s Jailhouse Tattoos “Cold-Blooded”

Last month it was revealed that over the summer police executed a search warrant for Kenneth Konias while he was in jail. They wanted to see the tattoos he made, allegedly in jail.

09/05/2013

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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DA Won’t File Charges In Shaler Elementary Duct Collapse

The Allegheny County District Attorney says he found no criminally reckless behavior related to a ductwork collapse at Shaler Elementary School.

08/28/2013

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DA Working To Shut Down Oakland Pizza Shop

The day after a pizza shop owner was arrested on drug charges, the district attorney said he is working to shut the business down.

08/28/2013

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