Stephen Zappala

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Security Changes Being Put In Place 1 Year After Western Psych Shooting

It’s been one year since terror struck at Pittsburgh’s Western Psychiatric Institute when a gunman opened fire. Out of that tragedy, many questions arose. Why did this happen? And could it be prevented from happening again?

03/08/2013

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Police: Mother Abandons Baby In Woods, Claims She Wanted A Fresh Start

Police say a Wall woman left her baby in the woods, with nothing but a bottle of milk.

KDKA-TV–02/28/2013

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Local Officials Weigh In On Harper’s Ouster

Local officials are weighing in following the removal of former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper amid a growing federal investigation.

02/21/2013

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Prosecutors: Taxpayers Cheated Over $30K By Orie Melvin Campaigns

The corruption trial for suspended State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin resumed Thursday morning.

02/07/2013

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Testimony Resumes In Orie Melvin Corruption Trial

The corruption trial of Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister, Janine Orie continues Tuesday.

01/29/2013

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Testimony Continues in Orie Melvin Trial

The corruption trial of suspended State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister Janine Orie continued Monday.

KDKA-TV–01/28/2013

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Jury Selection Begins In Orie-Melvin Trial

Jury selection is now underway in the corruption trial for suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie-Melvin and her sister, Janine.

01/23/2013

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Citizens Police Review Board To Discuss Larimer Shooting, South Side Chase

Pittsburgh’s Independent Citizen Police Review Board is set to meet this evening. They are expected to discuss two recent incidents involving police officers’ actions that are being reviewed.

01/22/2013

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Zappala On Larimer’s Woman’s Death: Police Actions Not Consistent With Training

Allegheny County’s top prosecutor says he has concerns about the way Pittsburgh Police handled the case that ended in the shooting death of a Larimer woman on New Year’s Eve.

01/18/2013

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Twins’ Mother Facing Charges In Deadly Fire

The mother of 3-year-old twin boys killed earlier this month in a fire at their North Braddock home is now facing charges in connection with the case.

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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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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Couple Accused In Abuse Case Allowed To Visit Biological Children

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala on Tuesday explained the prosecutor’s office concern about child visitation in the case of a couple accused of child abuse.

10/16/2012

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Pitt To Hire 20 Police Officers After Review Of Western Psych Shooting

The University of Pittsburgh will hire 20 new police officers immediately in an effort to ramp up security after the District Attorney’s review of March’s Western Psych shooting rampage.

10/02/2012

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