John Shick was mentally ill, angry, seeking revenge and on the wrong medications – a man who needed to be committed to a mental hospital. That’s what a UPMC doctor who felt threatened by Shick believed when he tried to commit Shick for treatment two weeks before the shooting at Western Psych and couldn’t.
When John Shick entered Western Psychiatric Institute earlier this month, he commenced firing within 30 seconds — first hitting a security guard and receptionist at the onset of his rampage.
Investigators detailed a series of warning signs that Western Psych gunman John Shick had grown dangerous which they say were ignored.
Efforts to save a dog involved in the death of a baby have turned ugly. The KD Investigators have learned that a judge’s life has been threatened.
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala is giving teachers a refresher course about what they are obliged to do to fight child abuse.
Investigators for the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office say the woman who died during shootings in the Strip District happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
In light of the Jerry Sandusky scandal erupting at Penn State with a former assistant coach facing 40 counts including sexual abuse of children, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala says it’s time to attack this issue head-on among those who have constant contact with children through an education campaign.
The investigation into claims of abuse at SCI Pittsburgh have gotten the attention of the Justice Department.
Six former and current state prison guards turned themselves in on charges resulting from an abuse investigation at the State Correctional Institution-Pittsburgh.
A club in Station Square where a man was shot last month will be closed this weekend. The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office met with the owners of Club Zen on Wednesday.
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala has new concerns about a local club where a shooting took place two weekends ago. On Tuesday, Zappala and Pittsburgh City Solicitor Dan Regan went to Club Zen in Station Square in anticipation of a meeting tomorrow with the owners.
The Allegheny County District Attorney said he is not happy with the way parole officers attempted to take a suspect into custody on Monday.
Just one day after a local prison guard was charged with allegedly targeting and sexually assaulting convicted sex offenders, new allegations are coming to light.
Baseball players take batting practice before the game. Football players go through two-a-days before the season. What do members of a mock trial team do to prepare? The answer is simple for one local high school.
Just hours after State Sen. Jane Orie’s arrest Monday night on 16 counts of forgery, perjury and tampering or fabricating evidence, her attorney William Costopoulos questioned District Attorney Stephen Zappala’s motives.