Plum High School Teacher Hires Attorney Who Also Represents Jerry Sandusky

A Plum High School teacher has hired an attorney who also represents Jerry Sandusky.

Drew Zoldak, 40, of New Kensington, has hired Butler county defense attorney Alexander H. Lindsay Jr. to defend him against charges of witness intimidation.

Lindsay also represents Sandusky in the former Penn State assistant football coach’s post conviction relief act appeal of his conviction for molesting young boys.

Zoldak is accused of identifying a girl in his class as one who allegedly had sex with Joseph Ruggieri, 40, of Plum, an English teacher at the school charged with institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors and witness intimidation.

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Allegheny County DA, Monroeville Police Team To Reduce Drug Activity, Violent Crime

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office will work with Monroeville police to reduce drug activity and violent crime in the eastern suburbs, officials said Thursday.

Drug activity in Monroeville has increased in the past six or seven years as Pittsburgh police efforts pushed drug sales out of Homewood and into nearby suburbs, District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. said.

“In a relatively short period of time, I think we can knock those numbers down,” Zappala said at a news conference in the Monroeville municipal building.

Police are monitoring the movement of narcotics in Monroeville’s business districts, he said. His office and other law enforcement agencies plan to work with Monroeville police to refocus the department’s efforts to monitor certain areas of the municipality.

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Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office Gets Emergency Order To Shut South Side Bar Levelz

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Allegheny County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  This says it all, “a Saturday stabbing at Levelz injured two people, one of whom witnesses told police was left holding his entrails.”  33 police responses in about a year and a half!

The Allegheny County district attorney’s office has obtained an emergency court order to shut down Levelz Sports Lounge on Pittsburgh’s South Side.

“We had a meeting with the owners to try to talk some sense into them, but they did not comply,” DA’s office spokesman Mike Manko said.

The bar was also contacted by the county’s Nuisance Bar Task Force.

The bar’s owners could not be reached immediately for comment.

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Pitt Researcher Arrested In Cyanide Poisoning Death Of His Wife, A UPMC Doctor

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Allegheny County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The University of Pittsburgh researcher charged Thursday with killing his wife with cyanide believed she was cheating on him.

Autumn Klein, who was chief of the division of women’s neurology at UPMC, told at least one friend more than two months before her death of her husband’s allegations and that she planned to leave Robert Ferrante.

Instead, on April 17, Klein, 41, received a lethal dose of cyanide — the same type of poison ordered by Mr. Ferrante and shipped overnight to his lab just two days earlier.

Those details were included in a lengthy affidavit of probable cause released Thursday afternoon by the Allegheny County district attorney’s office.

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