Friday, December 7, 2012
2-year-old Maddox Derkosh died after falling from the platform into the painted dogs exhibit.
The Pittsburgh Zoo observation platform from which 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh fell into an African painted dogs exhibit will be removed, according to a spokesman at the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office. "In an effort to facilitate the ongoing review of the circumstances surrounding the death of Maddox Derkosh at the Pittsburgh Zoo, District Attorney (Stephen A.) Zappala (Jr.) met this morning with Dr. Barbara Baker and the City of Pittsburgh police officers who responded to the scene," said spokesman Mike Manko in an email to reporters. Maddox, of Whitehall Borough, was visiting the zoo with his mother on Nov. 4 when he fell from the top of a platform railing into the dogs exhibit and was mauled to death. "The meeting, which …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
2-year-old Maddox Derkosh of Whitehall was killed in early November.
The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office will not pursue criminal charges against Elizabeth Derkosh, the mother of the late Maddox Derkosh, who was killed in a tragic mauling accident at the Pittsburgh Zoo in early November. However, according to KDKA, District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. is investigating a possible criminal negligence charge against the zoo. Elizabeth and 2-year-old Maddox, both of Whitehall Borough's Highgrove Road, were visiting the zoo on Nov. 4 when Maddox fell from the top of a platform railing to the ground inside of the pit area of an African painted dogs exhibit, according to a statement from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Pittsburgh police said that the child lost his balance after his mother lifted …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Trucks can be donated now at Slater Funeral Service in Scott Township OR at Maddox Derkosh's funeral Mass Friday at St. Bernard Church in Mt. Lebanon.
The Derkosh family of Whitehall Borough is asking that interested parties, in lieu of flowers, give toy construction trucks to be donated to a children's Christmas charity in the memory of 2-year old Maddox Derkosh, who died tragically at the Pittsburgh Zoo on Sunday. The trucks are being accepted now at William Slater II Funeral Service in Scott Township. They will also be accepted at Derkosh's funeral Mass at St. Bernard Church in Mt. Lebanon at 10 a.m. on Friday. Friends will be welcomed for a viewing of Maddox at Slater Funeral Service from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, according to Maddox's obituary on the funeral service's website. Trucks can also be dropped off at the Whitehall Police Department lobby throughout Wednesday. Maddox was …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The 2-year-old fell into the painted dogs exhibit and was mauled, according to Pittsburgh Police.
UPDATED: A 2-year-old child was killed at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Sunday morning after being mauled when he fell into the African painted dogs exhibit. "It is with heavy hearts we report that a tragic accident occurred this morning at 11:45 a.m. when a young child fell into the African painted dog exhibit area and was killed," the zoo stated on its Facebook page. "The accident is under investigation by both the Zoo and the Pittsburgh Police Department. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will remain closed until further notice." The child was with his 34-year-old mother, of Pleasant Hills, at the African painted dogs exhibit when he fell from the top of a platform railing to the ground inside the pit area, according to a statement …
Friday, November 18, 2011
We've found some great ideas for your weekend.
Friday, November 18, 2011
It’s Friday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Moon Patch is coming to the rescue. Check out our ideas to explore, and tell us about yours. 1. Operation Cover Our Troops When/Where: 7 a.m. Saturday at Walgreens on University Boulevard. Why Go: Operation Support Our Troops will again be at Walgreens on University Boulevard, this time collecting blanket donations to send to troops serving overseas. Admission: The organization is asking for newly purchased blanket donations. 2. Pittsburgh Light Up Night When/Where: 5 tonight throughout the Downtown. Why Go: Take that special someone or the entire family to Downtown Pittsburgh to enjoy the 51st annual Light Up Night celebration. Join the dedication of the Crèche or the…
Friday, September 2, 2011
Check out what's going on this weekend and tell us about your plans.
STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER When/Where: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and pick-up at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Moon Township Public Library. Why Go: The children are always having sleepovers, so let their favorite stuffed animals have one too. Drop off your furry friend at the library Friday and pick it back up Saturday morning, when donuts and juice will be provided. Pricing:Free. For more information, contact Megan Goode at 412-269-0334 1941 OSCAR WINNING MOVIES When/Where: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sewickley Public Library. Why Go: Spend the afternoon watching Sergeant York, a film about a boy whose life and beliefs change after he is drafted into the military. Pricing: Free. OPEN MIC NIGHT When/Where: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Crazy Mocha, …