- District Attorney Stephen Zappala, commenting for the first time since Jane Orie’s imprisonment, denied that his family has a “vendetta” against the Ories, and also said Orie’s use of the word “vendetta” was some kind of ethnic slur. He also pointed out the obvious: “Tampering with documents, tampering with evidence, things like that,” he told the Post-Gazette, “Those are pretty big crimes.
- Meanwhile, as the Ories turn, Joan Orie Melvin was granted a 30-day delay in her preliminary hearing. There was no word on her request to have the entire Court of Common Pleas recused from hearing the case. [Trib]
- Encouraging report on employment situation in Pittsburgh. [Pittsburgh Business Times]