A top Ravenstahl administration official is finally talking on police being dispatched to a house where a 33-year-old Larimer woman was later found dead on New Year's Day. Public Safety Director Mike Huss tells Jon Silver it was "a very serious incident" that will get a full review and public airing. County executive Rich Fitzgerald's office won't provide a tape of the 911 call, claiming such a move could deter people from reporting emergencies. But most other states don't seem to have that problem -- Pa is one of only six states nationwide that keep 911 tapes confidential, with another five placing restrictions on their release.
The union representing lottery workers submitted their own bid for taking over the state lottery system after the Corbett admin took another bid from a British lottery firm. Laura Olson has the story.
Lots of local tax subsidy news: Buncher is no longer seeking $50 million in financing for its major (and worried-over) Strip District redevelopment plans, and developers of the former LTV coke works property in Hazelwood is seeking up to $90 million -- the largest in city history -- for infrastructure improvements.