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In case you missed it: News from winter break 2018

Mayor Bill Peduto recently worked with state and local politicians to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons in Pittsburgh.

Mayor Bill Peduto recently worked with state and local politicians to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons in Pittsburgh.

Bader Abdulmajeed | Staff Photographer

Mayor Bill Peduto recently worked with state and local politicians to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons in Pittsburgh.

Bader Abdulmajeed | Staff Photographer

Bader Abdulmajeed | Staff Photographer

Mayor Bill Peduto recently worked with state and local politicians to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons in Pittsburgh.

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December 13: The parents of 17-year-old Antwon Rose, who was shot and killed by former Pitt police officer Michael Rosfeld in June, filed a lawsuit against Pitt. The lawsuit alleges negligence on the University’s part for not properly disciplining Rosfeld when he worked there.

The University of Pittsburgh faces a second lawsuit involving Michael Rosfeld, a controversial former Pitt Police office who is accused of murdering 17-year-old Antwon Rose. Graphic by Jon Moss | Online Visual Editor

December 14: Mayor Bill Peduto, along with Gov. Tom Wolf, state Sens. Jay Costa and Wayne Fontana, state Rep. Dan Frankel and council members Corey O’Connor and Erika Strassburger introduced a new bill to ban assault weapons in the City.

Jon Moss | Online Visual Editor
State and local officials introduced three proposed ordinances Dec. 14, 2018, to restrict gun purchasing and usage within Pittsburgh.

December 15: The body of a male student was found on the roof of Lothrop Hall. According to University spokesperson Joe Miksch, the cause of death was not suspicious.

The body of a male student was found on the roof of Lothrop Hall Dec. 15, 2018. Graphic by Jon Moss | Online Visual Editor

December 18: Pitt’s chapter of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity was placed on an extended probation until April 30, 2020. The extended suspension follows an alleged hazing incident at off-campus fraternity events in October 2018.

Greek life at Pitt suffered modified social probation across all chapters for eight months as well as two long-term suspensions during 2018. Graphic by Jon Moss | Online Visual Editor

December 19: Port Authority opened its Atwood Station on Fifth Avenue in Oakland following months of construction. The newly renovated bus station includes bike racks, leaning rails, maps and two ConnectCard machines that will serve 13 bus routes.

Some Fifth Avenue bus routes will now stop at the new Atwood Street station, while others will stop at the corner of Fifth Avenue and De Soto Street. Graphic by Jon Moss | Online Visual Editor

December 20: Pitt’s Board of Trustees approved a 2.25 percent raise and a $500,000 bonus for chancellor Patrick Gallagher in 2019.

Salaries for Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and other senior officials will stay in the mid-to-high six figures, with new 2.25 percent increases approved for 2019. Graphic by Jon Moss | Online Visual Editor

December 29: A woman reported to Pitt Police that an unknown suspect entered her home on the 300 block of Meyran Avenue in South Oakland in the evening. The suspect reportedly entered the woman’s apartment and stole money, but fled the scene upon seeing the woman.

A woman reported to Pitt Police that an unknown suspect entered her home on the 300 block of Meyran Avenue Dec. 29, 2018. Graphic by Jon Moss | Online Visual Editor

December 31: The last day of the year officially made 2018 the wettest year in Pittsburgh history. Pittsburgh was 0.26 inches short of its previous 2004 record of 57.41 inches of rain as of Dec. 30, but downpours in the City on Dec. 31 led to 2018 finishing with a winning total of 57.83 inches.

A new record was set for Pittsburgh’s annual precipitation in 2018 with a total of 57.83 inches, narrowly beating the previous record of 57.41 inches from 2004. Graphic by Jon Moss | Online Visual Editor

January 1: Broadway-hit Hamilton started its 27-day run at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh. The cast, which includes Pittsburgh native Peter Matthew Smith as King George, saw a sold-out crowd on its opening night.

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