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Gunshots fired into office of Michael Rosfeld’s attorney

Telmar Palmer was charged Sept. 1 with invasion of privacy and attempted indecent assault.

By Janine Faust, Managing Editor

March 23, 2019

Gunshots were fired overnight into the office of Michael Rosfeld's defense attorney, Pat Thomassey. The approximate time of the shooting has yet to be determined.

Breaking: Pitt appoints counseling center director

Jay Darr was hired as the director of the University Counseling Center.

By Brian Gentry and Christian Snyder

January 11, 2019

Pitt has been without a full-time director of the counseling center since the previous director was arrested in May 2018 on charges of possessing child pornography.

Pitt to discontinue women’s tennis program

Gabriela Rezende is one of four seniors on the Pitt women's tennis team, which will play its last season this spring.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019

Athletic director Heather Lyke announced that Pitt will be discontinuing its women's tennis program after the upcoming spring season.

Body discovered on roof of Lothrop Hall

A body was found on the roof of Lothrop Hall Saturday morning, a day before dorms close for winter break.

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

December 15, 2018

A dead body was found on the roof of Lothrop Hall Saturday morning. Pitt Police and Pittsburgh Police officers were at the scene.

Lawsuit alleges Pitt responsible for dropped criminal charges

Daniel Humphrey, the son of Pitt Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement Kathy Humphrey, was arrested by Pitt police in a December 2017 incident at Garage Door Saloon. The charges were dropped at the preliminary hearing, and now lawyers for the bar allege Humphrey and other Pitt affiliates were responsible.

By Jon Moss, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

The owner of Garage Door Saloon says he is intending to prove Pitt's involvement in the district attorney's dismissal of criminal charges against students.

First-year guards lead Pitt past Penguins, 69-53, in opener

First-year guard Xavier Johnson (1) contributed 16 points in Pitt’s 69-53 victory over Youngstown State Tuesday night.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 6, 2018

First-year guards Trey McGowens and Xavier Johnson led the Panthers with 17 and 16 points, respectively, and the Panthers scored 27 fast-break points en route to a comfortable 16-point victory.

Pitt rushes for 484 yards, beats Duke 54-45 on final drive

Junior wide receiver Maurice Ffrench (2) receives Pitt's winning touchdown pass during the final minutes of the fourth quarter.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 27, 2018

Pitt rushed for 484 yards as a team — the second-most in program history — in a 54-45 last-minute win over the Duke Blue Devils.

Man sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder of Pitt student

Police believe that Darby used a claw type hammer and two stainless steel knives to kill Sheykhet. (Courtesy of Pittsburgh Police)

By Janine Faust, Managing Editor

October 17, 2018

The DA’s office had originally sought the death penalty for Matthew Darby and withdrew it after he agreed to a sentence of life without parole.

Phi Delta Theta under police investigation for alleged hazing incident

Police are investigating Pitt's Phi Delta Theta chapter after a Pitt community member reported an alleged hazing incident at off-campus fraternity events last week.

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh chapter of fraternity Phi Delta Theta is under police investigation after this weekend, when a Pitt community member reported alleged hazing at off-campus fraternity events last week.

Pittsburgh-native rapper Mac Miller dead at 26

Pittsburgh native rapper Mac Miller performed at Splash! Festival in Germany last year.

By The Pitt News Staff

September 7, 2018

The rapper died of an apparent drug overdose, according to a report from TMZ. He was 26 years old and about to go on tour.

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