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Port Authority bus driver charged months after Pitt student struck, killed

Barbara Como, a senior anthropology major, was struck by a Port Authority bus turning from Fifth Avenue onto DeSoto Street on Jan. 18.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

June 18, 2020

The 33-year-old Port Authority bus driver that struck and killed a Pitt student is facing multiple charges, including involuntary manslaughter.

Pitt administrators address George Floyd’s death, nationwide protests

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Wednesday that Pitt will postpone Plan for Pitt 2025 in order to include strategies to strengthen racial equity justice on campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

Floyd, a black man, died after white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe.

Pitt requests extension for implementing controversial new Title IX rule

Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, issued final rules on May 6 regarding the manner in which universities conduct investigations of sexual misconduct.

By Charlotte Pearse, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

After the federal education department first proposed the new rule at the end of 2018, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher voiced concerns in February 2019 about the requirements for hearings and cross-examination.

Rosfeld wrongful termination lawsuit dismissed, but open to amendment

Michael Rosfeld has until May 20 to

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

May 12, 2020

A federal judge dismissed former Pitt police officer Michael Rosfeld’s lawsuit in federal court against the University Tuesday.

Pitt COVID-19 researcher shot Saturday, police say killing unrelated to his work

Bing Liu, 37, was shot in his Ross home Saturday afternoon.

By Jon Moss and Benjamin Nigrosh

May 6, 2020

Bing Liu had recently begun research on the coronavirus at the time of the incident, but Ross police sergeant Brian Kohlhepp said Wednesday that police believed the slaying was “the result of a lengthy dispute regarding an intimate partner.”

Pitt police issue crime alert after burglary

Pitt police issue crime alert after burglary

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

Pitt police issued a crime alert Friday evening detailing a reported burglary in the 3100 block of Kennett Square. 

Police arrest, charge man in Meyran Avenue shooting case

City police filed two criminal charges against a Clairton man in connection to the fatal April 1 shooting on Meyran Avenue.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

April 16, 2020

City police filed two criminal charges against a 20-year-old Clairton man in connection to a fatal April 1 shooting on Meyran Avenue.

Police blotter: April 2 – April 8

Michael Rosfeld has until May 20 to

By News Editors

April 9, 2020

Pitt police recording nothing in the crime log for six of the last seven days.

Police blotter: March 26 – April 1

Michael Rosfeld has until May 20 to

By News Editors

April 2, 2020

Title IX reports, a missing drill and a shooting on Meyran in this week's TPN police blotter.

Former Pitt student killed in Wednesday morning shooting on Meyran

There was a heavy police presence in the area with caution tape surrounding the property.

By Jon Moss and Janine Faust

April 1, 2020

Shots were fired in the vicinity of 339 Meyran Ave. shortly after midnight Wednesday, police said. The property is located between Louisa and Bates streets.

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