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FILE - In this May 5, 2017, file photo, Jim and Evelyn Piazza stand by as Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller announces the results of an investigation into the death of their son Timothy Piazza, seen in photo at right, a Penn State Univers
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January 10, 2019 - 3:26 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A string of guilty pleas has left just five defendants still fighting charges in the hazing-related death of a pledge at a Penn State fraternity two years ago, a case whittled down as prosecutors were unable to get the most serious counts to stick. Twenty-eight members of the...
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A measure awaiting action in the New Jersey legislature would toughen the penalty for hazing, particularly if the victim is seriously injured.
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David Madden
November 26, 2018 - 4:00 am
SOMERVILLE, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — A measure awaiting action in the New Jersey legislature would toughen the penalty for hazing, particularly if the victim is seriously injured. Remember when Timothy Piazza died last year after a night of drinking at a Pennsylvania State University fraternity house?...
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Tony Romeo
October 15, 2018 - 7:43 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Legislation prompted by the hazing death of a Penn State student is on its way to Governor Tom Wolf. The governor is praising the bill, which he says he will sign. The bill, given final approval by the Senate late Monday afternoon, is sponsored by Republican Jake...
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Rich Braham
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September 10, 2018 - 10:06 am
By John Rogers, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Piazza and Marquise Braham told their parents they just wanted to make some new friends by joining fraternities while away at college. Neither got much of a chance: They died before their 20th birthdays, after brutal fraternity hazing rituals...
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Jim and Evelyn Piazza
Abby Drey /Centre Daily Times via AP, File
May 07, 2018 - 12:45 pm
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Eleven more members of a Penn State fraternity are headed to trial over the death of a pledge after a judge ruled Monday prosecutors put on enough evidence to support hazing and alcohol-related criminal charges. Judge Steven Lachman also...
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Jim and Evelyn Piazza stand by as Centre County, Pa., prosecutors discuss an investigation into the death of their son Timothy Piazza
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May 02, 2018 - 11:30 am
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge's illness is delaying a hearing for members of a Penn State fraternity charged after the FBI recovered security camera footage from a basement bar area the night a pledge was fatally injured. Twelve members of the shuttered Beta...
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro stands with Timothy Piazza's parents
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Tony Romeo
May 01, 2018 - 12:53 pm
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he’ll pursue a new legal theory in an effort to prosecute Penn State frat members involved in a fatal hazing incident last year. Shapiro is seeking to reinstate certain charges -- including involuntary manslaughter -- against five former fraternity...
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