Timothy Piazza

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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August 24, 2018 - 2:53 pm
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge is dismissing the most serious charges filed in a pledge's fatal injuries suffered inside a Penn State fraternity house. District Judge Carmine Prestia on Friday dismissed charges including involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment, saying the evidence is...
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In this June 13, 2018, file photo, Ryan Burke, left, who was a fraternity brother at Penn State University's shuttered Beta Theta Pi chapter, walks with his attorney Philip Masorti.
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July 31, 2018 - 6:53 am
UPDATED: 2:16 p.m. BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The first member of a Penn State University fraternity to plead guilty in connection with the death of a pledge after a night of drinking and hazing last year was sentenced to three months' house arrest on Tuesday. Ryan Burke had pleaded guilty to four...
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Jim and Evelyn Piazza
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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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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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Pennsylvania Capitol
April 19, 2018 - 12:43 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Fourteen months after the shocking death of a Penn State University student, the Pennsylvania Senate has passed what its sponsor hopes will be model legislation to combat dangerous hazing rituals. Timothy Piazza died after several falls during a drunken hazing...
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