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Rosfeld trial ends in not guilty verdict

Rosfeld trial ends in not guilty verdict

Kailey Love | Editor-in-Chief 3/26/2019 The trial of Michael Rosfeld, a former East Pittsburgh police officer charged with one count of criminal homicide for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose II in June 2018, ended late Friday night in a not guilty verdict and a string of protests throughout the city. With […]

Police charge former Duquesne basketball player in Sept. 2 sexual assault case

Police charge former Duquesne basketball player in Sept. 2 sexual assault case

Raymond Arke | News Editor 01/24/18 UPDATE: Washington appeared in court for his preliminary hearing, according to the criminal docket. His formal arraignment has been scheduled for March 22. 10/30/17 Charges of rape and sexual assault were filed against Duquesne student and former Dukes basketball player Nick Washington on Oct. 29. Washington, who is no […]

O.J. Simpson arrested for murder of wife Nicole

O.J. Simpson arrested for murder of wife Nicole

By Vince Gullo | Staff Columnist 10/25/17 Disclaimer: This column is from our throwback 90’s edition and is written from the perspective of someone in that decade. To call it shocking would be an understatement. On June 12, Nicole Brown Simpson, the ex-wife of football hall-of-famer, actor and American icon O.J. Simpson, was found dead […]

Zimmerman lawyer blasts media coverage

Zimmerman lawyer blasts media coverage

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke The defense attorney for George Zimmerman spoke on a panel Monday at the Power Center Ballroom about media coverage in high-profile criminal cases and what can be done to eliminate over-prosecution of Americans of different races. Attorney Mark O’Mara said media outlets were focused on boosting their ratings […]

Tigana opens up about acquittal

By Julian Routh | News Editor Three months after he was acquitted of raping a woman on Duquesne’s campus, former student Souleymane Tigana is trying to get his life back together. “I cry every day. I do. I swear,” Tigana said. “It’s like I’m sick.” Tigana, 24, is now a student at the University of […]

Boston Marathon bomber suspect pins brother for crimes

By Jim Lorditch | Student Columnist For many people the Boston Marathon bombings may be a far removed event that is rarely if ever thought of as recent news cycles have all but focused on the federal government’s shutdown, healthcare and budget issues. But for the victims and the city, it will never be forgotten. […]