Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

WEST/NORTH/SOUTH/EAST [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

WEST/NORTH/SOUTH/EAST [Derived Headline]

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WEST

Former Aliquippa officer found not guilty in shooting

A former Aliquippa police officer was found not guilty on Friday for his involvement in a 2016 shooting in Carrick.

Joshua Gonzalez, 25, of Brentwood claimed self-defense for the Nov. 24, 2016, shooting outside Milestone Bar that injured Kevin Miller, a corrections officer at the Allegheny County Jail.

A jury deliberated for three hours Friday before finding Mr. Gonzalez not guilty on one count of aggravated assault.

During the trial this week before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Kevin G. Sasinoski, there was testimony that Miller had two knives on him that were logged in by an emergency room nurse when he was treated at the hospital.

Defense attorney Casey White said that his client, all along, said he saw Mr. Miller reaching for something at the time of the shooting.

The two men and friends they were with at the bar early that morning had been arguing, and the police said the shooting occurred on the street after they left.

NORTH

State System picks president for Lock Haven University

The board governing Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities Friday morning unanimously named Robert M. Pignatello as the next president of Lock Haven University in Clinton County.

Mr. Pignatello is a senior vice president at Hunter College, part of the City University of New York, and will begin as president of Lock Haven on July 1.

Mr. Pignatello, a university administrator and executive for more than two decades, has been in his current role at Hunter College since February 2016.

Mr. Pignatello is replacing Michael Fiorentino, who is retiring at the end of March after seven years as Lock Haven's president.

SOUTH

Forensic psychologist ends bid for seat in 18th District

Forensic psychologist Shannon Edwards, whose brief congressional hopes were dashed by traffic delays earlier this week, will not file a legal challenge asking the state to accept her late candidacy paperwork. …

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