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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


The incident comes nearly two months after a shooting occurred in Eastons West Ward. (Photo courtesy of City of Easton on X)

Shots fired into occupied Easton home

By Andreas Pelekis, News Editor July 6, 2024

A teenager fired shots into an occupied home in Easton on Monday, according to the Easton Police Department. No one was injured and the suspect is still at large. The reports of a shooting came at 1:30...

Peter Milius formal arraignment is expected to take place in Courtroom 1 of the Northampton County Courthouse.

Peter Milius waives preliminary hearing, formal arraignment to come

By Elisabeth Seidel, Managing Editor June 18, 2024

Peter Milius, the former Lafayette College student charged with possession of child pornography and invasion of privacy, waived his preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Robert Weber last...

Peter Milius was a sophomore before he departed Lafayette College. It is unknown if his departure was voluntary. (Photo courtesy of TikTok)

More details revealed in Milius case, preliminary hearing postponed

By Madeline Marriott and Trebor Maitin May 3, 2024

A criminal complaint from the Northampton County Magisterial District Court revealed more details regarding child pornography and invasion of privacy charges leveled against Peter Milius, a former Lafayette...

The inciting incident took place in Rubin Hall on the night of Oct. 15.

Now-former student charged with child pornography possession, invasion of privacy after filming students in shower

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor April 26, 2024

Peter Milius, who was a Lafayette College student through at least last semester, was arraigned on Monday in connection with an October incident in Rubin Hall in which two students were recorded showering,...

The manhunt for Tamir Freeman took four months. (Photo courtesy of The Morning Call)

Suspect in December Centre Square shooting captured

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor April 26, 2024

After a four-month-long manhunt for a shooter who opened fire in Easton Centre Square, a suspect was arrested on Tuesday, according to the Morning Call. Tamir Freeman, 23, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals...

The three incidents took place in Ruef Hall, Marquis Hall and Watson Hall.

Students share recent experiences with burglary, harassment

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor April 19, 2024

Multiple incidents of burglary and one of a student being followed to her residence hall have been reported to Public Safety since the end of March. Three female first-years anonymously shared their experiences...

The car accident occurred on Sunday evening. (Photo courtesy of Alex Foster 24)

Cattell Street DUI results in arrest, damage to student vehicle

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor February 23, 2024

A drunk driver hit several parked cars on Cattell Street last Sunday evening, resulting in an arrest for a DUI by the Easton Police Department.  According to Patrol Lieutenant Joseph Alonzo, the driver,...

According to a college spokesman, Public Safety responded to the Kappa Kappa Gamma house on three occasions. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College)

Man arrested outside Kappa Kappa Gamma house

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor February 9, 2024

A man was arrested outside the Kappa Kappa Gamma house last Friday following consecutive reports of suspicious activity. According to Jeff Troxell, the director of Public Safety, the calls alerting...

All police officers in Pennsylvania are required to undergo deescalation training.

How Public Safety aims to deescalate situations

By Makenna McCall, Contributing Writer February 2, 2024

Public Safety officers undergo deescalation training to be able to dissipate possibly dangerous situations. For all Public Safety officers, deescalation training is overseen by police chief Jim Meyer....

Tamir Freeman is a 23-year-old male said to have last resided on the 200 block of Northampton Street in Easton. (Photo courtesy of The Morning Call)

Manhunt in progress for Easton shooting suspect

By Jenny Davis, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

The Easton Police Department is currently searching for Tamir Freeman, 23, who is suspected to have shot and injured a man in Centre Square in Easton on Dec. 11. At about 9:30 p.m., police found a 30-year-old...

There are two types of officers that work under Public Safety: campus police officers and security officers.

Public Safety 101

By William Gutiérrez, Contributing Writer January 26, 2024

Last semester, The Lafayette published an article detailing what services Public Safety offers and what limits exist for officers. It has now compiled answers to some questions students might have regarding...

The colleges yearly crime history is published in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

Contextualizing the weekly crime log

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor November 10, 2023

Each week, The Lafayette publishes a crime log from the Office of Public Safety. The crime log highlights incidents occurring on Lafayette-owned property, which are communicated from Public Safety to the...

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