Darlene Scott, 33, weeps as she talks about the loss of her 23-month-old daughter, Nyia, at her home on Feb. 25, 2018, in Duquesne, Pa.
Nyia's body was found frozen to the ground in an abandoned playground in Rankin on Feb. 4, 2007, a day after her parents reported her missing. Police found her footprints in the snow near where they found her body. Her father, William Page, was found guilty of sexually assaulting her and leaving her to die. He was sentenced to life in prison. Nyia's death is still felt throughout the communities of Rankin and Braddock. To read more about Nyia's story visit the Post-Gazette.
On Feb. 4, Tim Piazza, a sophomore pledge at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Penn State University died after a night of heaving drinking and hazing by fraternity members. After falling down a flight of stairs and suffering sustained multiple traumatic injuries from the fall, it would be 12 hours until his fraternity brothers would call for help. In pretrial hearings that lasted throughout the summer, it ended with the most serious charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault dropped; however, 14 of the Beta brothers will still face a total of 328 criminal charges.
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao visits the University of Michigan's North Campus' MCity, a full-scale simulated city test course for autonomous vehicles, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Read more about the secretary's visit at the Washington Examiner.
Leon Moyer, 60, owner of JL Signs stands in front of his business on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2017 in Ruffs Dale, Pa. Moyer has continued to make and sale pro-Trump signs and bumper stickers long after the election has passed. Read more about Moyer in the New York Post.