Judge: Penn State can buy frat house where N.J. student was fatally hurt during hazing initiation
Evelyn and Jim Piazza with their son, Timothy, who played high school football. Tim died during his sophomore year at Penn State after falling down stairs inside a fraternity house during a booze-fueled pledge party.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State can buy a former fraternity house where a New Jersey student was fatally injured during a night of drinking and hazing, a judge has ruled. Centre County Judge Brian Marshall gave the university and the Beta Theta Pi fraternity’s national chapter six months to negotiate a deal, the Centre Daily Times reported Thursday. The purchase price could be determined by arbitrators if the two can’t reach an agreement. Marshall issued the ruling Tuesday, about two months after a three-day trial was held. A Penn State spokesperson said the university was “very pleased” with ...