| May 31, 2013
| 5:53 PM
FAMU hazing defendant Shawn Turner, who claimed he was drum major Robert Champion's "protector" and not an attacker, agreed today to plead no contest to felony hazing in the deadly ritual.
Turner, 27, will likely receive a community-service sentence...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:33 PM
The former head drum major of FAMU's marching band has been sentenced to probation in the hazing death of Robert Champion.
Jonathan Boyce, 26, the student leader of the Florida A&M University band when Champion died, pleaded no contest Friday to...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 1:59 PM
The Orange County judge presiding over the FAMU hazing cases was unwilling Tuesday to cap at three years a possible prison sentence for an ex-band member charged with felony hazing and manslaughter in the death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion....
| Jul 6, 2013
Florida A&M University, to paraphrase a quote made famous by the Blues Brothers, is getting the band back together.
Last week's announcement that the university was lifting its suspension of the Marching 100 was meant to instill confidence that...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 3:39 PM
A roughly five-month investigation into hazing allegations at Maine West High School has cost the district about $115,000, a district spokesman said Saturday.
In January, Maine Township High School District 207 hired the law firm of Hinshaw &...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Prosecutors suggested Thursday that they are finished with plea deals that mete out light sentences of probation and community service to ex-band members charged in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion.
During a plea conference, assistant...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Prosecutors today added manslaughter and felony hazing to their case against former FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas, who was once charged only with a misdemeanor.
Deas, 24, was scheduled to appear in court this morning on a misdemeanor charge of hazing in an...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:51 PM
TALLAHASSEE — FAMU on Thursday lifted the suspension of its famed marching band, which had been prohibited from performing since the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion after the Florida Classic football game in Orlando in 2011.
| Jan 3, 2013
| 4:34 PM
A young man who has sued Maine Township High School District 207 over his claims that fellow members of a Maine West High School soccer team sexually abused him during a hazing ritual said he hopes the suit will prevent further incidents.
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:56 AM
Grand jury subpoenas in the Cook County state’s attorney’s investigation of alleged hazing on athletic teams at Maine West High School in Des Plaines have been issued, sources confirm.
Although no one could say who received the subpoenas,...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 1:58 PM
District officials could take further disciplinary action Thursday against another employee involved in allegations of hazing on athletic teams at Maine West High School in Des Plaines.
The District 207 school board has scheduled a special meeting for 6...