| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:37 PM
The Maryland Senate unanimously approved a ten-fold increase in the criminal fines that could be levied for hazing rituals at college campuses.
The measure would raise the fine for the offense from $500 to $5,000. Under the bill, hazing would remain a...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Jessie Baskin, an admitted participant in the 2011 hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major, trembled Friday as a judge gave him nearly a year in the Orange County Jail for the crime.
The 22-year-old musician, who pleaded no contest to...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:55 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A former Florida A&M University band member has become the first person to be sentenced to jail time for his role in the hazing death of a drum major.
Jessie Baskin was sentenced Friday to 51 weeks in the county jail, five years of...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Prosecutors have dropped their case against Henry Nesbitt, one of the FAMU band members charged in the 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion, according to clerk's records and Nesbitt's attorney.
Nesbitt, now 27, wasn't initially charged but was...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, among the nation’s largest and most storied college fraternities, eliminated the controversial “pledging” process Sunday, saying new members once referred to as “pledges” immediately would be treated as...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Before signing up to star in "Vikings," Alexander Ludwig became fascinated by the historical aspects of the series. That love of history and true-life stories also got him interested in the film "Lone Survivor."
"Those are the kinds of movies I love...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Dunbar football coach Lawrence Smith said Tuesday he would not support a boycott of the fall season by Poets players as a means of protesting his one-year suspension.
At a meeting Monday night attended by about 40 parents and football players, some...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:11 AM
A judge on Monday agreed to delay the trial of several former FAMU marching band members charged with manslaughter and hazing in the death of drum major Robert Champion after the Florida Classic in 2011.
Five former members of the Florida A&M University...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Dunbar is apparently looking for a new varsity football coach.
The job vacancy was posted on the school's website Friday morning. Lawrence Smith has been the coach since 2007 and guided the Poets to five state championships.
The school's athletic...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:40 AM
Following a state-appointed hearing officer's recommendation, Maine Township High School District 207 leaders officially fired a former soccer coach and tenured teacher connected to hazing allegations at Maine West High School.
Board members unanimously...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Towson University's top-ranked cheerleading team encouraged its new members to drink alcohol before they put on blindfolds, pulled adult diapers over their shorts and performed a dance described as a hazing ritual last summer, newly released documents...