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  • Man convicted in hazing death of Florida A&M band member

    Man convicted in hazing death of Florida A&M band member
    A 26-year-old former member of Florida A&M's vaunted marching band was convicted of manslaughter and hazing Friday, nearly three years after band member Robert Champion was beaten to death with drumsticks, mallets and other items during a hazing ritual....
  • Hazing conviction, public service and traffic: Letters

    Hazing conviction, public service and traffic: Letters
    Hazing death conviction The death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion was senseless. It didn't have to happen. Nevertheless, the brutal way in which Champion died speaks volumes. Of course, Dante Martin's guilty verdict in the fatal...
  • Hazing conviction sends right message

    Hazing conviction sends right message
    The hazing death of Florida A&M University Drum Major Robert Champion led to the suspension of the university's celebrated band and toppled both the band director and FAMU's president from their positions. Soon the case could bear another distinction:...
  • Drum major Robert Champion's parents settle with bus company, driver in FAMU hazing lawsuit

    Drum major Robert Champion's parents settle with bus company, driver in FAMU hazing lawsuit
    The parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion have settled the wrongful-death lawsuit against the company that owned the bus on which their son was beaten during a band hazing in Orlando before he was pronounced dead. The confidential pact, however, has...
  • FAMU: Emerging from the haze: Front & Center

    Last week, Fabulous Coach Lines settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the parents of Robert Champion. The 26-year-old Florida A&M drum major was killed nearly three years ago in a hazing ritual on a company bus. The family's suit still hangs over the...
  • PSC represents the public, but you would hardly know it

    Forty years ago, a Florida Legislature that actually cared about the public created an agency to represent consumers when utilities want more money. Two weeks ago, consumers lost that clout.    In a unanimous ruling, the Florida Supreme Court blessed the...
  • Parents of FAMU hazing case victim: Sentence did not send message

    Parents of FAMU hazing case victim: Sentence did not send message
    The parents of the 26-year-old man killed in the FAMU hazing case did not feel like the sentence given to former drum major on Friday was strong enough. Jarrod Deas was sentenced to five years probation and 100 hours of community service after pleading...
  • FAMU hazing trial delayed: Ex-band members charged in Robert Champion's death

    FAMU hazing trial delayed: Ex-band members charged in Robert Champion's death
    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...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: FAMU, tow trucks and election reform

    TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Tuesday. Here's what we're reading so far.   * Orlando Sentinel reports that jury selection begins today in a FAMU hazing case indirectly related to the death of Robert Champion.   * Sun-Sentinel reports...
  • FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas now facing felony in hazing case

    FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas now facing felony in hazing case
    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...
  • FAMU marching band suspension lifted

    FAMU marching band suspension lifted
    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. It was...