| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:33 AM
FAMU trustees approved Friday a three-year contract for new President Elmira Mangum that comes with an annual base salary of $425,000.
Trustees at Florida A&M University spent nearly three and a half hours debating how much Mangum should be paid and...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:22 AM
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...
| 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.
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:00 PM
The Orlando Sentinel has earned a first-place award from the Education Writers Association of America for a series of stories about the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion.
Denise-Marie Ordway, Jeff Kunerth, Steve Hudak and...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Proposed legislation was filed Thursday in the Florida Senate that would compensate the parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion for pain and suffering they endured in the hazing death of their son.
The proposed measure, known as a "claims" bill,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 9:36 AM
The only female band member charged in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion was sentenced today to speak to high school and middle school students about "poor decisions" and the evils of hazing as punishment for her role in the deadly...