| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The only female band member charged in the fatal hazing of FAMU drum major Robert Champion was ordered Friday to speak to high school students and middle schoolers about the dangers of hazing as punishment for her role in the deadly ritual which took...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:21 PM
The band is back.
After nearly two years of silence, the Florida A&M Marching 100 will be performing again — bringing its trailblazing music and moves to Orlando on Sept. 1.
But the celebrated band will be different in many ways, FAMU leaders...