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Robert Champion

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  • Tuesday Morning Reads: FAMU hazing, mortgage debt and Rick Scott

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and welcome to the morning reads. Here are the top stories in Florida politics and government that we're reading this morning. * Florida A&M said in a court filing that former drum major Robert Champion is to blame for...
  • Forget morals. On Champion case, FAMU legal logic stinks

     
    There's been a lot of understandable outrage about FAMU's brazen new legal strategy — that band-student Robert Champion was responsible for his own death (“FAMU Faults Champion in his Hazing Death“). It's been called everything from...
  • Katie Couric talks to Robert Champion’s parents

     
    The parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion will be Katie Couric's guests on Friday's edition of “Katie.” Pamela and Robert Champion discuss their son's hazing death in Orlando last year. “Katie” airs at 2 p.m. weekdays on WESH-...
  • Tallahassee police close 2 FAMU hazing investigations as unfounded

     
    The Tallahassee police department has closed two investigations that it had launched this month into possible hazing within a fraternity and a step team at FAMU. No criminal charges were filed. Authorities detemined the accusations were unfounded, the...
  • FAMU suspends fraternity while hazing allegation is investigated

     
    Florida A&M University has suspended another student organization amid an allegation of hazing. The campus chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, was suspended late last week pending an investigation after fraternity members...
  • Wednesday Morning Reads: Jeb, the Taj Mahal and Robert Champion

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Wednesday to you. Here are the stories we're reading this morning. * The Sun-Sentinel writes that congressional Democrats are asking the U.S. Civil Rights Commission to hold a hearing on Florida's 2011 law. * The...
  • State may seek prison for remaining FAMU hazing defendants

    State may seek prison for remaining FAMU hazing defendants
    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...
  • FAMU drummer sobs, gets probation in Champion's death

    FAMU drummer sobs, gets probation in Champion's death
    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...
  • FAMU names Sylvester Young as new marching band director

    FAMU names Sylvester Young as new marching band director
    Sylvester Young, a former music professor at Ohio University, has been selected as FAMU's new marching band director. Officials at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee announced early last month that they were interviewing two people for the job of...
  • FAMU president: Band will perform at Florida Classic

    FAMU president: Band will perform at Florida Classic
    The Florida A&M University Marching 100 will perform this November at the Florida Classic football game, returning to Orlando for an event it missed last year because of the hazing death of a band drum major. FAMU's interim president, Larry Robinson,...
  • No Jail For FAMU Band Member In Hazing Death

    No Jail For FAMU Band Member In Hazing Death
    ORLANDO, Florida -- One of the students who allegedly held Robert Champion in a bear hug during a hazing initiation was sentenced Monday to six months of community control, two years of supervised probation and 200 hours of community service for his...