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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 hazing defendant Shawn Turner agrees to plea in Champion's death

    FAMU hazing defendant Shawn Turner agrees to plea in Champion's death
    FAMU hazing defendant Shawn Turner, who claimed he was drum major Robert Champion's "protector" and not an attacker, agreed today to plead no contest to felony hazing in the deadly ritual. Turner, 27, will likely receive a community-service sentence...