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  • 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...
  • Trial postponed for FAMU drum major charged with misdemeanor hazing

    Trial postponed for FAMU drum major charged with misdemeanor hazing
    A FAMU hazing trial scheduled to begin today in Orange County was postponed this morning. The criminal case of former FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas has been reset to June 25. He is charged with the misdemeanor hazing of Keon Hollis. The case is...
  • Champions slam FAMU's priorities, hiring of new band director

    Champions slam FAMU's priorities, hiring of new band director
    The parents of the FAMU drum major who was hazed to death said Tuesday that the university "needs to get its priorities straight" before the famous marching band can perform again. In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Robert and Pamela Champion...
  • Sentinel wins national award for FAMU hazing stories

    Sentinel wins national award for FAMU hazing stories
    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...
  • FAMU supporters angry about editorials

     
    The Rattler Nation blog is unhappy with the Orlando Sentinel's editorial board because it called for the resignation of FAMU President James Ammons. You can read the RN's original reaction here and the reaction to Wednesday's follow-up editorial here. You...
  • Thousands of pages detail death of FAMU’s Robert Champion

     
    By Jeff Kunerth, Stephen Hudak, Denise-Marie Balona and David Breen The beatings began well before the Nov. 19 hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, according to more than 2,300 pages of documents and 30 audio files released...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Hurricane, lawsuits and outerspace

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Tuesday. Here are the top five stories we're reading this morning in politics and government. * The Orlando Sentinel notes that sovereign immunity may protect FAMU from having to make a big lawsuit payout to...
  • Friday Morning Reads: More Non-citizens, fewer county commissioners, and MacNamara wheel keeps on turnin’

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It's Friday, Gov. Rick Scott's staff is making news all over the place, and here are the top stories we're reading this morning: - The Florida Supreme Court's ruling yesterday upholding Broward County's term-limits for commissioners is...