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Florida prosecutors have beefed up the charges against former Florida A&M University marching band members accused of hazing a drum major to death. Twelve defendants were charged with manslaughter Monday in the case involving the death of Robert...
A Florida judge said he probably will rule by the end of next week on a motion to throw out the civil suit by the family of Robert Champion, the drum major who was killed during a hazing incident involving members of Florida A&M University’s famed...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for the last of the suspects charged in the death of a Florida A&M University drum major during a hazing ritual says his client won't have to appear for an arraignment because he already entered a written not guilty...
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...
Tallahassee Bureau ChiefTALLAHASSEE -- Former House Speaker Dean Cannon appears to have landed on his feet quite comfortably in his return to the lobbying world. The Winter Park Republican, who along with former House Speaker Larry Cretul launched his lobbying firm Capitol...
Former FAMU drum major Rikki Wills, who insists that he tried to shield his college roommate Robert Champion from a brutal hazing in Orlando in 2011, pleaded no contest today to felony hazing resulting in death. Wills, 25, will not be sentenced until...
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...
Former FAMU drum major Rikki Wills rejected a plea deal Friday in the fatal hazing of his roommate Robert Champion and is set to become the first ex-band member to go to trial in the case. Wills, 24, did not appear in court with Orlando attorney Bill...
An Orange County judge, rejecting FAMU's argument that drum major Robert Champion should be viewed as a voluntary "participant" in the illegal hazing that killed him, will not throw out a wrongful-death lawsuit against the university. Circuit Judge...
The Rosen Plaza hotel has been added as a defendant in the wrongful-death lawsuit of FAMU drum major Robert Champion, who was beaten to death in a hazing ritual on a bus in the Orlando resort's parking lot. The Champion family's lawyer claims that Rosen'...
Staff writerABC's Robin Roberts has received the prestigious Peabody Award for sharing her health story in frank and detailed terms. The citation to her "Robin's Journey" reporting reads: "By allowing her network to document and build a public service campaign...
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