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Suspect In FAMU Hazing Case Enters Plea

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A third defendant charged with the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major has pleaded no contest in an Orlando courtroom. Caleb Jackson pleaded no contest to manslaughter and felony hazing […]

WAOK-AM–04/16/2013

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FAMU Delays Hiring New Leader For Famed Band

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Florida A&M University is delaying the hiring of a new director for its famed marching band. The university had scheduled a news conference Tuesday to announce a successor to former band director […]

WAOK-AM–01/15/2013

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Vigil Planned On anniversary Of Drum Major’s Death

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) –  The family of a Florida A&M drum major who died a year ago after being beaten during a hazing ritual plan a candlelight vigil on Monday to mark the anniversary. Authorities have charged […]

WAOK-AM–11/19/2012

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FAMU Says It’s Not Responsible For Hazing Death

TALLAHASSEE (AP/WAOK) -Florida A&M University is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed against the university by the family of a drum major who died last November after a hazing ritual. Monday’s filing by […]

WAOK-AM–09/11/2012

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Florida A&M President Resigns In Wake Of Hazing Scandal

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP/WAOK) – Florida A&M President James Ammons has resigned the same day parents of a drum major who died after being hazed added the university to a wrongful death lawsuit. Ammons resigned Wednesday in a […]

WAOK-AM–07/11/2012

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Parents Skeptical Of FAMU Hazing Probe Statements

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – The parents of a Florida A&M drum major who died during a hazing ritual say they are having a hard time believing other band members’ statements to detectives that Robert Champion volunteered to […]

WAOK-AM–05/23/2012