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Appeals court restores felony charges in FSU hazing death

Jan. 2, 2020 2:31 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An appeals court restored felony hazing charges Thursday against three former Florida State University students charged in the case of a pledge who died of alcohol poisoning. The First District Court of Appeal issued the 2-1 ruling more than a year after a lower court dropped the...

Women's soccer team placed on probation after hazing probe

Dec. 15, 2019 7:16 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — La Salle University has placed its women's soccer team on disciplinary probation through the end of next year — including restrictions on competition for the spring season — following an investigation that revealed what it called “nonviolent power-differential...

Frat at Florida college accused of forcing drugs on pledge

Dec. 11, 2019 11:01 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials at the University of Central Florida in Orlando say a fraternity is accused of forcing a blindfolded pledge to do cocaine in order to join the group. The Sigma Chi fraternity is accused of forcing the student to do drugs in October and stay at the frat house for a week,...

Trial dates set for SEAL, Marine charged in soldier's death

Dec. 5, 2019 9:43 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy has announced trial dates for a U.S. Navy SEAL and a Marine charged in the hazing-related death of a Green Beret. SEAL Tony DeDolph and Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez are among four American servicemen charged in Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar's death in the African country of...

Charge dropped against ex-LSU student in hazing death

Dec. 3, 2019 4:18 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed a hazing charge against a former fraternity member indicted in the 2017 alcohol-related hazing death of a pledge at Louisiana State University. The Advocate reports the misdemeanor charge involving the death of 18-year-old Max Gruver was dropped Monday...