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Black WWII veteran celebrates 104th birthday in Virginia

Jul. 17, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Retired Lt. Col. Louis Frazier Martin’s front lawn was packed with well-wishers to help him celebrate the centenarian’s 104 birthday. On July 3, Martin’s surprise party kicked off with a car caravan assembly spearheaded by the University...

Ohio University suspends frat after anti-hazing law enacted

Jul. 14, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A week after the state enacted an anti-hazing law in honor of an Ohio University student who died in 2018, the university suspended another fraternity for allegedly violating hazing rules. The Athens-based school sent the fraternity a notice...

‘Collin’s Law’ signed to stiffen hazing penalties in Ohio

Jul. 06, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tougher criminal penalties for hazing will take effect in Ohio this fall, nearly three years after the death of the college student for whom the legislation is named. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday signed “Collin’s Law," named for...

Edwards vetoes anti-vaccine bills in final action on session

Jul. 02, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Touting the life-saving benefits of the coronavirus vaccine, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday vetoed three Republican-sponsored bills striking at vaccine mandates in Louisiana, among two dozen measures the Democratic governor announced he rejected as he completed his...

Former fraternity member pleads not guilty in student death

Jul. 01, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

COLFAX, Wash. (AP) — A former Washington State University fraternity member has pleaded not guilty to two counts of furnishing liquor to a minor the night a student died of alcohol poisoning during a fraternity event. The Whitman County Prosecuting Attorney charged...

District attorney pleads guilty to perjury, ethics charge

Jun. 24, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama district attorney on Thursday pleaded guilty to perjury and an ethics charge following trial testimony in which a witness likened his office to a fraternity house. Former Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes pleaded guilty to...

Ohio Senate OKs 'Collin's Law' to increase hazing penalties

Jun. 17, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal to increase criminal penalties for hazing in Ohio has unanimously passed the state Senate. The bill passed Wednesday is called “Collin's Law" after Collin Wiant, an 18-year-old Ohio University student who died after ingesting nitrous...

UArizona frat loses recognition status due to violations

Jun. 17, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona has issued a loss of recognition status to a fraternity due to student code of conduct violations. UArizona officials announced Tuesday that the university’s Dean of Students Office found Pi Kappa Alpha responsible for...

VCU expels fraternity chapter after student death

Jun. 03, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University announced the expulsion of a fraternity from campus Thursday following a pledge’s death from alcohol poisoning after a fraternity party. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the university’s student...

Prosecutor files charges in death of WSU fraternity pledge

Jun. 02, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The Whitman County prosecutor has filed criminal charges against 15 current or former members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at Washington State University following the death of a student from alcohol poisoning. The charges filed Wednesday are...