Earlier this month, Florida State University officials temporarily suspended the campus’s chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha, or Pike, Fraternity following complaints of illegal drug use, sexual assault, and excessive alcohol use over the course of the Fall semester. A week later officials lifted the suspension.
There will be no plea deal for one of the four remaining defendants facing manslaughter charges in the 2011 hazing death of a Florida A&M University band drum major.
The trial for the final four FAMU band members charged in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion starts next week.
An attorney for Benjamin McNamee told Judge Rene Roche on Wednesday that his client would consider a plea deal if it could be done before the judge who had handled the case previously, but Roche rejected the idea.
Leon County Sheriff officials arrested a Tallahassee high school student Thursday after he pulled a gun during a fight on school grounds.
According to a report from the Leon County Sheriff’s office, the 16-year-old student attempted to pull a gun out of his jacket when a fight broke out near the Godby high school cafeteria Thursday morning. The gun fell to the ground and Leon County Schools spokesman Chris Petley says a Godby administrator recovered it.
Tallahassee utility officials say the city’s trees need what they call “enhanced trimming” to help fight outages caused by squirrels and falling tree limbs. Rob McGarrah is the general manager of the city electric utility.
“Obviously the greater distance the trees are from the lines the less probability they’re going to contact the lines or fall on the lines. The tree distance is also a function of how much animal challenge we have because the squirrels use the trees to get on the lines,” McGarrah says.