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5:04 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

FSU Lifts Fraternity Suspension While Sexual Assault Investigation Continues

FSU lifted the chapter's suspension just a week after enforcing it.
Credit pikes.org

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.

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WFSU Local
4:51 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Retired Fla. Supreme Court Justice Harding To Hear Winston Probe

Credit Florida Supreme Court

Retired Florida Supreme Court Justice Major Harding will decide whether Florida State University football quarterback Jameis Winston will face school disciplinary charges. 

Harding, who served as Chief Justice of the state’s high court between 1998 and 2000, will oversee the proceedings.

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WFSU Local
6:27 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

No Plea Deal For FAMU Hazing Defendant; Trial To Start Next Week

FAMU Drum Major Robert Champion died in 2011 from injuries sustained in a hazing ritual.
Credit Robert Champion

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.

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WFSU Local
5:59 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Godby Student Arrested For Bringing Loaded Gun To School

Credit Mitch Barrie

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.

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WFSU Local
8:39 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

New City Program Aims To Trim Trees And Outages

Credit Thomas Clzauskas

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.

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