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The Daily Cougar
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity indicted for alleged hazinguntil 2023 for alleged hazing charges. | File photo/The Cougar The Pi Kappa Al
The Daily Cougar / Posted 2 hours ago
until 2023 for alleged hazing charges. | File photo/The Cougar The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was indicted Thursday by a Harris County grand jury for hazing in 2016, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors said in... Read more
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11 News Houston
Suspected thief acccused of preying on Harvey victimsHOUSTON - HARRIS COUNTY – A man accused of stealing from Harvey victims is behi
11 News Houston / Posted 7 hours ago
HOUSTON - HARRIS COUNTY – A man accused of stealing from Harvey victims is behind bars thanks to alert neighbors and the Nextdoor app. Precinct 5 investigators believe Arthur Douglas, 56, broke into several homes in the Maplewood neighborhood of... Read more
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Disaster News Network
Cities must get smarter about disastersHurricane Harvey flood in Houston represented the third 500-year flood to occur
Disaster News Network / Posted 7 hours ago
Hurricane Harvey flood in Houston represented the third 500-year flood to occur in the past three years. Prior to Harvey, Harris County flood control managers downplayed the need to change their knowledge systems, arguing that the two prior... Read more
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Daily Mail
Two men crushed when house being raised after Harvey fallshappened just after 11am Thursday when the jacks being used to lift the house c
Daily Mail / Posted 7 hours ago
happened just after 11am Thursday when the jacks being used to lift the house collapsed in a suburban Houston subdivision, Harris County emergency officials say. The area that the house was in, on Olana Drive near Bush Intercontinental Airport,... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Houston Sports Awards to honor powerful Houston triocommittee did a phenomenal job and all three of these recipients are clearly de
Houston Chronicle / Posted 8 hours ago
committee did a phenomenal job and all three of these recipients are clearly deserving in their respective categories," Harris County - Houston Sports Authority PR Director Patti Smith said. Alexander, former owner of the Rockets, will be... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Lawyer: U.S. citizen wrongly detained by immigration agent in Houston courtroomA Spring man, who was free on bail, was wrongfully detained in a Harris County
Houston Chronicle / Posted 10 hours ago
A Spring man, who was free on bail, was wrongfully detained in a Harris County courtroom Friday by federal immigration agents who mistook him for an undocumented gang member they were seeking, his lawyer said. David Ochoa, 24, was handcuffed and put... Read more
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Daily Mail
Trump says deporting MS-13 gang members is better than jailing themremote area and shooting her. The photo was created by the National Center for
Daily Mail / Posted 12 hours ago
remote area and shooting her. The photo was created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on behalf of Harris County officials. The girl is described as being Hispanic, around five feet tall and 108 pounds. Her hair was dark... Read more
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The Hill
Even trickling to a halt, US death penalty executions are an embarrassmentfive states executed inmates and this year, eight states did. Just four states
The Hill / Posted 13 hours ago
five states executed inmates and this year, eight states did. Just four states executed more than two inmates in 2017. Harris County, Texas — the nation’s most prolific county for executions — had no executions for the first time since... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Teen accused in fatal stabbing may have suffered battered woman syndromeboth teens could face the death penalty or life in prison without parole. Prose
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 hours ago
both teens could face the death penalty or life in prison without parole. Prosecutors have not said whether they will seek death. That decision is typically made months after an arrest. Both are being held in the Harris County jail witho... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Suspect who wounded two Houston police officers was apparently acting alone, officials now sayCan Judge Me," and logos for the Texans and Rockets sports teams, according to
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 hours ago
Can Judge Me," and logos for the Texans and Rockets sports teams, according to the autopsy report released recently by the Harris County medical examiner's office. The 52 Hoover Crips gang - also known as 52 Hoova or Five-Deuce Hoova - was... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Suspect charged with capital murder in slaying of Houston 10-monthBalogun had primarily faced minor charges, such as marijuana possession and the
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 hours ago
Balogun had primarily faced minor charges, such as marijuana possession and theft under $50. If convicted of capital murder, he could face life in prison or the death penalty. He's currently being held without bail in the Harris C... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Woman gets 27 years in stabbing death of husbanda 52-year-old computer programmer, was found bloody and naked in the closet of
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 hours ago
a 52-year-old computer programmer, was found bloody and naked in the closet of the master bedroom of the couple's northwest Harris County home. His ankles were bound with a telephone cord. The cornerstone of Barnett's case was an hourslong... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Houston police officer critically injured after traffic stop on US 59we're watching a miracle," Acevedo said afterward, even as he put out a call fo
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 hours ago
we're watching a miracle," Acevedo said afterward, even as he put out a call for blood donations for the ailing officer. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, a longtime Garcia family friend, echoed Acevedo's sense of relief. "The encouraging thing... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Couple charged with murder of man outside Denny's to appear in court Fridayfor deseased John Hernandez Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Houston. Hernandez was
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 hours ago
for deseased John Hernandez Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Houston. Hernandez was killed by Terry Bryan Thompson, husband of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Chauna Thompson, last week outside of a Denny's restaurant after the two got into a fight.... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Mother charged in stabbing death of 4-old daughter in northwest Harris Co.a year later — the Houston mother of four stands accused of brutally stabbing h
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 hours ago
a year later — the Houston mother of four stands accused of brutally stabbing her 4-year-old to death inside a northwest Harris County apartment, leaving the toddler in a pool of blood. This time she might not get off so easy. On Monday, the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Houston mom accused of killing son in wreck breaks down in courta visiting judge in state District Judge Vanessa Velasquez's court. Abrego, wh
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 hours ago
a visiting judge in state District Judge Vanessa Velasquez's court. Abrego, who has several misdemeanor convictions for theft and drug use, remains in the Harris County jail in lieu of $200,000 bail. brian.rogers@chron.com twitter.com/brianjro... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Harris County murder suspect captured after decade-long manhunta decade. William Joseph Greer, 52, was arrested Tuesday following a joint ope
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 hours ago
a decade. William Joseph Greer, 52, was arrested Tuesday following a joint operation by the U.S. Marshals Service, the Harris County Sheriff's Office and Mexican authorities in a remote city in the southern Mexican state of Tabasco, law... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Murder suspect barred from contacting wife, witnessA Harris County judge on Monday barred a 58-year-old man from contacting his wi
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 hours ago
A Harris County judge on Monday barred a 58-year-old man from contacting his wife and another witness to the fatal shooting of an innocent bystander during a domestic disturbance Thursday. The order means Hickam cannot call or write his wife or... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Son charged with murder in mother's stabbing death in Springson, Tyler Therwhanger, was at the house in the 22000 block of Red Leo Lane "ac
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 hours ago
son, Tyler Therwhanger, was at the house in the 22000 block of Red Leo Lane "acting suspicious and irate," according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Authorities said the woman screamed and the call disconnected. Deputies said they found... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Was Harvey an 'equal-opportunity storm?' Hardly, says new reportare still displaced, awaiting temporary housing or financial assistance from th
Houston Chronicle / Posted 14 hours ago
are still displaced, awaiting temporary housing or financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In Harris County, $36 million has been given to non-profits through the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund started by Houston Mayor... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Deputy constables: Man threatened to murder woman, leads officers on chaseis behind bars after he threatened to kill a woman and led deputy constables on
Houston Chronicle / Posted 15 hours ago
is behind bars after he threatened to kill a woman and led deputy constables on a high-speed chase on the Katy Freeway, the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office said. Deputy constables were watching the woman's home after the man reportedly... Read more
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CBS News
Workers crushed to death by house flooded by Hurricane Harveyto lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harve
CBS News / Posted 17 hours ago
to lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harvey died when the structure fell on them. Harris County sheriff's deputies say the accident happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday when the jacks being used to lift the... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Deputy constables: Man threatened to murder woman, leadsis behind bars after he threatened to kill a woman and led deputy constables on
Houston Chronicle / Posted 17 hours ago
is behind bars after he threatened to kill a woman and led deputy constables on a high-speed chase on the Katy Freeway, the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office said. Deputy constables were watching the woman's home after the man reportedly... Read more
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11 News Houston
Katy Freeway chase reaches 120 mph, ends in crashHARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Deputy constables say a chase on the west side ended in
11 News Houston / Posted 19 hours ago
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Deputy constables say a chase on the west side ended in a crash and the arrest of a man with warrants. Authorities with the Harris County Pct. 5 Deputy Constable’s Office say deputies were watching over a Katy-area home where... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Suspended UH fraternity indicted for hazingHOUSTON - A Harris County grand jury has indicted the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 19 hours ago
HOUSTON - A Harris County grand jury has indicted the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity for hazing during a 2016 case which alleges pledge members were deprived of adequate food, water and sleep. The charge comes after investigations by the Harris County... Read more
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11 News Houston
Qualifying for FEMA assistance proves to be very difficult post Harveyhave no insurance and no more cash to pay contractors. “That’s when we went on
11 News Houston / Posted yesterday
have no insurance and no more cash to pay contractors. “That’s when we went on YouTube,” Mary Wright said. The retired Harris County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher and her husband, a retired trucker use Dollar Store tools to repair their home... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Suspended UH fraternity indicted for hazingHOUSTON - A Harris County grand jury has indicted the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted yesterday
HOUSTON - A Harris County grand jury has indicted the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity for hazing during a 2016 case which alleges pledge members were deprived of adequate food, water and sleep. The charge comes after investigations by the Harris County... Read more
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CBS News
Suspended University of Houston frat indicted for hazingwas forced to run in darkness carrying a glow stick while being blindsided by f
CBS News / Posted yesterday
was forced to run in darkness carrying a glow stick while being blindsided by fraternity members tackling him, according to Harris County prosecutors. "Brotherhood and collegiate good times should be safe, and hazing is not," District Attorney Kim... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
2 men crushed when house being raised falls on themto lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harve
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted yesterday
to lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harvey have died when the house fell on them. Harris County emergency officials say the accident happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday when the jacks being used to lift the... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
2 men crushed when house being raised falls on themto lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harve
KTXS Abilene / Posted yesterday
to lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harvey have died when the house fell on them. Harris County emergency officials say the accident happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday when the jacks being used to lift the... Read more
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KXXV Waco
2 men crushed when house being raised falls on themto lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harve
KXXV Waco / Posted yesterday
to lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harvey have died when the house fell on them. Harris County emergency officials say the accident happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday when the jacks being used to lift the... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
2 men crushed when house being raised falls on themto lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harve
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted yesterday
to lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harvey have died when the house fell on them. Harris County emergency officials say the accident happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday when the jacks being used to lift the... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
2 men crushed when house being raised falls on themto lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harve
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted yesterday
to lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harvey have died when the house fell on them. Harris County emergency officials say the accident happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday when the jacks being used to lift the... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
2 men crushed when house being raised falls on themto lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harve
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted yesterday
to lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harvey have died when the house fell on them. Harris County emergency officials say the accident happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday when the jacks being used to lift the... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
2 men crushed when house being raised falls on themto lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harve
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted yesterday
to lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harvey have died when the house fell on them. Harris County emergency officials say the accident happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday when the jacks being used to lift the... Read more
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11 News Houston
Dive team finds body of man in bayou after accidentHARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Authorities are investigating after a body was found in
11 News Houston / Posted yesterday
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a bayou Thursday evening. According to Harris County Sheriff's deputies the victim was involved in a single-vehicle accident at Franz Road and Fry Road Wednesday... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Man caught shoplifting at Walmart wanted in three killingsnorthwest Houston Walmart Wednesday turned out to be a triple murder suspect wa
Houston Chronicle / Posted yesterday
northwest Houston Walmart Wednesday turned out to be a triple murder suspect wanted in both Mississippi and Tennessee, the Harris County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday. Antoine Adams, 28, had escaped from jail in Marshall County, Miss., on... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Indicted fraternity group: Hazing not toleratedFraternity Inc. The company didn't immediately respond to messages left by The
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted yesterday
Fraternity Inc. The company didn't immediately respond to messages left by The Associated Press seeking comment. Harris County prosecutors say the indictment focuses on one student pledge who was rolled around in vomit, spit and feces in... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Indicted fraternity group: Hazing not toleratedFraternity Inc. The company didn't immediately respond to messages left by The
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted yesterday
Fraternity Inc. The company didn't immediately respond to messages left by The Associated Press seeking comment. Harris County prosecutors say the indictment focuses on one student pledge who was rolled around in vomit, spit and feces in... Read more
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11 News Houston
Thieves steal Christmas gifts intended for young Harvey victimscrambled to replace every gift just in time. “To that Grinch that stole these
11 News Houston / Posted yesterday
scrambled to replace every gift just in time. “To that Grinch that stole these gifts, you can’t win. The good people of Harris County are always going to come out and support,” said Sgt. Eddie Rivera, Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Vanessa... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Indicted fraternity group: Hazing not toleratedFraternity Inc. The company didn't immediately respond to messages left by The
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted yesterday
Fraternity Inc. The company didn't immediately respond to messages left by The Associated Press seeking comment. Harris County prosecutors say the indictment focuses on one student pledge who was rolled around in vomit, spit and feces in... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Indicted fraternity group: Hazing not toleratedFraternity Inc. The company didn't immediately respond to messages left by The
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted yesterday
Fraternity Inc. The company didn't immediately respond to messages left by The Associated Press seeking comment. Harris County prosecutors say the indictment focuses on one student pledge who was rolled around in vomit, spit and feces in... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Indicted fraternity group: Hazing not toleratedFraternity Inc. The company didn't immediately respond to messages left by The
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted yesterday
Fraternity Inc. The company didn't immediately respond to messages left by The Associated Press seeking comment. Harris County prosecutors say the indictment focuses on one student pledge who was rolled around in vomit, spit and feces in... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Indicted fraternity group: Hazing not toleratedFraternity Inc. The company didn't immediately respond to messages left by The
KXXV Waco / Posted yesterday
Fraternity Inc. The company didn't immediately respond to messages left by The Associated Press seeking comment. Harris County prosecutors say the indictment focuses on one student pledge who was rolled around in vomit, spit and feces in... Read more
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Daily Mail
University of Houston fraternity is indicted for hazingitems, however, some of the items to be found were not items for sale in a stor
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
items, however, some of the items to be found were not items for sale in a store and therefore had to be stolen. A Harris County grand jury indicted the fraternity Thursday on a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a maximum fine of up to... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Two men fatally crushed while attempting to raise Hurricane Harvey-damaged homenortheast Houston. The house fell a little after 11 a.m. in the 5400 block of
Houston Chronicle / Posted yesterday
northeast Houston. The house fell a little after 11 a.m. in the 5400 block of Olana Drive, said Al Sterkx, spokesman for Harris County Emergency Services District 10, which responded to an entrapment call along with the Harris County Sheriff's... Read more
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ABC News
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity indicted for hazing after 2016 incidentincident in which pledges were allegedly deprived of adequate food, water and s
ABC News / Posted yesterday
incident in which pledges were allegedly deprived of adequate food, water and sleep, prosecutors said. A grand jury in Harris County, Texas, indicted the Tennessee-based Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity Inc. following concurrent... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity indicted on hazing charges after University of Houston pledge ritualof abusing University of Houston pledges during a three-day ritual last year th
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
of abusing University of Houston pledges during a three-day ritual last year that left one with a lacerated spleen. A Harris County grand jury indicted the fraternity Thursday on a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a maximum fine of up to... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
U.S. Attorney for Houston region moved for a full vote of senatethe bench by Gov. Rick Perry in 2012. He lost that seat in the 2016 election sw
Houston Chronicle / Posted yesterday
the bench by Gov. Rick Perry in 2012. He lost that seat in the 2016 election sweep by Democrats, after earlier working as a Harris County assistant district attorney from 2006 to 2012. He was also a political director for Harris County's Republican... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
University of Houston fraternity indicted for hazingHOUSTON (AP) - A Harris County grand jury has indicted the parent company of a
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted yesterday
HOUSTON (AP) - A Harris County grand jury has indicted the parent company of a University of Houston fraternity on a misdemeanor hazing charge for depriving pledges of adequate food, water and sleep during a three-day November 2016 event where one... Read more
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