FSU determines 3 professors guilty of sexual misconduct
Disciplinary records show Florida State University quietly fired one professor, suspended another who resigned a few months later and allowed a third to remain on the job after it determined they committed sexual misconduct in separate incidents with students.
Florida professor’s murder puts focus on grandparents’ rights
“We miss our grandchildren terribly and grieve their loss of our support and visitation and affection.”Under Florida law, grandparents are allowed to petition courts for visitation with grandchildren under very narrow circumstances. Ad“The Family Law section has been faced with this issue for what feels like decades,” West Palm Beach attorney Abigail Beebe, representing The Florida Bar’s Family Law Section, told the Senate committee. But the Florida Supreme Court struck down a state law that said courts should use a similar standard when considering grandparents’ petitions for visitation. A potential state law expanding grandparents’ rights might be upheld as constitutional if it requires a court to consider a detriment to the child, such as abuse, abandonment or neglect, she said. Sen. Darryl Rouson, who also worked on a 2015 law dealing with grandparents’ rights, said grandparents are a crucial part of children’s lives.
McKenzie Milton announces transfer from UCF to FSU
Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton has decided to transfer to Florida State University. Milton decided to enter the transfer portal and attempt a comeback elsewhere after a serious right leg injury two years ago. [READ MORE: Star quarterback McKenzie Milton announces transfer from UCF]Both Milton and Florida State head coach Mike Norvell shared the news on social media. Milton announced the transfer by posting a picture of him in his new uniform with the caption “Committed.”Star quarterback McKenzie Milton announces transfer“I have one shot to chase a dream, a lifelong dream to go play in the NFL,” said Milton, adding that he and UCF head coach Josh Heupel were very emotional while discussing the transfer. Milton said he gave UCF everything he had and wouldn’t change a thing about his time at the school.
Florida State vs. Virginia postponed due to COVID-19 cases
The Florida State vs. Virginia football game has been postponed due to coronavirus cases, according to the Atlantic Coast Conference. [TRENDING: Video reveals huge hammerhead shark circling clueless swimmer in Florida | Florida reports latest coronavirus numbers | ‘Disturbing’ video sent to Seminole students]The rescheduled date and time have not been announced at this time. ACC officials said the decision was made after positive tests, quarantining, and contact tracing with the FSU football team. [RELATED: Florida State football game against Clemson postponed]Conference officials said through games on Nov. 21, 69 of the 78 scheduled games have been played. FSU vs. Clemson did not take place after medical personnel from both universities could not agree on playing the game.
Florida State football game against Clemson postponed
4 Clemson and Florida State was postponed when medical personnel from both schools could not agree on playing Saturday. Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said the school had followed all ACC protocol in the week leading to the game. According to the ACC, the postponement followed Saturday morning’s game conference call. It’s unfortunate that we will not have the opportunity to compete today, but we hope to be able to play Clemson in December. It is the 81st on the season since schedules were set in late August — and believed to be the first game postponed on the day of the game.
Florida State vs. Clemson: How to watch, stream, listen
***ORIGINAL***Florida State will play against one of the best teams in the country as the Seminoles play against the Clemson Tigers at Doak Campbell Stadium at noon on Saturday. Clemson is a 35.5-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? The total for points scored between both teams has been set at 63.5. FSU is 2-6 and Clemson is the No. Notre Dame defeated the Tigers last week while Clemson was without Lawrence.
Florida State vs. NC State: How to watch, stream, listen
Florida State will head to North Carolina this weekend as the Seminoles play against NC State at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. NC State is a 7-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? FSU is 2-5 this year and NC State is 4-3 this season. The Seminoles lead the all-time series against NC State 27-13. Florida State has lost three of its last four games the team has played in.
Florida State vs. UNC: How to watch, stream, listen
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Seminoles will host No. Despite losing, FSU quarterback Jordan Travis played well. Travis threw for 204 yards, ran for 96 yards, threw for one touchdown, and rushed for a TD. UNC’s quarterback is having a great year, Sam Howell has thrown for 777 yards, 6 touchdowns, and three interceptions. Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShayWhich team is favored to win the game?
Bobby Bowden says he is improving after contracting COVID-19
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden, hospitalized last week after contracting COVID-19, says he is feeling better and hopes to go home soon. Bowden, 90, told the Tallahassee Democrat on Monday, "I am doing good. I appreciate everyone’s thoughts, I really do.”Bowden was hospitalized last week in Tallahassee after contracting the virus. Bowden recently spent nearly two weeks in the hospital and rehab after contracting a leg infection. “You get fever, you get frustrated, you don’t feel good and you wonder if you were able to get up,” Bowden said.
Man, 60, shot, killed during robbery on porch of Winter Garden home
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – A 60-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed Wednesday night during a robbery on the front porch of a Winter Garden home, according to police. Winter Garden police said Jose Manuel Clas Gonzalez died in the shooting, which was reported at 8:42 p.m. in the 1000 block of Lincoln Terrace. Police said officers were called to the home and found Clas Gonzalez suffering from gunshot wounds. Police performed CPR on Clas Gonzalez until emergency crews took him to Orlando Regional Medical Center. According to authorities, it appears Clas Gonzalez was confronted by at least one gunman who tried to rob him.
Woman accused of attacking acquaintance in Port Orange
PORT ORANGE, Fla. – A woman attacked an acquaintance Wednesday at a home in the Sweetwater subdivision, according to the Port Orange Police Department. Police said they arrested Dana Reeves, 31, and transported the victim to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. [TRENDING: Newlywed couple killed in plane crash | Ballot for dead wife meant to ‘test system’ | FSU president tests positive for COVID-19]No details were provided on the nature of the attack. Reeves is facing a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Detective Ben Benezette at 386-506-5893.
Wildwood police officer arrested on allegations of misusing department’s internal computer system
WILDWOOD, Fla. – A Wildwood police officer was arrested Wednesday following allegations that she misused the department’s internal computer system, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. [TRENDING: Newlywed couple killed in plane crash | Ballot for dead wife meant to ‘test system’ | FSU president tests positive for COVID-19]Agents said the Wildwood Police Department requested an investigation into Christine Reynolds' behavior in May and found that she used another officer’s credentials to access the department’s internal systems and emails, which she then downloaded and disseminated without permission. Reynolds, 48, is facing a charge of offenses against users of computers.
FSU president, wife test positive for coronavirus
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State University President John Thrasher and his wife, First Lady Jean Thrasher, revealed Tuesday they have both tested positive for COVID-19. According to a statement from the FSU, Thrasher learned of his positive result at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday after taking a test earlier in the day. Jean Thrasher received her positive result late Monday night after an unrelated hospital and rehabilitation facility stay. The couple are home isolating and feeling well, according to FSU. I wanted to share with the FSU family that First Lady Jean Thrasher and I have tested positive for COVID-19.
Report: Legendary FSU head coach Bobby Bowden tests positive for COVID-19
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Bobby Bowden, the legendary Florida State football coach, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. Bowden, 90, told the newspaper Monday morning that he was diagnosed with the virus the day after being released from a local hospital last weekend. Bowden said he’s the only person in his household who has tested positive for the coronavirus. Bowden was recently hospitalized at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for a leg infection following the removal of skin cancer spots. Florida State football tweeted that Bowden “will be in our thoughts and prayers.”
FSU head coach Mike Norvell tests positive for coronavirus
Florida State University’s head football coach, Mike Norvell announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday. “In our most recent round of COVID testing yesterday, I received a positive result after being negative in our previous two tests this week,” Norvell stated in an FSU news release. FSU football’s @Coach_Norvell announced he tested positive for COVID-19 but is feeling fine. Deputy Head Coach Chris Thomsen will take over in the interim. “Deputy head coach Chris Thomsen will handle in-person head coaching duties until I am able to return.
11 arrested at house party thrown by banned FSU fraternity
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Eleven people were arrested Sunday in connection with a party hosted by a fraternity that was banned by Florida State University for hazing and alcohol violations earlier this year, campus police said. Police arrested seven students affiliated with Alpha Tau Omega fraternity on charges of hosting an open house party where alcohol was served to minors, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. Campus police said in a report that they saw two women leaving the party with drinks around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Both were over 21 and told officers they'd gotten the drinks inside the fraternity house. The fraternity did not appeal the universitys decision to dismiss it from campus on Aug. 17, university spokesman Dennis Schnittker told the newspaper.