Judge blocks eviction of USC fraternity members

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge has temporarily blocked the University of South Carolina from kicking members of the Kappa Sigma fraternity out of their housing.

The fraternity's national office imposed a five-year ban on the USC chapter last month, saying it found hazing and alcohol violations and unapproved spending.

Multiple media outlets reported that the owner of the Kappa Sigma fraternity house has won a temporary court order to stop the eviction of chapter members.

They were supposed to be out of the house by Sunday, the last day of the fall semester.

The Kappa Sigma Housing Corp. of Columbia says is afraid it will lose housing and dining fees for the spring semester.

The local chapter is appealing the findings of their national office and have a hearing in February.

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