Accused Synagogue Shooter Charged With 44 Counts, Maryland Early Voting Ends Tomorrow

Accused Synagogue Shooter Charged With 44 Counts

(Pittsburgh, PA) — Synagogue shooter suspect Robert Bowers is being charged with 44 criminal counts, up from 29 previous counts. The new federal indictment includes charges for religious hate crimes, firearms and causing injury to police officers. Bowers is due to appear in a second hearing in federal court in Pittsburgh tomorrow.

Hogan Reacts To Investigation Into UMD Athletics

(College Park, MD) — Governor Larry Hogan is weighing in on the results of a University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ investigation into College Park’s athletic program. Hogan said that we cannot lose sight of the events that led to the investigation, the death of Jordan McNair, which he called a terrible tragedy that should never have happened. He went on to say that although his administration was not part of the process, they will be pushing for assurances that the issues outlined in the report will be effectively addressed. The report did not find a toxic culture within the football program, but did say problems grew because players were afraid to speak out.

Maryland Early Voting Ends Tomorrow

(Baltimore, MD) — Tomorrow is the last day of early voting in Maryland. The Maryland State Board of Elections says 461-thousand-41 Marylanders have cast their ballot at the early voting polls so far. That’s more than double the number who voted early in the 2014 race for governor. The last day of early voting in DC is Friday.

City Gives Final Approval For Obama Center

(Chicago, IL) — The City of Chicago is unanimous in voting to approve final agreements for the Obama Presidential Center and Museum. The Chicago City Council voted Wednesday evening to allow the Obama Foundation to use nearly 20 acres of land of Jackson Park, in Chicago’s South Side. The museum is still battling a lawsuit from environmentalists who argue the City Council doesn’t have the ability to give away the public land for private use.

Today, former President Obama released a video saying he and Michelle “could not be prouder or more excited to bring the Center to the South Side, a community that has given” them both so much. He says the center will be a place where “young people can come and learn about their history, learn about how they can get involved, and learn how their voice has power.”

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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