Michigan Jury Convicts White Man Of Attempted Murder Of Black Teen, Cardinal Donald Wuerl Resigns As DC Archbishop

Michigan Jury Convicts White Man Of Attempted Murder Of Black Teen

(Rochester Hills, MI) — A white Michigan man who shot at an African-American teen who had knocked on his door to ask for directions is guilty of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. Back in April, Jeffrey Zeigler fired his shotgun at 14-year-old Brennan Walker. The jury was shown home security video of a shirtless Zeigler firing at Walker, who was running away. They found Zeigler guilty of a felony firearm violation and the lesser assault charge than what prosecution argued for. Another hearing will be held on November 13th to determine Zeigler’s sentence.

Death Toll From Michael Climbs To 13

Hurricane Michael’s death toll is expected to rise as emergency crews search through rubble from the powerful storm. At least 13 people are confirmed dead after the Category 4 hurricane slammed the Florida Panhandle and roared inland. Seven people including a firefighter were killed in Florida alone. Officials continue to say that number may rise even higher. Meanwhile, as the search for survivors continues and recovery efforts get underway there are still more than a million people without power in the region today.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl Resigns As DC Archbishop

(Washington, DC) — Washington, DC Archbishop Donald Wuerl is resigning. Pope Francis announced this morning that he has accepted the Cardinal’s resignation after months of controversy surrounding the 77-year-old. Wuerl is under scrutiny for his role in the handling of sex abuse cases involving priests when he was the bishop of Pittsburgh. Wuerl issued a statement apologizing for his “past errors in judgment,” and he hopes his resignation will give the Washington Archdiocese a fresh start. No replacement has been picked, and the Vatican says Wuerl will remain a Cardinal.

Washington Hosts Panthers Sunday

(Landover, MD) — The Burgundy and Gold welcome Cam Newton and the Panthers to FedEx Field on Sunday. Washington is working on a short week after Monday’s 43-19 loss to the Saints in New Orleans. Washington is 2-and-2 on the year. Carolina is second in the NFC South at 3-and-1.

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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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