11th-Grader Shot In Parking Lot Of Oxon Hill High School, VA General Assembly Passes Bill To Allow Marijuana Oil As Treatment

11th-Grader Shot In Parking Lot Of Oxon Hill High School

An eleventh grade student is in critical but stable condition after being shot in the parking lot of a Prince George’s County high school. Police say the boy got into an argument with someone inside a car in the parking lot of Oxon Hill High School and was shot just after 5 p.m yesterday. The victim ran into the school for help and the suspect fled the scene. Authorities are still investigating a motive and attempting to identify a suspect.

New York-bound Acela Train Separates At 120 MPH

An Acela Express train heading for Penn Station out of Washington D.C. separated going at 120-miles-per-hour earlier today. Officials say no one on board was injured when the train decoupled between Baltimore and Wilmington, Delaware. Authorities called it a highly unusual mechanical event and said the Acela 2150 was terminated due to mechanical issues. Passengers were transferred to another train at Wilmington Station.

Report: Maryland Collected 62-Million From Speed Cameras

A new report from Triple-A Mid Atlantic says the state of Maryland collected over 62-million dollars from speed cameras during a 12-month period. The auto club’s study spanned July 2016 to July 2017 and found that more one-point-five million drivers were fined after being caught by the cameras. The report finds that over 75-percent of the tickets came from Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. Many of the speed cameras are set up in residential neighborhoods, including school zones. Speed cameras in Maryland carry a maximum fine of 40-dollars. Citations are issued to drivers going 12 miles-per-hour or more over the posted limit.

VA General Assembly Passes Bill To Allow Marijuana Oil As Treatment

A Virginia bill that would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana oil to patients is likely headed to the Governor’s desk. The bill passed the state General Assembly with unanimous votes in both the House and Senate. The bills will get one more final vote from the assembly and then head to the Governor for a signature.

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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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