Prince George’s Hospital Closes NICU Again
For the second time since August, Prince George’s Hospital is closing its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit because of an outbreak. Officials say two infants tested positive for a potentially fatal infection. Five patients will be transferred to another facility. Earlier this year, the NICU was shut down after three infants tested positive for a bacteria that was tied to the hospital’s water supply.
Silver Spring Apartment Explosion Victims Announce Litigation
The victims of a deadly Silver Spring apartment explosion are taking their case to court. The victims announced at a news conference this morning they are filing lawsuits against Washington Gas and Kay Property Management. The August explosion at the Flower Branch apartment complex killed five adults and two children, and left over 80 families homeless. Residents reported smelling a gas odor several weeks before the explosion.
Airlines Preparing For More Thanksgiving Travelers
More Americans will travel by air this Thanksgiving. U.S. airlines expect to fly more than 27-million passengers between November 18th and the 29th. Industry experts say the days right before and after the long holiday weekend will be the busiest. The lightest travel will be on turkey day itself.
Cubs Power Past Indians To Force Game Seven
It’s winner-take-all tonight in Game 7 of the World Series. The Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 9-3 in Game Six at Progressive Field to even up the best-of-seven matchup at three games apiece. The Tribe will host the series finale on Wednesday. Kyle Hendricks will start for Chicago and Corey Kluber [[ KLOO-ber ]] for Cleveland.
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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.