In-Custody Death Investigation, Death Toll Rises From Hurricane And Earthquake

In-Custody Death Investigation

Prince George’s County Police are looking into the death of an inmate at the county’s Department of Corrections.  In as statement, corrections officials said a 57-year-old inmate was found dead in his cell shortly before 6:30 this morning.  The Medical Examiner’s Officer says there’s no evidence of foul play, but an autopsy will be conducted.

Teens Kill Each Other During Robbery

DC Police are filling in the details of a fatal incident in DC’s Brentwood neighborhood. Chief Peter Newsham says a 19-year-old man tried to rob a 16-year-old last night near 13th Street and Downing Street, NE. The younger victim reportedly stabbed the 19-year-old with a pocket knife in self-defense, but the suspect pulled out a gun and shot him. Both victims were transported to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead overnight. Their identities have not been released.

Death Toll Rises From Hurricane And Earthquake

The death toll rises as natural disasters strike Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. Rescuers in Mexico City are continuing to dig through the rubble of an elementary school to dig out students they believe to be trapped underneath. At least 250 people across central Mexico have died after the 7.1 earthquake rocked the region Tuesday. Meanwhile, one person is reportedly dead in Puerto Rico after he was hit with a board he was using to cover a window during Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico is dealing with flooding after Maria ran through the island yesterday. Puerto Rico is without power and could be for months.

Gov. Hogan Unveils Plan To Widen Beltway

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is unveiling an ambitious and expensive new project. As part of his “traffic relief plan,” Governor Hogan wants to expand the Capital Beltway with four toll lanes between the American Legion Bridge and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The plan would also widen I-270 and transfer the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to the Maryland Transportation Authority. The project is expected to cost nine-billion dollars, and Hogan is looking for public and private financing.


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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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