In The News @ 2:30

Baltimore Cop Charged For Slapping Kid

Baltimore police have charged one of their own officers for slapping a teenage student repeatedly in the face. Officer Anthony Spence was charged with assault and second-degree child abuse was released on bail early this morning. The incident was caught on video showing Officer Spence slapping and kicking a 16-year-old student at the Reach Partnership School. A second officer seen in the video has also been charged in the incident.

Ferguson City Council Discusses DOJ Proposal

The Ferguson City Council is expected to vote on the agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on March 15th. Last night, the city council gathered for an initial reading of the bill that would accept the DOJ’s agreement to overhaul the city’s police department and municipal courts. Many people gathered inside and outside City Hall to attend the meeting.

Clinton, Sanders Debate Again Tonight

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders square off again tonight at a Democratic debate in Miami. Florida and Ohio hold very important Democratic primary elections next Tuesday. Sanders is coming off a narrow, surprise win in yesterday’s Michigan primary. Clinton scored an impressive victory in Mississippi. Tonight’s Univision debate starts at nine o’clock, Eastern time and will be simulcast by CNN.

Record High Temperatures Expected Today, Thursday

The DC region could see record high temperatures today and tomorrow. Forecasters say the current record for March 9th is 80-degrees, set back in 1964. With today’s unseasonably warm weather, that record could be broken. A cold front will move into the region Friday, bringing slightly cooler temperatures. It will still be quite nice this weekend, with highs in the 60s expected.

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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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