In The News @ 2:30

Deadly Deanwood Metro Stabbing 

A morning stabbing at the Deanwood Metro station is now a fatal.  DC police say a teenager died shortly after the incident but have not announced any arrests.  Orange Line trains have been bypassing the station since the stabbing occurred.  Deanwood is the same station where 15-year-old Davonte Washington was shot to death last month.

Young Girl Shot Now In Fair Condition

A seven-year-old girl who was errantly shot on Friday is now in fair condition.  Assistant Police Chief P.J. Newsham says the girl was walking home with her family Friday night near Knox Place, SE when they got caught in the middle of crossfire.  The young girl was allegedly struck in the abdomen, and her father had to stop the bleeding before crews arrived.  Authorities will continue to go door-to-door to collect information on the incident.  There is no word on any suspects or what started the shooting.

Anne Arundel Sheriff Arrested

More details are emerging on the Anne Arundel County sheriff who was arrested last night.  Charging documents say Sheriff Ronald Bateman was intoxicated and allegedly got into a physical fight with his wife over money in their Pasadena home.  Bateman allegedly held his wife down on the bed, and then shoved her against a wall.  When police arrived, Mrs. Bateman was discovered with injuries to her left eye, lip, and cheek. There was also damage to the house.  Bateman was arrested on second-degree assault charges.  He has been ordered to surrender his weapon and credentials.

General Assembly In Final Day Of Session

The last day in session for lawmakers won’t be like the last day of school.  Lawmakers will be busy today trying to get bills passed before the midnight deadline.  One of those bills would emphasize drug treatment over prison time.  Other bills going include tax credits for small businesses.  Another bill would allow civilians to be on police trial boards and give them a vote when it comes to disciplining officers.  Looking back on the session, Governor Larry Hogan tells the “Baltimore Sun” divided government isn’t always pretty but it can still lead to pretty good results.

Harold Fisher


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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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