In The News @ 2:30

Man Found Shot Inside Car Dies

A man found with a gunshot wound inside a crashed car in Springdale is dead.  Police say 59-year-old Bernard Parker of Springdale died at the hospital last night, a few hours after he was discovered badly injured along Ladova Way.  No arrests have been made in the case.  The car had crashed into a tree and police say the shot was apparently fired from the passenger side.

7 Employees Of FL Real Estate Company Killed In Ohio Plane Crash

Seven members of a Florida real estate company are among the nine victims of a fiery plane crash in Akron, Ohio.  Pebb Enterprises released a brief statement saying “our hearts are broken” after learning of Tuesday’s disaster.  The State Highway Patrol says everyone onboard the twin-engine Hawker jet was killed yesterday when it went down near Akron Fulton Airport.  Witnesses say the aircraft clipped a power line, slammed into an apartment complex and burst into flames.  The names of the employees and the two pilots killed have not been officially released.

Suspect In University Of Missouri Online Threats Arrested

Authorities are identifying the man accused of posting racial threats on the campus of the University of Missouri.  Campus Police say 19-year-old Hunter Park wrote on Yik Yak and other social media sites that he was going to “shoot every black person” he saw today.  Although not a student at the U of M, Park is enrolled in the Missouri system at a school in Rolla about 90 miles away.  University president Tim Wolfe resigned Monday under mounting pressure for his handling of racial incidents on campus.

Reports: LA Marshal Had Beef With Dead Boy’s Father

Police are working to determine if one of the two Louisiana marshals charged in the shooting death of an autistic boy had a beef with the boy’s father.  Officers Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr. are accused of fatally shooting six-year-old Jeremy Mardis during a police chase last week.  Officers were pursuing a vehicle driven by the boy’s father, Chris Few.  Few’s girlfriend is claiming that Greenhouse, who is a former high school classmate, was contacting her on Facebook before the shooting and Few told the officer to stay away from her.

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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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