In The News @ 3:30

Minneapolis Mayor Calls For Federal Probe In Police Shooting

The mayor of Minneapolis wants the feds to look into the police shooting death of a black man over the weekend. Some say Jamar Clark was handcuffed when officers responding to an assault report opened fire, though police deny that. Last night, protesters shut down a section of Interstate 94, leading to more than 50 arrests. Mayor Betsy Hodges says a federal civil rights investigation would be best for everyone involved.

Washington College Cancels Classes Again

Officials at Washington College are canceling classes for the second straight day in what they say is in the interest of caution and due to new information. The college had announced plans to reopen earlier this morning, but the school updated that it had received new information from law enforcement around 9 a.m. The search for Jacob Marberger is still ongoing as the armed student has not been seen since Sunday evening.

Plane Held At BWI Cleared

A Spirit Airlines flight held at BWI Airport near Baltimore for nearly three hours this morning has landed safely in Chicago. Flight 969 was supposed to take off around 6 a.m., but the flight crew turned back to the gate after becoming concerned about four passengers on the plane. The aircraft was subjected to a security sweep and passengers questioned before officials cleared the flight for takeoff shortly before 9:00.

Maryland Governor: No More Refugees In Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is asking the federal government to cease all relocation of Syrian refugees in Maryland. Hogan says he wants a cease of any additional settlements until “the U.S. government can provide appropriate assurances that refugees from Syria pose no threat to public safety.” Around half of the nation’s governors are resisting efforts to have Syrian refugees settle in their states.

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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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