In The News @ 3:30

Police: Active Shooter At Colo Springs Planned Parenthood

An active shooter in a parking lot of a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood has been contained.  Officers say a man was shooting at passing cars.  There is an unconfirmed report that three officers were wounded.  The shooter is at the Planned Parenthood on Centennial Boulevard.

Protesters Shutdown Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Protesters are marching in Chicago today over the death of a black teen shot by a white police officer.  Reverend Jesse Jackson says the march along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile on the busiest shopping day of the year will call attention to racism in the Chicago police department.  Mostly peaceful protests have taken place since dashcam video of the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Officer Jason Van Dyke was released Tuesday.  Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder.

Police Make Arrest In Nine-Year-Old’s Murder

Chicago police are charging a man in connection with the gang-shooting death of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee earlier this month.  Police say Corey Morgan was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.  At the press conference, police revealed that two other men were involved in Tyshawn’s murder.  An arrest warrant has been issued for Kevin Edwards and a third man is behind bars on unrelated charges until police can formally make a connection to the boy’s murder.  Police believe Tyshawn was targeted for death as part of a gang feud, that may involve the boy’s father.

Costco E. coli Outbreak

The E. coli outbreak linked to a chicken salad sold at Costco is being traced to produce used in the salad.  At least 19 people who ate Costco’s rotisserie chicken salad became sick, with five of them having to be hospitalized.  A celery-and-onion mix made by California’s Taylor Farms has tested positive for E. coli, causing the company to recall the product.  The outbreak has affected people in Montana, Utah, Colorado, California, Missouri, Virginia and Washington state.

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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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