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Latest Search For Missing DC Girl Ends

The latest search for a DC girl who disappeared 21 months ago is over with no significant discoveries.  Police today scoured a construction site and other areas in search of clues as to what happened to Relisha Rudd.  They say the search for the child who was eight-years-old when she vanished was conducted after investigators received new information about a site opposite the Fifth District police station.  The main suspect in the case was found dead a few weeks after Rudd’s disappearance.

Procession In Memory Of Fallen Police Officer

A procession to honor the memory of fallen Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta is complete.  More than 100 officers lined the street outside the Wheaton Police Station where Leotta served until dying this morning of injuries sustained in a car crash last week.  The 24-year-old Leotta was struck by a vehicle December 3rd while working a special holiday alcohol-enforcement patrol in Rockville.  The driver of the car was arrested and may be charged with DUI.

Offices Of Top Muslim Group Evacuated

Police and firefighters are inspecting the DC headquarters of a top Muslim group after a suspicious piece of mail was delivered there.  The offices of the Council on American-Islamic Relations were evacuated after a powdery substance was discovered on the mail.  The group has been harshly critical of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s recent proposal to bar Muslims from entering the U.S. 

Howard Grad Chosen As VSU President

A Howard University graduate will be taking over at Virginia State University.  Dr. Makola Abdullah has been chosen to succeed interim President Pamela Hammond.  Abdullah graduated from Howard with an engineering degree in 1990.  Four years later, he got a doctorate from Northwestern University.  That made him the youngest African-American to ever receive a PhD in engineering.

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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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