In The News @ 3:30

Prince Died of Drug Overdose

The Associated Press is reporting that autopsy results show music superstar Prince died of a drug overdose. Law enforcement sources say the rock icon overdosed on opioid painkillers. The 57-year-old musician was found dead in his Paisley Park compound on April 21st. People close to Prince have said the musician was taking painkillers after years of jumping on stage in high heels and doing splits. Prince’s death came six days after his plane made an emergency landing in Illinois for medical treatment while he was returning from a concert in Atlanta.

Murdered Group Home Resident Identified

Prince George’s County police are identifying the group home resident who was gunned down in Hyattsville. They’re continuing to search for the killer of 20-year-old Conrad Cole of Hyattsville, one day after the shooting at the corner of 69th Place and Greenvale Parkway. Investigators say Cole was walking toward a basketball court at the time he was shot and the suspect then sped away from the area. Police are also looking for a man who briefly tried to revive Cole.

Bowser Details How DC Deals With SafeTrack

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is detailing how the District will deal with Metro’s SafeTrack program. Among the steps the city is taking are expanding rush hour no parking restrictions on eight bus priority corridors, increasing the number of traffic control officers and offering a two-dollar per trip BikeShare option in Washington. Bowser says the District is also considering running DC Circulator buses until 3 a.m. on weekends and expanding the routes. The first SafeTrack surge on Metrorail is scheduled to start this weekend.

UCLA Gunman Had Kill List Which Included Dead Minnesota Woman

The gunman in yesterday’s UCLA murder-suicide had a kill list. L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck said today the list included the victim, UCLA professor William Klug and a woman who was found dead in her home in a Minneapolis suburb. Beck says the gunman was former UCLA doctoral student Mainak Sarkar, who had driven to Los Angeles from Minnesota in the last couple of days. The woman found shot to death in a Brooklyn Park, Minnesota home was on Sarkar’s list and police say he is a suspect in the killing. Authorities haven’t said how Sarkar and the woman were related.

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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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