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Teacher’s Aide Indicted On 270 Child Abuse, Porn Charges

A former Prince George’s County teacher’s aide who allegedly filmed children performing sex acts has been indicted. A grand jury slapped 270 child abuse and child porn charges against Deonte Carraway this morning. Each count carries a sentence of between 15 to 30 years in prison. The 22-year-old Carraway was a former aide at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School. Carraway is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

DC Schools Chancellor Henderson Stepping Down

DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson is stepping down. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced today that Henderson will be leaving her role on September 30th after nine years on the job. Bowser says Chief of Schools John Davis will serve as interim chancellor as a nationwide search for Henderson’s successor takes place this fall. Henderson’s tenure was the second longest as the leader of DC Public Schools.

Biden: Cancer Is “God-Awful” Problem That Must Be Solved

Vice President Joe Biden calls cancer a “god-awful problem” that must be solved. Opening a Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, Biden said every minute matters in the fight against cancer. Biden’s son Beau died after a long battle against brain cancer last year. Cancer kills an estimated 600-thousand Americans every year. President Obama put Biden in charge of an initiative to advance cancer research with the same national fervor that fueled the American moon launch.

State Police Watching Roads Closely This Holiday Weekend

The Maryland State Police SPIDRE Team will be out and about over the holiday weekend watching for impaired drivers. The National Safety Council is predicting that more than 450 people will die on the nation’s roads during the extended July 4th holiday and troopers want to make sure you don’t become a statistic. SPIDRE patrols will be stationed along major highways all across the state through Monday.

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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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