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Baltimore Mayor Welcomes Federal Help To Combat Crime

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is welcoming the extra federal help in the battle against violent crime.  Yesterday, Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced that ten federal agents will embed in the city’s homicide unit.  Rawlings says the federal agents already helping local officers has resulted in more arrests and gun seizures.  While on a walk in the city’s Upton neighborhood this morning, the mayor invited residents to attend the next Public Safety Forum, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the John Eager Howard Recreation Center.

Man Is Unaccounted For In Quarry Collapse

Crews are still searching for a construction worker who is unaccounted for following a silo collapse at a quarry.  The accident happened early this morning at the Luck Stone quarry in Leesburg.  The worker is identified as a man who has been on the job for less than a year.  The silo was filled with a fine mineral substance, making it extremely difficult for crews to get in. 

Trial Begins For Officer Accused In Fatal Shooting Unarmed Man

The trial is underway for a white North Carolina police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black man.  Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police officer Randall Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter after shooting Jonathan Ferrell ten times after a home invasion call in 2013.  Kerrick could face up to eleven years in prison if he’s convicted.

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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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