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Police Confirm Suspect In TN Theater Shooting Dead

Police are confirming that a gunman is dead after reports of a shooting at a movie theater in Antioch.  Police say the suspect had a gun and a hatchet when he entered the theater in the Nashville suburb.  The gunman reportedly opened fire on a police officer and was later engaged by SWAT officers.  Officials are checking out a couple of backpacks that were left behind.  One person may of been injured.

Malaysia Confirms Plane Wreckage Is From Flight MH370

A wing section found in the Indian Ocean is reportedly from Flight MH370 that disappeared 17 months ago.  Malaysia’s Prime Minister said that today an international team of experts have “conclusively confirmed” that aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from the missing plane.  The Boeing 777 vanished in March of last year on a flight from Kuala Lumpur [[ KWAH-lah lum-POOR ]] to Beijing.  There were 239 passengers and crew on board.                                             

IDs Released in Germantown Murder-Suicide

Montgomery County’s police chief says a man involved in a Germantown murder-suicide had a criminal history and should not have been on the street.  Chief Thomas Manger says the shooter has been identified as 42-year-old Johnnie Perkins and his victim has been identified as 34-year-old Shakina Perkins-Moody, both from Germantown although it’s not confirmed they were married.  Perkins is said to have gotten into an argument with Perkins-Moody in a car outside a gas station on North Frederick Road yesterday afternoon, shot the woman, then turned the gun on himself as an officer approached.  The victim’s 16-year-old daughter had gone into the store to pay for gas at the time of the shootings.

Ferguson Commission Continues Its Mission

The Ferguson Commission continues its series of open working sessions this week.  The next public session will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley.  The commission has identified 200 calls to action over the months since Michael Brown’s death and it is fine tuning the priorities believed to be needed in order for the community to heal, progress and prosper.  The final commission report from the year-long review is due in mid-September.

Harold Fisher


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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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