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Man Shot And Killed In Southeast DC

A man shot along East Capitol Street in Southeast DC is dead.  Police say the man was shot this afternoon in front of St. Luke’s Catholic Church and was pronounced dead a short time later.  No arrests have been made but police are looking for a blue minivan with four black males inside.

Federal Employee Charged With Making Meth

A former security official with the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been charged with attempting to make methamphetamine.  Christopher Bartley has a scheduled court appearance on Friday to answer to the charges.  Authorities began investigating Bartley following a July explosion at the NIST headquarters in Maryland.  At the scene of the blast, investigators found lab equipment and other chemicals used for making meth. 

Maryland Sees First Human West Nile Case Of 2015

Maryland has its first confirmed and locally acquired human West Nile virus case of the year.  State health officials say an adult living in the Baltimore metro area contracted the mosquito-borne virus.  Meanwhile, the virus has turned up in mosquito pools in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties.  Mosquito spraying operations are set for tonight and next Tuesday for several areas of Anne Arundel County.

Deliberations Underway In Jonathan Ferrel Case

The jury is now deliberating the fate of a white North Carolina police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black man.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Randall Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the 2013 death of Jonathan Ferrell.  During closing arguments today prosecutors told the jury Ferrell was not a threat when Kerrick shot him ten times.

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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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