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Man Dies After Silver Diner Crash

A 74-year-old man who was hit by the driver of an SUV has died.  Andrew Sheren died today from injuries suffered on May 4th at The Silver Diner restaurant in Tyson’s Corner Center.  Fairfax County Police say 59-year-old Samuel Ovie Abutoh of Springfield was the driver of the SUV.  He’s charged with malicious wounding and destruction of property.  He remains hospitalized.

Defense Rests In Freddie Gray Officer Trial

Defense testimony is over in the trial of one of the Baltimore police officers implicated in death of Freddie Gray. Lawyers for Officer Edward Nero rested their case this morning. Closing arguments are set for tomorrow morning and the judge now says he’ll issue his verdict on Monday. Nero is accused of illegally arresting Gray last year and failing to seat-belt him in a police van, where Gray suffered a severe spinal injury that led to his death a week later.

Free Meals Handed Out In Downtown DC

Today in downtown Washington, it’s all about “Feeding the five-thousand.” The DC Central Kitchen and other groups are participating in today’s event, which aims to provide free meals to five-thousand members of the public. Organizers say the feast is sourced entirely from fresh produce that would have otherwise been wasted. Meals will be available for free until 4 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

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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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