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Woman Killed At Dunkin’ Donuts

A manhunt is underway after a woman was murdered at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Hanover, Maryland.  The body of 21-year-old Palak Patel was found late last night in the kitchen of the Dunkin’ Donuts in the 76-hundred block of Arundel Mills Boulevard.  Police have identified her husband as the suspect, and were actively searching for him.  Both were employees at the Dunkin’ Donuts location, and lived nearby. 

Officer’s Condition Upgraded To Serious

The Anne Arundel County police officer shot in the line of duty last week is now listed in serious condition.  Corporal Larry Adams was upgraded at Shock Trauma over the weekend after suffering critical injuries in a shooting Friday morning outside a 7-Eleven in Arnold.  A second suspect in the incident has been taken into custody.  Details of the arrest are expected to be released later today.

Mother Charged With Abandoning Disabled Son In Woods

A Philadelphia mother accused of abandoning her quadriplegic son in the woods while she visited her boyfriend in Silver Spring is under arrest.  Montgomery County Police arrested 41-year-old Nyia Parler on Sunday.  Her 21-year-old son has cerebral palsy and was found lying in leaves covered with a blanket next to a wheelchair and a Bible.  He was taken to a hospital suffering from dehydration and malnutrition. 

Maryland General Assembly Closes Today

State lawmakers are back in Annapolis today, hoping to wrap up the 2015 General Assembly session by midnight.  They have a lot on their plate though, having to finalize a number of bills and vote on some of Governor Hogan’s agenda items.  The big sticking point is budget negotiations.  If a budget is not adopted, lawmakers will have an extra ten days to nail down a compromise.

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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