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Baltimore Police: No One Was Shot

Baltimore police say the reports of a man being shot are not true.  Police say a man was arrested for a handgun, but no one was shot.  Police tell the “Baltimore Sun” that cops had confronted a man armed with a gun, he dropped the weapon as he was being arrested, and it went off.  The man was seen being loaded onto an ambulance and his condition is unknown.  Police in riot gear have formed a line blocking access to the area and are asking a growing crowd to disperse. 

PG Police Chief Reacts To Officer Conviction

Prince George’s County’s chief of police is responding to the conviction of one of his officers in an assault case.  Chief Mark Magaw says Officer Charles Pickard must be held accountable for punching a 17-year-old boy at Suitland High School in November of 2013.  He said one of a school resource officer’s most important jobs is serving as an example to students.  Pickard was almost immediately suspended after being charged with assault and other offenses in the incident.

Junkyard Band Musician Dies In Crash

The bassist and manager for the DC-based Junkyard Band is dead following a motorcycle accident.  Police say Derek Colquitt, the man known as House, was speeding when his motorcycle struck another vehicle on Route 301 yesterday in Waldorf and caught fire.  Not only is Colquitt dead at the age of 47, but a passenger on his bike, 34-year-old Jeri Whorton, also died.  The “Washington City Paper” says Colquitt had been with the go-go group since the late 1990s and had just performed on Saturday.

Carson Opens GOP Presidential Campaign

Doctor Ben Carson is going after the Republican presidential nomination.  The retired Johns Hopkins’ neurosurgeon is a rising conservative star and is the only African-American so far seeking the GOP nod.  In an earlier announcement, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina [[ fee-oh-REE-nah ]] threw her hat in the ring for the Republican nomination.  Fiorina, the only woman so far to enter the crowded GOP field, graduated from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in 1980.

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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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