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Reports: Ferguson Police Chief To Resign

Ferguson, Missouri Police Chief Tom Jackson is rumored to be resigning.  Multiple reports are indicating he’ll step down as early as later today over the Department of Justice report that found the department displayed a racial bias for years.  There had been calls for Jackson to resign back in August following Ferguson police officers’ treatment of protesters following the deadly shooting of Michael Brown.  Yesterday City Manager John Shaw resigned his post.  Both Shaw and Jackson were named in the report.

Coast Guard Assisting Search In Florida Army Helicopter Crash

Crews are searching the waters off Florida’s panhandle for 11 service members missing and presumed dead in the crash of an Army helicopter.  Military officials say the seven Marines and four crew members on board the National Guard Black Hawk helicopter were taking part in a routine night time training mission went it went down.  Heavy fog and poor visibility have been hampering search efforts.  At the White House, spokesman Josh Earnest says President Obama is offering thoughts and prayers for all those involved in the tragedy.

Frat Member Apologizes For Involvement In Racist OU Frat Chant

A former University of Oklahoma student apparently regrets his involvement in a racist chant done by a disbanded OU fraternity.  Parker Rice released a statement through his father saying he made a horrible mistake by encouraging Sigma Alpha Epsilon members to chant, and ignored the core values and ethics he learned from his parents and others.  Rice also says alcohol was involved, but admitted that it doesn’t excuse his behavior. Rice says he and his family have been forced to go into hiding after they received threatening phone calls.

Ex-State’s Attorney Ivey Running For Congress

Former Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey is making it official  —  he’s running for the Maryland congressional seat now held by Donna Edwards.  Ivey’s announcement today comes one day after Edwards announced she’ll seek the U.S. Senate seat held by the retiring Barbara Mikulski.  Ivey, a Democrat, says people of Maryland’s 4th congressional district, quote, “deserve a Congress that works for them  —  that spends less time fighting with each other and more time fighting for you.”  Ivey served two terms as state’s attorney in Prince George’s County, briefly challenged Edwards in 2012 and is now a DC lawyer.

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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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