In the News @ Noon

Catholic University is now open after another “Shelter in Place” warning…

Classes have now resumed at Catholic University. The day started three hours late following the 2nd “Shelter In Place” alert in the last 24 hours. Officials say the most recent was false alarm and the person in question had been identified.

DC Police Chief updated community on homicides in the city…

DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier along with Mayor Muriel Bowser held a press conference to update residents on the homicide rate in the city and what police were doing to solve the growing problem. Lanier said there have been 152 homicide this year mainly in Police Districts 5,6 & 7. Over a dozen cases have been closed in the last month. This morning they released the images of two suspects wanted in two separate shootings.

Baltimore Police Officer in Freddie Gray case is testifying, right now…

Right now, Former Baltimore Police Officer William Porter is on the witness stand in his defense in connection with the murder of Freddie Gray. Porter faces manslaughter and assault charged in the death of Gray. He’s also accused of not securing Gray when he was placed in the transport van and not getting help when he asked for it.

Leaders celebrate a new police station in Prince George’s County…

The ribbon has been cut for the long awaited multi million dollar District VII Police Department in Fort Washington. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and other county leaders took part in the celebration that was 13 years in the making. The 19,000 square foot site however will not be staffed until mid January.

Chicago’s Mayor apologizes for the death of 17 year old Laquan Mcdonald…

Speaking before the Chicago City Council this morning Mayor Rahm Emanuel apologized for the 2014 shooting death of 17 year year old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago Police Officer. Emanuel called for a “complete and total” reform of the Chicago Police Department to restore communities trust.

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