Ohio Police: Facebook Killer Dead In PA
There’s a sense of relief in Ohio after authorities confirmed the death of the so-called Facebook killer. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams announced today that Steve Stephens shot and killed himself after a brief police chase in Pennsylvania. A tip from someone who spotted the fugitive at a McDonald’s brought the case to a close this morning as troopers stopped his vehicle in Erie County. Stephens was the subject of a nationwide manhunt after he allegedly shot and killed Robert Godwin on Easter Sunday in Cleveland and posting a video of it on Facebook.
Capitol Worker Dies After Part Of Tree Falls On Him
A U.S. Capitol pipefitter is dead after part of a large tree fell on him. It happened this morning near the Capitol building. Speaker Paul Ryan’s office identifies the victim as Matthew McClanahan. A statement from Ryan called the accident sudden and unimaginable. Ryan asked for prayers for the victim’s wife and two young children.
Russia Testing US As Their Bombers Fly Close To Alaska
In the first test of President Trump since he’s taken office, the Russians sent a pair of bombers close to the Alaskan mainland. The U.S. responded yesterday by scrambling fighter jets. The pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers flew within 100 miles of Kodiak Island and close enough to alert the United States Air Defense Identification Zone. The U.S. military says it sent two F-22 stealth fighter jets and an E-3 airborne early warning plane to intercept the bombers. The U.S. planes flew alongside the Russian bombers for 12 minutes until the Russians had enough and reversed course and headed home.
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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.