Schools locked down in Cleveland suspect hunt
Police in Philadelphia say schools have been locked down as they investigate reported sightings of the suspect in an apparently random killing in Cleveland. But authorities also say there is no indication that Steve Stephens is in Philadelphia. Authorities say multiple 911 calls came in shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday claiming that Stephens could be in or near Fairmount Park, a large green expanse northwest of downtown. Officers are checking the area, and police say eight elementary schools and a high school are on lockdown as a precaution. Police say Stephens shot a Cleveland retiree collecting aluminum cans Sunday and then posted video of the apparently random killing on Facebook.
Philadelphia is a more-than-six-hour drive from Cleveland.
Military Helicopter Crash In Maryland
At least one person is reported dead after a military helicopter crashed on a golf course in Maryland. Emergency Services reports two other military personnel in the crash were being flown to a trauma center. Maryland State Police said the helicopter went down on the Breton Bay Golf Course in Leonardtown, Maryland.
Search Warrants Show Drugs Found At Prince’s Home
Search warrants revealed sizable amounts of opioids found inside the Minnesota home of rock star Prince. The drugs were found in several places. Carver County authorities said Prince was not prescribed any of the drugs that were found. Some drugs were in bottles in a suitcase labeled “Peter Bravestrong,” an alias believed used by Prince during his travels, while some prescriptions were made out to Prince’s bodyguard by the doctor who treated Prince the day before his death. Police also say Prince commonly went through withdrawals attributed to the abuse of the prescription medications.
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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.