Another Silver Spring Body Found, Milwaukee Protests

Sixth Body Found Following Silver Spring Blast

Officials say a sixth body has been pulled from the rubble of a DC-area apartment complex where there was an explosion and fire. They also say they’ve located a man alive who had been feared dead in last week’s tragedy in Silver Spring, Maryland. The man was found unharmed in a place away from the apartments. A total of eight people were unaccounted for after the explosion.

6 Confirmed Dead In Louisiana Flooding

Flooding in Louisiana is leaving thousands of people homeless while claiming at least six lives. Governor John Bel Edwards said officials won’t know the death toll for sure for several more days. The rain is easing off in the state, but the threat of more deadly flooding is far from over. More than two feet of rain has fallen on parts of Louisiana since Friday and weather forecasters say rivers and creeks are almost certain to rise higher. At least six rivers have hit record levels since Friday. President Obama yesterday declared all of Louisiana a disaster area.

Milwaukee Police Chief: 7 Officers Injured In Sunday’s Protests

Milwaukee’s police chief is commending his officers for regaining control of city streets from protesters without using deadly force. Briefing reporters today, Chief Edward Flynn said seven officers were injured during another night of violent protests. He said most of the injuries were from rocks that had been thrown at the officers. He said over 30 shots were fired during last night’s protests but none of the officers returned fire. The protests began Saturday following the officer-involved shooting death of an African-American man who ran from an officer.

Orange Officially Resigns DC Council Job

Vincent Orange is officially a former DC Council member. As promised, Orange resigned his position on the council today as he takes the job of DC Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. Fellow council members and others put pressure on Orange not to hold both positions at the same time. After serving for 12 years, Orange lost the June Democratic primary so his DC Council term was due to end early next year.

 

 

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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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