In The News @ 3:30 PM

DC Bound Amtrak Train Collides With Tractor Trailer In North Carolina

None of the injuries reported in an Amtrak train collision are considered serious.ded The train collided with a tractor-trailer truck in Halifax, North Carolina today.  The train was headed north from Raleigh and was expected at Union Station around 4:30 PM.  It eventually was going to end up in New York.  

Police Look For Clues In Crash That Killed Officer

Police are going over surveillance video as they try to identify a driver who may have information about a crash early Saturday that killed a Prince George’s County police officer.  A red light camera shows a dark minivan behind Officer Brennan Rabain’s cruiser just minutes before Rabain crashed and died in Lanham.  Rabain was off duty and was driving his girlfriend home when it happened.  His girlfriend survived the crash, and is also being questioned.

 

Accused NSA Shooter Is Denied Bond

A judge denied bond this morning to the man accused in five shootings across suburban Maryland.  Hong Young made a court appearance in Anne Arundel County after his initial court date on Friday was postponed.  Police say Young has admitted to the shootings, including one last week near the NSA headquarters in Fort Meade. 

Report: Donna Edwards To Run For Mikuslki Seat

Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland will be among those seeking the Senate seat being left vacant by Barbara Mikulski.  The “Washington Post” reports sources close to Edwards who say she will make the announcement on Tuesday.  It would set up a heated fight among local Democrats, as Representative Chris Van Hollen has already announced his intention to run.

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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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