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Death Of Child On Swing A Homicide

The medical examiner is declaring the death of a three-year-old boy found on a swing in La Plata a homicide.  Ji’Aire Lee died last month at Wills Memorial Park due to dehydration and hypothermia.  Investigators say the child’s mother pushed him on the swing for a very long period of time and officers found the boy dead when they arrived.  They now believe that the mother brought her son to the park nearly two days before the officers got there.  The mother was taken to the hospital for an evaluation but no charges have been filed against her so far.

Indictments In Rape And Murder Of 16-Year-Old Baltimore Girl

Three people have been indicted in the death of 16-year-old Arnesha Bowers and each face up to life in prison, city officials announced today. Police said her body was found during a search of a home in the 6100 block of Eastern Parkway after the home was set on fire on June 7. Investigators believe Bowers was killed before the fire was set.

Chris Christie Announces Candidacy For President

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is tossing his hat into the ring for the Republican presidential nomination.  Christie made the announcement at a rally in Livingston, where he grew up.  In his speech, he argued that Americans are filled with anxiety about a federal government that doesn’t work anymore.   

Prison Probed For Mismanagement After Big Escape

The New York Department of Corrections is placing a dozen workers from Clinton Correctional Facility on leave following this month’s manhunt for escapees Richard Matt and David Sweat.  Three members of the executive team and nine security staff employees at Clinton Correctional Facility are on administrative leave.  Two other prison employees face charges for helping Richard Matt and David Sweat escape. 

 

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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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