In The News @4:30 11-17-14

Missouri’s Governor Calling out the National Guard

Missouri’s National Guard is being enacted by Governor Jay Nixon.  The governor is also declaring a state of emergency ahead of a monumental grand jury decision.  The troops will help with law enforcement if violent protests break out after it’s announced whether the officer who shot the unarmed Michael Brown will face charges. 

Doctors say Ebola case was too advanced
Doctors in Omaha, Nebraska, say despite their “best efforts,” they weren’t able to save the life of a surgeon from Sierra Leone who contracted Ebola in the West African country. Dr. Martin Salia died of the disease early today. Doctors say he was in “extremely critical” condition when he arrived at the hospital on Saturday, with kidney and respiratory failure. 

TB Diagnosed At Oxon Hill School

A person at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill has tuberculosis.  A Prince George’s County school system spokeswoman says the diagnosis was made recently but would not say if the patient is a student, teacher or other staff member.  Health officials are trying to determine whether anyone may have had close contact with the patient.


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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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