In The News @ 5 PM

Two Bodies Found At Burned Out Mansion

Officials say two bodies have been found so far inside an Annapolis, Maryland mansion that burned to the ground early Monday morning.  They won’t say whether the bodies are that of adults or children.  Four other people are missing and may have also been inside the 16-thousand-square-foot home when it went up in flames.  Today was the first time it was safe enough for firefighters to look for possible bodies.

Hogan Sworn In As Maryland Governor

Larry Hogan is officially the governor of Maryland after taking the oath of office today at the State House in Annapolis. Hogan began inauguration day with church services.  He and his wife already spent their first night in their new home, Government House in Annapolis.  Hogan is Maryland’s 62nd governor and only the third Republican governor in 50 years.

Report: DOJ To Clear Officer In Michael Brown Shooting

The Justice Department is reportedly set to clear the Ferguson, Missouri police officer involved in the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.  “The New York Times” reports federal prosecutors are working on a memo that recommends no civil rights charges against Officer Darren Wilson.  The report cites officials saying the FBI’s investigation found no evidence to support the charges against the officer.  Last summer, the fatal shooting of Brown sparked violent protests and looting in Ferguson.  Months later, a grand jury decided not to indict the officer.

Obama Hits The Road To Promote SOU Themes

President Obama is visiting his 47th state as president this afternoon.  While in Boise, Idaho, he’ll meet with the family of an American pastor who has been imprisoned in Iran for two years and speak at Boise State University.  He’ll follow up on themes he pressed during his State of the Union address, where he advocated tax code reforms that would help working Americans get a leg up on the economy.

 

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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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