In the News at 11 on 11-7-14

Police are investigating the attempted abduction of a girl in Prince George’s County

An alleged attempted abduction in Upper Marlboro last night has the community on edge today. Police say they are looking into a report that a man tried to grab a girl last night in the 17-thousand block of Robert Lewis Avenue. The girl was able to run away unharmed.

The President meets face to face with leaders of the new GOp controlled Congress

President Obama is hosting a lunchtime meeting with congressional leaders at the White House today. The meeting will reportedly focus on the agenda when the new Congress begins in January. There is a bit of contention already, now that President Obama is vowing to use his executive authority, if a compromise over immigration reform can not be reached.

The U.S. could have their first female African American  Attorney General

News sources are reporting that President Obama is planning to nominate Lorreta Lynch to fill the position currently being held by outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. Lynch who is the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, would become the first African-American to hold the position, if confirmed by the Senate.

Muriel Bowser unveils members of her transition team

The District of Columbia’s Mayor Elect Muriel Bowser is wasting no time in getting ready to lead the city. Earlier this morning, she announced 5 co-members of her transition team. She also announced Marion Barry, Adrian Fenty & two other former Mayors as honorary members. Bowser will be sworn into office in January.

The man accused of abducting a woman in Philadelphia has been extradited to Virginia

The man arrested in Jessup, Maryland after allegedly abducting a 22 year old woman Sunday off the streets of Philadelphia is now sitting in a Richmond, Virginia jail. Overnight 37 year old, Delvin Barnes was extradited to the commonwealth after waiving his rights in court Thursday. Barnes will stand trial for the alleged abduction, rape and torture of a 16 year old girl in Richmond last month. The morning police admit a GPS device placed in his vehicle by the person who sold him the car helped police track him down. News sources also say Barnes had recently been released from jail.

Police say they will not charge the mother who –reported finding a baby in her backyard.

Prince George’s County Police are not going to charge the woman who called 911 to report that she found a newborn in her backyard in Beltsville. It turns out Khiani Jackson turned out to be the infants mother. She is now undergoing an evaluation. The baby girl who is good condition was never left outside like originally reported by Jackson. The infant is now in the care of the Child Protective Services.

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