In the News @ Noon, Nov. 17, 2014

A second black man has died from Ebola in the U.S.

The Ebola virus has claimed a second life in the United States. Dr. Martin Salia, contracted the virus while treating patience is his native country, of Sierra Leone. Salia was being treated at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha where two other Ebola patients were successfully treated. Salia was a resident of New Carrollton, Maryland. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

All eye’s are on Ferguson, Missouri in anticipation of  a decision from the Grand Jury

Media Outlets everywhere are on grand jury watch in Ferguson, Missouri. Sources are hinting that a decision on whether criminal charges should be filed against the officer accused of shooting and killing unarmed Michael Brown, could be announced this week. The city is on heightened alert and police in the District of Columbia, are also ready should violence erupt locally.

A Suitland High student remains hospitalized following a fight in school

The Suitland High School student who was trying to protect his girlfriend at school on Friday remains in the hospital this morning. Witness say, 16 year-old, Drequan Yates was trying to protect his girlfriend who was involved in a fight.  The mother of the teenage girl he was reportedly trying to protect, says her daughter has been bullied all school year and school officials have done nothing to stop it. According to WUSA Prince George’s County schools officials are investigating the altercation. They insist this is an isolated incident and that student infractions are on decline.

Suspect arrested in shooting of pregnant woman

An arrest has been made in the shooting of a 5 month pregnant woman in NE DC this weekend. D.C. Police have arrested 25 year-old Terrell Bringier of Lanham and charged him with assault with intent to kill. The victim remains in critical condition.

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