Accused Murderer Found Dead In Cell, 3 Dead After Mass Shooting In Cincinnati

Maryland Man Found Dead In Cell

(Montgomery County, MD) — Authorities say a Maryland man expected to go on trial for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend was found dead in his cell this morning. Tyler Tessier apparently hanged himself in his jail cell at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Clarksburg. Tessier was charged with first-degree murder in the 2017 killing of Laura Wallen, who was 14-weeks pregnant with his child at the time. Officials had just started the process of selecting a jury in Tessier’s murder trial.

3 Dead After Mass Shooting In Cincinnati

(Cincinnati, OH) — A gunman is dead after killing three people and injuring at least two others at a downtown Cincinnati skyscraper. Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the suspect opened fire at the Fifth Third Center before he was killed after a shoot-out with cops. Several witnesses say the shooter was wearing a business suit. Ohio Governor John Kasich and Ohio’s senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown are monitoring the situation.

Kaepernick Nike Ad To Air During NFL Season Opener

(Los Angeles, CA) — The Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick will air during the NFL season opener tonight. The ad for the shoe company features the NFL quarterback who created a firestorm when he began kneeling during the national anthem before games to protest racial injustice. A two-minute version of the Nike commercial is now on Twitter, and also features LeBron James and Serena Williams.

Moonves Reportedly Negotiating CBS Exit Deal

(Los Angeles, CA) — The CBS board is reportedly in deep settlement talks with CEO Les Moonves. CNBC is reporting that he’s due 180-million dollars and a production deal in severance, but the company is only offering him about half that amount. Recently several women have come forward accusing Moonves of inappropriate behavior. CBS has not commented on the reports.


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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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