Accused Pittsburgh Shooter Court Hearing, Maryland Early Voting Turnout

Robert Bowers In Court For Brief Hearing

(Pittsburgh, PA) — The man accused of killing nearly a dozen people at Jewish synagogue day in court is over. Robert Bowers’ hands were released for a brief time inside a Pittsburgh courtroom this afternoon to sign paperwork, according to reporters inside. They say he was silent through most of the hearing except to answer “yes” or “yes sir” to the judge’s questions. He reportedly seemed calm when having a conversation with his attorney. Bowers declined to have the charges and potential penalties read. The suspect remains in custody until his next preliminary hearing. Bowers faces 29 charges in connection to the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday that left eleven people dead and six others injured. Bowers was wounded in a shootout with officers and was released from the hospital this morning.

Reports: Cesar Sayoc Had List Of 100 Targets

 

(Miami, FL) — The man accused of sending explosives to top Democrats and Trump critics may have had a hit list with more than 100 targets. Cesar Sayoc is in federal custody for allegedly sending pipe bombs through the mail. Law enforcement officials say they will be alerting anybody who was an intended target of Sayoc’s. Sayoc, a former male stripper, faces of charges including threats against former Presidents as well as illegal mailing of explosives. He faces more than 50-years in prison.

Woman Doused With Gas, Burned After Trying To Stop Fight

(Washington, DC) — Police are on the hunt for the suspect who doused a woman with gasoline and set her on fire. It happened in the 200 block of 37th Street, Southeast. Police say the victim was trying to break up a fight when she was attacked. The woman was hospitalized and is in critical but stable condition. The incident is being investigated as an aggravated assault by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch and Arson Task Force. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Maryland Early Voting Turning Out

(Baltimore, MD) — Maryland voters are taking advantage of early voting. State election officials report that nearly 170-thousand people in Maryland cast ballots in the first two days of early voting. Twice as many ballots were cast this year compared to the same time in the 2014 midterm election. Voters have until Thursday to take advantage of early voting.

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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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