Cosby Deliberations Underway,

Cosby Deliberations Underway

The jury is now deliberating in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial. The comedian and TV sitcom dad is accused of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in 2004. During closing arguments yesterday in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Cosby’s legal team said the prosecution had presented a weak case with questionable witnesses. They claimed accuser Andrea Constand is a pathological liar. The lead prosecutor in the case accused Cosby’s team of shamefully attacking a woman who has come forward to report a sexual assault. Cosby didn’t take the stand in the trial.

Man Fatally Shot In His Car

Police are searching for suspects after a man was shot to death in Laurel. Officers responded last night to a vehicle crash in the 15-thousand-eight-hundred block of Millbrook Lane. Inside the car was 18-year-old William Riley, Jr. He had been shot multiple times, and later died at a hospital. Police believe Riley was shot while inside his vehicle. When he tried to drive away, he crashed into a parked car. Police are still trying to determine a motive.

Metro’s Silver Line Extension Plagued With Concrete Problems

There’s a potential setback with Metro’s Silver Line extension project. WRC-TV reports major concrete issues have been found throughout areas of construction. Transportation officials say crews are now working to correct the problems at more than a thousand different locations. Quality control inspectors discovered the issues with concrete panels that serve as walls at the new Metro stations. The issues revolve around the durability of the concrete that was poured. Many of the panels are being replaced completely. It’s unclear how the fixes will affect the timeline of the project.

Trump VA Nominee Won’t Step Away

President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs won’t pull out amid workplace misconduct claims. White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson had an Oval Office meeting with Trump yesterday afternoon. Trump said he’s leaving the decision up to Jackson, but that he wouldn’t go through with it if he were the nominee. Jackson was scheduled to have a confirmation hearing today, but that’s been postponed indefinitely after allegations arose of drinking on the job and improperly dispensing medications.

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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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