No Charges In Sterling Death, CDC Warns Of Second Flu Wave

No Charges Against Officers Involved In Sterling Death

No criminal charges will be pursued against officers involved in the 2016 shooting death of an African American man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Alton Sterling was shot and killed during a struggle with police outside a convenience store in July. Cell phone video showing the incident sparked outrage and led to protests across the country. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said today that the state’s investigation concluded that the officers attempted to make a lawful arrest of Sterling based on probable cause, and that the officers’ actions were well-founded and reasonable. The investigation found that Sterling continued to resist officers commands and was armed with a handgun.

Former Charles County teacher’s aide gets 105 years on child porn charges

A former Maryland middle school aide and high school track coach has been sentenced to 105 years in prison on federal child pornography charges. Carlos DeAngelo Bell, of Waldorf,
DeAngelo pleaded guilty in January to 10 counts of sexual exploitation of minors, admitting he coerced children to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce child pornography from 2014 to 2016. Bell worked as an instructional assistant in Charles County Public Schools and as a coach at a county high school. Authorities had revealed that Bell was HIV-positive, although investigators said they don’t think any of his victims were infected.

MSU Official Charged With Neglect, Criminal Sexual Conduct

A Michigan State University official who was the boss of ex-gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar is under arrest. Former College of Osteopathic Medicine dean William Strampel was taken into custody yesterday and is facing an arraignment this afternoon. Strampel was the boss of disgraced sports doctor Nassar and reportedly did not believe any of the women who made claims of sexual misconduct against Nassar. Officials with Michigan State said they will continue to cooperate with ongoing investigation into the Nassar scandal. Nassar is in federal prison, serving three sentences that will keep him behind bars for the rest of his life.

CDC Warns That Second Flu Wave Is Spreading Across Country

The CDC says a second wave of flu is moving through the country. This time, the worrisome strain is Type B which the CDC says is now accounting for six out of ten flu cases. Influenza A is the more common type, responsible for 80-percent of the more than 26-thousand hospitalizations for the flu this season. Federal health officials say illness associated with the B strain can be just as severe, especially in young children. The CDC says 133 children have died of the flu since October.

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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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