Prince George’s County School’s CEO To Resign, Police Identify Suspect In NE Double Shooting

PGCPS CEO Kevin Maxwell Planning His Exit

Dr. Kevin Maxwell, the CEO of the Prince George’s County Public School System says he will resign by the end the year.  The embattled head of the one of the largest school systems in Maryland acknowledged that he wants his departure to be a smooth transition.  Maxwell was appointed to the post in 2013 by County Executive Rushern Baker.  His tenure has been a rocky one.   There have been calls for his ouster because of a pay raise controversy for his staff and last year’s graduation scandal.

Police Identify Suspect In NE Double Shooting

Multiple suspects are being sought in a shooting in Northeast Washington that left a toddler and a man wounded. DC police say one person is in custody. He has been identified as 23-year-old Kenneth Morris the Third. As many as three others are still being sought after the shooting last night near the corner of 18th Place Northeast and M Street. The boy was taken to the hospital by a Good Samaritan and is expected to be okay. The man who was shot suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Patrick Henry Elementary Reports Case Of Tuberculosis

Authorities are working to identify anyone who came into contact with a person diagnosed with an infectious disease. A case of pulmonary tuberculosis was reported at Patrick Henry Elementary School in Alexandria. School officials are working to contact all staff and students who may need to see a doctor. The disease known as TB affects the lungs and is spread through breathing in droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person.

DC Area Welcomes Stretch Of Warm Weather

The DC region is getting a little taste of summer this week. Starting today, some of the warmest temperatures this year will be felt. Forecasters say today and tomorrow will feature high temperatures in the low to mid 80s under plenty of sunshine. Thursday will feature cloudier, but warmer conditions with highs near 90 expected.

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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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