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4 Injured In VT To DC Amtrak Derailment

At least four people are hurt after an Amtrak train derailed this morning in Vermont.  Amtrak says the train was traveling from St. Albans, Vermont to Washington, DC when it’s believed to have hit a rock slide on the tracks.  The injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.  Fire officials say five cars derailed and two of them went over an embankment.  There are reports there were close to 100 passengers on board when cars jumped the tracks near Roxbury. 

Investigation Into Death At Washington Hospital Center

A hospital patient in Washington is dead stemming from an altercation with security guards.Medstar Washington Hospital Center says the person died last week, and the hospital employees involved have been placed on administrative leave.  There’s no word as to what led up to the deadly incident, but an investigation is ongoing.  So far no charges have been filed.

SC Governor: 9 Dead From Flooding

The death toll from massive flooding in South Carolina now stands at nine.  Governor Nikki Haley says five people have drowned and four were killed in traffic accidents.  She said during a briefing that over 500 roads and bridges are closed as more than two feet of rain has fallen in parts of the state since Friday.  She’s urging people to stay indoors and off the roads.  She said 40-thousand people are without water and 26-thousand don’t have power.

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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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