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Suspect In Kalamazoo Shooting Spree Charged With Murder

The Uber driver accused in Saturday’s shooting spree in Kalamazoo, Michigan is being charged with six counts of murder.  Charges filed today against Jason Dalton also include two counts of attempted murder.  Dalton will appear before the judge later today by a video feed.  Authorities say Dalton opened fire at three different locations Saturday night over a five-hour span.  Six people were killed and two others were wounded, including a 14-year-old girl who is in critical condition.

Cosby’s Wife Attempt Deposition Underway

Bill Cosby’s wife is giving a deposition about the sexual assault charges leveled against her husband.  A judge rejected her lawyers’ efforts to put a stop to the questioning.  She’s will answer questions related to sex assault allegations her husband faces.  Mrs. Cosby’s lawyers claimed the deposition would create a “media circus” and could be a threat to her personal security. 

Mother Not Criminally Responsible For Toddler’s Death

A judge says a Maryland mother is not criminally responsible for the death of her toddler in La Plata.  Romechia Simms was arrested last year after she was found pushing her three-year-old son on a swing for more than 40 hours.  The boy died of hypothermia and dehydration.  Today a judge agreed with the Office of Forensic Services that Simms suffers from schizophrenia and is not criminally responsible.  She’ll be released to the custody of a treatment facility.

SC Primaries Now Focus On Democrats

The primaries aren’t over in South Carolina.  This time, the Democratic presidential candidates are fighting for their share of votes and delegates in the Palmetto State on Saturday.  Hillary Clinton’s lead over Bernie Sanders has been shrinking since November in South Carolina.  But Real Clear Politics still reports a 24-point lead for Clinton.  The rivals will appear in a CNN town hall on Tuesday at the University of South Carolina.

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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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