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Police Make Arrest In Deadly Stabbing

Prince George’s County Police have arrested a  suspect in a deadly Suitland stabbing.  36-year-old Nelson Howard was arrested this morning and is facing charges in the death of 26-year-old Willard Darnell Smith.  It happened early this morning along Huron Avenue.  After being stabbed several times, Smith died at the hospital.  Neighbors described the aftermath as gruesome with blood all over the ground.

Baltimore PD Creates “War Room” To Curb Violent Crimes

Baltimore officials are creating a “War Room” to address a spike in violent crimes plaguing the city since the death of Freddie Gray.  City officials say the “War Room” is a way to coordinate intelligence gathering among agencies to go after people committing the crimes.  The “Baltimore Sun” reports seven people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in shootings since Friday.  Gray died in April while in police custody.  There were 42 homicides in May, the deadliest month in the city in 25 years.

Trial Date Set For Former Oklahoma Reserve Deputy

A former Tulsa, Oklahoma reserve deputy is pleading not guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a man in April.  Robert Bates is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Eric Harris during an undercover operation.  Bates says he thought he was shooting his Taser at Harris, but mistakenly grabbed and fired his gun instead.

Another Republican Announces As Presidential Candidate

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker hopes to continue his winning ways in his run for President.  Walker tweeted this morning he is seeking the GOP nomination for president.  He will kick off his campaign later today in Waukesha, Wisconsin.   Walker has won three elections in the last four years, including a recall attempt in 2012.

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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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