Jealous Announces Bid For MD Governor, Man With Guns, Ammo In Trump Hotel

Jealous Announces Bid For MD Governor

Former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous is running as a Democrat for governor of Maryland. Jealous made the announcement this morning at his cousin’s flower shop in West Baltimore. In announcing his candidacy, Jealous compared incumbent Governor Larry Hogan to the Cowardly Lion in the “Wizard of Oz,” saying the Republican lacked the political courage to take on the Trump administration. Jealous was a supporter of Bernie Sanders in last year’s presidential race.

Man Arrested For Possessing Guns, Ammo In Trump Hotel

A Pennsylvania man is under arrest for carrying an assault rifle and a handgun at Washington, DC’s Trump International Hotel. DC Police arrested Bryan Moles around 2:00 this morning after receiving a tip from Pennsylvania State Police. Authorities say an AR-15 assault rifle was found in his vehicle, while a handgun was in the glove compartment along with 90 rounds of ammo. The U.S. Secret Service says the 43-year-old is a Trump supporter, and the president was not at risk.

LeBron James- Vandalism

Police are investigating after someone spray painted a racial slur on the front gate of LeBron James’ home in Los Angeles on the eve of the NBA Finals.  It happened Wednesday morning in Brentwood.  Capt. Patricia Sandoval, a Los Angeles police spokeswoman, says James wasn’t at the home at the time. She says the property manager told officers they believe the incident was captured on surveillance video.  Sandoval says an unidentified person sprayed painted the N-word on the front gate. Police are investigating it as an act of vandalism and possible hate crime.  She says someone painted over the slur before officers arrived.  James’ agent, Rich Paul, declined to comment. James and the Cleveland Cavaliers play the Golden State Warriors in NBA Finals beginning Thursday night, with Game 1 in Oakland.

Scripps National Spelling Bee Rounds 2 And 3 Today

The field is being whittled down at the Scripps National Spelling Bee taking place in Washington, DC. Rounds two and three of the competition will take place today as hundreds of kids across the country compete for this year’s title. There has been a slew of testy words already. Today, sixth-grader Stella Motl from Texas spelled the word for a vagrant samurai correctly. That would be “ronin.” One little girl hopes to break a record for the youngest to ever win. Edith Fuller from Tulsa, Oklahoma, is just six-years-old. The final round gets underway tomorrow.


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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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