Two Dead After School Shooting, Former Charles County Track Coach Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges

Two Dead After School Shooting

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says two people are dead and 19 people are hurt after the shooting this morning at Marshall County High School. Fourteen of the injured were shooting victims. Bevin would not confirm if the deceased are students, but did say the deceased include a 15-year-old male and female. The gunman, who is confirmed as a student at the school, has been apprehended and will be charged with murder and attempted murder.

Former Charles County Track Coach Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges

A former high school aide and track coach who admitted he was HIV-positive faces decades in prison for sexually abusing students in Charles County. Carlos Bell pleaded guilty today to ten federal counts of sexual exploitation of minors for the purpose of producing child pornography. Bell was an assistant at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School in Waldorf and also the head track coach at La Plata High School. The 30-year-old pleaded guilty to state charges earlier this month and will be sentenced in both cases in March.

Lee Boyd Malvo Sentencing To Be Argued In Court

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments today on the sentencing of DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo. Along with John Allen Muhammad, Malvo terrorized the Beltway area in 2002, killing ten people before being captured. Muhammad was executed by the state of Virginia in 2009. Now a judge is being asked to rule on whether Malvo should receive a new sentencing hearing due to the Supreme Court’s ruling banning life without parole for juveniles.

‘Grazing In the Grass’ Composer Hugh Masekela Dead 

South African musician Hugh Masekela is dead after a ten-year fight with prostate cancer. Famous for the song “Grazing In The Grass,” trumpeter, singer and composer Masekela used his music to make people aware of apartheid in South Africa. During his exile in the U.S. and UK, he worked with a score of musicians, including Paul Simon and Herb Alpert. A family statement said his life’s work has touched the minds of millions of people on six continents. Masekela died with his family by his side in Johannesburg. He was 78.

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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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