Active Shooter Investigation At Walter Reed Was A Drill, Mississippi Voters To Pick State’s Next Senator In Runoff Today,

Active Shooter Investigation At Walter Reed Was A Drill

(Bethesda, MD) —  A drill was being conducted Tuesday afternoon when an active shooter was reported at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington, the U.S. Navy said in a tweet.  Naval Support Activity Bethesda gave the all clear on the Maryland base that houses the military hospital after security found “no indication” of an active shooter.  The NSAB tweeted at 2:15 p.m. that an active shooter had been reported in the basement of a building. Public affairs officer Jeremy Brooks told AP by phone that all traffic had been stopped in or out of the facility. The all clear was given about an hour later, after security found no shooter.  The Navy tweeted that there was no active shooter at the base, but an “ad hoc drill by tenant command.”

Mississippi Voters To Pick State’s Next Senator In Runoff Today

(Jackson, MS) — A runoff election is taking place right now in Mississippi. Voters are set to decide on the state’s next senator. The battle is between former Congressman Democrat Mike Espy and Republican Incumbent Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith who is favored to win. Hyde-Smith was appointed after Republican Senator Thad Cochran resigned in April. Today’s special Senate election will determine if Republicans have 52 or 53 seats in January. President Trump made two campaign appearances in Mississippi yesterday to stump for Hyde-Smith, noting that he could use every vote in the Senate he can get to advance his agenda.

Trial To Begin For Laquan McDonald Coverup

(Chicago, IL) — An Illinois court is set today for the trial of three Chicago officers accused of covering up another officer’s involvement in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. David March, Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney face charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and misconduct in a bench trial two months after Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery for the boy’s death. The officers alleged that McDonald was an immediate threat during the incident, but dashcam footage showed him turning away before Van Dyke fired 16 shots at the teen. The October 2014 shooting was only one of several fatal confrontations between the law and African-Americans which spurred a national conversation on policing and brutality.

New Report Details Climate Change Impacts On Maryland

(Baltimore, MD) — The newest report on predicted climate change impacts released by the Trump administration says Maryland is already seeing the effects of rising global temperatures. The report says Maryland will see more coastal floods, heavier downpours and shorter winters. It also details the disappearance of marshes, poor air quality from wildfires and a rise in waterborne illnesses. Average temperatures in Maryland are also expected to rise by two-point-five degrees over the next few decades.

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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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