In The News @ 2:30

U. of Missouri President Resigns

University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe says he is resigning his post.  Members of the student body including dozens of Mizzou football players had demanded his resignation for his lack of a response to racial incidents on campus.   Black members of the football team had said they planned to boycott team activities including games unless changes in university leadership were made.  Wolfe said resigning is the right thing to do and his decision was motivated by his love of the university.

Louisiana Officers Charged In Boy’s Killing Have Court Hearing

The two Louisiana officers charged in the shooting death of an autistic boy are each being held on a million-dollars bond.  Officers Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr. are accused of fatally shooting six-year-old Jeremy Mardis during a police chase last week.  The officers said they were pursuing a vehicle with a warrant driven by the boy’s father, Chris Few, but officials say they never found a warrant.  The cops were arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Friday.  Jeremy is being laid to rest today in Mississippi.

Four Dead After Crash In PG County

Four people are dead and more than a dozen injured following a fiery car crash in Hyattsville, Maryland.  The accident involved a passenger van and a pickup truck and took place last night in the D.C. suburb. Three adults and one child died in the crash while 14 others were hospitalized with a range of injuries, including some that are considered life-threatening.  The crash remains under investigation.

Oxon Hill Man Receives 65-Year Sentence For Murder

An Oxon Hill man has received the maximum possible sentence for murdering a 15-year-old back in 2013.  Twenty-three-year-old Tayvon Williams was sentenced to 65 years in jail this morning.  He pled guilty earlier this year to the murder of Charles Walker Junior over a pair of shoes.  Williams was part of a group who tried to rob a bag out of Walker’s hands.  When Walker ran away, Williams shot him in the back.


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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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