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Maryland Man Dies In Beltway Crash

A Maryland man is being identified as the tractor trailer driver who died in a crash on the Beltway in Montgomery County.  Dennis Frampton of Halethorpe was ejected from his vehicle this morning on the outer loop near Connecticut Avenue and later died at the hospital.  Debris and a fuel spill from the crash caused a massive traffic jam on both the inner and outer loops for many hours.  The accident is being investigated by Maryland State Police.

Man Accused Of Ordering Hit Found Guilty

A Maryland man accused of ordering the murder of his uncle to prevent testimony in another murder is guilty.  A jury in Prince George’s County came to that verdict yesterday in the case of Brian Mayhew.  Nicoh Mayhew was shot to death by Stanley Winston and Anthony Cannon in Seat Pleasant in December 2012, two months before he was to testify against his nephew in a previous double murder.  A previous jury was not able to render a verdict in the case, but a new set of jurors not only convicted Brian Mayhew, but the two men he ordered to carry out the murder as well.

Affluenza Teen Case Moved To Adult Court

The “affluenza” teen will serve his probation under the jurisdiction of adult court.  A Texas judge ruled this morning that Ethan Couch’s case will be sent to adult court when he turns 19 later this year.  The ruling means Couch will be under much stricter supervision as he serves the remaining eight years of his probation.  Couch was given ten years probation in 2014 after his drunk driving led to the deaths of four people.  He later skipped out on probation and was eventually arrested in Mexico. 

Author Harper Lee Dead At 89

“To Kill A Mockingbird” author Harper Lee is dead at 89.  Lee won a Pulitzer Prize for her 1961 coming-of-age story about race and Southern society.  It was turned into a movie starring Gregory Peck in 1962.  Her second novel, “Go Set A Watchman,” was released last year.

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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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