Security Guard Critically Injured In Campus Shooting
Prince George’s County college campus. Police say the shooting occurred during a robbery attempt around 2:00 this morning at the University of Maryland University College Inn and Conference Center. Two suspects were identified, and one was captured in the woods shortly before 5 a.m. Authorities gave the “all clear” around 7:15 when a search for the second suspect proved unsuccessful.
Fire Out At USDA Building In Beltsville
A fire at a U.S. Department of Agriculture building in Beltsville is out. Prince George’s County fire officials say the blaze destroyed the building and several vehicles, but there are no reported injuries. Local fire officials and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating the cause of the fire. Anonymous threats prompted the closure of five Agriculture Department offices in several states last week, including Maryland.
Bill Cosby Back In Court For Pre-Trial Meeting
Bill Cosby is back in a Pennsylvania courtroom today, for a pre-trial conference on charges he drugged and molested a woman in his home in 2004. Lawyers for the embattled comedian argue a jury should never hear the recording of a phone call between Cosby and the mother of his accuser. They say Cosby never gave consent to being recorded, violating Pennsylvania law. Prosecutors say the recording is legal and admissible as it was made in Canada, where both parties don’t need to consent.
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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.