NJ Governor Confirms 1 Death, 108 Injured In Commuter Train Crash
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is confirming one person is dead and 108 injured in this morning’s deadly commuter train crash. Christie called the crash during the morning rush hour an “extraordinary tragedy.” Christie said the train’s engineer was hospitalized in critical condition but was cooperating with law enforcement officials. The train entered the historic Hoboken station at a high rate of speed and crashed through all the barriers before striking the platform.
Sterling Family Asks Questions Around Body Cam Footage
The family of Terrence Sterling wants to know why an ambulance wasn’t called sooner. Family attorney Jason Downs mentioned at a press conference today that in the released body camera footage a police union representative can be seen showing up within minutes to talk with the officer that fatally shot Sterling. An ambulance took longer to arrive, and it was too late to save the 31-year-old.
Man Kills Wife, Son Before Turning Gun On Himself
A Bel Air man is responsible for the fatal shooting of his wife and son before turning the gun on himself. Prince George’s County Police say Nasir Siddique shot and killed his wife Zarqa at their home yesterday. He then allegedly traveled to College Park, where his son Farhad was attending college, and shot him in a car outside his 48th Avenue apartment. No motive has been released yet.
Obama Salutes Team USA After Olympics
President Obama is praising Team USA for its success at the Summer Olympic Games. Obama received a Team USA surfboard during a White House ceremony. Surfing becomes an Olympics sport in 2020. The President also paid tribute to former athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith for their controversial raised fist salutes at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico. He said their powerful, silent protest “woke folks up.” It was widely viewed as a black power salute but Smith later called it a human rights salute.
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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.