Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday December 17 1. Mistrial declared in trial of Officer William Porter in death of Freddie Gray A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer William G. Porter, after jurors told a judge it could not reach a verdict on any of the four charges against him. “I do…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday December 16 1. Los Angeles unified school district shuts schools after bomb threat  America’s two largest school districts received similar threatening emails on Tuesday, but reacted in opposite ways: New York shrugged it off, while Los Angeles shut down more than 1,000 schools.  2. GOP debate focuses on terrorism threat Republican…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday July 24 1. Gunman kills 2, then himself in Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater As the previews ended and the lights dimmed for the screening of the comedy “Trainwreck,” a man stood up inside a Louisiana movie theater, pulled out a handgun and began firing indiscriminately. The shooter, a 58-year-old white man,…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday June 24 1. Autopsy shows Freddie Gray died of ‘high-energy injury’: Baltimore newspaper  The autopsy of the Baltimore black man who died after being hurt while in police custody shows he suffered a “high-energy injury” like those in shallow-water diving accidents, the Baltimore Sun reported on Tuesday. The spinal injury to Freddie…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday May 22 1. Grand Jury Indicts 6 Baltimore Officers In Freddie Gray’s Death A grand jury has returned indictments against all six Baltimore Police Department officers charged in connection with the death last month of Freddie Gray, the state’s attorney in Baltimore says. Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby said at a news conference that…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday May 2015 1. Los Angeles Lifts Its Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour The nation’s second-largest city voted Tuesday to increase its minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 an hour by 2020, in what is perhaps the most significant victory so far for labor groups and their allies who…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday May 11 1. Four charged in fatal shooting of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, policemen It started as a traffic stop and ended in a hail of gunfire. Now two police officers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, are dead, four suspects are facing charges and a community is mourning. Officers Benjamin Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate,…

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The Baltimore Police Department has completed its investigation into the April 12 death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died of a spinal injury a week after he was arrested for allegedly carrying a switchblade and fleeing police. The department’s findings went to State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who announced Friday that all six…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday May 7 1. Department of Justice to probe Baltimore police at mayor’s request Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has asked the Department of Justice to conduct a civil rights investigation into the Baltimore Police Department to determine if the department has engaged in a pattern of racially biased policing. The mayor made…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday May 6 1. Mothers charged after toddlers rescued from roof,window Police say two mothers are facing charges after one toddler was rescued from a Frankford roof and another child tried to climb out a window. Officers were called to a home on the 4700 block of Leiper Street at about 1:30…

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