Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday August 5 1. Family of Sandra Bland sues arresting officer The family of Sandra Bland – the 28-year-old black woman found dead in her jail cell last month – is suing the Texas state trooper who arrested her in what started as a routine traffic stop, but took a tragic turn.…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday August 3 1. Police ID suspect in killing of officer; manhunt underway Tennessee police officials on Sunday identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, and an intense search for the man is underway. Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Officer Sean Bolton,…

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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 Thursday July 23 1. Charleston Shooting Suspect Roof To Be Indicted On Federal Hate Crime Charges  Dylann Roof, who police say carried out a ruthless attack that killed nine black worshipers in a Charleston, S.C., church, will face federal hate crime charges. A federal law enforcement source confirms to NPR’s Carrie Johnson…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday July 22 1. U.S. hits top terror leader in strike  The leader of a terrorist group bent on attacking the United States and other western targets was killed in a targeted strike earlier this month, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Muhsin al Fadhli, a Kuwaiti-born jihadi with a $7 million bounty on his…

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