In The News Today: CW Announces Series Renewals, Active Shooter At Large Outside Prince George County Police Department Office, & More
Officer shot as shooter remains at large outside police department office in Prince George County. The department has said that one of their officers has been critically wounded. As the shooter remains at large, the road from Beltway down 202 to MLK has been closed to traffic. Residents who live in the area are asked to stay indoors. It is possible that there is more than one shooter in the vicinity. One suspect is now said to be in custody.
Rubio and Cruz take victory during Saturday’s GOP primaries. Florida Senator Marco Rubio won the Washington, D.C. primary over the weekend, winning 37.3 percent of the votes or 1,059, according to AP. He also secured 10 out of 19 delegates available here. Meanwhile, Kasich took second place with 35.5 percent of the votes or 1,009, along with the remaining 9 delegates.
Meanwhile, Texas Senator Ted Cruz won the Wyoming Primary with 66.3 percent of the votes or 644 votes. He also managed to secure 9 of the 26 delegates available. Meanwhile, Rubio came in second with 19.5 percent of the votes or 189. He and Donald Trump both managed to secure one delegate each.
ISIS now armed with anti-aircraft missiles. The Islamic State in Libya is said to possess shoulder-held missiles or MANPADs (Man Portable Air Defense Systems) capable of downing a military or civilian aircraft. According to a report from The Clarion Project, ISIS had acquired the missiles from a stockpiles of weapons once belonged to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Gaddafi was said to possess 20,000 Russsian SA-7 and SA-16 MANPADs.
Deadly explosion rocks Turkish capital. A car bomb has exploded in the Turkish capital of Ankara. At least 32 had been killed and more than 100 have been injured, according to the health ministry. The explosion had occurred in Guven Park at the Kizilay district. No one is yet to claim responsibility for the attack, but a security official has told Reuters that initial findings point out to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) or an affiliated group. This was the second of such attack in the city in less than a month.
Gunmen attack beach-goers in southern Ivory Coast. The Al-Queda-linked militants have killed at least 16 people as they fired indiscriminately on beach-goers in Gran Bassam. According to a report from the BBC, four of the dead are Westerners, including a German and a French national. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has already claimed responsibility for the attack.
CW announces renewed television shows. The CW Network has decided to given early renewals to 11 of its primetime series. These include “Jane the Virgin,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Flash,” “iZombie,” “Arrow,” “Supernatural,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The 100,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals” and “Reign.”
According to CW President Mark Pedowitz, “Picking up these 11 series for the 2016-2017 season puts us in a great position of having proven, high-quality shows to launch in the fall as well as midseason and summer of 2017.” The specific premiere dates of each of the shows will be announced later on.