RL NEWS Update: April 10, 2014

  • 04/10/2014
  • Reporters Desk

10th Man Murdered in Long Beach in 2014
LONG BEACH — Fifty-one-year-old Herbert Shephard died April 5, due to injuries he sustained after a shooting April 8, on the 2300 block of Eucalyptus Avenue in Long Beach.
Shephard  was shot at shortly after 9 p.m. Long Beach Police Department officers arrived at the scene and found Shephard and an unidentified man with gunshot wounds to the lower torso. The other man seemed to have non-life threatening injuries. both men were taken to a local hospital.
No suspect information is available and a motive for the shooting is unknown.
This is the tenth murder in the city this year.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call (562) 570-7244 or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

400,000 People Protest Against Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
WASHINGTON, D.C. — About 400,000 people signed petitions urging Senate Judiciary Committee a proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. The committee began its hearing on the issue April 9.
The petitions, organized by public interest groups Common Cause, Consumers Union, Daily Kos, Demand Progress, Free Press and Working Families, will be delivered to the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice, which are charged with reviewing the deal.
If the merger is approved, Comcast will become the dominant cable company for two-thirds of the country and will control over half of the nation’s next-generation broadband customers.
On April 8, more than 50 public interest groups submitted a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice to block the deal.

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