D.C. police officer Joseph Burrough Newell, a 24-year veteran of the force, was shot and killed outside an Upper Marlboro, Md. home Monday evening, and police are still seeking his stepson in connection with the killing. Antwan Rayvon James, 27, should be considered armed and dangerous, said authorities during a press conference mid-day Tuesday. Prince George’s police said a preliminary investigation reveals the murder stemmed from a dispute over yard work. Authorities said Newell, 46, asked James to help with yard work, and he got angry and refused. “It’s as simple, and as tragic, as that,” said Prince George’s County Assistant Police Chief Kevin Davis. The killing was captured on surveillence video, and shows Newell, 46, being shot in the back while standing on a ladder outside his home’s garage. Newell fell to the ground, and the gunman then stood over him and fired several more rounds into his body. “It was an execution,” Davis said.
<i>Praise 104.1 (WPRS-FM)</i> hosted t<i>he 7th Annual St. Jude Radio-thon </i>on April 4<sup>th</sup> to raise money for St. Jude and its global efforts to find a cure for cancer and other childhood diseases.
Local Praise 104.1 personalities including Sheila Stewart , Denise Hill, Byran Cage, JC and Cheryl Jackson will also provided Radiothon updates throughout the day while gospel celebrities Tracy Braxton, Vashawn Mitchell, Anthony Brown and others dropped through to support the effort. On-site volunteers from St. Jude were on hand to take pledges again this year. Last year, <i>Praise 104.1</i> raised over <b>$136,000</b>.
Listeners in the Washington, DC area donated to St. Jude by calling in and they also donated online at Praisedc.com.