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Offbeat Capital-Gazette employees to march in July 4th parade

07:05  04 july  2018
07:05  04 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Trump responds to shooting at Maryland newspaper

  Trump responds to shooting at Maryland newspaper The shooting in Annapolis has left five dead, according to policePresident Trump offered his thoughts and prayers to the victims and families of the shooting at a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, on Thursday afternoon. The shooting at the Capital Gazette left five people dead, and more are "gravely injured," William Krampf, acting chief of police for Anne Arundel County, told reporters Thursday.

A spokeswoman for the mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, says employees of the Capital Gazette will march in the city's Fourth of July parade . Susan O'Brien, a spokeswoman for Mayor Gavin Buckley, said the newspaper on Monday accepted an invitation from the city.

A spokeswoman for the mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, says employees of the Capital Gazette will march in the city's Fourth of July parade . Susan O'Brien, a spokeswoman for Mayor Gavin Buckley, said the newspaper on Monday accepted an invitation from the city.

Capital Gazette staffers embrace after a candlelight vigil in downtown Annapolis to honor the five people who were killed inside the Capital Gazette newspaper the day before in Annapolis, Maryland, U.S. June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis © Thomson Reuters Capital Gazette staffers embrace after a candlelight vigil in downtown Annapolis to honor the five people who were killed inside the Capital Gazette newspaper the day before in Annapolis, Maryland, U.S. June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Staff from the Maryland newspaper where five employees were shot to death plan to walk in the Fourth of July parade in Annapolis.

Mayor Gavin Buckley says the city invited journalists from The Capital newspaper to participate in the parade Wednesday evening. He says the city has received confirmation that some will be in the parade.

The mayor says he believes it's symbolic for the town, in terms of healing from the tragedy.

Buckley also says former employees of the paper are returning to show support and that anyone connected to the paper is welcome to walk in the parade to feel that "the city has their back."

The newspaper staffers will have a place of honor near the front of the parade.

Service planned for journalist known for community reporting .
A memorial service is being held for a reporter who was one of five Maryland newspaper employees killed in a shooting last week. The service for Wendi Winters of The Capital is scheduled for Saturday in Annapolis. Winters wrote a wide variety of local news stories. Her contributions included columns such as "Teen of the Week" and "Home of the Week." She joined the newspaper's staff in May 2013 after more than 10 years as a freelancer.Helen Smith Tarchalski, president of the Anne Arundel Music Teachers Association, knew Winters for years.

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