In a pre-trial hearing held last month, an investigating officer recommended dropping some of the charges levied against 3rd ID soldier Spc. Marc Hall. Hall is currently jailed in Iraq. Hall was initially arrested late last year for releasing a rap song with allegedly threatening lyrics and later charged with allegedly communicating a threat. The charges allege Hall violated Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. For more on this story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.