MoCo Cold Case Murder, Search For DC Schools Chancellor To Start After Primary

MoCo Police To Announce Suspect In 2000 Cold Case Murder

Montgomery County police detectives have a person of interest in an 18-year-old cold case murder. Police are expected to announce this afternoon the new development in Alison Thresher’s murder in 2000. Thresher was 45 when she disappeared from her Bethesda home. Her car was later found near the C&O Canal, but her body was never found. Thresher was a copy editor for the Washington Post.

Naked Man Arrested After Reportedly Assaulting Metro Riders

A naked man was arrested after allegedly assaulting two Metrorail riders on the Red Line. DC police and Metro transit police responded around 6:13 a.m. where they found the suspect inside the Dupont Circle station. Officers tased the man and he was taken to a hospital. Witnesses say they saw the man involved in a fight on board the train. One of the passengers then alerted the train driver by pressing the emergency button. Police continue to investigate.

Search For Schools Chancellor To Start After Primary

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is expecting the search for a new schools chancellor to start after the Democratic primary for mayor in June. Amanda Alexander has served as the school system’s interim chancellor since February. She took over after Antwan Wilson resigned amid a school scandal. Bowser’s remarks came at a discussion on the state of education in DC yesterday morning.

Uber Responds To Proposed Tax In DC

The DC Council is considering a proposal to fund Metro partly from taxes on ride-sharing services. The proposal would increase the tax on rides starting from the District for companies such as Uber and Lyft from one-percent to four-point-75 percent. The money would help the District provide the transit system 178-million a year in dedicated funding, a bill Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to sign Friday. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi met with Bowser in DC yesterday and he said the proposal is an investment in mass transit but it would ultimately funnel down to the customer.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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