Virginia Gov. Declares State Of Emergency, Georgetown Library Closed Due To Snakes

Virginia Gov. Declares State Of Emergency

(Charlottesville, VA) — The Governor of Virginia is declaring a state of emergency ahead of several political rallies planned in Charlottesville. This weekend is the first anniversary of the white supremacist and alt-right rally marked by the death of counter-protestor Heather Heyer. The organizers of that rally are planning similar protests near the White House on Sunday. Governor Ralph Northam says the emergency declaration helps authorities prepare for possible outbursts of violence in Charlottesville and the DC metro area, although he says he’s hoping for much more peaceful demonstrations.

GW To Close During Unite The Right Rally

(Washington, DC) — Several buildings on the George Washington University’s main campus will be closed Sunday due to the “Unite the Right” rally and counterprotests. The university says the Marvin Center, Gelman Library and Lerner Health and Wellness Center will be closed as it expects the rally to have a major impact on the Foggy Bottom campus. Hundreds are expected to participate in the rally, while thousands are likely to join counter-protests.

Missing Siblings Found Safe

(Washington, DC) — DC Police say a missing teen and her one-year-old brother have been found and are safe. Makkah Davis and his 13-year-old sister Kamahri Davis went missing yesterday in the three-thousand block of Stanton Road, Southeast. The FBI joined the investigation today. Police confirmed this afternoon that they were found, but no further details were given.

Georgetown Library Closed Due To Snakes

(Washington, DC) — A DC library is back open after several snakes were found in the building forcing a two-day closure. The Georgetown Library closed Saturday after staff found several snakes on the lower level of the building. The library called pest control and closed until the building was cleared and reopened yesterday. At least four snakes were found in the building. Officials say they were garter snakes, which are thin, nonvenomous snakes that are harmless to humans.

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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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