Domestic Violence Fire Case, NMAAHC To Celebrate One Year Anniversary

Protective Order Was Filed Against Man Accused Of Setting Girlfriend On Fire

A pregnant woman who was set on fire had filed for a protective order against her boyfriend. WRC-TV reports the order was filed against Laquinn Phillips, who was arrested September 6th for allegedly pouring gasoline on Andrea Grinage and setting her on fire at a home in Capitol Heights. The court records show the no-contact order was granted against Phillips in April, but was later dismissed. Phillips is now facing attempted murder charges in the case. His lawyer claims Phillips is innocent.

DC Councilmember Calls For Probe Into Speed Cameras

DC Councilmember Mary Cheh is calling for a probe into the use of speed cameras. She says she’s heard numerous complaints from residents that the cameras are used for profit, not safety. Triple-A Mid-Atlantic says the locations of the most profitable cameras are not in dangerous areas, but rather busy commuter routes. Last year, the District collected nearly 100-million-dollars in speed camera fines. Cheh is asking DDOT to review the program, and is advising them to give drivers more warnings there are cameras present.

Obama Rips Latest Senate GOP Healthcare Bill

Former President Obama is ripping the latest Senate Republican healthcare bill. Speaking in New York today, Obama said there are no practical benefits to the bill. He argued that the measure would boost healthcare costs and remove coverage from vulnerable Americans. The Senate bill seeks to replace Obamacare funding with federal grants to states. It would end individual and employer mandates on health insurance coverage. The former President said ongoing Republican efforts to repeal his signature accomplishment are aggravating and frustrating.

NMAAHC To Celebrate One Year Anniversary

The National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC is celebrating a major milestone. This weekend will be the museum’s one year anniversary, and it will celebrate with a two-day festival. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be guided tours, live music from local marching bands, dance performances, and storytelling events. Like admission to all Smithsonian museums, the event will be free and open to the public.

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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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