House Passes Revised Healthcare Bill, Forestville Man Sentenced To Life For Murder

House Passes Revised Healthcare Bill

A revised GOP healthcare bill is headed to the Senate after clearing the House. The final vote was 217-213. The bill aims to repeal and replace Obamacare, which Republicans call a failure. Democrats say the GOP measure will put the healthcare of millions of Americans at risk. GOP leaders and President Trump have been working all week to get a group of wary Republicans on board. A big sticking point involved a dispute over protections for pre-existing conditions.

Forestville Man Sentenced To Life For Murder

A Forestville man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of his ex-girlfriend. Prosecutors say Maurice Wigfall, Junior killed Latiqua Cherry in her Oxon Hill apartment in May 2015. He then tried to hide the evidence by burning the 21-year-old’s body. Neighbors in the Audrey Lane building reported smoke and alerted authorities. The 26-year-old Wigfall was sentenced this morning to life in prison, plus 50 years and 90 days, with no parole.

HCPD Detail Watson Arrest

Police in Maryland are filling in the details on the arrest of fugitive David Watson. Howard County Chief Gary Gardner said at a news conference this morning that a citizen spotted Watson dressed as a construction worker yesterday in the Baltimore area. A tactical unit was called in and about 12 hours later, they arrested the 28-year-old while he was hiding in a drainage pipe in the nearby woods. Watson escaped custody last Friday while being transported to a hospital. He was serving a sentence for attempted murder.

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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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