In The News @ 2:30

Arrest In Triple Stabbing

Prince George’s County police say they’ve made an arrest in a triple stabbing early this morning in Fort Washington.  Officers responded to Martini’s Restaurant & Lounge around 2 a.m. where they found a security guard and two other men suffering from stab wounds.  All are recovering.  Police have not released the name of the suspect.

Football Stadium, Arena, Park In RFK Plans

There has been debate for years of replacing the decrepit RFK Stadium with a new football stadium.  Now a basketball and hockey arena can be added to that list of potentials.  “The Washington Post” reports Events DC is going to unveil six new proposals for the valuable land tonight, and two of them involve sports venues.  This is the first time city officials have mentioned replacing the 19-year-old Verizon Center.  Wizards and Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis has hinted at relocating when the lease runs out.  Other plans include a public park, a shopping center, or an entertainment hub with a concert hall, science center, or aquarium.

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Voting Districts

The Supreme Court is leaving the way legislative districts are drawn in Texas.  In a unanimous decision, the high court preserved the legal principle of “one person, one vote.”  Justices rejected a conservative activist’s challenge to a Texas law that requires the drawing of legislative districts based on general population, not eligible voters.  The plaintiff argued that the law dilutes the power of eligible voters.  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the decision and said there is no reason to disturb a longstanding use of total population in drawing legislative districts.

Harold Fisher


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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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