In The News @ 2:30

DC Metro Transit Officer Arrested On Terrorism Charges

A veteran DC Metro Transit police officer is due in federal court later today on charges of trying to help ISIS. Police took 36-year-old Nicholas Young into custody this morning at Metropolitan Police Headquarters on charges of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State. Authorities say Young was arrested following a lengthy investigation by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. Young is a 12-year veteran of the transit police force who lives in nearby Fairfax, Virginia.

Metro Fires Another Train Operator

Metro is firing another train operator linked to a red light overrun. Transit agency investigators determined the operator was at fault for an incident July 27th at Reagan National Airport. There have now been ten red signal overruns this year with three of them in July. Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is holding a meeting with his managers today at Verizon Center with safety as the main topic.

Trump Campaign Unrest

Reports are circulating that key allies of Donald Trump are planning an intervention with the Republican presidential nominee soon. Trump’s campaign appears to have drifted way off course since the close of the GOP convention last month. Republican National Committee chief Reince Priebus, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are said to be among those planning to confront Trump about the campaign.

U.S. Representative John Conyers Wins Again

Voters in Detroit are giving Congressman John Conyers a bid at his 27th term in office. The 87-year-old Conyers defeated Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey in the Democratic Primary race for the 13th Congressional District on Tuesday. Winfrey tried to make Conyer’s age an issue and claimed the district is neglected. Conyers responded by saying his “mind is sharp” and noted that he is often out in the district and doesn’t see Winfrey in the community. Conyers was first elected to office in 1965.

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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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