In The News @ 3:00

Snow To Impact Morning Commute

There is growing concern for the commute tomorrow morning.  Forecasters say a clipper system that will start with rain will turn to snow early Tuesday morning, likely resulting in 1-3 inches of snow for the greater DC area.  Areas south and east of the District will get lesser amounts.  While it won’t be a big storm, it could still have a major impact on transportation.  In the city, DDOT is already preparing to send out road crews to pretreat roadways. 

Arrest In School Administrator Shootings

DC Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection to the shooting of two Washington school administrators last month.  Authorities arrested Justin Headspeth today and charged him with assault with intent to kill.  The two administrators were shot in a parked car near Barry Farm on January 27th.  The two victims survived the shooting.

Michigan Governor Won’t Testify Before Congress On Flint

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will not be in front of a U.S. House committee this week.  He has declined an invitation to testify about the Flint water crisis because he’s due to deliver his budget recommendation to the state Legislature the same day.  A spokesman for the governor says there will be several recommendations to address the Flint crisis in the budget.  The Senate last week approved spending another 30-million dollars in the city. 

U.S. Health Official Doesn’t See Explosive Outbreak Of Zika Virus In U.S.

A top U.S. health official does not anticipate an “explosive outbreak” of the Zika virus in the continental U.S.  Dr. Anthony Fauci [[ FOW-chee ]] said today the infection is not generally serious for most people.  Fauci, who runs the National Institutes of Health, told a White House briefing that pregnant women are at risk as the virus has been linked to birth defects.  The CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat [[ SHOOK-it ]] urged pregnant woman to avoid traveling to areas where the mosquito-borne virus is prevalent.  More than two dozen nations and territories in the Americas have reported cases of the virus.

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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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