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Reports: Death Toll Now At 7 In Amtrak Derailment

The death toll is up to seven in last night’s deadly train derailment in Philadelphia. At least 200 people were also hurt in the crash. The train was carrying more than 240 people when it jumped the tracks. There are also reports that the train was traveling at 107 miles per hour when it crashed. Federal investigators are on the scene and will give an update on their findings later today.

One Dead, Four Injured In Capitol Heights Shooting

One man was killed and four others were injured in a shooting in Capitol Heights late last night. Prince George’s County police responded to the shootings in the 47-hundred block of Pard Road. All five were taken to the hospital, but one man later died of his injuries. He was identified as 18-year-old Reginald Brown III of Southeast. Police have not released information on suspects or why shots were fired.

DC Homeless Number Falls

This year’s annual count of the homeless in the DC area shows a two-point-seven-percent drop from last year. The Point-in-Time count conducted on the night of January 28th found eleven-thousand-623 people without permanent shelter in Metropolitan Washington. Nearly eleven-hundred single adults slept outside on that below freezing night while nine families totaling 39 adults and children also had no shelter. Those who conducted the count say the improvement is encouraging, but that there is a glaring shortage of affordable housing in the region.

John Wall Dribbles, But Still Questionable For Game Five

There’s no doubt the Wizards’ John Wall wants to play, but he’s still listed as “questionable” for tonight’s Game Five against the Hawks. Wall took part in dribbling and shooting practice yesterday. Head coach Randy Wittman says it’ll be a late decision on whether Wall plays tonight in Atlanta. He suffered five non-displaced fractures in his non-shooting hand in Game One. The best-of-seven series is tied at two games apiece.

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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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