In The News @ 3:30

Woman And Child Killed In Waldorf Fire

Charles County authorities are still trying to determine what caused a fire that killed a woman and a young child early this morning. The fire broke out just after midnight on Poplar Hill Road.  A firefighter suffered a minor injury.  Fire officials have not said if the woman was the boy’s mother.  They also have not identified a cause of the fire. 

Lamar Odom Still In Critical Condition

Former NBA and reality TV star Lamar Odom is in critical condition after being rushed to the hospital from a Las Vegas-area brothel.  The owner of the Love Ranch Vegas says Odom was taking herbal Viagra but was not seen with any illegal drugs.  The ex-Los Angeles Laker and Clipper was found unconscious yesterday in his VIP suite.

Major Delays Again Today On Rockville Pike

Drivers are again being told to avoid Rockville Pike in the Bethesda area as utility crews continue repairs on a  water main that burst yesterday.  Both the northbound and southbound travel lanes have been reduced between Cedar Lane and Pooks Hill, and major delays are expected throughout the day.  More than two-hundred customers are still without water service.

Judges Put McDonnell Appeal On Hold

The Richmond federal appeals court says it will wait a little longer to rule on former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell’s appeal.  The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals wants to see what the U.S. Supreme Court has to say about an appeal being made by McDonnell’s husband, former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.  Both McDonnells have been convicted on public corruption charges.  Proceedings in the former first lady’s appeal had been scheduled to start October 29th.

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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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