In The News @ 3:30

Man, Woman Shot To Death Identified

The shooting deaths of a man and a woman during a bloody Monday in Southeast Washington are said to be related. No arrests have been made so far in yesterday afternoon’s murders of 22-year-old Tavon Cummings and 45-year-old Tracey Cooper, both of Southeast. The incidents happened within three hours of each other and five blocks apart. Cummings was killed near a gas station and an apartment building on Texas Avenue while Cooper lost her life outside her home on 49th Street.

PG Man Accused Of Killing Brother

A Temple Hills man is under arrest on charges he shot his brother to death and set him on fire. Prince George’s County detectives say Jacobi Williams killed Rashaad Tate in the 56-hundred block of Hil Mar Drive in Forestville back in March. They think the deadly shooting happened after the two brothers got into an argument. The 29-year-old Williams is charged with first- and second-degree murder, and is being held without bond.

Federal Judge Stops DC Concealed-Carry Law

A federal judge is ordering the District to stop enforcing its new concealed-carry gun law. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled today that requiring applicants to give a good reason for carrying a weapon is likely unconstitutional. Today’s ruling will remain in effect as long as another court doesn’t reverse it. DC passed a new gun law in 2014 after a court struck down its previous ban on carrying guns in public.

House Committee Considering Bill To Block DC Budget Autonomy

A committee in the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote today on a bill blocking budget autonomy for the District of Columbia. DC officials are planning on passing a budget this summer without congressional approval, which would be the first time since home rule was granted in 1973. The Republican-controlled committee is expected to approve the restrictive bill today.

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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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