In The News @ 3:30

Cosby Will Stand Trial For Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby is being ordered to stand trial for sexual assault. A Pennsylvania judge issued the ruling today after hearing evidence in the case involving former Temple University employee Andrea Constand. She claims Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 2004. At this morning’s preliminary hearing, Cosby nodded when the judge asked if he understood the charges. The 78-year-old entertainer’s next court appearance is set for July 20th. Cosby faces up to ten years in prison if convicted.

Suspects In Springfield Jewelry Store Robbery Arrested

The two men wanted for robbing a Springfield jewelry store are under arrest. Fairfax County Police say 24-year-old William Franklin the Fourth and 26-year-old Jasminder Sethi, both of Waldorf, were arrested today. The men allegedly robbed Dubai Jewelry on Saturday afternoon, engaged in a shootout with an officer, and struck an innocent bystander in the leg before fleeing in a hijacked car.

McAuliffe: Investigation Will Find No Wrongdoing

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is addressing reports the FBI is investigating him and alleged illegal campaign contributions. Speaking at an event in Boyce this morning, the governor told reporters he is confident investigators will find no wrongdoing. The feds are reportedly looking into whether he accepted an illegal campaign contribution in 2013 from Chinese businessman Wang Wenliang.

Report: Obamas Will Live In Kalorama Neighborhood

The Obamas reportedly will live in DC’s Kalorama neighborhood once the president leaves office next January. The “National Journal” says the first family plans to rent a home near Massachusetts Avenue until younger daughter Sasha graduates from the Sidwell Friends School. The exact home isn’t known, although the Journal speculates it could be one at 10 Kalorama Circle or one in the 24-hundred block of Kalorama Road which once housed the Syrian ambassador. Sasha will have two more years of high school left after President Obama and his family leave the White House.

 

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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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