In The News @ 3:30 PM

Arrest Made In Murder Of Aspiring Rapper

There’s an arrest in the deadly shooting of an aspiring rapper in Seat Pleasant.  Police aren’t yet identifying the suspect accused of gunning down 21-year-old Keaway Lafonz Ivy, also known as Kealo.  The Southeast DC man had been making a music video when he was shot to death Wednesday night in a parking lot along Eastern Avenue.  The arrest was made this morning in the District.

Discolored Water In Suburban Maryland

More WSSC customers than usual are complaining of discolored water.  The utility serving Montgomery and Prince George’s counties says it’s likely a by-product of the harsh winter and that there is no reason to believe there is a public health risk.  They say the water is safe for most people to drink although those with compromised immune systems should take precautions and perhaps consult with their doctor.  Discolored water is not recommended for doing laundry. 

Report On “Rolling Stone” Rape Story Due This Weekend

An upcoming report should shed some light on the discredited “Rolling Stone” story of an alleged gang rape at UVA.  The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism report is due out Sunday.  “Rolling Stone” asked the school to do an independent review of its reporting on the story, which claimed a gang rape had occurred at a university frat house.  School officials are expected to discuss the report’s findings on Monday.

NCAA Final Four Saturday In Indianapolis

The NCAA Tournament tips off again with Final Four action Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.  The first game features top-seeded Duke going up against seventh-seeded Michigan State at 6:09 p.m. Eastern.  That will be followed by top overall seed Kentucky taking on fellow number-one seed Wisconsin at 8:49 p.m.  The winners will meet for the national championship Monday night.

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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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