In The News @ 3:30 PM

Police Identify Census Bureau Shooter

Police have identified the suspect in last night’s fatal shooting outside the Census Bureau headquarters in Maryland.  Forty-eight-year-old Ronald Anderson of DC is accused of shooting and killing security guard Lawrence Buckner.  Anderson then led police on a wild chase that ended in DC.  He was shot by police, and is recovering at a hospital.  A DC police officer was also shot in the exchange.

Hillary Clinton Expected To Launch Presidential Campaign Sunday

Hillary Clinton is expected to finally make her run for president official on Sunday.  The former Secretary of State will reportedly announce her campaign in a video message posted on social media.  She’s long been viewed as the favorite to win the Democratic nomination in 2016.  After the expected announcement, she’ll reportedly travel to the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire to kick off her campaign.  Clinton has been in the news lately for using a private email during her time with the State Department. 

Feds: Kansas Man Plotted To Bomb Fort Riley

Yet another American is under arrest for allegedly providing material support to ISIS.  U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said 20-year-old John Thomas Booker was planning to detonate a car bomb in a suicide attack at Fort Riley in Kansas.  The Topeka man enlisted in the Army in 2014.  Grissom said Booker told someone carrying out a suicide bombing was his “number one aspiration.”  He’s due in court today to face explosive and terrorism charges.

Busy Weekend Ahead Along The Tidal Basin

With Washington’s cherry blossoms in peak bloom this weekend, the National Park Service is expecting massive crowds along the DC Tidal Basin.  Visitors are being reminded not to climb on the trees, and don’t pick the blossoms.  The Cherry Blossom Parade is also taking place tomorrow along Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th streets, NW.

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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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