In The News @ 4:00

One Hurt In McLean Stage Collapse

One person is hurt after a stage collapse at the Madeira School In McLean.  The patient is said to have non-life threatening injuries after the incident this afternoon near the gatehouse of the school on Georgetown Pike.  There’s no word yet on the identity of the patient or why the stage collapsed.

Arrest Made In Northeast DC Murder

There’s a second arrest in a year-old murder in Northeast Washington.  Police said today they took Darnell Crews of Southeast into custody yesterday and charged him with the August 13th, 2014 murder of 26-year-old Dexter Motley of Southeast.  Jonathan Taylor was arrested about two weeks ago in the shooting on 46th Place which left another man injured.  There’s no information about a motive in the case.

Baker Agrees To Purple Line Terms

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker says he agrees in concept with the Hogan administration’s plan to move ahead with the Purple Line.  That means increasing the county contribution by 20-million dollars on top of the previously committed 100-million dollars.  Last month, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett agreed to commit an extra 40-million dollars for construction of the light rail line from Bethesda to New Carrollton.  It’s estimated the cost to build the Purple Line will be two-point-16-billion dollars.

Clock Ticking On McDonnell Freedom Decision

A federal appeals court in Richmond has until 5:00 this afternoon to decide whether former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell remains a free man.  McDonnell has requested that he stay out of jail despite the court turning down a rehearing of eleven corruption convictions that a panel of the court had upheld last month.  McDonnell plans to take his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.  He has been sentenced to two years in prison, but the court has allowed him to remain free on bond until this point.

 

Harold Fisher


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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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