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Charles Severance Guilty On All Counts

Charles Severance has been found guilty on all counts in the murders of three prominent Alexandria city residents.  A jury this morning returned guilty verdicts on ten charges in all, including a charge of capital murder in the death of Ruth Anne Lodato.  Severance was found guilty of capital murder in the death of Ron Kirby.  He was also found guilty of first degree murder in the death of Nancy Dunning.  All three were gunned down over the span of about ten years.

One Woodson Fire Victim To Undergo Surgery

One of five W.T. Woodson High School students injured in a chemical fire will undergo surgery.  Sonya Garvis has burns to her arm from the small blaze which was sparked by a science experiment on Friday.  Three of the five students were treated and released for minor injuries while Garvis and another student were airlifted to burn centers.

Obama Announcing Plans To Help Inmates Get Back Into Society

President Obama will announce his plans today to help ex-inmates find their place in society.  The plans Obama will outline this afternoon include as much as eight-million dollars in federal education grants over the next three years.  He’ll provide new guidance on using arrest records to decide whether former inmates are eligible for public and federally-assisted housing.  The President also will direct the Office of Personnel Management to change its rules to give former inmates what the White House calls a “fair opportunity to compete for federal employment.”

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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