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DC Lifting Snow Emergency Tomorrow

DC’s snow emergency will be lifted tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.  That’s the word from Mayor Muriel Bowser who is continuing to urge residents to shovel in front of their homes and on sidewalks.  Bowser says special equipment to help remove the snow from city streets has arrived from Indiana and Connecticut.  Those who use taxis will be happy to know that when the snow emergency is lifted tomorrow night, a 15-dollar surcharge that goes with it will disappear.

Orange Line Being Restored

Metro says Orange Line service has been restored between Vienna and New Carrollton.  Four stations on the western end of the line had been closed to start the day due to problems linked to the weekend blizzard.  Only the Silver Line remains out of service this afternoon.  Trains are arriving every 12 minutes on the five lines in operation.

6 Cleveland Cops Fired Over Fatal Police Chase

Six Cleveland police officers are out of a job for their roles in a 2012 police chase that ended in the death of an African-American couple.  The city’s public safety director announced the firings today and said six other officers were suspended.  The chase ended in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man and woman.  A 2014 Justice Department investigation determined the Cleveland police engaged in a pattern of excessive force.

No Evidence Of Shooting At Naval Medical Center

A Navy spokesman says there is no evidence of shots fired at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. The center’s commanding officer Captain Curt Jones says law enforcement officers continue to clear buildings.  He says the person who reported the shots shortly after 8 a.m. local time was inside a building at the center.  Jones said there have been a number of sweeps of the building and they have found nothing that substantiates those reports.

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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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