In The News @ 4:00 PM

More Snow, Then Brutally Cold Temps

More snow and brutally cold temperatures are heading to the nation’s capital.  The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through early this evening for one-to-two inches of snow.  A wind chill advisory will also be in effect overnight.  Forecasters say wind chills could drop to as low as ten-below-zero tonight and 15-below-zero tomorrow night.

Matthew Murder Trial Date Set

Jesse Matthew will be tried for the murder of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham starting June 29th.  Matthew appeared in a Virginia court via video conference this morning and learned the trial is expected to last three weeks.  Matthew is being held in Fairfax County where he is charged in a 2005 rape.  More defense attorneys were assigned to the murder case because of its size.

Racist Letter Investigated in Connecticut Police Department

A racist letter possibly written by an officer is being investigated at a Connecticut police department.  Bridgeport Police say the letter could have come from an officer because it was delivered to internal mailboxes in an area that is limited to police. The anonymous letter was said that black officers, quote “belong in the toilet.”  A group of black police officers will be holding an event today to call on the chief of police to address the letter. 

New Dr. Seuss Book

Dr. Seuss is releasing a new book more than 20 years after his death.   Random House Children’s Books announced today it would publish “What Pet Should I Get” on July 28th based on recently discovered sketches and text from the author, who died in 1991.  The publisher is planning at least two more books based on materials found at his California home in 2013.

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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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