In The News @ 4:00 PM

George Zimmerman Involved In Shooting

Police are investigating after George Zimmerman was slighty wounded today in a shooting in Florida.  Lake Mary police say Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound in what could possibly be a road-rage incident and is expected to recover. His attorney says the bullet missed and Zimmerman was only cut by flying glass.  His vehicle reportedly has a bullet hole in the passenger window.  Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin back in 2013. 

Mississippi City Mourns Two Officers Killed In Weekend Shooting 
A public memorial will be held today in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for two young city police officers who were gunned down Saturday during a traffic stop.  Officer Liquori Tate, who was 25, had graduated from the police academy last year. Thirty-four-year-old Officer Benjamin Deen, a married father of two, is a former “Officer of the Year.”  Three people accused in their deaths have an initial court appearance today.

Metro Apologies For Nightmare Commute

Metro is apologizing for a nightmarish morning commute on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines.  The transit agency says following a report of smoke in the tunnel between Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom, tracks in the area were taken out of service for safety reasons while crews dealt with the situation.  Metro acknowledges that there was no significant smoke in any station, but suspended Blue, Orange and Silver line service between Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom out of caution.  Repairs are being completed and normal service is expected for this evening’s rush hour.

Wizards’ Wall A “Game-Time Decision”

Despite not having dribbled a basketball in days, Washington Wizards guard John Wall is a “game-time decision” for Game Four tonight against the Atlanta Hawks.  Wizards coach Randy Wittman tells the “Washington Post” he’s not ruling Wall out just yet.  The All-Star guard has not played since Washington’s series-opening victory, in which he suffered five non-displaced fractures in his left hand and wrist.  The Wizards won Game Three on a Paul Pierce buzzer-beater to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.


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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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