In The News @ 4:00 PM

DC Snow Emergency Starts At 7 a.m.

A snow emergency will go into effect in the District tomorrow morning at 7:00.  Any vehicles along snow emergency routes after that may be ticketed and towed.  A snow emergency violation ticket costs 250-dollars plus there’s a 100-dollar tow fee and a 20-dollar per day storage fee.  Mayor Muriel Bowser says the city’s Snow Team will hit the road at midnight with more than 200 trucks deployed by 2 a.m.

Police Question Suspect In Five Shootings

Police are questioning a Beltsville man linked to five recent shootings in suburban Maryland.  Investigators say former state correctional officer Hong Young has fired shots during the past eight days.  He’s accused of shooting near Arundel Mills Mall, a Laurel Walmart, the Mall in Columbia, along the ICC, and at an NSA building in Fort Meade.  Young is charged with attempted murder and other offenses, but police don’t think he committed acts of terrorism.  Two men suffered non-life threatening injuries when shots were fired at their truck yesterday afternoon along the ICC in Prince George’s County.

Justice Department Clears Former Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson

Former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson is avoiding federal prosecution in connection with last summer’s death of Michael Brown.  Attorney General Eric Holder says the unarmed African American teen’s death at the hands of a white officer, while tragic, did not involve prosecutable conduct.  He did note however, that the police force in the St. Louis suburb routinely engages in unfair behavior toward blacks.  He said this bias included unreasonable searches and seizures and excessive use of force.

Jesse Matthew Murder Trial Continued

The Jesse Matthew murder trial is being delayed in Virginia.  A judge this morning granted a continuance in the case.  Matthew is charged in the abduction and murder of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.  Defense lawyers also asked for the appointment of a DNA expert.  Matthew’s trial was originally slated to begin June 29.  A new date has not been determined. 


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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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