In The News @ 4:30 PM

Coldest Weather Of Winter Coming Soon

The coldest weather this winter is poised to plunge into the DC area.  The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for the entire region from tomorrow evening through Sunday morning with a wind chill watch for the northern and western suburbs for about the same time period.  Winds will gust as high as 50-miles-per-hour tomorrow night and Sunday morning with Sunday’s high temperatures staying in the teens and Monday’s low around five-above, at best.

Police:  Suspect May Have Shot Himself

DC police say an armed man who was killed last night in Dupont Circle may have taken his own life.  Police continue to investigate the chain of events when officers responded to a report of a robbery on Riggs Place.  They say an officer confronted a man and shots were exchanged.

Christopher Barry Offered Plea Deal

Christopher Barry, the son of the late former DC Mayor Marion Barry, is being offered a plea deal in an assault on a bank teller.  Prosecutors say they will dismiss the simple assault charge if Barry pleads guilty to two other misdemeanor charges.  Barry has until March 6th to accept the deal or be put on trial starting May 20th.

 Jesse Matthew Gets New Trial Date

There’s a new trial date for Jesse Matthew in his 2005 Fairfax rape case.  A judge today said the trial will start June 8th and should take about two weeks.  Matthew is charged with attempted capital murder, rape and abduction in Fairfax County, but he is also charged with kidnapping and killing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in the Charlottesville area.

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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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