In The News @ 4:30 PM

Possible Record-Breaking Cold Morning Ahead

Cold weather records for tomorrow could be shattered at DC’s three major airports.  The National Weather Service says temperatures will fall to one-above zero overnight at Reagan National Airport.  The record for the date is eight-above set in 1896.  A wind chill advisory is now in effect until noon tomorrow with wind chill values as low as 15-below.  Tomorrow’s all-time low at Dulles International Airport is two-below zero while the record at BWI Marshall is four-above.

Person Questioned In BW Parkway Crash

A person of interest in a deadly Baltimore-Washington Parkway hit-and-run is being questioned by investigators.  Rick Warrick was killed by a vehicle as he was changing a tire on the parkway near Route 197 in the Laurel area February 1st.  His fiancee was injured in the crash but survived.  A vehicle thought to be involved in the hit-and-run has been found.

Charter Revoked For DC’s Community Academy

The charter is being revoked for DC’s Community Academy school in Northwest.  The city’s Public Charter School Board took action against the school today after its founder, Kent Amos, was charged with siphoning off millions of dollars from the school and directing the money to his own management company.  The school can remain open through June 30th.  DC Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles says the District is ready to make sure the needs of current Community Academy students are met for the next school year.

State Senators Pass Speed Limit Hike

A bill that could hike the speed limit in Maryland is cruising through Annapolis.  The state Senate voted 39 to 7 today to pass the measure that would raise the speed limit to 70 miles-per-hour on some highways.  Supporters say interstates are designed to handle the higher speeds, but opponents say increased speeds will lead to more deadly traffic crashes.  The measure must still clear the House of Delegates.

Harold Fisher


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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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