In The News @ 4:30 PM

Winter Weather Advisory Issued For DC Area

A winter weather advisory is being issued for the DC area.  The National Weather Service says between 9 a.m. tomorrow and 6 a.m. Sunday, the region could pick up one to three inches of snow.  The snow should develop tomorrow afternoon and later mix with and change to sleet, freezing rain and rain before ending Sunday morning.

Lawyers For Maureen McDonnell Say They Will Appeal

Lawyers for former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell say they will appeal her conviction on corruption charges.  Attorney Randy Singer announced after her sentencing today that they still believe in her innocence, and said he’s confident the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case.  Maureen was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison.

Man Charged In Connection With Explosion Near NAACP Office

A man is under arrest in connection with an explosion outside of an NAACP chapter building in Colorado Springs.  Thaddeus Murphy allegedly ignited a road flare and pipe bomb near a container of gasoline in early January.  The “Los Angeles Times” is reporting that Murphy apparently admitted what he’d done to federal investigators but claimed the NAACP building was not the target.

DC Rents Third Most Expensive

DC rents are the third most expensive in the nation.  “Apartment List” says the median monthly rent for a one-bedroom unit in the District last month was 17-hundred-70 dollars while a two-bedroom apartment’s median rent was 27-hundred-40 bucks, triple the national average.  The good news is that both rent figures represent slight decreases from a year ago.

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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