In The News @ 4:30PM

Court House Station Reopens After Fire

The Court House Metro station is open again after closing briefly due to a small fire.  No injuries are reported in this afternoon’s insulation fire on the tracks between the Court House and Rosslyn stations, which serve the Orange and Silver lines.  Trains bypassed the Court House station and shuttle buses were brought in as the Court House station was ventilated to eliminate smoke there.

 President Pushes Forward In The Fight Against ISIS

The President wants new war powers for the fight against ISIS.  President Obama has sent Congress a formal request for an Authorization for Use of Military Force, AUMF.  Speaking from the White House, the President said U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria are having an impact.  He called it an ongoing, difficult mission but vowed that ISIS will be defeated. 

Triple Murder In North Carolina

The investigation into the shooting deaths of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is being watched by federal prosecutors.  The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina said his office does not believe the incident is part of a “targeted campaign against Muslims in North Carolina.”  Authorities have arrested Craig Hicks and charged him with murder in connection with Tuesday’s attack.

Powerball Jackpot Reaches 500-Million Dollars

Tonight’s Powerball jackpot will be worth a whopping 500-million dollars.  Ticket sellers are busy as people line up for a chance to win the fifth biggest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.  The game is played in DC, Virginia, Maryland and 42 other states as well as Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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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