In the News @ Noon

No smoke alarms in fatal Chillum house fire…

The Chillum home that went up in flames this morning did not have a working smoke alarms in it. Four people were killed, 2 year old twins and their elderly grandparents. The mother of the twins & two other adults escaped the home. Later today firefighters will go door to door in the community and check if families want their smoke detector checked. If they do not have a smoke detector one will be given to them. Anyone in Prince George’s County can request this service by calling 311.
The cause is still under investigation.

Forecasters are calling for some major snow fall this weekend…

At the top of the hour our “wind chill advisory” will be lifted however, we are currently following forecasters who say we could be in for a major snow event Friday into Saturday, up to 2 feet. Keep it on WHUR for the latest on our possible first snow storm of 2016.

Search for answers in the car accident death of a community activist in Capitol Heights continues…

Still no word if criminal charges will be filed against the driver who took the life of a community activist yesterday. Gregory Hall was killed on Walker Miller Road when the driver of another vehicle crossed the median and hit hall’s SUV head on.

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