Montgomery County Police Investigating Suspicious Death, Vibrations Above Metro Lines

Montgomery County Police Investigating Suspicious Death

Montgomery County Police are investigating a suspicious death in Silver Spring. Authorities say they were called to the one-thousand block of Mondrian Terrace around 2:30 this morning. When they arrived, officers discovered an incapacitated teenager in the basement of the home. He was transported to the hospital where he later died. An autopsy is underway to determine the cause of death.

FTA: Broken Fasteners Causing Vibrations Above Metro Lines

Officials are picking up what’s causing bad vibrations in one DC neighborhood. The Federal Transit Administration has released a report saying that homes in Petworth are shaking because of broken subway fasteners. The equipment is meant to dampen the vibrations caused by Metro trains traveling in the Green Line tunnels. Since those have broken and the new, heavier seven-thousand series trains are running more frequently, residents have been feeling the pain for over a year. There’s no word on when the fasteners will be replaced.

Gorsuch Defends Free Exercise Of Religion

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is making his views clear when comes to freedom of religion. In his Senate confirmation hearing today, Vermont Democrat Pat Leahy said President Trump has proposed a “Muslim ban” in the U.S. Gorsuch said religious tests are inappropriate and against the law. Gorsuch refused to talk about Trump’s immigrant travel ban, noting that the matter is still before the courts. When it comes to abortion, Gorsuch added that he would have “walked out the door” if Trump had asked him to overturn Roe versus Wade.

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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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