In The News @ 2:30

Police Investigating Body Found On I-295 Ramp

Police are investigating the death of a man found inside a car on the I-295 on-ramp.  Police believe he may have been shot by another person around 8:30 last night.  The victim was declared dead around 30 minutes later at the scene near Benning Road, NE.

Michigan Governor On Hot Seat In House Hearing

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is taking heat over the toxic water crisis in Flint.  In a U.S. House hearing, Snyder called the crisis a failure of government at all levels.  Republican Snyder is facing growing calls to resign over the crisis, involving high levels of lead in the Flint water supply.  Pennsylvania Democrat Matt Cartwright slammed Snyder and accused the governor of pushing “false contrition and phony apologies.”  The EPA has also been criticized for not responding to the crisis quickly or aggressively enough. 

Senators Call For Hearing On SCOTUS Nominee

Democrats are accusing Republican lawmakers of falling down on the job.  Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling for Republicans to schedule a hearing on the new Supreme Court nominee.  They call DC Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland widely respected on both sides of the aisle.  Warner calls him an exceptional jurist.  Kaine says Garland has impeccable qualifications and unrivaled experience.  He also says Garland has earned enthusiastic support from both parties in the past. 

Explosion At The National Zoo

The National Zoo is remaining open after reports of a chemical explosion this morning.  The Zoo has closed off the American Trail section of the park as fire crews and hazmat teams respond to the scene.  Officials believe a contractor mixing chlorine chemicals caused the incident inside the otter house.  Smithsonian says there are no reported injuries to visitors, staff, or animals.

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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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