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Victims Identified In Chillum House Fire

Two adults and their grandchildren are dead after a house fire in Chillum.  Prince George’s County authorities say the fire broke out around 2 a.m.  Sixty-three-year-old Sampson Omogbo, 55-year-old Carolyn Omogbo and two-year-old twins Anna and Israel Omijie were trapped inside the house and could not be rescued.  The mother of the twins was able to escape the building with minor injuries.  Two others were also able to get out.  Authorities investigating what caused the fire.

Temperatures In The Teens, Tracking Winter Storm

It’s another extremely cold day across the DC area, and forecasters are now tracking the potential for a major winter storm.  Temperatures were in the teens this morning in most areas.  What’s causing greater alarm is the possibility of a snow-producing storm that could hit the region by week’s end.  While models are still preliminary, forecasters say the region could start to see snow on Friday, with snow showers lasting into Saturday.

Protesters Call For Michigan Governor’s Arrest

The calls for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s resignation or prosecution over the Flint water emergency are growing.  Snyder will deliver his State of the State address today and all eyes will be on him waiting to see what he says about the lead contamination crisis.  Snyder has received a federal disaster declaration from President Obama, and says fixing the Flint situation has become a top priority for the administration.  Dozens marched yesterday calling for him to be arrested.

White House Confident About Immigration Actions

The White House is reacting to news the U.S. Supreme Court will review President Obama’s executive actions on illegal immigration.  A White House spokeswoman said the Obama administration is confident the policies will be upheld as lawful.  Earlier today, the high court said it will consider the President’s plan to prevent the deportation of more than four-million illegal immigrants.  The executive actions were blocked by lower courts after House Republicans sued over Obama’s authority to issue them.  The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling in late June.

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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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