In The News @ 3:30

Bond Hearing Set In Officer’s Death

A bond hearing will be held tomorrow afternoon for two of the three brothers linked to the shooting death of a Prince George’s County police officer.  State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks says Malik and Elijah Ford are charged with multiple counts including attempted murder, assault and conspiracy to commit murder.  They remain held without bond and charges are likely to be filed later against Michael Ford in the death of Officer Jacai Colson.  Police say Michael Ford started a shootout Sunday at the District 3 police station but that friendly fire actually killed Colson.

Bill Would Make It Illegal To Smoke In The Car With A Child

A bill that would make it illegal to smoke in a car while a child is present has a good chance at becoming reality.  The “Daily Progress” reports the legislation that passed the General Assembly now awaits the signature of Governor Terry McAuliffe.  He has until April 11 to act on it.  If he signs it, the law would take effect on July 1st.  Under the measure, the citation would be a secondary offense.

Five States Hold Primaries Today

Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Ohio Governor John Kasich [[ KAY-sick ]] could desperately use wins at home in today’s Republican presidential primaries if they want to stay in the campaign.  Rubio stands third in Florida in one recent poll and he’s asked his supporters in Ohio to vote for Kasich.  Polls in the Buckeye State have the governor running neck-and-neck with frontrunner Donald Trump.  Voters are also casting ballots in Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina.  In the Democratic race, Hillary Clinton expects to add to her sizable lead over Bernie Sanders in delegates. 

Obama Calls Campaign Rhetoric “Vulgar And “Divisive”

President Obama says he’s dismayed by “vulgar and divisive” campaign rhetoric.  Speaking at a Friends of Ireland luncheon on Capitol Hill today, Obama said he knows that he’s not the only one who’s bothered about what’s happened on the campaign trail.  The President said everyone is responsible for reversing what he called a cycle that’s not an accurate reflection of America.  Obama added that it’s not a matter of political correctness, but it’s about the way corrosive behavior can undermine our democracy, our society and even our economy.

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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