In The News @ 4:30 PM

Arctic Air Settles Over Maryland

Marylanders are once again bundling up as another blast of Arctic air settles over the region.  Temperatures are expected to fall through the 20s into the single digits and teens tonight, with a wind chill below zero.  A wind chill advisory runs from 7:00 tonight to 10 a.m. tomorrow in areas north and west of Baltimore.  Snow flurries are possible overnight and up to a half-foot of new snow is possible in parts of Western Maryland covered by a winter weather advisory.

Suspect Shot In Armored Car Robbery

One attempted robbery suspect is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being shot during a gunfight with armored truck drivers in Chantilly.  Loudoun County authorities say two men tried to hold up the truck drivers this afternoon in the parking lot of the Capitol One Bank at the Eastern Marketplace Plaza.  Both suspects were arrested a short while later in Fairfax County and the wounded suspect was rushed to the hospital.

Bowser Announces Homeless Housing Initiative

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is announcing a new initiative to find homes for the homeless.  The plan is to assemble a team of leasing specialists, inspectors and social service professionals to serve as “housing navigators” charged with finding housing and matching homeless families to what they find.  Bowser says her administration aims to end family homelessness in the District by 2018 and all homelessness by 2025.

Maryland Joins Other States To Fight Heroin Trafficking

Maryland is joining a multi-state coalition to combat heroin trafficking across state lines.  Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maine are also part of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force.  Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh says sharing information and resources between states will produce what he calls “real results” in the battle against the drug.  Maryland had 428 heroin-related overdose deaths last year, and that’s only through September.

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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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