In The News @ 4:30pm

Winter Weather Advisory Expands Again

A winter weather advisory is expanding again, this time to include almost all of the DC area.  The National Weather Service says the District itself plus Alexandria and Prince George’s, Arlington and Anne Arundel counties are included in the advisory until 9:00 this evening.  Those areas can expect snow and sleet accumulating less than a half an inch plus a trace of ice accumulation.

PG House Fire Started In Bedroom

Prince George’s County fire investigators say a house fire in Berwyn Heights started in a bedroom.  They’re still not sure of what caused this morning’s blaze that did 75-thousand dollars worth of damage on Seminole Place.  Two residents are listed in fair condition at the hospital, while a firefighter who was injured is said to be okay.

Aaron Hernandez’s Murder Trial Begins

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial is underway in Massachusetts.  Hernandez is accused of killing a semi-pro football player in June of 2013.  In opening statements today, the defense said the police conducted a “sloppy and unprofessional” investigation, while prosecutors started to attempt to link him to the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. 

U.S. Contractors Killed in Afghanistan

 

The investigation continues this hour after three U.S. contractors in Afghanistan are dead in what’s being called an “insider attack.”  An Afghan air force official says an Afghan soldier shot the contractors and wounded a fourth earlier today at the military airport in Kabul.  It’s not know yet if the gunman is dead or alive.

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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