In The News @ 4:30PM

Dupont Circle Station Reopens

The Dupont Circle station on Metrorail is open again following an evacuation to clear some smoke.  There were no reports of injuries this afternoon, but the problem caused some delays on the Red Line.  A transit agency spokesman says a train had a brake problem at the Dupont Circle station and smoke was reported from there on north to the Cleveland Park station.

DC Elementary Teacher Accused Of Child Sex Abuse

An elementary school teacher in DC is under arrest on charges of child sex abuse.  Thirty-three-year-old Leroy Ware was taken into custody last night near where he works, at Miner Elementary in Northeast.  Police have not said whether the child is a student at Miner Elementary.

No Confirmation Of ISIS Claim On American Woman’s Death

ISIS is claiming that an American hostage has been killed in a Jordanian airstrike.  The terrorist group announced the death today, but failed to offer any proof of her death.  Kayla Mueller of Arizona was kidnapped in 2013 while leaving a Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Syria.  A Jordanian official is calling the claim a “PR stunt” to “drive a wedge” between the coalition.

Detroit Walker Finally Gets A Car

A Detroit-area man who made headlines because of his 21-mile daily trek is looking at a brand new form of transportation.  Because there aren’t enough bus connections and he couldn’t afford a car, for the past decade James Robertson has spent hours each day walking a total of 21 miles so he could make it to work and back.  Thanks to a fundraising effort launched by a Wayne State student, Robertson has 300-thousand dollars and is getting a fully loaded 2015 Ford Taurus.

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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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