In The News @ 4PM

DC Officer Shoots Man In Hip

A man is hospitalized after a DC police officer shot him in the hip.  Police Chief Cathy Lanier says it appears while officers were chasing three armed robbery suspects around noon along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Southeast, a bullet went through a barbershop wall and struck a customer.  The suspects have been arrested.  No police officers were hurt.

U.S. Offers Help To France After Terrorist Attack

The U.S. is offering assistance to France after the deadly attack at a Paris magazine that left 12 people dead.  The White House condemned the attack at Charlie Hebdo [[ CHAR-lee HEB-doh ]], and offered to help bring the terrorists to justice.  French President Francois Hollande [[ fran-SWAH oh-LAWN ]] says tomorrow will be a national day of mourning.

Search On For Suspect In Explosion Near NAACP Chapter

The search is on for a man who may be connected to yesterday’s explosion outside the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP.  The blast went off just before 11 a.m.  FBI investigators say a device went off next to the outside wall of the building, which also houses other businesses.  The person of interest authorities are looking for is described as a balding, white man in his 40s.  He may be driving a dirty, white, 2000 or older model pickup.  Nobody was injured in the blast.

President Obama: Cheap Gas Prices Won’t Last Forever

Americans are being warned by the President that the decline in gas prices will not last forever.  In an interview with “The Detroit News,” Obama said Americans should be taking advantage of their savings.  He advised consumers to continue to think about how to save money at the pump because it’s good for the environment and for the family’s pocketbooks.

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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