In The News 5:00 pm 11-7-14

Kidnapping Suspect in Virginia

The man suspected of kidnapping a woman off the streets of Philadelphia is now in Virginia.  37 year old Delvin Barnes will face charges linked to the violent abduction of a teenage girl last month in the Richmond area.  Barnes was arrested on Wednesday in Maryland. He was charged with the kidnapping of 22 year old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither. 

Gillespie Conceeds Virginia’s U.S. Senate Race

Virginia republican senate candidate Ed Gillespie hasconceeded the race to incumbent Democrat Mark Warner.  Warner had claimed a very narrow victory on election night, but Gillespie said he wanted to make sure all the votes were counted. He didn’t want to put Virginians through a recount.

More U.S. Troops to Iraq 

President Barack Obama has approved sending 1,500 more U.S. troops to Iraq. A senior military official says the military advisory teams will now go to Iraq’s western Anbar province where Islamic State militants have been gaining ground and killing men, women and children.

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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