“No Nexus To Terrorism” In Capitol Incident
There’s no apparent link to terrorism in an incident near the U.S. Capitol. That’s the word from Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki following today’s arrest of a woman who nearly hit some officers with her car. Malecki called it a criminal act. No one was hurt although police fired several shots. The incident happened near the U.S. Botanic Garden on Capitol Hill.
Babysitter Confesses To Burning Infant’s Feet
A Bladensburg babysitter is under arrest for allegedly abusing an infant. Police say Isnelda Mendoza confessed to burning a six-month-old’s feet with a hot frying pan because the girl wouldn’t stop crying. Court documents show the incident occurred on March 22nd at her home on 54th Place. Officials say the baby was taken to a hospital for treatment of the second-degree burns. Mendoza is facing child abuse, assault, and reckless endangerment charges.
Wizards’ First Division Title In Decades
For the Washington Wizards, it’s a season that is nearly 40 years in the making. For the first time since the 1978-79 season, Washington has clinched a division championship. The Wizards accomplished the feat by beating the L.A. Lakers last night, 119-108. John Wall led the way with 34 points and 14 assists. Wall said afterwards that they’re trying to do something special this season. They currently have the number-three seed in the playoffs.
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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.