More Streets Closed For Stanley Cup Final, Crews Search Potomac For Missing Man

More Streets Closed For Stanley Cup Final

Washington, DC – More streets around Capital One Arena are being closed for tonight’s Stanley Cup Final Game Four. The Capitals play the Golden Knights at home tonight at 8:00. Police say they are closing additional blocks of “G” Street from noon until midnight. Police are expanding “F” Street closures, as well, from 3:30 p.m. to midnight. If the series returns to DC for a Game Six, officials are warning of even more road closures.

Crews Search Potomac For Missing Man

Washington, DC – Police are using search boats and helicopters as they try to locate a construction worker who overturned in a work boat this morning underneath the Key Bridge. Two other workers also went in the water, but they were later pulled out to safety. Officials say the search is proving difficult, given the swift current of the Potomac and the amount of debris that is washing downstream following days of heavy rain. Authorities say a barge that was on the river may also have been involved in the accident. The investigation is ongoing.

DC Area Braces For Coastal Flooding

Washington, DC – A Coastal Flood Warning is now in effect for Washington, DC and surrounding areas. It follows a flood advisory that was in effect earlier this morning. The National Weather Service says the Potomac River will continue to rise as water and debris flow downstream from areas that were hit hard with heavy rainfall over the weekend. In the District, all waterfront areas could see moderate flooding from the rising river. The Coastal Flood Warning is expected to remain in effect until Wednesday, at the earliest.

Baker In Same-Sex Case Gets Big Win At Supreme Court

Washington, DC – The Supreme Court is ruling in favor of a baker who turned away a gay couple. The high court narrowly ruled in favor of the Colorado Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple today. The baker said he refused to do so because of his religious beliefs. The court said the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated the baker’s rights by displaying hostility about his religious beliefs. The court however stopped short of setting a major precedent in allowing people to claim exemptions from anti-discrimination laws based on their religion. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented in the 7-2 ruling.

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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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