Four Damascus High Football Players Charged As Adults With Rape, Mayor Bowser Draws Criticism After Shunning Mumbo Sauce

Four Damascus High Football Players Charged As Adults With Rape

(Damascus, MD) — Four Damascus High School junior varsity football players will be charged as adults with first degree rape. The charges stem from an alleged locker room attack on football teammates at the high school last month. The alleged assaults reportedly were part of a hazing ritual involving a broomstick. The four were arrested on adult charges this morning. A fifth player’s case will stay in juvenile court.

Holiday Travel Rush Underway

Many Americans may be stuck in traffic as they hit the roads for Thanksgiving. Triple-A estimates at least 54-million people are traveling at least 50 miles from home for the holiday — the highest in 13 years. A traffic analytics company says drivers in big cities should be ready for a gridlock nightmare, especially between 6:00 and 8:00 tonight and holiday DUI checkpoints will add to the slowdown. But gas prices are one thing to be thankful for this year with the national average dropping to two-62 a gallon. At airports across the U.S., a record 30-point-six million passengers will travel by air during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Record Cold Thanksgiving Predicted

(New York City, NY) — It could be the coldest Thanksgiving on record for the East Coast this year as a high pressure system from the Arctic makes its way towards the Northeast. Temperatures could dip into the low 20s, making for a chilly forecast for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. The Arctic blast could also bring snow to the Boston area, snarling holiday traffic and dropping temperatures to 15 degrees. The National Weather Service says there have only been three Thanksgivings below 30 degrees in the Northeast, the last one being in 1996.

Mayor Bowser Draws Criticism After Shunning Mumbo Sauce

(Washington, DC) — DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is raising some eyebrows for her comments on the local culinary favorite condiment “Mumbo sauce.” On a Facebook post yesterday, Bowser revealed that the sweet and tangy sauce annoys her adding, “I wish people would stop suggesting that it is quintessential DC.” Bowser’s post drew plenty of reactions online, including disbelief and disagreement from Mumbo sauce lovers. Many in the DC area love to pair the sauce with chicken, fried rice, french fries and other dishes.

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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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