Hillcrest Heights Homicide, Public Hearing On Legalizing Sports Betting

Police Investigate Homicide In Hillcrest Heights

(Prince George’s County, MD) — Police say they’re investigating a homicide in Hillcrest Heights. It happened this morning in the 43-hundred block of 23rd Place. Police found a man lying in a yard around 8:00 this morning. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Public Hearing On Legalizing Sports Betting

The DC Council will hold a public hearing on legalizing sports betting in the city today. Councilmember Jack Evans introduced the “Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018” after the Supreme Court’s decision in May that ruled states could legalize sports betting. Prior to the ruling, Nevada was the only state where sports bets could be made. Proponents of the legislation say it would bring a new stream of revenue to the city.

Impact of Canada Marijuana Legalization on U.S.

(Detroit, MI) — Customs and Border Patrol is reminding Americans that it’s a violation of federal law to bring marijuana across the border from Canada. Although Canada legalized marijuana today, the U.S. still bans marijuana and other imported narcotics. Border Patrol operations director Christopher Perry says he doesn’t expect Canada’s new law to have a major impact at the U.S. border.

Mega Millions Jackpot Rises, Now At $900 million

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is approaching a billion dollars. Lottery officials say the prize amount crossed over 900-million-dollars due to “brisk sales” after no one matched all six numbers in last night’s drawing. It’s the second-biggest payout in U.S. lottery history. The last highest jackpot for Mega MIllions was recorded at 656-million-dollars back in 2012.

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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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