More Rain In The Forecast Prompts Flash Flood Watch, Homicide Probe Begins In Death Of Black Louisiana Narcotics Suspect,

More Rain In The Forecast Prompts Flash Flood Watch


Alexandria, VA – Round two of violent storms is on its way later this afternoon. Forecasters are calling for more heavy rainfall from a weather system that will push through, and it’s prompting a Flash Flood Watch. The flood watch will be in effect from 3 p.m. through late tonight and it covers the entire DC metropolitan area. Small streams in low-lying urban areas are particularly at risk for flash flooding, as are areas that sit on the Potomac.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Resigns

Baltimore, MD – Darryl De Sousa is no longer Baltimore Police Commissioner. Mayor Pugh says she accepted his resignation earlier today. De Sousa was suspended last week after being charged with failing to file federal tax returns. Pugh says Gary Tuggle will continue as interim police commissioner while she conducts a nationwide search for a replacement.

Homicide Probe Begins In Death Of Black Louisiana Narcotics Suspect

Harvey, LA – Homicide investigators in Louisiana are looking into the death of a young black man who died of asphyxiation in police custody. The coroner ruled Monday that 22-year-old Keeven Robinson suffered “significant traumatic injuries to the neck.” Robinson, a narcotics suspect, died Thursday after four white Jefferson Parish deputies took him into custody following a car and foot chase. The officers have been reassigned pending the outcome of a local, state and federal probe of the matter. Hundreds joined family and friends last night for a peaceful march to remember Robinson.

Hawaii Plays Volcano Waiting Game

Pahoa, HI – Hawaii is bracing for a potentially massive eruption of the Kilauea volcano. The volcano has been opening cracks in the earth and spewing lava and toxic gas for more than a week, destroying homes and prompting thousands of evacuations. Scientists say it could all be a precursor to a huge eruption that could send boulders and ash flying through the air. If it does erupt, damage could radiate 12 miles from the crater. The blast could take place in the next 24 to 48 hours and FEMA is telling residents to monitor hourly radio broadcasts.

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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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