In The News @ 2:30

Cop Charged With Murder In McDonald Shooting

A Chicago cop will face murder charges in the shooting of a black teenager.  City leaders have been bracing for tomorrow’s release of video that shows Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquan McDonald as many as 16 times.  Van Dyke is the first on-duty Chicago police officer to be charged with first-degree murder.  A march is planned for this evening.   

Five Shot At Minneapolis Protest Monday Night

Police are working to identify suspects who shot five people near a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis last night.  The  victims’ injuries weren’t considered life-threatening.  Protesters have been gathering at the 4th Precinct station since the shooting of a black man during a struggle with police last week.  Some witnesses claim Jamar Clark was handcuffed when he was shot. 

Committee Announces Recommendations For Honoring Barry

You could find yourself driving down Marion Barry Road one day.  Renaming a road for the former mayor is one of the recommendations made by the Barry Memorial Commission.  They announced four ways of honoring Barry.  One of them is renaming Good Hope Road in Southeast.  Another recommendation is putting a statue or bust of Barry at city hall.  The commission also suggests renaming student centers at the University of the District of Columbia or Ballou Senior High School. 

Bowser Opens Complex Including Fire Station

A new ten-million dollar complex housing a new fire station and a hotel will soon open in Southwest DC.  Mayor Muriel Bowser led a grand opening ceremony this morning in the 400 block of “E” Street for the new home of Engine Company 13 in Ward 6.  The facility will also include a 214-room Hyatt Place hotel and the local nonprofit Kid Power.  Bowser calls the complex a “big win-win” for Ward 6 and the District.


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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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