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Two Arrested In DC Cold Case Murders

Two men are under arrest in connection with a nearly 25-year-old triple murder in the District.  Michael Green of Northeast DC and Benito Valdez of Arlington were each charged today with murder in the April 1991 shooting deaths of 29-year-old Curtis Pixley of Northeast, 24-year-old Keith Simmons of Fort Washington and 23-year-old Samantha Gillard of Southeast.  The murders happened in the 18-hundred block of Franklin Street, Northeast.  Police plan to hold a news conference about the cold case arrests this afternoon.

Number Of Victims Rises In School Porn Case

The number of victims continues to rise in a child pornography case that has rocked the Prince George’s County school system.  Police say the number of victims is now up to 17 following the arrest this month of Deonte Carraway.  He’s charged with filming children performing sex acts at Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden.  The 22-year-old Carraway worked as an aide and volunteer at the school.

Teens Set Off Smoke Bombs, Fire Extinguisher On Metro

According to eyewitnesses, four teens are responsible for setting off smoke bombs on a Red Line train this morning.  Riders reported that the teens set off the smoke bombs and a fire extinguisher on a Glenmont-bound train just before 9:00 this morning.  The culprits allegedly fled at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station as the passengers choked on the smoky air.  Metro Transit Police Chief Ronald Pavlik has previously categorized discharging fire extinguishers on trains as “horseplay,” not a crime.

Trump Expands Lead, Clinton and Sanders tied

Donald Trump is increasing his lead in the national polls while Bernie Sanders has been catching up to Hillary Clinton. Trump got 39 percent in the Quinnipiac [[ kwin-IP-pee-ack ]] University poll out today, 20 points ahead of Florida Senator Marco Rubio.  In the Democratic race, Clinton has a narrow lead within the margin of error over Sanders, 44 to 42 percent.

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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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