In The News @ 3:30

Woman, Child In PG Double Killing Identified

Prince George’s County police are identifying the woman and toddler who were found shot to death this morning in Fort Washington.  Twenty-six-year-old Neshante Davis and two-year-old Chloe Davis-Green lived in the house in the 13-hundred block of Palmer Road where they were found.  The Prince George’s County Educators’ Association says the mother taught second grade at Bradbury Heights Elementary School in Capitol Heights.  No arrests have been made.

Charges Upgraded Against Lovell Murder Suspect

Charges are being upgraded against one of the two Virginia Tech students accused of killing a 13-year-old girl.  Natalie Keepers is now charged with being an accessory both before and after the fact in the death of Nicole Lovell.  Prosecutors say Lovell was stabbed to death and they have previously charged David Eisenhauer with murder.  Virginia State Police confirm that a search and recovery team is at a pond on the Virginia Tech campus looking for more evidence.

Cruz Apologizes For What Carson Calls ‘Dirty Trick’

Iowa Republican presidential caucus winner Ted Cruz says he’s sorry that his campaign staff told voters that rival Ben Carson was dropping out of the race.  Carson finished fourth at the polls and called the move by Cruz staffers a “dirty trick.”  Cruz told CNN that his campaign had just repeated a report about Carson they saw in the media.  Carson said he told  CNN he was going to Florida simply to get a “fresh set of clothes” instead of immediately heading to New Hampshire, the site of the next contest.

President To Visit Muslim Mosque Tomorrow

President Obama will visit a Muslim mosque in Baltimore tomorrow.  White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the visit will highlight the important role that Muslim-Americans play in U.S. society.  He said the trip will also underscore the importance of religious liberty in America.  Earnest noted that ISIS is trying to radicalize vulnerable Muslims in the U.S.  He said the President wants to have a constructive dialogue about the threat with Muslim-American leaders. It will be Obama’s first visit to an American mosque as President.

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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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