In The News @ 3:30

Father Of Toddler Charged In Double Murder

Police are charging a father in the double murder of his child and mother of his child.  Prince George’s County police have announced murder charges for Daron Boswell-Johnson, who police say has admitted to his involvement in the shooting deaths of 26-year-old NeShante Davis and 2-year-old daughter Chloe.  The two were gunned down in Fort Washington yesterday.

Heavy Rainfall, Flood Warnings In Effect

The DC area should expect heavy rainfall for the next several hours, and the National Weather Service has already issued flood warnings for several rivers and streams in the area.  A flood warning is now in effect for the Potomac River in Montgomery County.  A flood warning is also in effect for Seneca Creek at Dawsonville.  Many other areas remain under a flood watch.

President Obama Visits Baltimore Mosque

President Obama says recent political rhetoric against Muslim-Americans is inexcusable and has no place in our country.  Speaking from a mosque in Baltimore, Obama said this is a time of concern and fear for Muslim-Americans as their entire community is often targeted or blamed for the violent acts of the very few.  Obama remarked that most Americans only hear about Muslims and Islam after an act of terrorism or “in distorted media portrayals.”  He remarked that too often people conflate the acts of terrorism with an entire faith.  The Islamic Society of Baltimore is the first American mosque Obama has visited during his time in the White House. 

Maryland Governor Offers Olive Branch To Democrats

Governor Larry Hogan is striking a conciliatory tone in his second State of the State Address. Acknowledging past disagreements with Democratic legislative leaders, the Republican governor urged lawmakers today to work together to come up with “real, bipartisan, common-sense solutions” to the state’s problems.  He also says bipartisanship helped the state overcome many challenges in the past year, including the Baltimore riots, his own cancer diagnosis and last month’s blizzard.  During the speech, Hogan also made pitches for his tax cut and fee reduction plans.  Hogan wants to slash taxes for retirees, small businesses and working families.

Harold Fisher

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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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