In The News @ 3:30

Extremely Hot And Muggy

Be prepared for another sweltering day across the DC and Baltimore region. Forecasters are calling for high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and a heat index in the triple digits. It comes after brutal conditions on Sunday, which saw a high of 98 and a heat index of 105.

Sandi Bland Family Says Police Video Raises More Questions

A spokesman for the family of Sandi Bland says police dash camera video of her arrest ten days ago in Texas casts more doubt on the police account of how she was taken into custody, where she died. Standing in front of the Waller County sheriff’s office and jail, spokesman Jamal Bryant says the police video does not show her attacking the officer as police claim. The former Naperville woman’s death was ruled a suicide, but her family is getting an independent autopsy performed and those results should be available in the next few days.

Suspected Mansion Murderer In Court

A man accused of killing four people at a Northwest DC mansion is in court today for a preliminary hearing. Daron Wint is charged with the murders of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, Amy, their ten-year-old son, Philip and their housekeeper, Vera Figueroa, earlier this year. It’s the first time Wint has been in court since he fired his lawyer and agreed to have public defenders represent him.

Cuban Flag Raised At U.S. Embassy In DC

The Cuban flag is flying in Washington, DC for the first time in decades. The flag was raised over the reopened Cuban embassy as part of the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Meantime, the American embassy is reopening in Havana. A group of protesters greeted the DC flag raising event by chanting, “Freedom!” Critics of President Obama’s policy say Cuba continues to have a terrible record on human rights.

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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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