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Metro Murder Suspect Held Without Bond

A man accused of stabbing another man to death on Metrorail will remain held without bond.  Jasper Spires of Northwest DC was in court today following Saturday’s murder of Kevin Sutherland of Northeast on a Red Line train near the NoMa-Gallaudet station.  Court documents say that Spires punched Sutherland until he fell, then repeatedly stabbed him.  The incident is said to have begun when Spires grabbed Sutherland’s cellphone.  After Sutherland was left to die, court papers say Spires threw the cellphone at the body and robbed another passenger.  Spires is due back in court July 17th.

Three Hospitalized After DC Fire

Three people are hospitalized, two in critical condition, following a fire in Northwest DC.  DC Fire officials say this morning’s blaze is now out in a building at the corner of 9th Street and Rhode Island Avenue.  The non-critically injured person is in serious condition and is expected to survive.  There’s no word so far on the fire’s cause or how much damage it did.

Bounce TV Pulls Cosby Reruns

Newly released court documents show that Bill Cosby admitted to buying drugs to give women for sex.  “Variety” reports that the television network Bounce TV is the latest to pull reruns of the comedian’s hit TV show, “Cosby.”  Meantime, Cosby critic and director Judd Apatow took to Twitter in response to the newly revealed documents.  He called it a “sad situation” and expressed his hope that people will now stand behind the victims.  Singer Jill Scott has also pulled her support from Cosby in light of the new revelations. 

Serena Williams Advances To Wimbledon Semifinals

American Serena Williams is just two wins away from another Grand Slam title.  The women’s top seed and defending champion rallied from a set down to defeat 23rd-seeded Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon.  Williams will now play Maria Sharapova in her 28th career Grand Slam semifinal.  She is 24-and-3 all-time.  The 33-year-old Williams is seeking her sixth career Wimbledon championship and 21st major title.

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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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