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Boswell-Johnson Indicted For Killing Mother And Daughter

Daron Boswell-Johnson has been indicted in the fatal shooting of his two-year-old daughter and the girl’s mother.  Boswell-Johnson was charged with two counts of murder and use of a firearm in a Prince George’s County court today.  He confessed to police that he fatally shot NeShante Davis and their daughter Chloe on February 2nd after a dispute over child support payments.  Boswell-Johnson’s next court date is still pending.

MedStar Problems Persist After Crippling Cyber Attack

A major Washington, DC-area health care provider says some computer problems persist after a crippling cyber attack.  In a statement, MedStar Health says it continues to move toward full restoration of its major IT systems while working to meet the care needs of the communities it serves.  The health system’s computers fell victim to a ransomware attack earlier this week.  There are reports that the cyber attackers are demanding 45 bitcoins — worth about 19-thousand dollars — or MedStar could lose its files permanently.

Washington Monument Closes Again After Elevator Problem

The Washington Monument is closed due to an elevator malfunction for the second time this week.  This time, the National Park Service says passengers had just gotten off the elevator at the 490-foot level, so no one was trapped inside.  The 86 visitors were walked by park rangers down the stairs to the ground.  The monument will remain closed at least through tomorrow for repairs.

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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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