Second Suspect Arrested In Arson And Attempted Murder, Republicans Roll Out Big Tax Bill

Second Suspect Arrested In Arson, Attempted Murder

A second suspect is under arrest for the arson and attempted murder of a pregnant Prince George’s County woman. Johnathan Miller the Third was charged this morning with first-degree attempted murder, conspiracy, arson and assault. Authorities say the 27-year-old teamed with 34-year-old LaQuinn Phillips to set Andrea Grinage’s apartment on fire on September 8th. The 30-year-old victim suffered critical burns, but was able to deliver her child.

Two Killed In Seat Pleasant Fire

Two people are dead after a massive blaze in Seat Pleasant. Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue officials say a home caught fire around 5:30 this morning in the 63-hundred block of Foote Street. Flames reportedly engulfed both stories of the structure. Two unidentified occupants were found dead inside after the fire was extinguished. A firefighter suffered minor injuries.

Racially-Charged Flyers Discovered Outside High School

A series of racially-charged flyers have been discovered outside a Silver Spring high school. Officials at Montgomery Blair High School say signs were found taped to the building’s exterior doors early yesterday. The flyers reportedly said, “It’s okay to be white.” Principal Renay Johnson sent a note to parents saying they will not fall victim to attempts to divide the community. The same flyer with the same message was found in other cities across the U.S. and Canada this week.

Republicans Roll Out Big Tax Bill

House Republicans are touting their recently released tax plan. On the hill today, House Speaker Paul Ryan said the tax cuts are meant to benefit the middle class. He said the bill will eliminate loopholes and simplify the federal tax code. Republicans said a middle-income family of four would get a tax cut of nearly 12-hundred dollars per-year. Texas Republican Kevin Brady said the corporate tax rate would drop from 35-to-20 percent.

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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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