In The News @ 3:30

Funeral Held For Teen Killed On Metro

A teenager who was shot to death on Metro is being buried this afternoon.  A funeral service was held this morning for 15-year-old Davonte Washington at First Baptist Church of Glenarden.  The memorial was so emotional that Washington’s sister fainted and several other mourners had to leave.  Seventeen-year-old Maurice Bellamy is under arrest and charged with murder in last month’s incident at the Deanwood station.

Woman Charged With DUI In DC Fatal

A woman is being charged with DUI in a deadly Thomas Circle crash that killed a pedestrian.  Roshanda Josephs of Northeast is under arrest after she was treated for minor injuries following the accident early this morning along Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest.  Police have not released the identity of the man who was struck and killed after he stepped off a curb but was not in a crosswalk.  Josephs remained on the scene after the crash.

Teen Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Manslaughter

A Montgomery County teenager is pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter in the deaths of two recent Wootton High School graduates.  A trial had been set to start on Monday for 19-year-old Samuel Ellis, who was driving a car that crashed last June in North Potomac, killing 18-year-old passengers Alex Murk and Calvin Li.  The accident happened shortly after a party where Ellis and others drank beer and vodka despite being minors.  Investigators say the father of one of the partygoers was home at the time.

DC DMV Introducing New Driver’s Exam

Soon, first time DC drivers will have an added responsibility before hitting the road.  The District’s Department of Motor Vehicles says beginning May 1st, first time drivers will need to pass a 30-hour classroom course and spend at least eight hours behind the wheel before scheduling their road test.  The exam must be scheduled for any new drivers, regardless of age.  At least 15 different independently-run driver’s education schools throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia will be valid for the exams.

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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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