Man Charged In Crash That Leaves Wife Dead
Fairfax County police are charging a man with DUI following an early morning crash in Centreville that left his wife dead. Officers responded early this morning to the 72-hundred block of Ordway Road, where they found an overturned Toyota and a woman who had been ejected from the vehicle. Twenty-two-year-old Darling Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene.
Camp Springs Hotel Sued For Discrimination
A hotel in Prince George’s County is being sued for discrimination. The lawsuit, filed yesterday, claims workers at the Quality Inn in Camp Springs refused to serve breakfast to black guests until they showed their meal tickets. The claims come from two people who were staying at the hotel in November. Quality Inn’s parent company has yet to comment on the lawsuit.
Arkansas Police Announce Arrest In Deadly Road Rage Shooting
Police in Little Rock, Arkansas say they’ve arrested a suspect in the road rage shooting that killed a little boy last weekend. A man named Gary Holmes surrendered to police late Thursday. Three-year-old Acen King was shot while riding in the backseat of his grandmother’s car while they were out shopping on Saturday. She says a man behind her honked his horn when she didn’t move right away when a traffic light turned green.
Nasty Weather Blowing In For Christmas Weekend
Hundreds of flights are being cancelled as nasty winter weather takes aim at the West, the Plains and the Midwest. The National Weather service says a huge storm system will deliver a wintry wallop in the form of blizzards, heavy rain and severe thunderstorms. California will see heavy rain and possibly flash floods at lower elevations and heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains today. Snowfall also is forecast for the Cascades, the northern Great Basin, and the northern Rockies. Forecasters say travel could be “impossible” in many places on Christmas Day.
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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.