Police Searching For Driver Who Struck Young Girl
DC Police are looking for a driver who struck and seriously injured a young girl in Northwest Washington. The mother of Si’Onna Branison says her ten-year-old daughter was heading home Tuesday evening when she was struck in a crosswalk on 8th Street at Kansas Avenue. Witnesses say two women in the grey vehicle stopped to inspect damage before fleeing the scene. Branison reportedly suffered five fractures to her face and two to her leg, plus a neck fracture and bleeding in her brain, but she is expected to recover. Authorities have the suspect’s license plate number and are actively searching for the vehicle.
Inmates Credited With Protecting Worker
Delaware corrections officials credit some inmates with protecting a female prison worker during a deadly hostage situation that ended this morning. But Sergeant Steven Floyd, a 16-year veteran of the Department of Corrections, was killed during the siege. At a news conference today, a Department of Safety and Homeland Security official described how members of a tactical team rescued the hostages. He said they had to use a backhoe to break through walls of footlockers that blocked entrances to get to the hostages inside the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.
Utah Representative Sets Up Separate Phone Line For DC Complaints
A Utah congressman who has taken a special interest in the way Washingtonians live is getting flooded with calls. A spokesperson for Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz says they’ve received so many complaints from DC residents that they’ve had to set up a special hotline. Chaffetz stated this week he’s interested in dismantling DC’s assisted suicide, abortion, and same-sex laws. Any District residents who want to let Representative Chaffetz know how they feel can call 202-225-7751 and choose option 3.
Virginia House Approves Proof Of Citizenship Bill
The Virginia House of Delegates has taken the first step in tightening the rules for people registering to vote. The Republican-controlled House on Wednesday passed a bill that requires proof of U.S. citizenship before registering to vote in state and local elections. Some Democrats have criticized the measure as making it harder for eligible voters to register. The bill has yet to pass the Senate.
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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.