DC Police Warning Of IRS Scammers
DC Police are warning about a potential new phone scam, just in time for tax season. MPD reports of scammers with a DC 202 area code calling residents and posing as IRS agents. These callers are aggressive, and demand money and information otherwise they say they’ll call the cops. The IRS adds that they will never ask for money on the phone without having mailed a bill first, and they will never threaten arrest. Authorities say if a person has been targeted, they should contact the Treasury Department and the FTC online.
Winds Cause Power Outages
Thousands of power outages are being reported as strong winds whip across the DC region. Fairfax County is particularly hard hit with Dominion Virginia Power reporting more than seven-thousand outages. As a result of power issues, Fairfax County Public Schools were forced to start on a two-hour delay. Pepco is reporting more than six-thousand power outages in the District of Columbia.
Person Struck In Upper Marlboro Parking Lot
A person is dead after reportedly getting intentionally run over in Upper Marlboro. Prince George’s County Police say a “heavily” armed man was struck in a shopping center parking lot on Brown Station Road around 8:30 this morning. Officials believe the offending driver knew the victim, and he may have been acting in self-defense. The driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
National Security Adviser Flynn Won’t Resign
President Trump’s National Security Adviser doesn’t plan to quit and doesn’t believe the President will fire him. That’s what a senior administration official told CNN. Michael Flynn is under fire since he stopped denying claims that he talked with Russia’s U.S. ambassador about sanctions before Trump took office. Flynn earlier said he did not talk about possibly lifting sanctions against Russia. Meanwhile, there’s word out of the Kremlin today that President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin might get together before this summer’s G20 summit.
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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.