German Leader Meeting With Trump At White House
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is at the White House for talks with President Trump. The two leaders posed for a brief photo op in the Oval office before holding private discussions on trade and NATO. Trump had sharply criticized Merkel during his election campaign for allowing a flood of refugees into Germany.
Home Explodes In Rockville
Authorities are searching for the occupant of a Rockville home that exploded. Montgomery County Police say the blast happened in the 11-thousand block of Ashley Drive around 12:30 this morning. Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer says there’s nothing left of the building, calling it, quote, “just a pile of bricks.” Investigators have determined the explosion wasn’t due to a gas leak, but they are still investigating. A realty company says the foreclosed home was scheduled to be auctioned off this afternoon.
Man Shot Near Elementary School
A man has been shot near a Southeast DC elementary school. Police say the incident occurred in the 22-hundred block of Minnesota Avenue, SE around 9:00 this morning. A victim was transported from the area in grave condition. Orr Elementary School was placed on lockdown while authorities searched for the suspect, who was last seen running towards 19th Street.
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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.