Judge Says Roof Competent To Stand Trial
Accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial. A federal judge in South Carolina issued the ruling today in the case of the 22-year-old white supremacist who’s accused of killing nine people in June of 2015. Jury selection is set to begin Monday. Prosecutors say Roof gunned down a pastor and eight parishioners when he opened fire on a bible study group at a historic African-American church in Charleston.
Paramedic Assaulted In Southeast Washington
A paramedic is injured after being assaulted by a patient. DC Police say the incident occurred around 12:45 this morning in the 43-hundred block of Halley Terrace, SE. Authorities were summoned during a welfare check. Once they reported to the scene, the male suspect allegedly refused to cooperate and fought with the paramedic. The man was taken into custody while the paramedic was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
Main Breaks In Alexandria
At least 200 homes are without utility service after a water main break in Alexandria. Virginia American Water says the main burst around Eisenhower Avenue at Blue Stone Road this morning. Traffic in the area is reduced to one lane in each direction as crews work on the situation. Officials expect repairs to be completed later today.
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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.