Teen Arrested In Stabbing Death
18-year-old Kyla Jones expected in court today in connection with the stabbing death of another teen Monday night. DC police say Jones stabbed Kaelia Minor in the chest after the two argued over a cell phone on a Metrobus. It happened at Emerson Street and Kansas Avenue, three blocks from Minor’s Northwest Washington home.
Final Presidential Debate Happens Tonight
The last presidential debate is tonight. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton will square off in Las Vegas. Trump is expected to continue making claims about a “rigged election.” In a news conference yesterday, President Obama advised Trump to stop trying to discredit an election that hasn’t happened yet. Obama also told Trump to “stop whining.”
Voter Registration Lawsuit
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights is suing the Virginia Department of Elections and the Commonwealth’s Board of Elections to get an injunction ordering them to extend the voter registration deadline by at least three full days. The group says the system breakdowns on Monday prevented some Virginians from signing up to vote in the presidential election. Elections officials say the online system was down Monday because of “unprecedented activity.” Twenty-one thousand registrations were successfully submitted in a single 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.