DC Statehood Advocates Head To Capitol Hill
It’s “Lobby Day” in the District. Advocates for DC statehood head to Capitol Hill every year around this time to pitch their cause to Congressmen. Supporters will visit House and Senate offices today with plans to talk about independence and voting rights for the District’s 680-thousand residents. The push comes amid Congress’ efforts to overturn DC’s assisted suicide bill.
Landover Man Sentenced To 45 Years For Toddler Murder
A Landover man is heading to jail for the death of a three-year-old girl. Davon Wallace was sentenced this morning to 45 years in prison on first-degree murder charges. Wallace is accused of shooting into a Prince George’s County home in August 2014 and striking the toddler. Investigators say Wallace had an argument with someone inside the residence, and the child was not the intended target.
Potential FBI Greenbelt HQ Could Need More Parking
A potential new home for the FBI might have met a significant roadblock — lack of parking. The plans for FBI headquarters in Greenbelt originally called for around 36-hundred parking spaces. A final Environmental Impact Statement due next month will now call for over six-thousand spots, a 60-percent increase. Landover and Springfield are also being considered for the headquarters, although it’s unclear how many parking spots either location needs.
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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.