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Charles Fishburne is a correspondent for WCVE Public Radio. He brings over 40 years experience as a broadcast journalist and news executive in Richmond, Washington D.C. and New York. Charles was also a long-time television news anchor and news director in Richmond.

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First Snowfall of Season

The National Weather Service says cold is on the way, and maybe our first snowfall of the season.

It won’t be a big one, but Meteorologist in Charge of the National Weather Service in Wakefield says, “Yeah, there is a chance of snow for this weekend really what we are calling scattered snow showers here and there around the area no real accumulation expected.”

He says it is still a bit early for serious snow, but Winter is setting in. “It’s going to turn cold and stay cold for a while.”

Fourth Circuit Court To Take Up Revised Travel Ban This Week

The United States Supreme Court has just ruled that President Trump’s immigration travel ban against six majority-Muslim countries can take full effect, while legal challenges against the latest version are still tied up in courts. One of those challenges is set for Friday in Richmond’s fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

VCU School of Dentistry Professor Testifies Before Senate Committee on Opioid Epidemic

A professor at the VCU School of Dentistry was scheduled to appear this morning (11/30) before a U.S. Senate Committee meeting on the opioid crisis, to talk about his work and his great loss, that led him to work to combat the epidemic.

Dr. Omar Abubaker lost his son to an opioid overdose. “He was a good boy,” said Dr. Abubaker.

It began with a prescription pain medication for a football injury, but like thousands of others, Abubaker’s son, Adam became addicted and died three years ago.