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Father Is Facing Charges After Posting A Video To Facebook Of Him Boxing His Son As A Form Of Discipline - A Virginia father recorded himself boxing his 17-year-old son and posting it to Facebook is now facing charges. The 17-year-old has been removed from his fathers home during the investigation. The father is claiming that he was only trying to discipline his child for misbehaving in school but many are questioning whether what he did was discipline or abuse. The father turned himself into police Friday morning and is facing domestic assault and battery charges. He was later released from jail Friday on $5,000 unsecured bond. How parents decide to raise and discipline their children is their business but this father might have taken it to far and he didn’t need to post it to social media.

New Review: Tyrone West Didn't Die Because Of Heart Condition

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A man who died after a struggle with Baltimore police officers in 2013 died because he couldn't breathe, and not because of a heart condition as the department's independent review board concluded, according to a new forensic review of his autopsy. The man's family hopes it will prompt the city's top prosecutor to reopen his case. Tyrone West, 44, died after being arrested during a traffic stop on July 18, 2013. West was pulled over for backing down the street into an intersection, according to the report. After officers asked West to get out of the car and sit on the curb, they noticed a bulge in his sock they suspected was drugs. A bag recovered at the scene turned out to contain cocaine. The officers said they chased West and he was ultimately tackled to the ground. When West died he was in handcuffs. An autopsy revealed no serious injuries or signs of asphyxia, and the officers were not charged in West's death. The department's Independen…

Police Officers Shoot Teenager Holding Replica Gun - Baltimore City police are investigating an officer-involved shooting.

Police said an officer shot a 13-year-old boy just after 4 p.m. Wednesday in the unit block of Aisquith Street near Baltimore Street.

Baltimore police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the boy was holding a replica semiautomatic pistol and tried to run when approached by officers. Police said the boy displayed an exact replica of a Beretta 9 mm automatic pistol.

Davis said the boy did not obey officers' commands to stop. Police said two intelligence detectives not in uniform shot the boy in the lower body. His injuries appear to be non-life threatening, police said.

"No police officer wants to shoot a 13-year-old," Davis said. "I have no reason to believe that these officers acted inappropriately at this moment."

Police talked with the boy's mother, who said she knew her son walked out of the house with the replica gun.

"Those police officers had no way of knowing it was not …

Ted Cruz Names Carly Fiorina As Vice President Pick - Ted Cruz formally named Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate Wednesday -- a last-ditch move to regain momentum after being mathematically eliminated from winning the GOP presidential nomination outright.
"After a great deal of consideration and prayer, I have come to the conclusion that if I am nominated to be president of the United States that I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential nominee Carly Fiorina," Cruz said during a rally in Indianapolis.
Indiana votes Tuesday in the next GOP contest. Cruz must have a strong showing in the Hoosier State to help block rival Donald Trump from securing the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the nomination, and keep alive his hopes of a contested Republican National Convention.
Cruz is trying to recapture the narrative and keep himself relevant after Trump seized momentum in the 2016 race with a sweep of all five East Coast states on Tuesday, which puts him closer to having enough delegates to win …

Judge Confirms Prince Had No Will - A judge has officially confirmed what Prince’s sister Tyka thought – he did not have a will. The bank he used for many years (which is the one Tyka named in her filed documents to start probate proceedings,) has been appointed to manage his assets, as well as become the administrator of Prince’s estate for the next 6 months.

After the 6 month process, a personal representative can be appointed. It has a possibility of getting messy, as all 6 of Prince’s siblings (1 full, 5 half) are entitled to their equal share of his $150 million fortune. One would assume it would go to Tyka, who is Prince’s only full sibling, but you can’t be sure. As it was today, Prince’s half brother, Omarr Baker, appeared at the hearing.

Source: TMZ

State Trooper Indicted For Assault On Arrestee - A Maryland state trooper has been indicted for an alleged assault on an arrestee that took place following a pursuit last fall. Trooper Matin M. Dunlap is charged with one count of first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault and two counts of misconduct in office. The indictment was returned Tuesday, and Dunlap, 25, turned himself in just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. He's since been released on $1,000 bond. Dunlap has been on the force since July 2013. Maryland State Police identify the victim as Dennis M. D. Donoghue, 55, of Riverdale. He was driving a Chevrolet Captiva that fled an attempted traffic stop on Interstate 95 on the evening of Oct. 22. The day after his arrest, state police investigators got complaints from other troopers involved in the arrest. Police say that after the chase from near White Marsh to Belcamp was brought to an end, a trooper and corporal were the first to reach Donoghue and get him out of his car. He wasn't fighting,…

Catherine Pugh Wins Baltimore Mayoral Primary - Catherine Pugh has claimed victory in Baltimore's Democratic mayoral primary, in a narrow victory over former Mayor Sheila Dixon. "Nobody gave this campaign a chance," Pugh told supporters. "This is one of the most expensive campaigns I've ever been involved in...but I am the Democratic nominee." She talked about her platform and message, including programs targeting low-income households and ex-offenders and an emphasis on keeping families in Baltimore. "This begins what I consider to be a milestone, but more importantly a direction for our city," Pugh said. "My message is about lifting the least of us while we lift all of us." Sources tell WBAL Dixon has called Pugh, a state senator, to concede. Shortly after Pugh's victory speech, Dixon made upbeat remarks of her own. "Now it's time to open up a new chapter in this city, and all of us need to be a part of that process," Dixon told supporters. "…

Everything You Need To Know About Maryland's Primary

Where do I vote? What races are on my ballot? You can check your registration and polling place, and view your sample ballot using the state's voter registration lookup. The lists of candidates on there will also include links to campaign finance and candidates' social media pages, where available, and other more general resources like, Politifact and the Federal Election Commission. When are polling places open? On April 26, your local precinct will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you are in line at 8 p.m., you should still be able to vote. I forgot to register, or want to change my party affiliation. Can I do that? Though registration is closed for voters going to the polls on April 26, Maryland law has changed to allow voters to register on-site at early voting locations. Can I write anybody in? No. Write-in votes may only be cast in the general election. I have a disability. What do I need to know and what do I do if I need help? Look up your polling place on the …

Pugh Assigns Polling Workers After Many Turned Away - People who disrupted the campaign headquarters of Baltimore mayoral candidate state Sen. Catherine Pugh were assigned to polling places Tuesday after initially being told there were no more jobs. Dozens of people came out to the 1700 block of Ellamont Avenue, some as early as 5 a.m., looking for work on Election Day. Some of the denied workers told 11 News reporter Megan Pringle that they went through orientation and were promised $100 for the day. However, when they arrived, they were told all of the job openings were filled. One person told 11 News he stood in line for hours only to be told to come back later There have been reported acts of vandalism in response to this, including smashing windows and slashing tires of vehicles.

One Dead, One Critically Injured, Two Hurt In Forestville Shooting - A woman is dead and three men are injured in a Prince George's County overnight shooting. Police responded to the 6500 block of Hil Mar Drive in Forestville around 1:30 this morning. They discovered a woman dead at the scene and one man with serious injuries.  He's been transported to the hospital in critical condition. Two other men suffered minor injuries. No arrests have been made and no motive has been released.

Crews Battle 2-Alarm Fire In Anne Arundel County

DAVIDSONVILLE — Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in Davidsonville Monday night. Crews responded to the fire in the 1000 block of Ashe Street. Officials said the fire started in a garage and extended to the second story of the building. No injuries were reported. No other information has been released.

SUV Crashes Into House During Baltimore Police Chase - Police have captured the driver of an SUV who eluded officers in east Baltimore, SkyTeam 11 reported. City police said officers tried to pull over a vehicle shortly before 5 p.m. They did not specify why. Police said officers followed the vehicle until it struck a house at East Preston and North Curley streets. SkyTeam 11 reported the pursuit lasted for several minutes and involved more than a dozen police cars, some of which were sideswiped by the suspect's vehicle. Police captured the driver, who bailed from the crash and ran down an alley. No one was injured. No further information was immediately released.

Tamir Rice's Family Reaches $6 Million Lawsuit Settlement With City Of Cleveland. 12-Year Old Was Shot & Killed By Police While Holding Pellet Gun

CLEVELAND (AP) — The city on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center.

An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland said the city will pay out $3 million this year and $3 million the next. There was no admission of wrongdoing in the settlement. Family attorney Subodh Chandra called the settlement historic but added: "The resolution is nothing to celebrate because a 12-year-old child needlessly lost his life."
The wrongful death suit filed by his family and estate against the city and officers and dispatchers who were involved alleged police acted recklessly when they confronted the boy on Nov. 22, 2014.
Video of the encounter shows a cruiser skidding to a stop and rookie patrolman Timothy Loehmann firing within two seconds of opening the car door. Tamir wasn't given first aid until about four minutes later, when an …

Appeals Court: QB Tom Brady Must Serve 'Deflategate' Penalty

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that New England Patriots Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday in New York. The split decision by a three-judge panel may end the legal debate over the scandal that led to months of football fans arguing over air pressure and the reputation of one of the league's top teams. It is also likely to fuel a fresh round of debate over what role, if any, the quarterback and top NFL star played in using underinflated footballs at the AFC championship game in January 2015. The Patriots won the contest over the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7, and then won the Super Bowl. The appeals ruling follows a September decision by Manhattan Judge Richard Berman that went against the league, letting Brady skip the suspension. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell insisted the s…

Candidates Make Final Pushes As Maryland Primary Approaches - Candidates for everything from City Council and mayor to Congress and the presidency are making a final push for support as Maryland's primary election is set for Tuesday. In the Senate race, Rep. Chris Van Hollen is locked in a competitive race with Rep. Donna Edwards in a bid to secure the Democratic nomination. Van Hollen will start off Monday at 7:30 a.m. at the New Carrollton Metro Station. After that, the Montgomery County congressman will make stops in Baltimore County and Baltimore City. His day ends at a "Get out the vote rally" at his headquarters Monday evening in Kensington. Edwards spent the weekend canvassing spots around the area and picked up three new endorsements. Republican Senate candidate Delegate Kathy Szeliga will be in Carroll and Baltimore counties on Monday. She will continue to campaign Tuesday as voters head to the polls, stopping at various polling places before an election night party.

The candidates for Baltimore mayor are…

Maryland Man Charged In Fatal Stabbing Of Father-In-Law

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) -- Authorities say a Waldorf man has been charged with fatally stabbing his father-in-law in La Plata. The Charles County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Sunday that 39-year-old Deangelo Hemsley was arrested shortly after the stabbing on Saturday night. The sheriff's office says Hemsley had been separated from his wife, who was living with her father, 71-year-old John Yates. The office says Hemsley arrived at the house looking for his 12-year-old daughter and attacked Yates, stabbing him several times. The office says Yates forced his daughter at knife point into a car, but she was able to escape. Hemsley was then arrested as officers say he was trying to leave the scene. No attorney for Hemsley was listed in online court records.

Sanders Campaigns In Baltimore, Says He Will Not Drop Out The Race. - Supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders waited in line for hours in downtown Baltimore Saturday morning to attend the Democratic presidential candidate's rally at the Royal Farms Arena. Even facing a tough delegate deficit Sanders said he's not bowing out of the presidential race, and that could have everything to do with his support base. Sanders said it's about doing a better job of getting the campaign's message out in Maryland. "We need real change in America to give hope to those today that don't have that hope," Sanders told WBAL-TV 11 News. About the city of Baltimore, Sanders reflected on when he was in the city in December. "When I look at the reality of Baltimore, the crime rate, the unemployment rate, the poverty rate, the housing crisis, it is clear that, not just in Baltimore but in inner cities across this country, we need massive investment. We need to put young people to work," Sanders said. Months later, Sanders…

Flint, Michigan Woman Suing Over Poisoned Water Found Shot To Death In Her Home - On Tuesday, police found the bodies of two women inside of a townhouse, where they also found a one-year-old who was unharmed. Both women had been shot to death and have been identified as Sasha Bell and Sacorya Reed. The child that was found in the home was taken into child protective services. Police are treating this case as a double homicide and have a suspect in custody. No charges have been filed yet.

The Flint Journal has reported that Sasha Bell was one of the first people to file a lawsuit over the water crisis in Flint, which saw city water become contaminated with lead after officials chose to switch to the Flint River as its main drinking source. According to the outlet, Bell claimed that her child suffered from lead poisoning as a result of the switch. Police haven’t stated whether Bell’s child is the one they discovered in the aftermath of this week’s shooting.

“Sasha was a lovely young woman who cared deeply for her family, and especially for her young c…