RadioOnFire.com - thrust back into the spotlight after she took to Instagram to announce her new memoir, In Full Color: Finding my Place in a Black and White World.
Monday, October 31, 2016
RadioOnFire.com - thrust back into the spotlight after she took to Instagram to announce her new memoir, In Full Color: Finding my Place in a Black and White World.
RadioOnFire.com - State elections officials say more than 400,000 people have voted in the first four days of early voting.
According to figures posted online by the Maryland State Board of Elections, 74,052 people voted on Sunday.
It brings the total number of people who have voted early to 400,235, over four days.
CLICK HERE to see the detailed turnout figures from the Maryalnd State Board of Elections.
The Maryland State Board of Elections reports 80,283 people voted on Saturday; 123,020 people voted on Friday; and 122,880 voted on Thursday.
The state is close to surpassing the total number of voters who cast ballots in the entire early voting period ahead of the 2012 General Election, the first presidential election where early voting was legal in Maryland.
In 2012, 430,573 people voted early in a five day early voting period. The early voting period that year was supposed to be six days, but one day was cancelled due to Superstorm Sandy.
State election officials had expected turnout to be lighter during the weekend.
Some polling locations did report lines of voters, but no where near as long as the lines were on Thursday and Friday.
Early voting centers are open every day through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Unlike polling places on Election Day, officials say voters can register to vote and cast their ballot at any early voting center. Voters can also file an address change at an early voting center.
As of Saturday night, the Board of Elections reports 1,866 new voters have registered at an early voting center.
People must vote at a location in the jurisdiction where they live.
CLICK HERE for a list of early voting locations.
(WASHINGTON) -- Federal investigators looking into the Hillary Clinton email matter have obtained the warrant needed to start reviewing the emails found on a laptop used by Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner.
FBI Director James Comey told Congress Friday that the agency was again reviewing emails related to Clinton's personal server, after it learned of additional information that might be relevant to the case.
Comey sent a letter to key members of Congress informing them that although the FBI had previously announced the completion of its investigation into Clinton's email server, new information had prompted additional review.
"In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation," Comey wrote in a letter released Friday.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
RadioOnFire.com - A Somerset County house fire claimed the lives of one adult and two children early Saturday morning.
Firefighters responded to 2688 Johnson Creek Road in Crisfield, Somerset County where the wood frame structure was in flames. The firefighters on scene brought the fire under control within 90 minutes of their arrival, per the Office of the State Fire Marshal press release.
Three members of the family escaped the blaze.
Investigators are continuing to work on determining the origin and cause of the fire.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
RadioOnFire.com - A 38-year-old man, who's name has not been released, has died at an area hospital as a result of gunshot wounds from earlier this morning.
According to the Baltimore Police, officers were called to the the 2800 block of Hilldale Avenue for a report of a shooting. They where found the victim inside of a vehicle with gunshot wounds to his body.
Homicide detectives were called to investigate the incident.
No further information has been provided.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
RadioOnFire.com - Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence's campaign plane slid off the runway during a rainstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport Thursday, tearing up two tracks of concrete before coming to rest on a patch of grass.
Pence told reporters that no one had been injured.
"We can see mud on the front windows," a calm Pence said in the press cabin about a minute after the plane came to rest. He said he felt fine.
After a bumpy approach, the plane roughly landed and slammed into the ground, making first contact with the runway concrete. The pilot slammed on the brakes and passengers could smell burning rubber.
Passengers, including Pence, were evacuated through the back of the plane.
Campaign spokesman Marc Loetter told reporters that Pence had missed his fundraiser in New York City and was headed to his hotel for the night.
Kevin Gates Found Guilty Of Battery For Kicking Female Fan In The Chest. Sentenced To 6 Months In Florida Jail
RadioOnFire.com - A jury of six women found Kevin Gates guilty of battery Wednesday, October 26, in a Polk County, Florida courtroom.
He was sentenced to 180 days in the Polk County Jail, with credit for any time served, and fines and court costs, according to WFLA.
During a previous hearing Gates and his attorney, Jose Baez, admitted the rapper kicked Dixon, but attempted to have the charges dropped using the Stand Your Ground defense.
That argument fell on deaf ears. The jury found him guilty after deliberating less than two hours.
RadioOnFire.com - Officer Garrett Miller was one of six Baltimore police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray.
Miller was one of three officers involved in the initial death of Gray, who died April 19, 2015, one week after sustaining injuries at some point after his arrest.
However, before Miller went on trial in July, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced she was dropping all charges against him and the other remaining officers charged in the case.
This came after three officers were acquitted of all charges in separate bench trials while a fourth trial ended in a hung jury.
Now, 11 News has obtained the video statement Miller gave to police after Gray’s arrest.
Miller waived his right to remain silent and offered detectives a voluntary statement of what happened when police arrested Gray near Gilmor Homes in west Baltimore.
Miller does not say why Gray was chased, but added that he put his hands up. Miller added that Gray “gave up without a fight.”
“I handcuffed him, my handcuffs, pulled him over to, or stood him I should say, and took him over to where my bike was,” Miller said in his video recorded statement to police. “I was afraid somebody would steal my bike because that happens. When we had him there, he said, he was having trouble breathing, so we sat him up.
Miller went on to tell police that as the crowd formed Gray began flailing, kicking and screaming.
Miller said that Gray’s behavior got worse he said, when he was loaded into the police van head first. It was later that Miller got the call that Gray was injured.
When asked by investigators, Miller said he did not believe any officer involved with Gray’s arrest used excessive force.
Five of the six officers, including Miller, are now suing Mosby for bringing criminal charges in the first place.
RadioOnFire.com - Can't make it to the polls on Election Day? Never asked for an absentee ballot? Or do you just want to get voting out of the way?
Maryland's early voting polling places open Thursday and are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through next Thursday.
Every Maryland jurisdiction has at least one early voting location--Baltimore City has six, Baltimore County has nine and Anne Arundel County has five. You don't have to go to the early voting location nearest to you. It just has to be a location in the county where you live.
If you're not registered to vote or need to update your registration to reflect a change of address, you can do so at the early voting polling place. You cannot do so on Election Day. Also, if you vote early, you can't also vote by absentee ballot or on Election Day.
You can check your registration status and view your sample ballot on the Maryland State Board of Elections website.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
At a rally for Hillary Clinton in Nevada Sunday night, President Obama begged voters to make sure the fictitious “Cousin Pookie” gets off his couch on votes:
Monday, October 24, 2016
RadioOnFire.com - Baltimore Police say two were killed in a double shooting Monday afternoon.
Police were called at around 12:51 p.m. to a home in the 2200 block of Poplar Grove Street in Walbrook, where they found two victims, a man and a woman, suffering from gunshot wounds to the head and face.
The woman, 69, was taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The man, whose age was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither victim has yet been identified.
Police say fire crews were first to the scene after smoke alarms went off. Inside, firefighters found both victims. Police say they don't have any witnesses or suspects as of Monday afternoon.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
RadioOnFire.com - A Maryland state trooper and the driver of a passenger car are hospitalized following a crash this morning.
The trooper, identified as Trooper First Class Robert Cearfoss, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after his vehicle was struck on the shoulder of the inner loop of I-495 in Prince George's County, per a Maryland State Police news release.
Cearfoss was "extricated by responding fire and rescue personnel" after being trapped inside his marked 2016 Ford Explorer patrol vehicle.
Elwin J. Cedilloz, 23, of Washington, D.C., who was behind the wheel in a 2016 Dodge Dart, "left the travel portion of the inner loop and struck the rear of the State Police patrol vehicle." Cedilloz was transported by ambulance to Prince George's Hospital Trauma Center.
Charges are pending at this time. The cause of the crash has not been positively identified, but troopers are investigating the possibility that alcohol was involved, according to the release.
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Montgomery County detectives are investigating an assault at an Olney restaurant as a hate crime.
Police say the incident occurred just before 3 a.m. at the Greene Turtle bar and restaurant. Police say a man who was with a large group walked up to another group of people, poured water on two of them and called them a derogatory name in reference to their sexual orientation.
The groups then went outside of the restaurant and got into a fight. Two men were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police have identified the man who poured water, and are asking for the public's help in identifying more people involved in the incident.
RadioOnFire.com - AT&T Inc. has reached an agreement to buy Time Warner Inc. for $85.4 billion in a deal that would transform the phone company into a media giant.
The wireless carrier agreed to pay $107.50 a share, evenly split between cash and stock. The companies said they expect the deal to close by the end of 2017.
AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson would head the new company. The companies said Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes would stay for an interim period following the close of the deal to help with the transition.
The combined business would pair the carrier’s millions of wireless and pay-television subscribers with Time Warner’s deep media lineup, which includes networks such as CNN, TNT, the prized HBO channel and Warner Bros. film and TV studio. It furthers AT&T’s bet that television and video can drive growth into a stalled wireless market.
“Premium content always wins. It has been true on the big screen, the TV screen and now it’s proving true on the mobile screen,” Mr. Stephenson, 56 years old, said in a release.
Source Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
RadioOnFire.com - The 11 News I-Team has obtained photos of the knife that Freddie Gray was carrying on the day Baltimore City police arrested him.
The knife was brought up repeatedly during the trials of the officers charged in Gray's death, but until Monday, a picture was never released.
The knife is the documented reason why city police arrested Gray on April 12, 2015. Neither prosecutors nor the defense introduced it as evidence in the officers' trials.
The knife blade is 3 inches long. According to a product description, it is called an assist knife and is sometimes known as a rescue-style assist knife.
The knife's features include a seat-belt cutter and a glass breaker, and it comes with a clip. The 11 News I-Team contacted Baltimore City retailers and learned that it is sold in the city for as little as $4.
New documents obtained by the 11 News I-Team show that investigators waited as long as 16 days to search the locker of police van driver Officer Caesar Goodson and his home. They found a dusty uniform shirt in the locker; the shirt was dusty as if it had been in the locker for a very long time.
As part of their investigation, authorities gathered a box of paperwork at the Western District, but in their haste to leave the police station because of protesters coming, they accidentally left it behind.
The knife also plays a role in a civil lawsuit against Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby that was filed by five of the six officers charged in the Gray case. A federal judge who is still deciding whether the lawsuit will go forward said the knife overlaps two claims, one regarding the arrest warrant and the other concerning the defamation claim.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
RadioOnFire.com - High school track star Trinity Gay, daughter of Olympic star Tyson Gay, was shot dead after a shoot-out at a Lexington, Kentucky restaurant. According to police, two cars shot up the restaurant Trinity was eating at and then drove off. Gay was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound in her neck but was pronounced dead. Police have two persons of interest in the case but have not yet made any arrests.
Tyson Gay is considered the second fastest runner in the world, after Usain Bolt. Our condolences go out to Tyson Gay's family for their tragic loss.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
RadioOnFire.com - In Baltimore, the general election is all but a formality for citywide races. Former Mayor Sheila Dixon, narrowly defeated in the Democratic primary, wants to make it one worth watching.
"I accept it but what I don't accept is what took place and what happened," Dixon told C4 Wednesday, referring to reports of irregularities at polling places in Maryland's primary. "This is not sour grapes at all, believe me. I know how to win and I know how to lose."
This week, she filed as a write-in candidate. She said she's hear from a number of city voters who believe what happened in the primary was unacceptable. The results were briefly de-certified by the state board of elections.
"They felt that this election was stolen. They felt there was some real underhanded things going on and they felt their vote didn't count," Dixon said. "Last but not least, we're in a crisis. We should not accept 300 homicides and murders a year and say that this is gonna be the norm. And I was able to show my leadership that we can reduce crime, that we can deal with systemic issues and quality of life in this city."
A write-in campaign like hers has never been successful in Baltimore, and such success is rare nationally. In 2002, then-incumbent Washington mayor Anthony Williams mounted a successful write-in campaign for the Democratic primary. In 2010, after U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, was narrowly defeated in her primary, she became the first Senate candidate to win a write-in campaign. But Murkowski had months. Dixon has just a few weeks. Why the 11th hour entry?
"I wasn't sure," she said. "I talked to a lot of people, my pollster and other advisers who felt that the fact that I did so well in the primary and the outcome that could have possibly happened that it could have a effect on my reputation. But you know what? If I don't move forward, and it's not about my reputation, it's not about how the votes are going to turn out? it's about doing the right thing and it's about serving the citizens of Baltimore and it's about [doing] it now or never, and I strongly believe this is the opportunity to do it."
She said she still believes she's the best person for the job on a ballot that already includes her Democratic rival state Sen. Catherine Pugh, Republican Alan Walden (a former WBAL news anchor) and Green Joshua Harris.
"Right now, I believe that I can pull together the best team," Dixon said. "My leadership, my ability to get in there and get things moving right away. Let me tell you. Sen. Pugh might be a legislator and Alan Walden, who, you know, whatever he does, and Joshua Harris can't hit the ground running day one. They've got a learning curb that's probably going to take four years based on cleaning up the mess that currently we're facing."
BALTIMORE —City police said a victim in a fatal shooting Monday was a person of interest in popular Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota's murder.
Officers were called at 4:45 p.m. Monday to the intersection of Baltimore and Monroe streets where they found a man inside a car with gunshot wounds. The man was taken to the hospital, where he died. Police identified him Tuesday as Cortez Mitchell.
Police said Mitchell, 22, was one of four people police were looking into in connection with Scoota's death. Police said another person of interest, Avery Walton, 23, was arrested on June 28 after he was found in possession of weapon used to kill Scoota. Walton was not charged in Scoota's death.
Mitchell's shooting was a result of retaliatory violence, police said.
Scoota, who was also known as Tyriece Watson, was killed June 25. He was 23. Scoota's manager, Trayvon Lee, 24, was killed nearly two weeks later.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Gov. Larry Hogan has revised an executive order on requiring public schools to start after Labor Day.
The revised order issued Tuesday adds details on how schools can apply for waivers.
It also requires local school boards to hold a public meeting where the waiver application is considered and approved.
The governor's initial order allowed for waivers with "compelling justification." The revised order elaborates on what qualifies. That includes waivers for an innovative school schedule for certain low-performing schools or at-risk schools.
RadioOnFire.com - After threats of impeachment and calls for his resignation from as far high up as the governor's office, Howard County Sheriff James Fitzgerald has agreed to resign his post.
"I appreciate his resigning," County Executive Allan Kittleman said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon. "I think it's the best thing for our citizens, so now it's an opportunity for us to find a replacement."
It's now up to Gov. Larry Hogan to appoint that replacement to serve the rest of Fitzgerald's term, and Kittleman said hopes that process takes as little time as possible.
Fitzgerald, the subject of a scathing county Office of Human Rights report, will leave office Saturday under the terms of the agreement finalized Tuesday. The report charged Fitzgerald with creating a "locker room" environment in his office, making racial remarks about his deputies and retaliating against employees who didn't support his re-election.
"This wasn't just one call or conversation or press release," County Council Chairman Calvin Ball said in a statement. "This was a difficult process. I believed from the instant the issue came to light that resignation was the only option, and I needed the Sheriff to see that as well. After extensive negotiations, I am pleased to announce the attorneys for all parties have shared with me that a conciliation agreement in principle has been reached."
Ball said the county's office of law expects the signed agreement to be finalized by the close of business Tuesday. Under the agreement reached, Fitzgerald's last day in the office will be Saturday, and he will retire within 30 days. He will reinstate Lt. Charles Gable, whose complaint led to the OHR investigation, and give Gable $58,350 in back pay dating back to Feb. 9.
As for Fitzgerald himself, Kittleman said he wasn't aware of any monetary settlement with Fitzgerald aside from his existing police pension and separate county pension. Kittleman noted that, as Fitzgerald has only been in county government for 12 years, that pension was unlikely to be sizable.
He said that the sheriff's exit was a moment of unity for elected officials from Ellicott City to Annapolis.
"Even though the sheriff is a democrat, folks from both sides of the aisle have asked him to resign," Kittleman said. "We had to become so strong and so united against him to force him to be willing to say 'I'm gonna leave.'
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