Monday, July 31, 2017
RadioOnFire.com - White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been fired after fewer than 10 days in the post.
TMZ reports that Taquari used Boosie's stolen driver's license to make more than a dozen wire transfers to different people ... who would then give him cash.
Bank officials caught on after Taquari made the mistake of mentioning that he had a wife on a phone call. Boosie is not married, which sent the fraud department into action.
Taquari was arrested last week and booked for identity theft and fraud charges.
OCEAN CITY (AP) -- A body has been found on the beach at a Maryland resort town.
Media outlets report that the body was found on the beach near Second Street in Ocean City on Monday morning.
Ocean City police spokeswoman Lindsay Richard says police are conducting a death investigation.
RadioOnFire.com - In Baltimore City, motorists can expect red light cameras to go online on today.
Also today, the city’s speed cameras which have been issuing warnings for the last month, will begin snapping pictures and issuing $40 tickets for violators.
At a news conference last week, City Transportation Director Michelle Porciau told reporters today at City Hall that these cameras are not about making money for the city, but about safety.
“We want this to be a safe place. We want complete streets for everyone, pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists, and so here’s another part of the program,” Porciau said at the news conference with Mayor Catherine Pugh.
“We are experiencing over 20,000 crashes per year in Baltimore, so this is no joke.”
There are eight red light cameras around the city that will begin issuing warnings for violators for 30 days, before beginning to issue tickets.
The cameras will operate 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. Violators caught driving through red lights will be fined $75.
Speed cameras have been in place at seven different locations since June 26th.
Porciau says cameras issued 1,000 warnings per day over the last month.
Starting today, violators caught on camera going 12 mph or more above the speed limit between 6:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, will get a fine of $40.
This is the city’s third attempt at speed cameras. In 2013, the city abandoned its program after cameras were found to be issuing tickets to drivers whose vehicles were not moving.
Officials say radar and laser technology will be used to insure accuracy of the cameras and the camera operator will not receive a portion of the fine from every ticket issued.
Speed Camera Locations
Frederick Douglass High School: 1800-2400 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway
Vanguard Collegiate Middle School: 5400-5700 block Moravia Road
Holy Angels Catholic School: 900-1200 block of South Caton Avenue
Edmondson Westside High School: 4200-4500 block of Edmondson Avenue
Glenmount Elementary/Middle School: 5900-6400 Walther Avenue
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute/Western High School: 1200-1600 West Cold Spring Lane
Gwynns Falls Elemantary School: 2600-2800 Gwynns Falls Parkway
Gilmor School: 100-800 W. Northern Pkwy
Hamilton Elementary/Middle School: 6000-6200 Harford Rd
St. Elizabeth School: 3800-3900 blk The Alameda
Baltimore City College High School: 1000-1300 33rd St
Calvin Rodwell Elementary: 4200-4600 Liberty Heights Ave
Frederick Elementary School: 2500-2900 Frederick Ave
Baltimore IT Academy: 1200-1400 Woodbourne Ave
Red Light Camera Locations
Reisterstown Road (Southbound) at Patterson Avenue
East North Avenue (Westbound) at North Howard Street
South Monroe Street (Northbound) at Washington Boulevard
South Monroe Street (Southbound) at Washington Boulevard
Belair Road (Southbound) at Erdman Avenue
Erdman Avenue (Eastbound) at Belair Road
Pulaski Highway (Eastbound) at North Point Road
North Calvert Street (Northbound) at East Baltimore Street
Friday, July 28, 2017
RadioOnFire.com - Five people were shot on the southeast side of Chicago on Thursday night (July 27) in the South Shore neighborhood. One man was killed while four others were wounded.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
RadioOnFire.com - Yesterday, Republicans cast their votes to move forward with repealing Obamacare. However, there was a decision to make on if they would do “clean repeal” or “repeal-only” health plan which is basically taking away Obamacare with no replacement ready to go. Since then, the Senate has rejected the “repeal-only” plan that would strip very important parts of Obamacare without providing a solid replacement. This is another failed attempt to remove Obamacare by Republicans that places them back in the same spot of trying to find a way to take down the Affordable Care Act.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
RadioOnFire.com - Baltimore City police stopped West as he drove through northeast Baltimore on July 18, 2013.
Police said officers spotted a bulge of suspected drugs in his sock and West took off. Officers with Morgan State University police helped city police officers subdue West.
An autopsy commissioned by West's family concluded that the 44-year-old man died from asphyxiation while being restrained. The family filed a federal lawsuit against the city and state in 2014, and all interested parties agreed to a settlement.
"It's a federal constitutional claim, so when you consider the risk to the city, the family's interest, both parties decided that it was the reasonable and wise thing to do," Baltimore City Solicitor David Ralph said.
The city's Board of Estimates will vote on the city's share of the settlement Aug. 9.
The state Board of Public Works unanimously voted Wednesday without discussion to approve a $400,000 settlement with the West family.
City officials said it's the right thing to do.
"The purpose of our settlements is to bring finality, and this is the family's idea of what justice means to them and the city," Ralph said.
The family's attorney declined to comment until the agreement is finalized.
West's sister, who held weekly vigils to draw attention to her brother's death, could not be reached for comment.
The officers involved have all been cleared of any wrongdoing.
RadioOnFire.com - A City Council committee on Tuesday weakened the gun bill championed by top city officials, including the city's police commissioner, in a hearing made all the more contentious by a number of the bill's critics.
The Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee held a hearing on a bill that would impose a one-year jail sentence for anyone illegally possessing a gun within 300 feet of a school park, public building or church. The committee unanimously approved an amendment that would exempt first-time offenders unless they are committing another crime.
The bill later passed the committee, 5-2, and now goes to the full council, where more amendments may await.
Mayor Catherine Pugh introduced the bill earlier this month with the support of Police Commissioner Kevin Davis and City Council President Jack Young.
Davis testified to the committee Tuesday. Asked how the 100-yard rule would work, he said police are drafting a map.
Councilman Ryan Dorsey, an opponent of the measure, asked Davis for a yes or no answer to the question, "Will this bill make crime worse?"
"Councilman, you don't decide the length of my answer," Davis responded.
Dorsey later said in a tweet that Davis "hasn't once responded to any communications from me" and hasn't met with him since 2016.
The bill also had a number of very public critics, several of whom were escorted out in a clash with police.
City police said two men, a 27-year-old and a 29-year-old, were arrested and will be charged. The younger man complained of chest pains after he was arrested and he was taken to a hospital.
RadioOnFire.com - Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Wednesday that the United States military, in a reversal of an Obama-era policy, will no longer "accept or allow" transgender individuals.
"After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender [sic] in the military would entail. Thank you," he wrote in a series of three tweets.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
RadioOnFire.com - Today, in Washington DC, a cancer-stricken Senator named John McCain (AZ) risked his life flying across the country, just days a life threatening surgery to help our draft-dodger President Donald Trump take health care from millions? This will be his legacy, aiding rich people rip health care from 25 million Americans. There are people across this country who will be faced with serious medical challenges but this health bill will not allow them to get life or death care.
The ultimate, pathetic irony is some of the people who are gonna get CRUSHED by this Heath Care bill include the very people who supported Donald Trump the most and he could care less.
One of my Twitter friends Mark Ligos summed up John McCain's lasting legacy well when he said.
"Please, don't anyone ever tell me again that John McCain IS a hero. Without question, he WAS a hero. Today, he's just a Republican."
RadioOnFire.com - Kendrick Lamar's latest album "DAMN." which was released on April has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. K Dot took to Instagram to make the announcement.
The sales milestone marks the first time the TDE rapper has achieved the feat in his career; he's the first and only artist to be certified double platinum in 2017.
Congrats to K Dot and TDE!
RadioOnFire.com - Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have been building major anticipation for their upcoming fight in August. The two have been going back and forth via social media and even had an explosive exchange during their weigh-in. The weigh-in found Mayweather making it rain on McGregor, while McGregor proclaimed that he is “half-black from the belly button down.” The hype for the spectacle is high, and the average ticket price is upwards of $6,00. CBS Sports previously reported that fight tickets started at $500 and ranged to $10,000. Now reports are noting that the current average price for tickets is currently above $6,000.
For those who don’t want to shell out that amount, Showtime will be airing the fight via Pay-Per-View for $89.95 or $99.95 in HD.
WASHINGTON — The Senate narrowly voted on Tuesday to begin debate on a bill to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, taking a pivotal step forward after the dramatic return of Senator John McCain, who cast a crucial vote despite his diagnosis of brain cancer.
Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote.
The 51-50 vote came only a week after the Republican effort to dismantle a pillar of former President Barack Obama’s legacy appeared all but doomed. It marked an initial win for President Trump, who pushed, cajoled and threatened senators over the last days to at least begin debating the repeal of the health care law.
But even with that successful step, it is unclear whether Republicans will have the votes they need to uproot the law that has provided health insurance to millions of Americans. The Senate will now begin debating, amending and ultimately voting in the coming days on legislation that would have a profound impact on the American health care system.
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RadioOnFire.com - Majority leader on health care vote: "I hope everyone seizes the moment - I certainly will," Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said ahead of the vote to move the health care bill forward. If the motion to proceed passes, senators can start to revise and make amendments to the health care bill.
In his opening remarks, McConnell called Obamacare a "failed left-wing experiment."
Today's vote is, essentially, to begin debate. It's unclear if McConnell has the votes to move forward.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his president on the issue that's defined the GOP for the past seven years.
It's a situation heavy with drama and symbolism. The 80-year-old Arizona senator will return to Washington just days after a cancer diagnosis, to cast what could be the deciding vote Tuesday to open debate on legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare."
McCain himself campaigned heavily on the "Obamacare" repeal issue last year as he won re-election to a sixth and almost certainly final Senate term. And there could be sweet revenge in defying cancer to undo the signature legislation of the man who beat him for the presidency in 2008, Barack Obama.
The Arizona senator would also deliver a key victory to President Donald Trump, despite emerging as one of the president's most outspoken GOP critics on Capitol Hill. During last year's campaign Trump shockingly ridiculed McCain over his years as a POW during the Vietnam War.
And the situation was eerily reminiscent of a similar scenario involving McCain's good friend, the late Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, who returned to the Senate in July 2008 while battling brain cancer to vote on Medicare legislation, his dramatic entry in the chamber eliciting cheers and applause. Kennedy died of cancer in August 2009.
The possibility of McCain returning had been discussed around the Capitol on Monday, yet the press release from his office late in the day came as a surprise. Nor did it guarantee success on Tuesday's vote for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is managing a balky GOP caucus with almost no room for error in the closely divided Senate.
RadioOnFire.com - Trump has been pushing hard to pass a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a Obamacare, for some time now. The president and the Senate have had no success so far, and Trump voiced his frustrations during a recent White House speech. However, when speaking on the so called “havoc” created by Obamacare, Trump mistakenly said the wrong amount of years that the health care act has been in effect. Trump said, “For the past 17 years, Obamacare has wreaked havoc on the lives of innocent, hard-working Americans.” For those unaware, Barack Obama only spent eight years in office, in which Obamacare was created and implemented.
Monday, July 24, 2017
RadioOnFire.com - Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth celebrated the tenth annual "Trae Day" in his hometown by giving away 75 scholarships for higher education to local students.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what authorities said on Sunday was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.
The driver was arrested, and nearly 20 others rescued from the rig were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke, officials said.
"We're looking at a human-trafficking crime," said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, calling it "a horrific tragedy."
Authorities were called to the San Antonio parking lot late Saturday or early Sunday and found eight people dead inside the truck. A ninth victim died at the hospital, said Liz Johnson, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The victims "were very hot to the touch. So these people were in this trailer without any signs of any type of water," San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said.
Authorities would not say whether the trailer was locked when they arrived, but they said it had no working air conditioning.
It was just the latest smuggling-by-truck operation to end in tragedy. In one of the worst cases on record in the U.S., 19 immigrants locked inside a stifling rig died in Victoria, Texas, in 2003.
Based on initial interviews with survivors of the San Antonio tragedy, more than 100 people may have been packed into the back of the 18-wheeler at one point in its journey, ICE acting Director Thomas Homan said. Officials said 39 people were inside when rescuers arrived, and the rest were believed to have escaped or hitched rides to their next destination.
Some of the survivors told authorities they were from Mexico, and four appeared to be between 10 and 17 years old, Homan said. Investigators gave no details on where the rig began its journey or where it was headed.
But Homan said it was unlikely the truck was used to carry the immigrants across the border into the United States. He said people from Latin America who rely on smuggling networks typically cross the border on foot and are then picked up by a driver.
"Even though they have the driver in custody, I can guarantee you there's going to be many more people we're looking for to prosecute," Homan said.
Federal prosecutors said James Mathew Bradley Jr., 60, of Clearwater, Florida, was taken into custody and would be charged on Monday. The local U.S. Attorney's Office wouldn't say whether Bradley was the alleged driver of the truck who was arrested. It was not immediately known whether Bradley had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
RadioOnFire.com - After a second woman came forward and filed a lawsuit against Usher, with the claim that he had exposed her to herpes without disclosing his infected status, many began to suspect that one accuser coming out within 48 hours of another might be the tip of the iceberg. Afterall, while the R&B star is indeed married, he has an admitted history of infidelity, thus the potential for groupies to come out of the woodwork with accounts of unprotected sex, whether valid or not, could threaten to sink his reputation.
And as it turns out, those prospects, according to celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom, have already begun to manifest, with more than one alleged victim having approached her since the original story broke.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
RadioOnFire.com - A group of city officials made headlines in Ann Arbor Michigan this week when they observed the National Anthem by taki...
RadioOnFire.com - Keion Carpenter, a former Woodlawn High School standout and ex-NFL safety, has died at the age of 39 in Miami, Flori...
RadioOnFire.com - Police have reported that a 7-year-old A'yanna Allen was shot and killed in Salisbury, North Carolina while aslee...
RadioOnFire.com - This is a really sad day for our DJ community, entertainment scene and Baltimore as a whole. Two friends of mine - liv...