Caribbean tropical disturbance shutters schools, businesses

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters issued a hurricane watch Wednesday for the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border as a tropical disturbance sped over the southern Caribbean on a path toward Central America. The disturbance was expected to become a tropical storm soon and was likely to be near or over Nicaragua by late Friday, according…

Last remaining WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98

By JOHN RABY – CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, whose heroics under fire over several crucial hours at the Battle of Iwo Jima made him a legend in his native West Virginia, died Wednesday. He was 98. Williams’ foundation announced on…

Abortion foes, supporters map next moves after Roe reversal

By LEAH WILLINGHAM and SCOTT BAUER – CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — A Texas group that helps women pay for abortions halted its efforts Saturday while evaluating its legal risk under a strict state ban. Mississippi’s only abortion clinic continued to see patients while awaiting a 10-day notice that will trigger a ban. Elected officials…

As Senate-confirmed justices end Roe, how will voters react?

By LISA MASCARO – WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of Roe v. Wade started in the Senate. It was the Senate Republican partnership with President Donald Trump to confirm conservative judges, and transform the federal judiciary, that paved the way for the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. Senate Republican…

NFL And NFL Films Donating Footage And Funding To HistoryMakers

By Tiffany Williams – The NFL has announced with NFL Films an agreement to donate footage to The HistoryMakers, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Chicago.  The NFL says “Under terms of the agreement, in addition to two years of funding the NFL will provide The HistoryMakers with hundreds of hours of footage…

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Crash On I-695 near I-70

By Erica Percy – On Saturday night, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Maryland State Police responded to the inner loop of I-695 near I-70 for a report of a crash. State Police say “Juan Rivera, 34, of Texas, was driving a 2005 Dodge Dakota when his vehicle suffered unknown mechanical issues that forced him to the…

2 Baltimore Men Indicted For Attempted Murder Of A DEA Agent

By Carl Adams – A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned  an indictment charging Juan Hester, a/k/a “Q,” age 40, and Davon Rogers, a/k/a “Stew,” age 39, both of Baltimore, with the attempted murder of a DEA agent; with using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; and…

Baltimore Man Arrested For The Murder Of His 2-Month-Old Son

By Andrew Byrd – Sean Casey Pierce, 49, of Baltimore, Maryland was arrested today by Maryland State Police. Pierce is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, first-degree child abuse resulting in death, first-degree child abuse resulting in severe physical injury, second-degree child abuse, neglect of a minor and related charges…

2 People Shot Overnight On North Glover Street

By Curtis Moore – Early Sunday morning officers with the Baltimore Police Department responded to the 500 block of North Glover Street for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers located a 32-year-old female and a 10-year-old male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to an area hospital where the 32-year-old…

3 People Shot, 1 Dead Overnight On North Collington Avenue

By Curtis Moore – Baltimore Police are investigating an overnight shooting in the 1900 block of North Collington Avenue. It happened just after midnight when Police got a Shot Spotter Alert. When officers arrived on scene they located a 38-year-old male, a 17-year-old male and an unidentified male, all suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  All…

Baltimore Police Investigating A Shooting On Oxford Court

By Curtis Moore – Just before 9:00 PM Friday night Baltimore Police responded to the 400 block of Oxford Court for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers located a 45-year-old male who had been shot. Baltimore Police say “The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.” Baltimore Police are asking anyone…

Baltimore Police Investigating A Homicide On Leadenhall

By Curtis Moore – Baltimore Police are investigating a homicide in the 900 block of Leadenhall. It happened just after 1:30 a.m. and when officers arrived on scene they located a 22-year-old male who had been shot. The male was transported to an area hospital where he later died. Baltimore Police are asking anyone with…

John Clayton “The Professor” Passed Away Friday, At 69

Saturday morning NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released the following statement on the passing of John Clayton: “John Clayton, one of the first “Insiders,” helped bring fans closer to the game they loved. For five decades, he covered the league with endless energy and professionalism.  He earned my tremendous respect and admiration as a journalist but…

Los Angeles Rams Win Super Bowl LVI 23-20 Against Bengals

By Tiffany Williams – On Sunday night the Los Angeles Rams won their first Super Bowl since 1999, with a 23-20 win against the Bengals. In the first quarter with 6:22 on the clock, Matthew Stafford connected with Odell Beckham Jr. To get the first touchdown of the game and the kick after attempt was…

Rams And Bengals Ready For Super Bowl Matchup

By Tiffany Williams – With 24 hours left on the clock until kickoff at SoFi Stadium, the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals both had a walk through on Saturday. Coach Sean McVay was upbeat…and eager and said, “We’re ready to go. Then we’ve just got to play great in that window that we’ve…

Rams And Bengals Have Their Final Intense Practices

By Tiffany Williams – In three days the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals will meet at SoFi Stadium for Super Bowl LVI. Today, the Rams had their most intense and longest practice of the week and Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, was looking good throughout the two hour practice with a variety of passes, including…

Super Bowl Week Day Of Service

By Lydia Norris – When most people think of Super Bowl week they think of all the festivities leading up to the big game on Super Sunday. What people do not often see is the work in the host community that the NFL and players from both teams are doing.  On Tuesday, players from the…

Ja’Marr Chase Is The 2021 Pepsi Zero Sugar NFL Rookie Of The Year

By Tiffany Williams – Today the NFL announced that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase is the 2021 Pepsi Zero Sugar NFL Rookie of the Year. Chase who was the No. 5 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, led all rookies and ranked fourth in the NFL with 1,455 receiving yards, the most by…

Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show

By Tiffany Williams – Beyond the game itself, one of the most exciting and hyped up parts of the Super Bowl is the Halftime Show. This year’s Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show will feature Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. Now if that isn’t a great lineup of amazing…

Department Of Defense Call With Japan And Republic of Korea

By Tiffany Williams – On Friday, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner, ROK Deputy Minister for National Defense Policy Kim Man-gi, and Japanese Director General for Defense Policy Masuda Kazuo had a conference call. During their call they talked about the threat posed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea…

Former U.S. Navy Captain Pleads Guilty To Bribery Of A Public Official

By Tiffany Williams – Today, in the U.S. District Court in San Diego, former U.S. Navy Captain Donald Hornbeck pleaded guilty to bribery of a public official. Hornbeck who directed the operations of all combatant ships in the Seventh Fleet, accepted at least $67,830 in extravagant dinners, hotels, parties and prostitutes from foreign defense contractor…

Washington Football Team Officially Becomes The Washington Commanders

By Tiffany Williams – The Washington Football Team is now the The Washington Commanders. The franchise made the official announcement on Wednesday. Team president Jason Wright said, “It’s a name that has the weight and meaning befitting a 90-year-old franchise.” He also said “It’s something that, we believe, embodies the values of service and leadership…

Pentagon Announces Troop Deployment To Romania, Poland And Germany

By Tiffany Williams – Wednesday afternoon the Pentagon announced that the United States will move approximately 3,000 service members to Romania, Poland and Germany. The Pentagon says that the move comes in response to Russia’s continuing build-up of forces on its western border with Ukraine and in Belarus. During a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Press…

New Lawsuit Claims Rapper Chris Brown Drugged And Assaulted Dancer

By Ralph Adkins – In a new lawsuit filed Friday, a professional dancer alleges that rapper Chris Brown drugged and assaulted her against her consent, causing her lasting emotional harm. She is asking for over $20 million in damages. The dancer who is referred to in the lawsuit as Jane Doe alleges that in December…

National Guard Instituting Changes to Combat Sexual Assault And Harassment

By Tiffany Williams – On Thursday the Department of Defense on Thursday announced that the National Guard is instituting changes to better combat sexual assault and harassment in the ranks. On Wednesday, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson chief of the National Guard Bureau told the House Armed Services military personnel subcommittee that the Guard will emphasize…

Rams Beat Cardinals 34-11 In Monday Night Wildcard Game

By Tiffany Williams – The Los Angeles Rams came into Monday night’s wildcard game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California against the Cardinals after ending their regular season with a 24-27 loss in overtime against the 49ers. Leading up to that week 18 game, the Rams had five solid consecutive wins. This game tonight, was…

MLB And MLBPA Meet On Thursday For The First Time

By Tiffany Williams – 43 days, that’s how long it’s been since MLB owners locked out players. Well for the first time, on Thursday MLB and MLPA finally met and weather or not it was a fruitful meeting, well that will only be seen in due time.  In Thursday’s meeting MLB and the MLBPA discussed…

New Policy Will Eliminate Towing Fees For Stolen Cars

By Joel Ford – Mayor Brandon Scott is expected to announce on Thursday that the City of Baltimore will no longer charge towing fees for stolen vehicles. The Mayor will be joined by Baltimore City Department of Transportation Director Steve Sharkey and city leaders when he makes the announcement. The new policy is expected to…