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There is no message. There is no messenger. There is no money. And there is no infrastructure, says one top Republican.
The White House chief of staff is trying to convince Trump that his embattled Homeland Security secretary is not to blame for a recent uptick in Mexican border crossings.
Critics of the sentencing reform measure note that the Fraternal Order of Police dropped its opposition to the measure at a time when its chief, Chuck Canterbury, is a candidate to run the ATF.
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Some of the perplexed residents of Crystal City in Northern Virginia assumed Amazon had unilaterally changed the name of their town, the way a bank or an insurance company or an overnight delivery firm buys the rights to rename a stadium.
In Amazons new home, residents consider the good and the terrifying.
The saga of Sen. Gary Hart and his alleged affair with Donna Rice is the focus of the new film The Front Runner.
Byung Peter Bang, a former economic development official, embezzled the money to feed a gambling addiction.
A federal judge ruled that John W. Hinckley Jr. suffered no relapses since leaving a government psychiatric hospital in 2016, 35 years after he shot President Ronald Reagan
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AUGUSTA, Maine AP - A record number of women will be serving in Maines Legislature. Maine Public reports 72 women are serving in the Maine Legislature, up from 64 last year. That includes 26-year-old Chloe Maxmin, who knocked on thousands of doors to win a House seat held by a ...
CLEVELAND AP - The case of an Ohio inmate who has long maintained his innocence in the 1994 slaying of three people is once again back before a federal judge. Ex-death row prisoner Kevin Keith is now serving a life sentence for killing two women and a 4-year-old girl in ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. AP - An Amur Tiger at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport is leaving this weekend for a new permanent home. The 12-year-old tiger named Petya has been in Connecticut for three years since it came from the Indianapolis Zoo. The animals live primarily in southeast Russia and generally ...
MONTPELIER, Vt. AP - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife has launched a new app for hunters to report wildlife sightings. People using the app will be able to record how many hours they hunted and how many deer, moose, bears or other wildlife they see during the November ...
BOSTON AP - Activists have scheduled a variety of events to remember victims of traffic crashes in Massachusetts. On Sunday the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition is organizing a series of actions to recall those who have died recently on area roads, including an elderly man killed while walking in Bostons ...
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An official in Montgomery County, Maryland, pleaded guilty Friday to embezzling more than $6.7 million in county funds intended to help local businesses grow.Byung Il Bang, also known as Peter Bang, was the chief operating officer of the county Department of Economic Development. Bang, 59, of Germantown, was tasked with supporting the growth of small businesses run by women and minorities, and in computer technology and biological technology. Judge: DC White Nationalist Seemed to Be Planning Something Over the course of five years, he transferred $6,705,669 in county funds to his own bank accounts, federal prosecutors say.Stealing money from county taxpayers is one of the worst things that any public employee can engage in. Thats exactly what this individual has done, County Executive Ike Leggett said in a statement. Judge Rules John Hinckley Can Live Alone Most of the money is gone Bang spent it in casinos across the country, prosecutors say.Heres how the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Maryland says he did it. Program Gives Scholarships to Students With Parents in Jail In 2010, the county partnered with a province in South Korea to create an incubator fund, apparently to support the growth of Korean-run businesses in the county. In July of that year, Bang incorporated a company called Chungbuk Incubator Fund LLC and opened four bank accounts in the companys name. He listed his home address as the address of the company, and gradually directed the funds to the accounts.The Montgomery County Department of Finance transferred more than $5.4 million. The Maryland Economic Development Corporation transferred more than $1.2 million. And the Maryland Conference & Visitors Bureau transferred more than $43,000.In addition to pleading guilty to stealing the funds, Bang admitted to failing to report the money on his taxes.He was caught by the IRS after casinos reported that Bang cashed large checks and refused to reveal the source of the money.Under his plea agreement, he will be ordered to return the funds. He faces as much as 20 years in prison for wire fraud and tax fraud.Bang walked out of court free on Friday. Hes set to be sentenced Feb. 22.County officials said they will increase oversight so no one is ever able to steal this much for this long again.Photo Credit: Montgomery County This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
The teenage boy was angry because after he choked and assaulted his high school girlfriend twice, he was transferred to an alternative high school. So he asked her to meet him in a park, strangled her and hid her body.A Fairfax County detective said in court Friday that Nebiyu Ebrahim, now 18, confessed to killing 16-year-old Jholie Moussa, who had a protective order against him. Her relatives wept through parts of the hearing. Teen Left Home in Va. After Mysterious Texts, Her Twin Says Moussa left home under mysterious circumstances on Jan 12. She told her twin sister she was going to a party in Norfolk, nearly 200 miles away. Fourteen days later, on Jan. 25, police found her body in a wooded area of Woodlawn Park.The detective testified Friday that Moussa agreed to meet Ebrahim in the park. Ebrahim said in a videotaped confession that he expected there to be an argument. He was angry that after he previously attacked Moussa, he was transferred out of Mount Vernon High School, which they both attended. Common Teen Behaviors Can Be Red Flags for Dating Violence He said at one point Moussa tried to nudge him. She lost her balance and stumbled. Thats when Ebrahim said he placed her in what he called an MMA-type chokehold. She lost consciousness and fell to the ground.Ebrahim told detectives he then choked Moussa twice more. Then, he dragged her lifeless body away from a walking path and into the woods, covering her with leaves. Mom: Teens Ex-Boyfriend Is Person of Interest in Her Death Hours later, he was in his neighborhood in the Mount Vernon area. He pulled the SIM card out of Moussas cellphone, put it in a weighted bag and threw it into a pond with fountains. Police say he didnt want anyone to know the two had been on Snapchat the night Moussa disappeared.Moussas family reported her missing, and her body was found two weeks later.Ebrahim was charged with murder in August. Judge Janine Saxe ruled Friday that there is enough evidence against Ebrahim for the case to move forward. Its set to go before a grand jury later this month.Photo Credit: Fairfax County Police Department family photo
Jemel Roberson graduated from Lane Tech High School on Chicagos North Side in 2010.This evening hundreds gathered on campus to remember their classmate. Meanwhile, activists are calling for swift action against the officer who shot and killed him. White Official Tells Black Woman He Belonged to Master Race Community activist Jedidiah Brown says witnesses to the shooting and the moments leading up to it need to speak out.Today, Im breaking the silence and Im appealing to them to come on and come forward and the community will stand with them because we cannot let Jemel stand by himself, Brown said. Top News: Dozens Dead, Hundreds Missing in Calif. Wildfire Brown says hes received videos that clarify what happened but witnesses who shot them he says are fearful.Because those who have it are afraid of retaliation and the view thats come forward is that theyve been intimidated by law enforcement, he said. FDA Announces Crackdown on Cigarettes Roberson, 26, was working as a security guard at Mannys Blue Room Lounge in Robbins early Sunday. While trying to subdue a suspect he was shot by a white Midlothian police officer responding to the scene.Jemel saved lives that night only to lose his life, Pastor Leaundre Hill said. So, we want answers. We want results. And we want them now.Illinois State Police say witnesses told them Roberson was ordered by the officer to put down his gun several times before he was shot. Midlothians police chief called it a blue on blue shooting and a tragic case of friendly fire.Others have disputed that.This morning dozens of clergy, community activists and family members gathered in Midlothian demanding the firing of the unnamed officer.And they need to charge him with murder, said Rev. Michael Pfleger. Thats what it was. It was murder.Again, this evening former classmates and supporters of Roberson held a vigil here at lane tech and released balloons. Meanwhile, the police officer, a 4-year-veteran, remains on administrative leave.
D.C.s troubled Providence Hospital may be on the verge of closing. The Washington Business Journal reports hospital leaders want to shutter its doors on December 14th. News4s Nicole Jacobs reports others are fighting to keep it open.
Residents of an apartment building in Silver Spring, Maryland, were forced out Friday night due to a fire. News4s Jackie Bensen reports.
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A chilly but dry weekend. Holiday weather travel looks quiet.
Her two bus, two-mile, one wall journey to the grocery store left many frustrated but highlighted a clear food disparity in the East End.
She is teaming up with his teachers to get him housing, resources and a bank account for the more than $25,000 she first raised for him.
Another person has been arrested in childs death.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy CDP has partnered with Google to raise money for disaster relief for the last couple years.
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