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The Controversial Rise of ‘Mumble Rappers’

What do Lil Yachty, 21 Savage and Desiigner all have in common? Apart from being 3 of the most well known names in the current hip hop world, they all fall under the category of ‘Mumble Rapper’. But what is ‘Mumble Rap’? This definition from just about hits the nail on the head: “A […]

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Man’s mother remains in morgue month after death, over red tape

RICHMOND, Va. — Gregory Carter’s mother Ellen died at her home the day after Christmas. She died peacefully in her sleep at the young age of 48. “It’s been hard, it’s a struggle,” said Gregory. “She was my best friend. I could call her for anything. Our birthday’s was on the same day.” A funeral…

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Man Gets 25 Years For Distributing Ton of Cocaine



BALTIMORE — A man who federal prosecutors say distributed more than a ton of cocaine in Baltimore in two years has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Forty-four-year-old Garnett Gilbert Smith of Baltimore had pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Baltimore.

According to his plea agreement, Smith obtained large amounts of cocaine in California and had it shipped to Baltimore. Prosecutors say the cocaine was often hidden in vehicles loaded on car carriers.

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Erotic Fiction Writer Tops List of Md. Tax Scofflaws



ANNAPOLIS, Md. — An author of erotic fiction is at the top of a list of people in Maryland who owe back taxes.

Kristina Roberts, who also is known as Zane, was in the number one spot on the list released by Comptroller Peter Franchot on Monday. The comptroller’s office says she owes about $340,000.

Franchot announced the names of the top 25 businesses and individuals. Collectively, they owe nearly $15 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest to the state.

Since the “Caught in the Web” program began in 2000, the comptroller’s office has collected more than $27 million from delinquent taxpayers whose names have appeared on the list.

Worldwide Internet Sweepstakes LLC topped the list of businesses. The comptroller’s office says Rockville company owns the state about $2.8 million.

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Bedbugs shutdown St. Mary’s ER waiting room


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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — An emergency room at St. Mary’s hospital was closed for several hours this weekend after hospital officials discovered a patient with bedbugs.
Judy Heilman, a Bon Secours spokeswoman, said the incident happened in the hospital’s triage center in the emergency department around 11 a.m Saturday.
The emergency room was closed for four hours, and an exterminator was called to treat the area.
Patients, who were moved to the pediatric emergency department, were offered showers.
The emergency room has since been reopened and operations are back to normal.
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D.C. Police Chief Addresses Officer Misconduct



WASHINGTON — District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Friday that the department is working to implement an on-body camera system for officers to “establish a record of police conduct.”

Lanier briefly mentioned the technology to the D.C. Council while addressing concerns over police misconduct, a problem that attracted public attention last month with the arrests of three officers accused in unrelated investigations involving child pornography, attempted murder and running a prostitution operation involving teenage girls.

Police department figures show that more than 100 officers have been arrested in the past five years, but Lanier said she didn’t believe the problem was any worse than in other big-city police departments. She said many of the charges that have been filed involve alcohol-related traffic offenses and domestic violence and that many of the cases are not prosecuted and do not end with a conviction.

“I want to reassure the residents…

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Police say 3 dead after shooting at Maryland mall


Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell, Wife Indicted for Corruption



RICHMOND, Va. — Bob McDonnell had just been elected governor of Virginia when a wealthy businessman who had donated the use of his private jet during the Republican’s campaign requested a meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York.

The governor-elect obliged and brought along his wife, Maureen, who told Jonnie Williams she needed a dress for the inauguration the following month, according to a federal indictment charging the couple with corruption and lying to investigators.

Williams agreed to buy her an Oscar de la Renta gown, but a Bob McDonnell aide said it would be inappropriate and nixed the idea, according to the indictment.


Peeved, the former Washington Redskins cheerleader and future first lady fired off an email to the staffer.

“I need to talk to you about Inaugural clothing budget,” the email said. “I need answers and Bob is screaming about the thousands…

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911 Tapes Released in Murders of Germantown Children



LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A pair of 911 calls related to the murders of two Germantown, Md., children on Jan. 17 have been released by Montgomery County Police.

Authorities charged 28-year-old Zakieya Latrice Avery and 21-year-old Monifa Denise Sanford with murder in the deaths of two of Avery’s children, a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old. The women are also facing attempted murder charges for injuring the children’s siblings, ages 5 and 8.

Police say that the deceased children suffered multiple stab wounds.

Avery told investigators that she thought an exorcism was necessary to remove the presence of the devil and evil spirits, a police captain said Sunday.

“She thought the devil was in the kids, and that’s sort of the thing she centered it around as to why she had to conduct an exorcism,” said Capt. Marcus Jones, director of the police department’s major crimes division. “She just thought that there…

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Baltimore May Hire 300 New Police Officers


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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Police are looking to hire 300 officers by the end of summer in hopes of fighting crime.

Rochelle Ritchie sat down with a lieutenant to see the impact the extra officers could have on the city.

The year got off to a deadly start on New Year’s Day after a father and son were shot execution style on Edmondson Avenue.

“One of the victims was shot in the head; the other was shot multiple times,” said Detective Jeremy Silbert.

Now the death toll has reached 17 homicides in just 20 days. The new numbers are alarming enough that the Baltimore City Police Department is looking to recruit 300 new officers.

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“We hear in community after community they want to see officers out in their community and they want to work with us, and part of fulfilling that mission is to…

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