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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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Police say 3 dead after shooting at Maryland mall


Baltimore May Hire 300 New Police Officers


CBS Baltimore

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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Baltimore’s Own Maysa Gets Grammy Nod For Best Traditional R&B Performance


CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—She was born and raised here in Baltimore, and she’s been in the music business for more than 20 years. Maysa Leaks has done it all.

Now Ron Matz reports she’s basking in the glow of her first GRAMMY nomination.

It took 22 years, but now Baltimore’s own Maysa has her first GRAMMY nomination.

She was hosting a birthday party for her son when she got the call.

“The executive director of the GRAMMY chapter in D.C. called me. I was having my son’s 14th birthday party. The phone rang, and I saw her name. She said ‘Hey, Maysa. I just wanted to tell you you’re nominated for a GRAMMY.’ I just went off. I was so excited. I was crying. I could barely speak. I couldn’t believe it,” said Maysa, GRAMMY nominee.

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She got her start while attending Morgan State University. A friend…

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Massive explosion near Baltimore after train derails

MS-13 gang member gets 76 years

Perry Roark, leader of Dead Man Inc. prison gang, guilty of racketeering,0,6601997.story

Baltimore liquor stores could lose licenses in city rezoning effort,0,2473237.story

Baltimore backs out of $150,000 settlement with family of teen allegedly kidnapped by police,0,7203619.story?track=rss