death

Arrest in Officer Death

Baltimore County Police have arrested one teen and are holding three others in connection with the death of a Maryland police officer.

Sixteen-year-old Dawnta Harris has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Baltimore County police officer Amy Caprio. The 29-year-old officer responded to a possible burglary in a residential neighborhood Monday when police say Harris ran over Caprio with a stolen black jeep. Officials say the nearly four-year veteran died from multiple trauma to the head and…

Remembering MLK

Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, his message is still the driving force in conversations about racism in our nation.

His life and legacy remains a testament to our long lasting pursuit of justice. April 4th, 1968, fifty years ago today, shots were fired outside the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, killing civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. He was just 39. King campaigned for blacks and the underprivileged. He achieved victories on voting rights and desegregation across a…

Lowered Life Expectancy

Opioid abuse is blamed for lowered life expectancy in the United States.

Drug abuse is being blamed for decreased life expectancy in the U.S. for a second year in a row. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control says the life expectancy at birth was 78.6 years, down 0.1 percent from 2015. The life expectancy rate dropped last year as well. Officials say drugs -opioids in particular- are a significant contributing factor….

Death of a Madman

Notorious 1960s cult-leader Charles Manson has died at the age of 83.

One of the country’s most notorious criminals, Charles Manson, died Sunday at the age of eighty-three. Manson spent four decades in prison and died of natural causes. His own criminal career started at just nine years old. By the time he moved to California in the late sixties he had already spent more than half his life in jail. He…

Heartbroken

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Tom Petty has passed away.

  A very sad day in the rock world  following the loss of Tom Petty, leaving fans shocked and heartbroken. The sixty-six-year-old rock icon passed away Monday. The legendary singer was rushed to a Santa Monica hospital after being found unconscious, in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home, Sunday night. He was put on life support until Monday afternoon….

Charlottesville Chaos

Tension remains high in Virginia after racial clashes lead to the death of a woman and two state troopers.

Violence and bigotry in a Virginia college town led to three deaths and a community in shock. Thirty-two year old Heather Heyer died Saturday when a car ran into a crowd of counter-protesters. Plus, two state troopers monitoring Saturday’s mayhem were killed when their helicopter crashed. Dozens of others were injured in the clashes between white supremacist groups and those…

Blaming North Korea

President Trump is condemning North Korea after a American college student's death.

  The Trump administration is reacting to the death of American college student Otto Warmbier, saying it holds North Korea accountable for Warmbier’s “Unjust imprisonment.” President Trump himself now calling the North Korean government a “brutal regime.” 22-year-old Warmbier died days after being sent home in a coma, having been held by the North after he was accused of trying…

Panamanian Dictator Passes

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega passed away over the holiday weekend.

  Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has dies ta the age of 83. Noriega stormed onto the country’s political scene in a 1968 coup, becoming Director of Intelligence, arresting, imprisoning and accused of killing political enemies. Noriega took command of the Panamanian army in 1983 and refused to relinquish control,  ruling Panama with an iron fist until 1989. The man…