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Maryland News: Baltimore, Shawn Thomas, Leader In The Black Guerilla Family Gang Sentenced To 35 Years In Federal Prison For Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Authorizing Murder

Baltimore, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Shawn Thomas, a/k/a Bucky, age 38, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 35 years in federal prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy, as a leader in the Black Guerilla Family (BGF) gang. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Shawn Thomas, Leader In The Black Guerilla Family Gang Sentenced To 35 Years In Federal Prison For Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Authorizing Murder

BALTIMORE | Police: Husband, not panhandler, killed woman in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say a Maryland man who reported his wife was killed by a panhandler last year was actually the one who killed her. Baltimore Police announced murder charges Sunday against 52-year-old Keith Smith and his daughter, 28-year-old Valeria Smith. Both were arrested in Harlingen, Texas. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said at a … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Police: Husband, not panhandler, killed woman in Baltimore

Retire Like a Millionaire for $30,000 a Year (or Less) in These 7 Places—Internationalliving.com

  BALTIMORE/ FEBRUARY 26, 2019 (STL.News) “In the States today, it’s a tiny percentage of the population that can afford luxuries like a housekeeper, a gardener, or a country-club membership,” says Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor, International Living. “A retirement with an ocean view? Most folks assume that sort of lifestyle is way above their pay … Continue reading Retire Like a Millionaire for $30,000 a Year (or Less) in These 7 Places—Internationalliving.com

Europe on the Cheap: 5 Under-the-Radar Escapes—InternationalLiving.com

  BALTIMORE, MD./ FEBRUARY 19, 2019 (STL.News) “When people think of retiring to Europe, they usually assume it’s something only a wealthy person could afford,” says Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor, International Living. “It’s understandable—but not true. Most travelers gravitate toward high-profile destinations like Paris, Rome, or Madrid and pay tourist prices there. But second-tier cities … Continue reading Europe on the Cheap: 5 Under-the-Radar Escapes—InternationalLiving.com

Maryland News: Baltimore, David Robinson, Pharmacist Who Previously Pleaded Guilty to Federal Drug Distribution Conspiracy Arrested for Murder for Hire, Witness Retaliation, and Selling Drugs While on Release

Defendant Allegedly Ordered a “Hit” on the Person He Believed Had Cooperated with Law Enforcement and Led to his Arrest Baltimore, Maryland – On February 14, 2019, David Robinson, age 50, of Baltimore, Maryland, was arrested on a criminal complaint charging him with murder for hire, retaliating against a witness, and commission of a crime … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, David Robinson, Pharmacist Who Previously Pleaded Guilty to Federal Drug Distribution Conspiracy Arrested for Murder for Hire, Witness Retaliation, and Selling Drugs While on Release

Maryland News: Baltimore, Momodu Bondeva Kenton Gondo, Former Baltimore City Police Gun Trace Task Force Detective Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Racketeering and Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced former Baltimore Police Detective Momodu Bondeva Kenton Gondo, age 36, of Owings Mills, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for one count of racketeering conspiracy and one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Momodu Bondeva Kenton Gondo, Former Baltimore City Police Gun Trace Task Force Detective Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Racketeering and Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

3 Places Where it Pays to Be a Retiree—Overseas Havens with the Best Benefits in 2019—InternationalLiving.com

  BALTIMORE, MD./ FEBRUARY 12, 2019 (STL.News) Retiring to good-value, warm-weather locales overseas offers lots of rewards: like less stress, more freedom, and a lifestyle upgrade (live better, spend less). But those benefits are largely a function of climate and global economic disparity—retirees head to warm-weather locales where their dollars stretch, simple as that. But … Continue reading 3 Places Where it Pays to Be a Retiree—Overseas Havens with the Best Benefits in 2019—InternationalLiving.com

The 6 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World 2019—InternationalLiving.com

  BALTIMORE, MD./ JANUARY 23, 2019 (STL.News) “Medical bills you can afford, doctors who make house calls and healthcare so affordable retirees are simply paying out of pocket—that’s just the reality for those who live in the spots that score the highest in the Healthcare category of this year’s Annual Global Retirement Index,” says International … Continue reading The 6 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World 2019—InternationalLiving.com

Plenty of playoff implications going into Week 17

There are plenty of playoff implications heading into the final day of the NFL’s regular season on Sunday. Already in the playoffs, the Texans need a win over the Jaguars to clinch the AFC South. In Kansas City, the Chiefs need a win over Oakland to clinch the AFC West and home-field advantage throughout the … Continue reading Plenty of playoff implications going into Week 17

PITTSBURGH | Tomlin trying to keep reeling Steelers focused despite odds

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin isn’t going to complain about the officiating. Or lament the turnovers and missed opportunities over the last month that have the Pittsburgh Steelers on the outside of the playoffs looking in heading into Week 17. The longtime head coach doesn’t see the point in it. Spending too much time looking back … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Tomlin trying to keep reeling Steelers focused despite odds

Maryland News: Baltimore, Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa Pleads Guilty To Failing To File Tax Returns

Baltimore, Maryland – Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, age 54, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to three counts of failing to file individual federal tax returns. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa Pleads Guilty To Failing To File Tax Returns

11 Holiday Celebrations Around the World—InternationalLiving.com

  BALTIMORE, MD./ DECEMBER 18, 2018 (STL.News) “One of the great pleasures of spending time abroad comes in experiencing a new place not as a tourist—but as a local. Holiday traditions offer a great window into the culture and values of a place. With our worldwide network of editors and correspondents, we’re able to shine … Continue reading 11 Holiday Celebrations Around the World—InternationalLiving.com

Patriots, Chiefs, Saints can earn playoff spots

The Los Angeles Rams already have won the NFC West and could have some company in the playoffs by the end of Sunday’s play. Plus, the Rams can clinch a first-round bye with a victory at Chicago in the night game. New Orleans will win the NFC South by beating or tying Tampa Bay or … Continue reading Patriots, Chiefs, Saints can earn playoff spots

Maryland News: Baltimore, As Part of Maryland’s Project Safe Neighborhood Program, Law Enforcement Officers Honored for Their Work on Federal Violent Crime Cases

As of November 1, 2018, Maryland’s Project Safe Neighborhood Program has Resulted in 328 Defendants Charged so far this Year; Billboards Installed in an Effort to Deter Criminals from Using Guns Baltimore, Maryland – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland today honored 40 police officers and federal agents for outstanding work in … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, As Part of Maryland’s Project Safe Neighborhood Program, Law Enforcement Officers Honored for Their Work on Federal Violent Crime Cases

Maryland News: Baltimore, Dontray Johnson, Member Of The Violent “Murdaland Mafia Piru” Bloods Gang Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison For Racketeering And Drug Conspiracies

Shot and Killed Two Fellow Gang Members for Not Following Gang Rules Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Dontray Johnson, a/k/a “Gambino,” “Bino,” and “Tray,” age 33, of Baltimore, Maryland, on November 27, 2018, to 30 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for racketeering and drug … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Dontray Johnson, Member Of The Violent “Murdaland Mafia Piru” Bloods Gang Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison For Racketeering And Drug Conspiracies

Placencia, Belize: An Increasingly Popular Caribbean Retirement Haven—InternationalLiving.com

  BALTIMORE/ NOVEMBER 27, 2018 (STL.News) Placencia is a charming seaside town found at the tip of a long peninsula off the coast of mainland Belize. It’s fast becoming Belize’s most desirable location as it fronts the turquoise Caribbean Sea to the east and a resplendent freshwater lagoon, full of wildlife and with a view … Continue reading Placencia, Belize: An Increasingly Popular Caribbean Retirement Haven—InternationalLiving.com

BALTIMORE | Jackson, Edwards and Ravens run over Raiders 34-17

BALTIMORE — Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson ran for a touchdown and threw for a score, Terrell Suggs returned a fumble 43 yards for a TD and the Baltimore Ravens ran past the Oakland Raiders 34-17 on Sunday. Cyrus Jones took a punt 70 yards for a touchdown to help the Ravens (6-5) win a second … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Jackson, Edwards and Ravens run over Raiders 34-17

Avoid Winter in These 7 Great-Weather Overseas Escapes—Internationalliving.com

  BALTIMORE/ NOVEMBER 20, 2018 (STL.News) “Winters in the U.S. seem to be getting less and less predictable each year,” says International Living Executive Editor Jennifer Stevens. “But in plenty of great-value retirement destinations around the world, the weather stays warm and sunny year-round. These are perfect places to escape to for a break from … Continue reading Avoid Winter in These 7 Great-Weather Overseas Escapes—Internationalliving.com

BALTIMORE | Bloomberg donates ‘unprecedented’ $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

BALTIMORE — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sunday he’s donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, to boost financial aid for low- and middle-income students. The Baltimore university said the contribution — the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S. — will allow Johns Hopkins to eliminate … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Bloomberg donates ‘unprecedented’ $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

BALTIMORE | Bloomberg donates $1.8 billion to alma mater, Johns Hopkins

BALTIMORE  — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sunday he’s donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, to boost financial aid for low- and middle-income students. The Baltimore university said the contribution — the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S. — will allow Johns Hopkins to eliminate … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Bloomberg donates $1.8 billion to alma mater, Johns Hopkins

Maryland News: Baltimore, Two Men Plead Guilty To Defrauding The United States Regarding The Immigration, Visa, And Employment Laws

Sentenced To 36 Months And 18 Months In Federal Prison Baltimore, Maryland – Asher Sharvit, age 29, formerly of New York, New York, and Oren Sharvit, age 28, formerly of Dover, Delaware, pleaded guilty yesterday to recruiting and hiring aliens for their Maryland business for purposes of profit. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Two Men Plead Guilty To Defrauding The United States Regarding The Immigration, Visa, And Employment Laws

LendingQB Integrates with eOriginal to Enable eNotes For Mortgage Originators

  BALTIMORE/ NOVEMBER 14, 2018 (STL.News) eOriginal Inc. and LendingQB today announced an integration that enables the generation, execution and management of eNotes. The companies announced the integration on the eve of the MERS® eMortgage Boot Camp in Irvine, Calif. “LendingQB’s work with eOriginal is another milestone in the creation of an open ecosystem for … Continue reading LendingQB Integrates with eOriginal to Enable eNotes For Mortgage Originators

NAACP News: NAACP statement on FDA plan to ban sale of menthol, e-cigarettes

BALTIMORE, MD – NAACP released the following statement following reports of the Food and Drug Administration’s proposal to ban menthol cigarettes: “The NAACP is pleased to hear of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) plan to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes and restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.  For decades, data have shown that … Continue reading NAACP News: NAACP statement on FDA plan to ban sale of menthol, e-cigarettes

BALTIMORE | Bishops delay votes on combating church sex abuse crisis

BALTIMORE — At the Vatican’s insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he was told on the eve of the bishop’s national meeting … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Bishops delay votes on combating church sex abuse crisis

BALTIMORE | Bishops delay votes on combatting church sex abuse crisis

BALTIMORE— At the Vatican’s insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he was told on the eve of the bishop’s national meeting to … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Bishops delay votes on combatting church sex abuse crisis

BALTIMORE | Bishops will delay votes on steps to combat sex abuse crisis

BALTIMORE — In an abrupt change of plans, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened the group’s national meeting Monday by announcing it will delay for at least several months any action on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis that is rocking the church. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Bishops will delay votes on steps to combat sex abuse crisis

METAIRIE, La. | Bryant practices with Saints, asserts he’s ‘not a bad guy.’

METAIRIE, La. — Dez Bryant wasn’t about to declare himself a changed man just because he’d changed teams. At age 30, the ninth-year NFL veteran receiver said he is comfortable with who he always has been and hopes he’ll fit in with the New Orleans Saints, a team on a seven-game winning streak that looks … Continue reading METAIRIE, La. | Bryant practices with Saints, asserts he’s ‘not a bad guy.’

Maryland News: Baltimore, Three Maryland Men Indicted in Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl in Baltimore Trafficked from Sinaloa and Tijuana Drug Cartels

Law Enforcement Has Seized Approximately 20 Kilograms of Fentanyl So Far—Enough to Kill More Than 1½ Times the Population of Maryland Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury has indicted Nevone McCrimmon, age 47, of Edgewood, Maryland; William Elijah, age 51; and Terrance Mobley, age 50, both of Baltimore, Maryland, on the federal charge of … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Three Maryland Men Indicted in Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl in Baltimore Trafficked from Sinaloa and Tijuana Drug Cartels

Maryland News: Baltimore, Two Leaders In The Black Guerilla Family Gang Plead Guilty To Federal Racketeering Conspiracy Charge, Including Authorizing Murders

Ricky Evans, a Former East Baltimore Safe Streets Employee, Admitted Using the Safe Streets Office to Hold BGF Meetings, and to Store and Distribute Drugs and Firearms Baltimore, Maryland – Ricky Evans, a/k/a Dorsey, and Shawn Thomas, a/k/a Bucky, both age 38, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty on November 5, 2018, to the federal charge … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Two Leaders In The Black Guerilla Family Gang Plead Guilty To Federal Racketeering Conspiracy Charge, Including Authorizing Murders

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Election Day storms, wind, could affect turnout

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Election Day (all times local): 9 a.m. Severe weather in several Southern states could affect voter turnout on Election Day. A line of storms moved through the Deep South overnight and early Tuesday morning, knocking down trees and power lines from Louisiana to South Carolina. There were no serious injuries … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Election Day storms, wind, could affect turnout