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News Wrap: Winter Snowstorm; Ben Carson Apologizes

Mar 5, 2015

Winter’s Last Hurrah?

Winter Storm Forecast

Maryland State Archives

Winter Weather Advisory

A winter weather advisory is in effect in the Baltimore area until 10 p.m. tonight. The forecast is calling for snow, sleet and freezing rain, with up to an inch of snow accumulation and up to 1/10 inch of ice. Roads will likely be impacted by the wintry mix, which should make for dangerous travel in the region. Drivers should be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility. Most school districts, including Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Carroll County, dismissed school early due to the inclement weather. 

Early School Closings for March 3

Mar 3, 2015

This is only a partial list for early school closings for today, Tuesday, March 3. Please check with your school district for updated information.

Anne Arundel County Schools

After-school activities are canceled.

Baltimore City Community College

EARLY DISMISSAL

School will close early at 3:30 p.m. due to inclement weather.

Baltimore City Public Schools

EARLY DISMISSAL

MD senator Barbara Mikulski.
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Senator Barbara Mikulski Announces Retirement

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) announced today that she has decided not to run for re-election. Mikulski, who will complete her fifth term in office in January, 2017, says she wants to focus for the next two years on working for her constituents and for the nation.

Confirmation Hearings for Transportation Secretary Delayed

The confirmation hearing for Maryland’s acting transportation secretary has been delayed for a week. According to reports, state senators had so many questions for nominee Pete Rahn that a panel voted to hold another round next Monday. Senators have been asking Rahn about his plans for the agency, and they want to know where he stands on major projects like the Red and Purple Light Rail lines, which are now under increased scrutiny. 

Baltimore Stands In Solidarity With Ferguson

Feb 21, 2015

This segment documents a protest held in front of Baltimore City Hall to demand justice for victims of police brutality, including Michael Brown. It is part of our ongoing coverage of the Tyrone West case. Tyrone West was a man who died in police custody in 2013. Producer Mark Gunnery documented one of the weekly protests held by the family of Tyrone West. Included are the voices of Michael Travis Wiggins-Bey, Tawanda Jones and Brendon Joyner.

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Region Braces for Another Round of Snow 

The area’s frigid temperatures are just a preview of the weather forecast for tonight going into tomorrow. Much of Maryland is bracing for Winter Storm Octavia, expected to be the biggest snowfall of the winter so far. Forecasts predict up to six inches possible across the Baltimore area tonight and tomorrow, and up to ten inches in areas to the south. Western Maryland is under a winter weather advisory, while winter storm warnings are posted for the rest of the state. 

Del. Barbara Robinson Remembers Frank Conaway Sr.

Feb 16, 2015

WEAA News Anchor/Reporter Beverly Burke spoke with Del. Barbara Robinson (D-40), chair of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, about the legacy of Frank Conaway Sr., who died in his sleep this past weekend at the age of 81.

Frank Conaway Sr., Clerk of Circuit Court, Dies

Feb 15, 2015

Frank M. Conaway Sr., the long-time clerk of Baltimore City Circuit Court who has held public office for more than four decades, died last night in his sleep at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 81.

Conaway, who dubbed himself “the godfather of black politics in Baltimore,” was the patriarch of a family of public servants. His wife, Mary Conaway, was Baltimore City Register of Wills from 1982 until her retirement in 2012; his daughter, Belinda Conaway, was elected to that position in 2014; and son, Frank Conaway Jr., is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

BGF Gang Leader Sentenced To 12 Years In Jail Corruption Case 

The Black Guerrilla Family gang leader accused of heading up a drug smuggling ring inside the Baltimore City Detention Center is being sent to federal prison for 12 years. Tavon White pleaded guilty to participating in a racketeering conspiracy and agreed to testify against others implicated in the scandal. Last week, two guards, a jail kitchen worker and two inmates were found guilty in the case, while three other guards were acquitted. 

Panel on Police Expectations

“Public Enemy Number One” Found Guilty In Murders 

The man dubbed "Public Enemy Number One" is guilty of two counts of second-degree murder, six counts of attempted second-degree murder, and eight handgun counts. A jury last night convicted Darryl Anderson for his role in the murders of two women in East Baltimore two years ago. Baltimore police made Anderson Public Enemy Number One following the triple shooting and he was arrested 20 days later in Alabama. Anderson is facing life plus 400 years when he's sentenced in March. 

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Baltimore Declares Code Blue Due To Frigid Temps 

Baltimore City is declaring a "Code Blue" through tomorrow because of predicted frigid temperatures. The declaration means public and private shelters are available with extended services and there's help for those with no heat or electricity. There have been nine Code Blue days in Baltimore so far this winter, with two hypothermia-related deaths in the city. 

O'Malley Critical Of Offshore Drilling 

Annapolis Summit: Divide on Phosphorous Management

Jan 30, 2015
C. Wills

WEAA’s Marc Steiner, along with The Daily Record, hosted the 12th annual Annapolis Summit today at the Governor Calvert House, with nearly 150 people in attendance. Among the key issues discussed was the Phosphorous Management Tool, which was introduced under the administration of former Governor Martin O’Malley but was postponed. While Gov. Larry Hogan, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch were in general agreement on the health of the Chesapeake Bay as a priority, they remain divided on what happens next regarding the PMT.

C. Wills

Today more than 100 attendees came to Governor Calvert House for the 12th Annual Annapolis Summit, hosted by WEAA's Marc Steiner and The Daily Record. Among the issues discussed was education spending and the state's budget, a point on which Gov. Larry Hogan and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch differed. 

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