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Maryland newspaper gunman gets more than 5 life prison terms

Sep 28, 2021

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man who killed five people at a newspaper to more than five life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Anne Arundel County Judge Michael Wachs ordered the sentence for Jarrod Ramos on Tuesday.

In July, a jury found Ramos criminally responsible for killing Wendi Winters, John McNamera, Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen and Rebecca Smith with a shotgun at the Capital Gazette’s office in June 2018.

(WEAA)— On Monday, the Baltimore Ravens hosted their fourth-annual PLAY 60 All-Ability Football Clinic with participants from Special Olympics Maryland.

 

The fun-filled program was held at Hughes Memorial Stadium located on Morgan State University’s campus. 

 

The NFL’s PLAY 60 campaign encourages people to be active for at least 60 minutes a day in an effort to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. 

  

R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

Sep 27, 2021
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NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly has been convicted in a sex trafficking trial after several accusers testified in lurid detail how he subjected them to perverse and sadistic whims when they were underage.

A New York City jury of seven men and five women found Kelly guilty Monday on a racketeering charge.

Kelly was accused of running a Chicago-based criminal enterprise that recruited his accusers for unwanted sex and mental torment.

Coffee could soon cost more at groceries, cafes

Sep 27, 2021
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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — After hovering for years at lows sometimes near $1 per pound, coffee futures — the price large buyers agree to pay upon delivery months down the road — are now around $1.90 per pound.

Factors including wild weather in Brazil, supply bottlenecks and worker shortages have all contributed.

Although most experts expect the rising costs to hit consumers by year end, a spike in coffee prices on the international futures market doesn’t always trickle down.

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Political strategist and communications consultant Hassan Giordano and Willie Flowers, President of NAACP join Two Way Talk to analyze racial disparities in the search for missing persons as well as the mistreatment of Haitian asylum seekers. 

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DETROIT (AP) — Justin Tucker set an NFL record with a 66-yard field goal, bouncing it through off the crossbar as time expired to lift the Baltimore Ravens to a 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions.

The kick topped the 64-yard field goal Matt Prater made for Denver against Tennessee on Dec. 8, 2013.

Lamar Jackson threw a 36-yard pass to Sammy Watkins to get the Ravens across midfield with 7 seconds left.

(WEAA)— Many people are outraged after seeing ‘disturbing’ images of border patrol agents on horses corralling Haitian migrants along the US-Mexico border. 

 

Dr. Michael Bell, Senior Pastor of Greater St. Stephen First Church Baptist in Fort Worth, Texas joins Dr. Kaye to discuss the dark comparison between the treatment of Haitians migrants and the country’s historical mistreatment of Black people. 

 

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(WEAA)— Reverend Dr. Greta Willis, CEO and Co-Founder-President of the Kevin L Cooper Foundation joins Two Way Talk to share details about a community vaccination clinic happening Saturday, September 25 on Font Hill Avenue in Baltimore. 


 

  

Two Way Talk: Affordable housing crisis

Sep 24, 2021
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(WEAA)— Anthony McCarthy, Cara Williams and Dennis Shea, Executive Director of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy discuss the roots of America’s affordable housing crisis. 

 


(WEAA)— Elijah Etheridge, Executive Director of Baltimore Teacher Network, an organization dedicated to giving teachers, parents and students a voice in the city, joins Two Way Talk to discuss the education system and share details regarding a back-to-school resource fair happening Saturday, September 25. 


BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore woman charged in the deaths of her 6-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son has been found incompetent to stand trial.

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(WEAA) — Defense attorney Deborah Warner- Dennis joins Two Way Talk to discuss prosecutions of repeat offenders, perceptions of crime and the consequential impact of the “no snitching” culture.

Bush to headline fundraiser for Cheney after Trump backs foe

Sep 24, 2021
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NEW YORK (AP) — Former President George W. Bush will headline a fundraiser for top Donald Trump critic Liz Cheney next month.

The move turns Cheney's congressional reelection race into a proxy war of sorts between the two ex-presidents who represent competing factions of the Republican Party.

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Today with Dr. Kaye: Rebuilding Haiti

Sep 23, 2021
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(WEAA)— On July 7, 2021, the president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, 53, was shot and killed in his private residence.

 

On August 14, 2021 a deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated the country. 

 

Violence, protests, and the shortage of resources are causing residents to flee and seek asylum in America. However, migrants are being met with “inhumane” treatment at the border, prompting outrage. 

 

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