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(BALTIMORE, MD) Police arrested and charged 52-year-old Dwayne Elliott in connection to a shooting that occurred on January 18, in East Baltimore. 


Detectives say the shooting occurred around 3 a.m. on East Chase Street. 


The 57-year-old victim told police he was inside a residence when he was shot. 


Elliott is charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder. 


Police have not released information regarding a motive. 

(WEAA) Farajii Muhammad shares the powerful significance of of the 59th Presidential Inauguration. 

He also reflects on the Capitol riot and former President Donald Trump.

Dr. Kaye gets emotional covering the historic 59th Presidential Inauguration.

Special guests include Professor Leonard Pitts, Jr., Award-winning Journalist Randall Pinkston and Political Contributor Dr. Jason Johnson. 

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'

Jan 20, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew” in her poem “The Hill We Climb.”

ACLU report examines Baltimore police complaints and race

Jan 20, 2021

BALTIMORE (AP) — A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland looks at the role of race and complaints that have been filed against Baltimore police.

For example, the report found that a white person’s complaint against a Baltimore police officer is 61% more likely to be upheld than a complaint filed by someone who is Black.

Dr. Kaye interviews U.S. Army Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead, a HBCU graduate who is taking command of a temporary, multi-state force of National Guard members who are providing support for the historic presidential inauguration.

Gov. Hogan highlights virus aid, tax cuts, in budget plan

Jan 19, 2021

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is highlighting his $1 billion virus relief proposal and tax cuts in his annual budget proposal.

Hogan outlined only main points in his budget plan to the General Assembly on Tuesday.

Maryland lawmaker forms oversight panel on vaccine rollout

Jan 19, 2021

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A top Maryland lawmaker has formed an oversight panel after criticizing “unacceptable" levels of confusion about COVID-19 vaccine access, administration and distribution. Senate President Bill Ferguson announced the workgroup Tuesday.

Ferguson says the Senate would consider not confirming Gov. Larry Hogan's nominee to lead the state health department due to the current rollout.

Ferguson says he doesn't think it would be fair to confirm Dennis Schrader based on where the state is now with the vaccination program.

FBI: Man who wore GPS device during Capitol riots arrested

Jan 19, 2021

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The FBI says a self-professed white supremacist was wearing a GPS-enabled monitoring device when he joined the crowd of Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol this month.

Farajii Muhammad questions the fairness of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution, discusses the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the CIAA going virtual. 

Hogan visits Maryland National Guard soldiers at Capitol

Jan 19, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has visited Maryland National Guard troops deployed to protect the U.S. Capitol. Hogan's office said the governor received a security briefing about Wednesday's presidential inauguration during his visit Monday.

Ex-Baltimore mayor seeks commutation of prison sentence

Jan 19, 2021

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore mayor serving a three-year prison sentence stemming from a public corruption scandal is among the people hoping for clemency from President Donald Trump before he leaves office.

Baltimore anti-violence activist shot dead on city street

Jan 18, 2021

BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials say a well-known anti-violence activist in Baltimore has been shot to death on the city’s streets.

Officials say 47-year-old Dante Barksdale was shot in the head Sunday morning at a housing project in the southeastern part of the city.

Hogan declares state of emergency for inauguration

Jan 15, 2021

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency for the presidential inauguration next week.

The Republican governor also made a request on Friday for a presidential disaster declaration to reimburse the state for costs incurred due to last week’s response to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

The state of emergency will allow the state to better coordinate support and provide assistance to local jurisdictions within Maryland and neighboring states.

(WEAA) On Thursday, Baltimore City Public Schools announced they will expand in-person learning options starting February 16.

Baltimore Teachers Union President Diamonté Brown joined Dr. Kaye to share her reaction to the decision.