Tenant Sentenced For Nearly Beating Landlord To Death Over Rent Dispute In Maryland Tenant Sentenced For Nearly Beating Landlord To Death Over Rent Dispute In Maryland
Tenant Sentenced For Nearly Beating Landlord To Death Over Rent Dispute In Maryland The third time was a charm for prosecutors in Montgomery County after a Silver Spring man was convicted earlier this year of the vicious assault of his landlord over rent, and now he's heading to prison for decades. Geofrey Gaitan, 31, was found guilty of second-degree attempted murder in April after two previous trials resulted in hung juries in connection to the near-fatal attack of Nicholas Miranda in April 2020. On Thursday, July 25, the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office announced that he has been sentenced to 27 years in prison. According to court documents, on April 19, 202…
Teen Convicted Of Killing Dad Visiting Daughter During Lunch Break In Baltimore: AG Teen Convicted Of Killing Dad Visiting Daughter During Lunch Break In Baltimore: AG
Teen Convicted Of Killing Dad Visiting Daughter During Lunch Break In Baltimore: AG A teenager in Baltimore has been convicted of killing a 27-year-old father while on his way to visit his young daughter, the Maryland Attorney General's Office announced. Parris Harris, 19, has been found guilty of the first-degree murder of Desmond Gardner in January 2023 following a three-day trial earlier this month.  According to prosecutors, on Jan. 26, 2023, Gardner was ambushed by three people - including Harris - who fired more than 20 shots at him in the 3400 block of Spelman Road in the Cherry Hill neighborhood. They noted that Gardner was unarmed and shot in the back a…
Suspected Gunman In Deadly Triple Baltimore Shooting Wanted By Police Suspected Gunman In Deadly Triple Baltimore Shooting Wanted By Police
Suspected Gunman In Deadly Triple Baltimore Shooting Wanted By Police The Baltimore Police Department has identified the suspected shooter who killed one and injured two others over the weekend. Dominic Pressley, 37, is wanted in connection to a triple fatal shooting on Saturday, July 20 in the 2400 block of Loyola Northway. Officers were called shortly after 1:45 a.m. on Saturday morning to investigate multiple reports of shots fired, and upon arrival they found a 30-year-old man, 31-year-old man, and 27-year-old woman all suffering from gunshot wounds. The 30-year-old man later died from his injuries, according to police.  No details about the victim…
Alert Issued For Teen Sisters Missing Since July 11 In Frederick County Alert Issued For Teen Sisters Missing Since July 11 In Frederick County
Alert Issued For Teen Sisters Missing Since July 11 In Frederick County Concerns are mounting for some as the search for a pair of teen sisters who have been missing out of Frederick County approaches its second week. An alert was issued by the Frederick Police Department as they seek the public's assistance in locating Jhade Paredes Sialer, 17, and Franchesca Paredes Sialer, 17, who were last seen at around 12;30 a.m. on Thursday, July 11 leaving the area of Ardmore Court. Jhade Paredes Sialer was described as being 4-foot-9 weighing approximately 100 pounds with blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a pink sweatshirt and jean shorts. Franchesca Paredes Sial…
Scooter Rider Killed By Underage Hit-Run Driver In Baltimore, Police Say Scooter Rider Killed By Underage Hit-Run Driver In Baltimore, Police Say
Scooter Rider Killed By Underage Hit-Run Driver In Baltimore, Police Say A 16-year-old was charged after a reported hit-and-run involving a man on a scooter who was riding in Baltimore overnight, according to police. Shortly before 10 p.m. on July 23, officers responded to the 3500 block of Pulaski Highway, where there was a reported hit-and-run involving a Mazda.  Police say that the teen driver in the vehicle struck a 31-year-old man driving an electric scooter on the highway, leaving him with critical injuries. The teen then fled the area, but was tracked down near the crash scene in the 2800 block of Jefferson Street, where he was apprehend, taken to t…
Man Dies At Hospital Days After Baltimore Shooting, Suspect Charged With Murder: Police Man Dies At Hospital Days After Baltimore Shooting, Suspect Charged With Murder: Police
Man Dies At Hospital Days After Baltimore Shooting, Suspect Charged With Murder: Police A 42-year-old shooter has been charged with murder after his victim died following an incident in Baltimore earlier this month. City resident Leon Spencer is behind bars following the investigation into a shooting on Tuesday, July 16 that left a man with critical injuries, authorities announced. According to the Baltimore Police Department, a verbal dispute turned deadly for 32-year-old John Parrish in the 3200 block of Lawnview Avenue, where he was shot, sending him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Parrish was treated and evaluated, but police say he died two days later on …
Maryland Man Gets 7 Life Sentences For Triple Homicide In Pennsylvania: USDOJ Maryland Man Gets 7 Life Sentences For Triple Homicide In Pennsylvania: USDOJ
Maryland Man Gets 7 Life Sentences For Triple Homicide In Pennsylvania: Usdoj More than eight years after a triple homicide in Pennsylvania, a Maryland man has been brought to justice, according to ta release by the US Department of Justice on Fiday, July 19, 2024.  Christopher Van Johnson, 36 of Baltimore, MD was sentenced to seven consecutive life in prison sentences by United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner, "who also sentenced to concurrent 10, 20, and 30-year terms of imprisonment on companion robbery, firearms, and conspiracy charges" on July 17, 2024, as stated in the release. His sentencing was for his role in the execution-style…
12-Year-Old Girl's Accused Killer Captured, Baltimore Police Say 12-Year-Old Girl's Accused Killer Captured, Baltimore Police Say
12-Year-Old Girl's Accused Killer Captured, Baltimore Police Say Police in Baltimore announced the arrest of Omar Passmore, who had been wanted in the murder of 12-year-old Breaunna Cormley. The girl was shot around 8 p.m. on Friday, July 19 in the 500 block of North Kenwood Avenue, police said. First responders performed CPR and attempted to save her life, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. Passmore, 28, was identified as a suspect on Saturday, July 20, and captured in Baltimore County Sunday, July 21. Police did not say where.
Baltimore Man Gets Decades In Prison After Howard County Victim Found Dead In Burning Home Baltimore Man Gets Decades In Prison After Howard County Victim Found Dead In Burning Home
Baltimore Man Gets Decades In Prison After Howard County Victim Found Dead In Burning Home The home invader implicated in a fatal incident and arson last year is going to spend decades in prison, according to the Howard County State's Attorney's Office. Baltimore native Dennis Lee Graham, 40, was sentenced to 70 years in prison with all but 40 years suspended for his role in the death of 64-year-old James Sents, Jr. in Elkridge. According to police, at approximately 10:30 a.m. on March 3, 2023, officers were called to Sents' home in the 6000 block of Old Washington Road to investigate a reported home invasion, where they were met by smoke coming from a bedroom. Upon arrival, fir…
Death Of Detoxing Inmate At Maryland Detention Center Was Due To COVID, Sheriff Says Death Of Detoxing Inmate At Maryland Detention Center Was Due To COVID, Sheriff Says
Death Of Detoxing Inmate At Maryland Detention Center Was Due To COVID, Sheriff Says The detoxing 33-year-old woman who died at the Harford County Detention Center earlier this year was due to natural causes, nothing nefarious, according to the Office of the State Medical Examiner's Office. In May, Brittani Ugrotzi was found unresponsive in her cell, and she was later pronounced dead after being treated by staff members and paramedics. On Saturday, July 20, the Harford County Sheriff's Office announced that her death was determined to be "of natural causes with contributing factors of COVID-19 pneumonia with dehydration complicated by opioid withdrawal." Ugrotzi was booked…
6 Sickened In Maryland By Multi-State Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak: CDC 6 Sickened In Maryland By Multi-State Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak: CDC
6 Sickened In Maryland By Multi-State Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak: CDC Two people died, and dozens of others sickened in a Listeria outbreak tied to deli meats in several states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-eight people across 12 states had been sickened between late May and mid-July, the CDC says. The deaths occurred in New Jersey and Illinois, health officials said. All 28 individuals had been hospitalized as of Friday, July 19. According to the CDC map, seven illnesses were reported in New York; six in Maryland; two in New Jersey; two in Virginia; two in Massachusetts; and one in Pennsylvania. Click here for the…
Man Accused Of 1979 Rape, Murder Of Maryland Mother Convicted Man Accused Of 1979 Rape, Murder Of Maryland Mother Convicted
Man Accused Of 1979 Rape, Murder Of Maryland Mother Convicted Justice has been served for a Maryland family more than four decades after Vickie Lynn Belk was abducted and murdered in Maryland. Last year, the Charles County Sheriff's Office announced that District resident Andre Taylor was arrested on charges that included rape and murder in connection to Belk's death, who was found in Bryans Road on Metropolitan Church Road after she was killed 45 years ago.  Vickie Lynn BelkCharles County Sheriff On Friday, July 19, the state's attorney's office announced that Taylor was convicted by a jury after just two hours of deliberation following …
Newly Minted Maryland Millionaires Celebrate Scratch-Off Win With Game Of Golf Newly Minted Maryland Millionaires Celebrate Scratch-Off Win With Game Of Golf
Newly Minted Maryland Millionaires Celebrate Scratch-Off Win With Game Of Golf A pair of Maryland Lottery players traveled from Frederick into Virginia for a job, only to turn right around for a day on the links after winning $1 million on a scratcher. "Mr. Papagiorgio" is Maryland's newest millionaire after winning big on a 100X The Cash scratch-off ticket, which they celebrated with a game of golf after given the go ahead to take off from their boss. What started as a routine day for the construction workers began with a Frederick man picking up iced coffee and doughnuts, while his Hagerstown coworker picked up some scratchers for them to play once they made th…
Microsoft Outage Forces All Maryland Courts, Clerks' Offices To Close Microsoft Outage Forces All Maryland Courts, Clerks' Offices To Close
Microsoft Outage Forces All Maryland Courts, Clerks' Offices To Close The worldwide Microsoft outage has had wide-ranging impacts, including Maryland courts, which had to close on Friday.  Maryland's Office of Government Relations and Public Affairs Division announced on July 19 that all of the state's courts, offices, and facilities will be closed to the public, but will remain open for emergency situations. Clerks' offices are also closed. Notice: Due to the worldwide Microsoft outage, all Maryland courts, offices, and facilities will be closed to the public today but will remain open for emergency matters. All clerks’ offices are closed. This mess…
Mass Global Tech Outage Grounds Flights, Causes Chaos With Banks, Stock Markets, Media Mass Global Tech Outage Grounds Flights, Causes Chaos With Banks, Stock Markets, Media
Mass Global Tech Outage Grounds Flights, Causes Chaos With Banks, Stock Markets, Media A major tech outage is causing issues worldwide, including grounding flights. Banks, stock markets, and media outlets are also being affected on Friday morning, July 19. An update by cybersecurity technology company CrowdStrike appears to be the cause of device outages for millions of Microsoft Windows device users. Several major US air carriers, including Delta, United, and Spirit are under a full ground stop, according to the FAA. "Several airlines have requested FAA assistance with ground stops until the issue is resolved," the agency said. Microsoft has said it is taking "mitigation …
Purported Psychic Masterminded Scheme To Bilk Love-Struck Maryland Man Into $4M Scam: Feds Purported Psychic Masterminded Scheme To Bilk Love-Struck Maryland Man Into $4M Scam: Feds
Purported Psychic Masterminded Scheme To Bilk Love-Struck Maryland Man Into $4M Scam: Feds The purported psychic who masterminded an elaborate fraud, extortion, and money laundering scheme that resulted in a Maryland man embezzling more than $4 million from his DC employer will spend time in prison, federal authorities announced. Gina Rita Russell, 35, formerly of New York and Los Angeles, was sentenced to 125 months in prison following an elaborate scheme involving family members, one of whom threatened the Maryland man's young children. According to prosecutors, Russell met a New York woman and performed a psychic reading on her, convincing her that bad things would happen…
'Grievous Felon:' Illegal Migrant With Lengthy Rap Sheet Arrested In Maryland: ICE 'Grievous Felon:' Illegal Migrant With Lengthy Rap Sheet Arrested In Maryland: ICE
'Grievous Felon:' Illegal Migrant With Lengthy Rap Sheet Arrested In Maryland: ICE A 25-year-old national of Chad has been arrested for his role in an alleged murder and weapons offenses throughout Maryland after being released, federal authorities announced. US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says that Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers took Hisseine Gombo-Tchouli into custody near his Silver Spring home after being convicted of accessory after the fact of first-degree murder and was later released. According to investigators, Gombo-Tchouli legally entered the country in September 2005 at Dulles International Airport in Virginia; howev…
Teen Heading To Prison For Role In Maryland Murder Of Rival Gang Member Teen Heading To Prison For Role In Maryland Murder Of Rival Gang Member
Teen Heading To Prison For Role In Maryland Murder Of Rival Gang Member A 19-year-old is heading to prison in Montgomery County for his role in the death of a Frederick man who was in a rival gang two years ago, the state's attorney announced. Germantown resident Dayton Miller was sentenced to 25 years in prison with all but 15 suspended in connection to the death of 20-year-old Taon Cline in April 2022. According to court documents, shortly before 11 p.m. on April 22, 2022, first responders were called to the 19000 block of Gunners Branch Road in Germantown to investigate a reported shooting, where they found Cline suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He w…
Winning $560K 'Multi-Match' Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold At Maryland Sheetz Winning $560K 'Multi-Match' Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold At Maryland Sheetz
Winning $560K 'Multi-Match' Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold At Maryland Sheetz Monday was a good day for some lucky Maryland Lottery players who won big playing separate games in different parts of the state. The big winner came in Cumberland, where a player his a $560,000 Multi-Match jackpot on a ticket sold at Sheetz on Bedford Road, while a $50,000 Powerball ticket was sold at the Pilot Travel Center in Hagerstown.  Neither prize has been claimed. The Mutli-Match ticket matched all six winning numbers - 03-14-29-30-32-35 - and the winner will have the option of an estimated annuity of $560,000 paid in 25 annual installments, or a roughly $310,000 ca…
Temps Climb To 100s, Risk Of Downpours Looms In Northeast: Here's The Timing Temps Climb To 100s, Risk Of Downpours Looms In Northeast: Here's The Timing
Temps Climb To 100s, Risk Of Downpours Looms In Northeast: Here's The Timing Another round of heat and storms is on deck for the Northeast, starting now, forecasters say. The beginning of the week will start out hot with a chance of storms in the late-afternoon and evening, however, the highest chance of severe weather comes mid-week, AccuWeather says. Monday, July 15 will be mostly sunny with a high between 97 and 100 from New Jersey to Washington DC, and a widespread risk of thunderstorms in the evening, mainly before 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service and AccuWeather. AccuWeather forecast map Monday-Monday night. AccuWeather Good Monday M…
Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police
Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police The two men who were shot during a Trump rally in Pennsylvania and left in critical condition have been identified by the Pennsylvania State Police on Sunday evening. David Dutch, 57 of New Kensington, PA, and James Copenhaver, 74 of Moon Township, PA, have serious injuries following the shooting by Thomas Matthew Crooks at the Trump rally on Saturday, July 13 but were listed in stable condition on Sunday, July 14, state police explained.   Former fire chief, Corey Comperatore, 50 of Sarver, was identified as the man who was shot dead, as Daily Voice previously reported. &nbs…
Costco Raising Membership Fees In US, Canada Costco Raising Membership Fees In US, Canada
Costco Raising Membership Fees In US, Canada The Costco Wholesale Corporation has announced membership hikes in the US and Canada for the first time in seven years, according to a news release by the company issued on Wednesday, July 10.  Costco opened the release sharing a June sales growth in the US of 5.6%, which is higher than the past 44 weeks of just 4.4%, the company experienced a decrease in revenue internationally.  On the heels of sharing that news, the company made the announcement about raising the membership fees in both the US and Canada beginning Sept. 1.  Annual memberships are rising $5 making them $65…
7 Firefighters Injured When 2 Fire Tankers Crash In York: Officials (PHOTOS) 7 Firefighters Injured When 2 Fire Tankers Crash In York: Officials (PHOTOS)
7 Firefighters Injured When 2 Fire Tankers Crash In York: Officials (Photos) Seven firefighters were injured when two tankers, from two different companies, collided on the way to a massive warehouse fire in South Central Pennsylvania on Friday night, according to separate releases issued the following morning, July 13.  Tanker 37 with Laurel Fire Company #1, was involved in a “motor vehicle accident along with Tanker 8 of the Community Fire Company # 1 – York New Salem," as Chief David E. Rittenhouse stated in a release.  Two members of his crew at Laurel Fire Company #1 were taken to Wellspan York Hospital but have since been discharged.  …
Fatal Crash Kills Two On I-495, Maryland State Police Say Fatal Crash Kills Two On I-495, Maryland State Police Say
Fatal Crash Kills Two On I-495, Maryland State Police Say A teenager is among the two killed in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 495 on Saturday, July 13.  Quintin Barnes, 37 of Reisterstown, MD, and a passenger 19-year-old Jasmine Jeffries, were riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle north on I-495 "when for reasons unknown, struck the rear of the Dodge," as police stated in the release.  Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack were called to the scene near  Branch Avenue around 8 p.m., according to the release. The driver and passenger of the Dodge were taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Capital Regional Medica…
US Congressman's Nephew Shot In Neck At PA Trump Rally US Congressman's Nephew Shot In Neck At PA Trump Rally
US Congressman's Nephew Shot In Neck At PA Trump Rally A US congressman from Texas has announced that his nephew was shot while in the audience of former president Donald Trump's rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13.  Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas's 13th District explained how his nephew was shot as follows, reading in part: "My family was sitting in the front, near where the President was speaking. They heard shots ringing out — my nephew then realized he had blood on his neck and something had grazed and cut his neck. He was treated by the providers in the medical tent." Jackson's nephew was not among the two audience members who wer…
Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says
Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says A former fire chief has been identified as the member of the audience shot dead during a Trump rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13.  Former Buffalo Township Fire Chief, Corey Comperatore, 50 of Sarver, PA, has been identified on social media by his family as the man killed by a bullet aimed at former president Donald Trump by Thomas Matthew Crooks. His community has been mourning its sudden loss on Facebook: REST IN PEACE Corey Comperatore Gone too soon. Father, friend, and patriot. Will never be forgotten. May his memory live on as an example to all of us. God Bless …
Trump Authorizes GoFundMe For PA Rally Shooting Victims Trump Authorizes GoFundMe For PA Rally Shooting Victims
Trump Authorizes GoFundMe For PA Rally Shooting Victims A GoFundMe fundraising campaign page has been launched for the victims and their families following the fatal shooting at the Trump Rally in western Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13.  The fundraiser launched around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, just hours after Trump was shot. The GoFundMe fundraiser campaign page reads as follows: "President Donald Trump has authorized this account as a place for donations to the supporters and families wounded or killed in today’s brutal and horrific assassination attempt. All donations will be directed to these proud Americans as they grieve and recover…
Here's What We Know About PA Man ID'd As Trump's Attempted Assassin: FBI Here's What We Know About PA Man ID'd As Trump's Attempted Assassin: FBI
Here's What We Know About PA Man ID'd As Trump's Attempted Assassin: FBI The rooftop shooter at former president Donald Trump's campaign rally has been identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Sunday, July 14.  Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20 of Bethel Park, PA, was shot and killed by officials while still on the roof of a manufacturing plant about 130 yards, from the rally according to statements by officials.  Crooks had no criminal record, was a registered Republican, and previously donated to the liberal voter turnout group, Progressive Turnout Project, through ActBlue in January 2021, according to public records.  When he graduated fro…
Frederick Police Department Appears In Documentary Series 'On Patrol: Live' Frederick Police Department Appears In Documentary Series 'On Patrol: Live'
Frederick Police Department Appears In Documentary Series 'On Patrol: Live' Lights, camera, action. The Frederick Police Department is taking center stage this weekend as they are being featured on Friday and Saturday in the documentary series "On Patrol: Live."  The series is hosted and executive produced by Dan Abrams, with retired Tulsa Police Department Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson, who "provide minute-by-minute live analysis as the show documents for viewers in real time the everyday work of police officers on patrol from diverse departments across America."  From 9 p.m. to midnight on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July…
Police ID Man Killed In Shooting After Vigil Held At Maryland HS For Football Players (UPDATED) Police ID Man Killed In Shooting After Vigil Held At Maryland HS For Football Players (UPDATED)
Police ID Man Killed In Shooting After Vigil Held At Maryland HS For Football Players (Updated) What started as a peaceful vigil to remember three former football players from Wise High School who were killed in a crash turned deadly when gunshots rang out in Prince George's County, according to police. On Friday night, hundreds gathered outside the Upper Marlboro school, after which, shots were fired in the area, sending a man and woman to the hospital, where the former was later pronounced dead, officials say. The vigil was held for former football stars Khyree Jackson, 24, who was drafted earlier this year by the Minnesota Vikings, Isaiah Hazel, 23, and Anthony Lytton, Jr., 24, who…
Senator Fetterman Speeding Before Maryland Crash, Troopers Said: Report Senator Fetterman Speeding Before Maryland Crash, Troopers Said: Report
Senator Fetterman Speeding Before Maryland Crash, Troopers Said: Report Maryland state troopers who responded to Sen. John Fetterman's I-70 crash on June 9 said he might have been speeding before the accident, according to body camera footage obtained by the Washington Post. Fetterman and his wife Giselle were in a Chevrolet Tahoe that rear-ended a Chevrolet Impala on Interstate 70 near Interstate 68 in Hagerstown, officials said previously.  Both Fettermans and the driver of the Impala were taken to a hospital, according to the MSP crash report. The Senator's office has said he was treated for a bruised shoulder and released.  In the body camer…