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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.


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