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Julius A.White

A Baltimore City Council committee has approved an amended version of a bill that would have required a mandatory one-year sentence for illegally possessing a gun.  

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Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford got a first hand look Monday at the damage done by a tornado on Kent Island.

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Residents in Queen Anne's County are cleaning up the damage from what may have been a tornado.  The storm hit around 2:00 Monday morning, causing major damage to homes and bringing down trees and power lines on Kent Island.  Although there was damage to home and businesses, officials tweeted QAC was not accepting donations or volunteers. “We appreciate the concern & offer of help but please do not respond to the scene.” All Queen Anne's County parks and trails on Kent Island were closed Monday due to storm and motorists were told to avoid Route 8 in area Bay City.

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Residents in Queen Anne's County are cleaning up the damage from what may have been a tornado early this morning.  The storm hit around 2 a.m., causing major damage to homes and bringing down trees and power lines.  As many as eight-thousand customers were without power in Queen Anne's County.  Much of the wind damage was concentrated in the area of Stevensville and Bay City near Route 8.  There is no word yet on any injuries.  Meanwhile,  the morning commute was be tough around parts of Harford County.  Heavy rains left some roads flooded last night, and some roads were even closed.  The N

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At the start of their convention in Charm City, the nation's oldest civil rights organization, NAACP board of directors named the now former Vice Chairman, Derrick Johnson as interim president & CEO, effective immediately. In a released statement, Board of Directors Chairman Leon Russell said Johnson was "battle tested and “qualified individual to guide the NAACP.”

In May, the national board of directors ousted former president and CEO, Cornell Brooks, who served in the post for only three years. During his stint in NAACP leadership, Brooks was a very outspoken critic of President Donald Trump.  At that time, the board said Brooks' dismissal was part of "system wide refresh." Brooks, responded to the move on Twitter, saying in part, that he was "disappointed, but determined to go forward justice." Cornell Brooks left his leadership post at NAACP at the end of last month.

As for  the elevation of Derrick Johnson as interim president and CEO, the board of directors released this statement:

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