Julius White

News and Public Affairs Director

Julius White (“Juice” to many of his friends) is WEAA 88.9 FM's News and Public Affairs Director.  Julius is an award winning journalist, who began his broadcasting career in Montgomery, Alabama at Alabama State University’s public radio station. Since that time, Julius has worked in both commercial and public radio--occasionally at the same time, i.e., commercial radio in the morning and public radio in the afternoon.  Julius has worked as a stringer for National Public Radio, American Urban Radio Networks, and appeared on BET Nightly News with Ed Gordon, covering the trial of one of the suspects in the 1963 bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church—a blast that killed 4 little girls. Other experiences for Julius include talk show host, news analyst on Alabama Public Television and a brief stint in politics, as Office Manager/Committee Assistant for a Birmingham City Council member. Julius and his wife, Charlita, have been married for 3 years and live in Towson, MD.

https://elections.maryland.gov

Polls will open today at 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at 78 locations throughout the state. Follow this link for information you'll need to cast your ballots. The primary is Tuesday, June 26. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.  Armstead B.C. Jones Jr, Baltimore City Elections Director, talks with WEAA's Julius White about the impressive early voter turnout so far and things you need to know before casting your ballots. 


Baltimore Police Department

Baltimore City Police say 23-year old Demetrius Thompson was arrested Wednesday morning on attempted murder charges in connection with the domestic related shooting of a 22 year old woman early Friday morning.  On social media Wednesday morning, other than thanking the public for their tips--no further details were immediately made available.

City of Baltimore

The Baltimore Board of Estimates has approved $21 million dollars to cover police overtime costs.  The money comes from surplus tax revenue and Mayor Catherine Pugh says it's needed because the Police Department is about 700 officers short.

Twitter

The Baltimore City Fire Department Wednesday afternoon say the construction worker who died after more than 10 hours buried in a pile of dirt and debris, has been identified as 19-year old Kyle Hancock of Glen Burnie.  Baltimore City Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Skinner talked with WEAA's Julius White about the tragedy at Clifton Park.

Baltimore Fire Department/Twitter

The unidentified 19-year old man's body was recovered around 1:30 Wednesday morning. Firefighters and work crews from several jurisdictions worked for more than 10 hours--even through heavy wind and rain Tuesday afternoon to get to the construction worker who fell into a trench that was some 15 feet deep. 

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