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President Obama to hold moment of silence for Newtown

Obama Moment of Silence

WASHINGTON DC; 8:50 p.m. ET – Saturday will make the one year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. President Barack Obama will be holding a moment of silence and is encouraging Americans everywhere to…

2013 Geminid Meteor Shower peaks tonight (WATCH LIVE)

Meteor Shower

BALTIMORE; 2:32 p.m. – One of the best meteor showers of the year lights up the sky late Friday night into Saturday morning. The 2013 Geminid Meteor Shower could treat viewers to 90 to 120 meteors per hour. Observers can…

Wreaths Across America 2013: Trucking industry comes together to support veterans

Wreaths Across America

ALEXANDRIA, VA; 1:58 p.m. ET – In the midst of holiday season – the busiest time for a trucking company – Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) members and other trucking companies have made it possible for hundreds of thousands of fresh…

AAA Mid-Atlantic: Maryland prices freeze up

Gas Pump

BALTIMORE; 12:27 p.m. ET – The national average price of gasoline has fallen 13 of 16 days since Thanksgiving. This follows a streak of 15 consecutive daily increases leading up to the holiday. This week the national gas price average…

Four-time felon gets 10 years in prison for gun possession, witness tampering

Prison

GREENBELT; 12:16 p.m. ET – U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte on Friday sentenced Gerod Simmons, 30, of Lancaster, South Carolina, to 125 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of…

11 indicted in conspiracy to distribute drugs, launder money and sell contraband cigarettes

Indictment

BALTIMORE; 4:15 p.m. ET – A federal grand jury has indicted 11 individuals on charges related to a conspiracy to traffic over $6.6 million in contraband cigarettes. The indictment was handed down on December 3 and unsealed on Wednesday upon…

Mega Millions jackpot soars to $400M

Mega Millions

BALTIMORE; 12:28 p.m. ET – Someone in the U.S. could soon be much, much wealthier. The Mega Millions jackpot soared to $400 million on Wednesday after no one won the $344 million prize on Tuesday night. Five lucky participants, though,…

AAA: Teens using cell phones while driving significantly less often than adults

Distracted Driving

TOWSON; 9:31 a.m. ET – High school-aged teens report using their phones or texting while driving substantially less often than adults do, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. While the public often cites teens as…

Johns Hopkins University tops U.S. research spending list

Johns Hopkins University

BALTIMORE; 10:51 a.m. ET – Johns Hopkins spends more money on research than any other university in the country. Each year, the National Science Foundation compiles a list of the top spenders in the area of research and development in…

Blue Angels returning to Baltimore in 2014 (FULL SCHEDULE)

Navy Blue Angels

PENSACOLA, Fla; 10:28 a.m. ET – The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squad, will be returning to its full schedule for the 2014 air show season, and Baltimore will be one of their stops. “Community outreach is key…