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Man ordered to serve 10 years for drug trafficking, firearms

A Frederick man was ordered on Wednesday to serve 10 years in prison for several drug trafficking and firearm charges, authorities said. Blake Anthony Nivens, 26, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of possession of a firearm after a conviction for a violent crime stemming from two incidents — one in March and one in April, according to a news release from the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office.
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Frederick Man Considered Repeat Offender Pleads Guilty to Gun & Drug Charges

He will be doing some prison time. Frederick, Md. (KM) – A Frederick man described as a repeat offender is going to prison. In Circuit Court on Wednesday, Blake Anthony Nivens, 26, entered a plea of guilty to possession of a firearm after a conviction of a crime of violence for an incident which occurred on March 9th, 2022. . He also pleaded guilty to the same charge and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl for an incident on April 6th, 2022.

Downtown Frederick’s Top 5 August 12-14

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Frederick Summer Restaurant Week! And not only that, there’s also phenomenal live music, a fancy-ish beer and beast dinner, and even a combo of the two with BBQ, Blues, and Brews. If you’re feeling hungry or like you need to get your groove on, Downtown Frederick is waiting for you!

Teen, 19, busted for murder as part of NYC gang feud that left hoopster Jesse Parrilla dead, burned

A teenager was busted for a May murder that sources say sparked a deadly street war –which culminated with the grisly slayings of an innocent college basketball player and his female pal. Zymir Humphrey, 18, allegedly gunned down 39-year-old Down the Hill gang member Brandon Atkinson on May 15 as revenge after Atkinson or an associate mugged Nikki Huang, 22, police sources said. Atkinson’s murder set off a string of gang shootings that ended with Huang and ex-college hoopster Jesse Parrilla found shot to death and burned beyond recognition inside a car at a Bronx park, according to sources. Humphrey, who is being...

Teens Moved From Martinsburg Treatment Facility After DHHR Investigation

Teenagers at a Martinsburg-based residential treatment facility were removed after a Department of Health and Human Resources investigation Friday. DHHR declined an interview but said the Bureau of Social Services has stopped placing children at the Board of Child Care as a result of the investigation. A statement provided to...

Sports betting moves forward at 3 Maryland facilities

BALTIMORE – Sports wagering is moving forward at three Maryland facilities, gaming and lottery officials announced Wednesday.Maryland Stadium Sub, which has plans to operate a sportsbook at FedEx Field in Landover, and Chesapeake Gaming, which has an off-track betting venue in Boonsboro, have qualified for sports wagering facility licenses, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission said in a news release. Additionally, the commission found that BetFred Sports, the operator of Long Shot's in Frederick, qualified for a sports wagering facility operator license.Maryland Stadium Sub and Chesapeake Gaming are among the 17 entities across the state that have been designated to...

The Naked Sun with Liza Hill @ FAC’s Sky Stage

Philadelphia-based The Naked Sun stops at Sky Stage on their Mid-Atlantic tour! Fronted by singer-songwriter, Drew Harris, and guitarist, Tim Campbell, the Naked Sun have been a staple of the Philadelphia music scene for the past 10 years. After spending the mid-aughts in the Baltimore, MD, eclectic and robust music scene, Harris moved home to his native Philadelphia to start a rock band with a little more edge than the folky “streetgrass” stylings of his previous bands (Cityslides, Red Sammy, Good Guise). Harris joined up with Campbell, won the WXPN Beta Hi-Fi Festival and started playing shows and recording albums. Flash forward to today, Harris and Campbell are joined by Dylan Mulachy (Shark Tape) on drums, Tom Tusler (Claymation Horror Show) on bass, Alan Sheltzer on keys, and Bradley Moser on lead guitar.

Restaurant Week

This year’s Frederick Restaurant Week features unique and fine dining options available in Downtown Frederick. Participating restaurants offer diners multi-course meals at appetizing prices. Visit an old favorite or try something new; Downtown Frederick is full of delicious dining options! Make your reservations at these popular spots today!

Listing: 80 Holly Hill Court

New Construction. Adena Design values the importance of being connected to nature and the ability to provide that experience to our customers. Our latest model offers the sophistication of modern styling combined with maintenance free materials and functionality. The home is crafted with Pella casement windows and doors, Allura cement...
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Ritz Banc Acquires Two Winchester Rentals for $24M

Ritz Banc Group has acquired Pine Plaza and Wright Apartments, a 195-unit apartment portfolio in Winchester, Va., for $24 million. The portfolio was sold by Outlier Realty Capital, which has owned it since 2019. “The Pine and Wright acquisition appealed to us because the properties offer a significant value-add opportunity...

Former Drug Dealer Who Was Shot, Imprisoned Urges Young People To Make Wise Choices

Brandon McCallister was at the Stop The Violence Rally last Saturday in Frederick. Frederick, Md. (KM) – You could say he made it out alive. Brandon McCallister dealt drugs, when he was younger, and ended being shot and spending time in prison. He says he was able to turn his life around. “So fast forward to being shot again, in prison multiple times. My son—born in jail—getting shot. I started realizing that you know what ‘give myself a chance.’ There’s another way to hustle. And I believe that’s I’m a hustler, that I can still find a way to make money without selling drugs,” he says.