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Maryland man who stormed U.S. Capitol while wearing tracking device gets jail for Jan. 6 riot

A Maryland man described by the FBI as a "self-professed" white supremacist was sentenced on Wednesday to four months of incarceration for storming the U.S. Capitol while wearing a court-mandated device that tracked his movements, court records show.U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly also sentenced Bryan Betancur to one year of supervised release after his term of imprisonment and ordered him to pay $500 in restitution.Betancur, 22, was on probation for a 2019 burglary conviction when he traveled from the Washington suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland, and joined the mob that attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. A GPS-enabled monitoring device that he was...
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U.S. marshal from Maryland accused in multi-million dollar romance scam

BALTIMORE -- A special deputy U.S. marshal and Justice Department contractor from Maryland faces a federal charge over his alleged role in a romance scam targeting more than 20 victims, authorities said.Isodore Iwuagwu, 35, of Upper Marlboro, appeared in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to face a federal charge of conspiring to commit money laundering related to numerous online romance scams, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release.Iwuagwu, identified by authorities as a special deputy U.S. marshal and Justice Department contractor who does security work for the agency's facilities, is accused of playing a role in a romance...
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Missing Baltimore woman & grandson found in Anne Arundel County

BALTIMORE -- A Baltimore woman and her grandson were found Tuesday morning, five days after they were reported missing.Marthann Davis, 72, and her 4-year-old grandson, Ashton, were found about 8:30 a.m. on Avenue in Millersville. Police said they were taken to an area hospital."He might not even be able to tell us exactly what happened. I just know he was able to make it out," Jonathan Davis, Ashton's father and Marthann's son, said Wednesday. "Under the circumstances, it's a miracle."Ashton was a couple miles away, drinking water from a hose, his parents said. He was tired and hungry with several...
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Detectives Ask for Assistance in Locating Missing Silver Spring Man

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 30-year-old man from Silver Spring. Devante Britton was last seen on the evening of Friday, August 5, 2022, in the 9900 block of Medical Center Drive....
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Bartlesville man pleads guilty to stalking, threatening Hern, wife

A Bartlesville man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to cyberstalking and threatening to kidnap and assault U.S. Rep. Kevin Hern and his wife. Keith Charles Eisenberger, 39, made “concerning statements” dating back to November 2018, when Hern won his first term in the 1st Congressional District, with the threats escalating on social media and during visits to Hern’s offices in Tulsa and Washington, D.C., according to the U.S. attorney’s office in the Northern District of Oklahoma.
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Severn man, 20, killed in Anne Arundel County motorcycle crash

BALTIMORE -- A 20-year-old man was killed Tuesday evening in a motorcycle crash in Anne Arundel County, authorities said.The two-vehicle crash happened about 8:30 p.m. near the corner of Telegraph Road and Buckingham Place in Severn, according to an Anne Arundel County Police crash report.Police said a motorcycle was heading south on Telegraph Road with a flashing yellow signal when a car with a flashing red light turned left from Buckingham onto Telegraph Road.The two vehicles collided at the intersection.The motorcycle's driver, 20-year-old Lucas Giovanni Ross of Severn, was taken to a hospital but did not survive, police said. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Iranian National Charged in Plot to Kill Former Top Trump Advisor John Bolton

The Justice Department announced Wednesday it charged a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in connection with an assassination plot against former National Security Advisor John Bolton. Shahram Poursafi, 45, is accused of orchestrating a $300,000 murder-for-hire plot against Bolton in Washington or Maryland. Poursafi, who also goes by an alias of Mehdi Rezayi, remains at large abroad, according to the Justice Department. If found and convicted, Poursafi would face up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine up to $250,000 for the use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of the assassination plan, and up to 15 years imprisonment and a fine up to $250,000 for providing and attempting to provide material support to a transnational murder plot. “The Justice Department has the solemn duty to defend our citizens from hostile governments who seek to hurt or kill them,” said Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen, who runs the Justice Department’s National Security Division. “This is not the first time we have uncovered Iranian plots to exact revenge against individuals on U.S. soil and we will work tirelessly to expose and disrupt every one of these efforts.”
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Two men attacked in Washington DC being probed as possible hate crime: cops

Two men in Washington D.C. were attacked in a potential hate crime by assailants who allegedly used an anti-gay slur and referenced “monkeypox,” authorities said. Metropolitan Police Department said the pair of hateful suspects approached the victims and made derogatory comments “based on their sexual orientation” around 7 p.m. Sunday. The suspects called the couple “monkeypox f—–s” and punched them several times, according to an ABC story, which cited an incident report. The victims were rushed to nearby hospitals, police said. Police on Tuesday announced it was “investigating this offense as potentially being motivated by hate or bias.” One of the victims told NBC...
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