Category: Local News

2 cases detailed in clergy abuse report show Cardinal Wuerl’s uneven handling

WASHINGTON — This week’s release of an exhaustive study chronicling 70 years of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania has put the Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, under scrutiny. Related Stories Pa. report on clergy sexual abuse is critical of Cardinal Wuerl Local News ‘Weaponization of faith’: Examples from clergy abuse report…

Argument Over Aretha Franklin Leads To Va. Shooting, Witnesses Say

https://w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/scripts/anvload.js SUFFOLK, Va (WTKR) — An argument over Aretha Franklin led to a shooting, witnesses told police in one Virginia town Thursday. Suffolk Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim Thursday morning around 10:45 a.m. in the 300 block of East Washington Street. CBS affiliate WTKR reports a witness said he heard the…

National Portrait Gallery honoring Aretha Franklin with psychedelic ’60s portrait

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is honoring Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday of advanced pancreatic cancer at 76. On Friday, Franklin’s portrait will be added to the museum’s In Memoriam space on the first floor. It will remain on display through Aug. 22. Related Stories Aretha Franklin, ‘Queen of Soul,’ dies Music News…

Baltimore police withhold internal affairs cases from panels

BALTIMORE (AP) — An independent review panel is considering subpoenaing the Baltimore Police Department for withheld cases. Civilian Review Board chair Bridal Pearson tells The Baltimore Sun the police department’s internal affairs division used to forward eight to 15 cases for review each month, but hasn’t sent any since members refused to sign confidentiality agreements…

Group seeks to curb extremism after white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A project seeking to combat intolerance since last year’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is being led by residents in the area. The Daily Progress reported Wednesday that Communities Overcoming Extremism: The After Charlottesville Project, has been organized by the Anti-Defamation League, a group committed to fighting anti-Semitism. Members… Source…

WWE Insiders Pick SummerSlam

By Chuck Carroll For WWE, this year’s SummerSlam is made up of four R’s: Ronda Rousey and Roman Reigns. One is a newcomer who set sports entertainment on fire since stepping out of the octagon and into the wrestling ring. The other remains perhaps the most controversial talent on the roster. For Rousey, the biggest…

World’s Oldest Cheese Discovered In Egyptian Tomb

https://w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/scripts/anvload.js EGYPT (CBS Local) – It’s believed that ancient Egyptians took their treasured possessions with them when they were mummified. What’s treasure to some, of course, may be something else to else. In one case, it looks like one Egyptian took a snack with him after archeologists say they’ve discovered the world’s oldest piece of cheese…

Get smart: Reserve your Museum Day tickets now

WASHINGTON — As Indiana Jones famously said, “It belongs in a museum!” Well, maybe you do, too. That’s not a joke about getting older. Smithsonian magazine is hosting its annual Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, and people can reserve their tickets now. That means ticket-holders, and one guest, can get into any participating museum/institution…