DC Mansion Murderer To Be Sentenced, Hogan Delivers State Of The State Address

Prosecutors Seek Life For Quadruple Murderer

(Washington, DC) — Federal prosecutors are seeking life in prison for the Maryland man convicted of killing three members of a Northwest DC family and their housekeeper. Daron Wint was convicted this fall of first-degree murder, kidnapping and arson in the death of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their son Philip and their housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa. Prosecutors say Wint held the family hostage for a cash ransom in 2015 and brutally beat them to death. The 37-year-old is set to be sentenced Friday in DC Superior Court.

Hogan Delivers State Of The State Address

(Annapolis, MD) — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is again pushing for bipartisanship. While delivering his State of the State speech in Annapolis today, the Republican called his work with the Democratic-controlled legislature an example of how a divided government does not have to be a divisive government. He urged lawmakers in Annapolis to continue to put priorities before partisan interests, and to continue to deliver real results for the people of Maryland. Hogan outlined his priorities for the General Assembly session, which includes proposals to extend tax breaks for retired military, police officers, fire and rescue, as well as incentives for businesses located in low-income areas. He said he wants to use his platform as a two-term Republican governor in a deeply-blue state to help change the direction of the Republican party.

Border Security Funding Panel Meets Today

Congressional members on the committee in charge of creating a way to fund the government and border security meets for the first time today. President Trump is weighing in on the outcome on Twitter, stating if they aren’t talking about a wall or physical barrier, “they are Wasting their time!” The Homeland Security conference committee is made up of 17 members, with nine Democrats and eight Republicans. They have until February 15th to reach a deal on a funding plan that would pass both the House and Senate, along with getting Trumps signature.

NFL, Maroon 5 Cancel Pre-Super Bowl Press Conference

(Atlanta, GA) — Super Bowl halftime performers Maroon 5 will not be allowed to hold a press conference before Sunday’s game due to controversy. The NFL announced that unlike recent years there would be no chance for the media to ask questions of the performers. This year’s halftime show took on political overtones because of campaigns asking the acts to back out as a sign of support for former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his social justice campaign. In addition to Maroon 5, rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi are scheduled to perform. The league said it was instead releasing a cross-platform roll out of behind-the-scene videos of the performers getting ready for Sunday’s show. Maroon 5, the NFL and Interscope Records also announced they were donating 500-thousand dollars to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

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