11-year-old Girl Charged In Death Of Baby’s Death
An 11-year-old girl has been arrested and charged with first degree child abuse in connection with the death of a one-year-old baby boy. Prince George’s County Police say Paxton Davis died yesterday as a result of injuries he received on Sunday morning. Police say the girl was unsupervised for part of the time she watched the child. The girl is being held in juvenile detention.
Warner On Board With DC Statehood
(Washington, DC) — Virginia Senator Mark Warner is endorsing DC statehood. The Democrat told DC Mayor Muriel Bowser this week that he would for the first time be sponsoring the Senate’s DC statehood legislation. Warner said on Twitter it’s time to end taxation without representation and guarantee Virginia’s 700-thousand neighbors full and equal citizenship. A statehood bill introduced by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton in the House has a record number of co-sponsors and the support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Senator Thomas Carper of Delaware introduced identical legislation in the Senate with 30 Democratic co-sponsors. The measure would make DC’s eight wards a state, which would be represented by two senators and one House member. The House is expected to vote on the measure next week.
Brothers In Smollett Scandal Speak Out
(Chicago, IL) — The two brothers linked to the scandal surrounding Empire actor Jussie Smollett are breaking their silence. An attorney for Ola and Abel Osundairo released a statement last night saying the brothers have tremendous regret over their involvement and that they understand how it has impacted people across the nation, especially minority communities and victims of hate crimes. Smollett is accused of paying the brothers to stage a racist and homophobic attack earlier this year in Chicago. The actor is charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.