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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Police investigating homicide and attempted-suicide inside Ellicott City home

Howard County police are investigating a triple shooting in an Ellicott City home overnight that resulted in the death of a teenage girl, an injury to her mother and the attempted suicide of the suspect. 

Police were called to the 4800 Knoll Glen Road around 2 a.m. for shots fired inside a home. Officers arrived and found a 16-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to Howard County General Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The girl’s mother was found suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was transported to Shock Trauma. She has been treated and released. 

Police located an unknown white male suspect inside the girl’s bedroom with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Investigators believe he may be between the ages of 16 and 20. Police do not know the suspect’s identity or if he has any connection to anyone in the household. He is in critical condition at Shock Trauma with life-threatening injuries. 

It is believed that around 2 a.m. the mother heard a scuffle in her daughter’s bedroom. She entered and saw the suspect, who fired a shot at her, and then the girl, and then himself. A motive is unknown at this time. 

The homicide victim has been identified as Charlotte Zaremba, 16. Her mother has been identified as Suzanne Zaremba, 52. The identity of the suspect remains unknown. Another family member was home at the time of the shooting, but was in another area of the house and was not injured. 

Police are continuing to investigate and will update as new information becomes available. Anyone with information should contact police at 410-313-STOP or

Tancredo: Biggest Fake News Story of the Year Is Russia Hacking the 2016 Election

Have you ever heard of the International Republican Institute? Probably not.

But your tax dollars fund it and its counterpart, the International Democratic Institute. Money is appropriated by the Congress and given to the National Endowment for Democracy and USAID, which then make grants to those two groups.

The stated purpose of these organizations is to help build democratic institutions in countries all over the world. They do so by, among other activities, providing help to political parties during campaigns. That help may include media manipulation and opposition candidate research. Oftentimes the effort opposes the ruling party and has therefore resulted in the expulsion, and even arrest, of Americans working as IRI and IDI operatives.

Now, don’t get me wrong: this “foreign intervention” is not a program that is uniquely American. The Russian and Chinese play in the same elections but do so in a much more practical manner. They build homes and buy cars for their favored candidates. The point is, contrary to President Obama’s recent temper tantrum, political involvement in other nations’ elections is a game played by major powers and it has been going on for decades.

Russian hacking of American business and government operations has also been going on for decades, and has been widely reported. So has the hacking by the Chinese, North Koreans, Iranians, Cubans and others.


Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Burglary Suspect

Delmar, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating Delmar area burglaries which occurred in November and are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect.

Troopers are currently looking for Amber N. Parsons, 26 of Seaford, whose last known address was in the unit block of East 2nd Street, Seaford. Parsons is believed to be the suspect who committed burglaries on Line Church Road and Whaleys Road, east of Delmar. In each of the incidents she targeted homes and broke into sheds to get gas to power a generator.

Through multiple interviews and other investigative means, troopers were able to positively identify Amber N. Parsons as the suspect responsible for the burglaries and have obtained warrants charging her with Burglary 3rd degree, Theft, Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree and two counts of Attempted Theft. The Dover Police Department currently has warrants charging her for Conspiracy and Shoplifting. She has an active capias from the Sussex County Family court for Failure to Appear for a hearing on Support Arrears.

Amber N. Parsons is described as a white female. She is 5’02” tall, weighs approximately 140 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. (previous mug shots attached)

If anyone has any information in reference to these incidents or know the whereabouts of Amber N. Parsons, they are asked to contact Trooper D. Patterson at 302-703-3326 or Troop 7, Lewes at 644-5020. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”


PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- William Christopher, the actor best known for his role as Father John Mulcahy on the hit TV show "M*A*S*H," died on Saturday, his family confirmed to Eyewitness News.

His son, John Christopher, said the actor died from non-small cell lung cancer at his home in Pasadena.

He was 84.