• Riders Speak Out Following Changes To City Bus Routes

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Furious and frustrated residents came together to voice their anger over the city’s newly overhauled bus routes. Many say the changes have led to longer waits and unsafe stops.
    George Solis attended a town hall on Monday night where many demanded the city go back to the old bus routes
    Many people were fuming over the BaltimoreLink bus system that was just introduced last week. While many tell WJZ the previous system wasn’t perfect, they claim this was a textbo
  • Report Finds Decline In Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An annual report has found the overall population of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay has declined and it recommends limiting the number harvested in the fall.
    The annual Blue Crab Advisory Report was released Monday. It was developed by scientists and other experts and will be used by state officials in Maryland and Virginia and the Potomac River Fisheries Commission to develop crab management strategies.
    The report found that while numbers of adult female crabs in t
  • Budget Office: Senate Health Bill Adds 22 Million Uninsured

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama’s health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating GOP leaders’ hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week.
    Minutes after the report’s release, three GOP senators threatened to oppose a pivotal vote on the proposal this week, enough to sink it unless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McCon
  • Airline Vet To Lead Amtrak In A Summer Of Repairs, Reckoning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A decade after setting Delta Air Lines on a post-bankruptcy resurgence, the airline’s former chairman and chief executive officer is taking on another transportation challenge: Amtrak.
    The railroad on Monday named Richard Anderson as its top executive, putting a leader known for innovation and customer service in charge of a government operation struggling to keep up with congestion and crumbling infrastructure.
    Anderson, a former Texas prosecutor, gained a reputati
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  • Police Arrest Man In Killing Of Acquaintance In Car In Md.

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County police have arrested a man they say fatally shot an acquaintance inside of a car in Laurel.
    Police say Patrick Andre Stran has been arrested and charged with first- and second-degree murder stemming from the death of 33-year-old Marvin Bryan.
    Police say officers responded to a report of a shooting on March 25, and discovered Bryan inside a car suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
    Police say they identified Stra
  • 20-Pound Live Lobster Found In Luggage At Boston Airport

    BOSTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says a 20-pound (9-kilogram) live lobster has been spotted in a passenger’s luggage at Boston’s Logan International Airport..@TSA officers are skilled at screening all sorts of items in checked baggage…including this 20+ pound lobster at @BostonLogan pic.twitter.com/euhyyO6F7V
    — Michael McCarthy (@TSAmedia_MikeM) June 26, 2017
    TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy says the lobster found Sunday in the passenger&rsquo
  • Drivers Have Mixed Opinions As Speed Cameras Are Back In Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After months of warning, speed cameras are back in Baltimore City.
    The photo enforcement in school zones is bringing back memories for weary drivers who remember the failed program of a few years ago.
    The cameras have been flashing since Monday morning, catching speeders.
    People WJZ’s Amy Yensi spoke to don’t agree on whether that’s a good thing, and day one of their deployment, brings back memories for some scarred drivers.
    “Give me some of t
  • Program Helps City Kids Fix Bikes, Build Confidence

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — For many kids, a bicycle is their ticket to freedom. It’s faster than walking, and once you own one, it’s free to use. But there are many kids and their parents who can’t afford to buy a bike.
    Near Penn station, in a small space, BYKE is Baltimore Youth Kinetic Energy Collective. Many bikes were thrown away or donated, almost junk. But here, they’re diamonds in the rough. Mostly, the mechanics are kids.
    “The main medi
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  • Maryland County Among Those Affected By Nationwide Hack

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One Maryland county was among the government websites across the country that were shut down for hours after being hacked with anti-President Trump and pro-Islamic State messages.
    At least three states were hit in this cyber breach Sunday, and Howard County Government was one of those attacked, though they had their website back up and running by Monday morning
    Their website was in the hands of hackers for hours, and they’re now calling this a criminal investigation
  • Baltimore Restaurant Owner Says 30 Employees Left Due To ICE Crackdown

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —The owner of one of Canton’s most popular waterfront restaurants, The Boathouse, says more than 30 immigrant workers left in fear after a Department of Homeland Security worker hand-delivered a letter demanding documentation of their immigration status.
    That stunned the eatery’s customers.
    “It seems like terrorizing people who are trying to work at the restaurant,” says customer Michelle Zhang. “It’s not only bad for for the business but
  • Police searching for runaway juvenile, 13, last seen in northwest Baltimore - Fox Baltimore

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    Police searching for runaway juvenile, 13, last seen in northwest Baltimore
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    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Police are asking for the public's help in locating a runaway juvenile last seen in northwest Baltimore. Police say LaShawna Freeland, 13, was last seen in the 5500 block of Haddon Avenue on June 24. Freeland is 5'4” and 90 pounds.
  • Police Seek Missing Woman Who Suffers From Dementia, Alzheimer’s

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are seeking the public’s help to find a missing 73-year-old woman who suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s.
    Jacqueline Morris was last seen at 11 a.m. on June 26, in the 1500 block of Medford Rd.
    She was wearing an olive green top, matching pants, black purse, with a black cane.
    Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Morris is asked to contact Baltimore PD’s Missing Person Unit at 443-984-7385 or 911.
    Follow @CBSBaltimore on Twitter a
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  • More Dolphin Sightings In The Chesapeake Could Be A Sign Of Bay’s Health

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —A surprise no one was expecting. It turns out hundreds of dolphins are making their way into the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers.
    Alex DeMetrick reports, the discovery was made while scientists were doing a routing equipment check.
    Last June, where the Patuxent River meets the bay, Dr. Helen Bailey with the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science, was checking equipment when the unexpected happened.
    “We had been putting our hydrophones to test t
  • Police Release Surveillance Photo Of Armed Bank Robber

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are searching for the man who robbed a Bank of America at gunpoint on Friday.
    The robbery happened at the Bank of America on W. Bel Air Ave. in Aberdeen, just after 11:30 a.m.
    Employees told responding officers that a man handed a bank teller a note demanding money, before taking out a handgun.
    The suspect, who was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, a yellow safety vest, and white hard hat, made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
    Anyone with inform
  • Nintendo Announces Super NES Classic Edition

    REDMOND, Wash. (WJZ/AP) — Nintendo is releasing a smaller version of its 1991 Super Nintendo console, called the SNES Classic Edition.
    The mini game console comes packed with 21  Super Nintendo Entertainment System classic games, including Donkey Kong, Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, and Yoshi’s Island.
    The console is supposed to sell for $80 and will be released on September 29, 2017.
    “While many people from around the world consider the Super NES to be one of the greatest vid
  • 'Every Baltimore Child Deserves This' - UMB News

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    'Every Baltimore Child Deserves This'
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    Children in the West Baltimore neighborhood of Madison Park will have a special place to play this summer and all the seasons ahead after the Crispus Attucks Recreation Center reopened June 19, thanks in large part to the University of Maryland School ...
  • Which Oriole Does The Best Zach Britton Impression?

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Zach Britton Bobblehead giveaway is just around the corner. The bobblehead will be distributed this Saturday, July 1, to the first 25,000 fans 15 & over.
    In preparation for the big day, Zach Britton watched (and rated) the performances of Brad Brach, Mychal Givens, Hyun Soo Kim, Adam Jones, and Caleb Joseph as they attempted to show of their best Zach Britton impressions.Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right @Zbritton?cc: @BradBrach @MychalG
  • Interview: Santiago Cabrera On ‘Salvation’

    Salvation comes to CBS on July 12th at 8/9c. The summer’s newest drama stars Santiago Cabrera as Darius Tanz, a self-made tech billionaire who discovers an asteroid hurtling towards Earth that could threaten life on the planet as we know it.
    CBS Local’s Matt Weiss spoke to Cabrera about what made him interested in the role, long days on set, working with Neil deGrasse Tyson and more.
    MW: Hey Santiago, how are you doing?
    SC: I’m doing good, thank you.
    MW: Congrats on the upcomin
  • Vintage Disneyland Concept Map Sells At Auction For $708,000

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hand-drawn map that shows Walt Disney’s original ideas for Disneyland has sold at auction for $708,000.
    The founder of Van Eaton Galleries in Los Angeles says a private collector cast the winning bid Sunday. Mike Van Eaton says it is the most expensive Disneyland map ever sold.Inbox: A rare Disneyland map made by Walt Disney to entice investors was auctioned for a record $708,000 — but below a $1 million estimate. pic.twitter.com/oE8ItutaWo
    — Daniel M
  • Man Gets 12 Years In Prison For Selling Fatal Fentanyl Dose

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man has been sentenced in federal court in New Hampshire to 12 years in prison for distributing fentanyl told to a man who died of an overdose.
    Court documents say 62-year-old Kenneth Chapman, formerly of Kingston, New Hampshire, sold the drug to an Atkinson man last year who was found dead the next day.
    Chapman, who previously pleaded guilty, will be on supervised release for three years after serving his sentence.
    The case was investigated by Drug Enforcement Admin
  • Baltimore actress to star in Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It' Netflix series; Maryland musicians to be featured - Baltimore Sun (blog)

    Baltimore actress to star in Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It' Netflix series; Maryland musicians to be featured
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    Baltimore actress DeWanda Wise will star in Spike Lee's Netflix show reboot of his film "She's Gotta Have it," which will premiere on the network Thanksgiving Day. Brittany BrittoContact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun. This Thanksgiving Day, Marylanders are ...and more »
  • Jack Young: Police union deserves some blame for crime spike - Baltimore Sun

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    Jack Young: Police union deserves some blame for crime spike
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    I read with confusion comments from the president of the union that purports to represent officers in the Baltimore Police Department (“Baltimore police union to meet directly with community leaders, says department has no crime plan,” June 21 ...
  • Police Seek Help Finding Missing 75-Year-Old With Alzheimer’s

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a missing 75-year-old man who suffers from Alzheimer’s.
    Francis Lukaszewski was last seen at 3:30 a.m., on June 26, in the 700 block of South Potomac Street.
    He was wearing a long sleeved blue shirt, blue jeans, and brown boots.
    If you know the whereabouts of Francis Lukaszewski, please call the Missing Person Unit at 443-984-7385.
    Follow @CBSBaltimore on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS
  • The New Novelty Redskins License Plate Has A Big Problem - CBS Baltimore / WJZ

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    The New Novelty Redskins License Plate Has A Big Problem
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    Each of the new plates feature the team logo placed on top of the outline of the state they represent. There's just one problem…the Washington Redskins are not from Washington state. Major mistake by the NFL Shop on https://t.co/lJaKMVhVSD. Redskins ...and more »
  • The New Novelty Redskins License Plate Has A Big Problem

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The NFL Shop is selling a line of “State Pride” license plates. Cool, right?
    Each of the new plates feature the team logo placed on top of the outline of the state they represent. There’s just one problem…the Washington Redskins are not from Washington state.Major mistake by the NFL Shop on https://t.co/lJaKMVhVSD.Redskins shown from the state of Washington.Where did basic geography go? pic.twitter.com/ukrhprGBHN
    — VikeFans (@VikeFans) June
  • Conference Set On Keeping US Colonial History Above Water

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Preservationists worried about keeping U.S. colonial history above water have scheduled a conference in Annapolis, Maryland.
    The Newport Restoration Foundation is holding the conference this fall, as it focuses on developing solutions for sea level rise in coastal communities and raising awareness about the problem.
    “To us, this is a real threat,” said Wendy Nicholas, the foundation’s interim executive director, noting flooding threats to colonial st
  • Keidel: Mets Promote Tebow… What’s The Harm?

    By Jason Keidel
    If you look at the baseball map, you’ll see a storm approaching Port St. Lucie.
    Indeed, Hurricane Tebow is about to crash upon the eastern shores of Florida. The former Florida Gator and Heisman Trophy winner, who swapped the pigskin for rawhide, has been promoted by the Mets to the higher levels of their farm system. This after batting .222 with three homers and 22 RBI in 227 plate appearances while playing with the Single-A Columbia Fireflies.
    Like anything related to Tim
  • Repairs ongoing at the site of last week's Baltimore steam pipe explosion - Baltimore Sun

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    Repairs ongoing at the site of last week's Baltimore steam pipe explosion
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    It could take more than a week to repair the site of last Tuesday's steam pipe explosion in downtown Baltimore, said a Veolia North America spokeswoman. The blast, which injured five people and sent debris through the air, left a crater on Eutaw Street ...and more »
  • Aldi hiring up to 150 at Baltimore area stores - Baltimore Sun

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    Aldi hiring up to 150 at Baltimore area stores
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    Hundreds of folks came out to get a look at the Aldi Grocery store which officially opened its doors in the Bel Air Plaza shopping Center Thursday morning. (Aegis staff photos by Matt Button/Baltimore Sun Media Group). Lorraine MirabellaContact ...and more »
  • Inmate Recaptured After 32 Years On The Run

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a prison escapee who had been on the run for more than three decades was recaptured after authorities received information about his whereabouts from someone who met him five years after his escape.
    The state Department of Correction says 60-year-old Steven Dishman was arrested Sunday at a home in Springdale in northwest Arkansas by local law enforcement and state troopers.
    State police Lt. Liz Chapman says a person told officers about Dis
  • Supreme Court Allows Parts Of Travel Ban To Take Effect

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration mostly enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it.
    The action Monday is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.
    The court did leave one category of foreigners protected, those “with a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States,” the cou
  • Health care reform, cloaked in secrecy, gets lukewarm reception - Baltimore Sun

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    Health care reform, cloaked in secrecy, gets lukewarm reception
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    The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors finally became public Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party's winding efforts to repeal Obamacare. Jules WitcoverContact Reporter. After weeks of ...and more »
  • Scientists recommend limiting crab harvest in second half of 2017 season - Baltimore Sun

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    Scientists recommend limiting crab harvest in second half of 2017 season
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    Maryland crabs could be more scarce — and possibly more expensive — in the second half of the summer if state officials heed a call from scientists to limit harvests. Biologists are concerned about a decline in the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population ...and more »
  • New Standards Mean More Students In English Classes In Md.

    BALTIMORE (AP) — State education officials in Maryland have raised the standards for English proficiency, meaning that hundreds of Baltimore-area non-native English speakers will have to repeat or take additional English courses in school.
    The Baltimore Sun reports that the change, implemented in May, will help ensure that students are prepared in school. But officials also recognize that the new standard will mean more students remaining in English as a second language classes, and t
  • Jeremy Maclin's cap hit ranks 45th among wide receivers in 2017 - ESPN (blog)

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    Jeremy Maclin's cap hit ranks 45th among wide receivers in 2017
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    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens were able to get an impact wide receiver without using up a chunk of their limited salary-cap space. Jeremy Maclin will only count $3.5 million against Baltimore's 2017 cap, according to ESPN's roster ...
    Baltimore Ravens: A look at the wide receiver competitionThe Ebony Birdall 4 news articles »
  • Police Find Assault Suspect Locked In Porta-Potty

    MIFFLINBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man trying to avoid capture locked himself in a portable bathroom.
    Mifflinburg police say 32-year-old Christopher Ott of Millmont went to his ex-girlfriend’s workplace and attacked her on Saturday night. She was in the process of trying to get a protection from abuse order after an alleged assault on Friday.
    Ott fled the scene, and officers found him locked in a porta-potty.
    Ott is held on $100,000 bail, charged with simple assault, c
  • Baltimore woman accused of killing six children in fire faces retrial - Reuters

    Baltimore woman accused of killing six children in fire faces retrial
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    BALTIMORE A Baltimore woman accused of killing six of her children in a 1992 fire that shocked the city is to stand trial again on Monday, after discredited arson evidence led her murder convictions to be overturned. The criminal case against Tonya ...and more »
  • WWI Veteran’s Long Lost Purple Heart Returned To His Family

    SKANEATELES, N.Y. (AP) — A long lost Purple Heart medal awarded to a World War I veteran wounded in a gas attack has been returned to his family in central New York.
    Vermont-based Purple Hearts Reunited says the medal belonged to Cpl. Everett Jesse Proper, who was born in 1894 in a Catskill Mountains town. He served with the U.S. Army’s 77th Infantry Division in France, where he was gassed in August 1918.
    Proper survived the war. He died in 1981.
    Proper’s Purple Heart medal was
  • Donors To GOP: No Cash Until Action On Health Care, Taxes

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — At least one influential donor has informed congressional Republicans that the “Dallas piggy bank” is closed until he sees major action on health care and taxes.
    Texas-based donor Doug Deason has already refused to host a fundraiser for two members of Congress and informed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., his checkbook is closed as well.
    “Get Obamacare repealed and replaced, get tax reform passed,” Deason said in a point
  • Sen. Muse to run for Prince George's County executive - Baltimore Sun

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    Sen. Muse to run for Prince George's County executive
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    Muse, a Democrat, is making the announcement Monday. He is attending several events during the day, culminating in a rally in Oxon Hill at the Harbor Side Hotel. The announcement comes one year to the day of next year's primary. Muse, who is 59, has ...and more »
  • Botanical research firm to relocate HQ to Baltimore, bringing 200 jobs - Baltimore Sun

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    Botanical research firm to relocate HQ to Baltimore, bringing 200 jobs
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    Vitreon America Inc. will move its headquarters to Baltimore City from Northern Virginia, bringing 200 full-time jobs over five years and opening a 200,000-square-foot high-tech laboratory, company and state officials announced Monday. The botanical ...
    Botanical research company moves to Baltimore, plans to create 200 jobsBaltimore Business Journal
    Md. lures Vitreon to
  • McDonald's launches delivery service in Baltimore through UberEATS - Baltimore Sun

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    McDonald's launches delivery service in Baltimore through UberEATS
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    McDonald's and UberEats have officially teamed up to bring your favorite meals right to your doorstep. Over 2,000 chains are now delivering Mickey Dee's and the company is set to expand to over 3,500 locations by the end of June 2017. (Inform video).and more »
  • Armed Person Reported At Stevenson University Greenspring Campus

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An armed person has been reported at the Stevenson University Greenspring Campus, but police say they are investigating this report as a possible false call.
    Those on campus are being told to shelter in place until further notice.Armed person reported on Greenspring Campus.Shelter in place until further notice.
    — Stevenson University (@StevensonU) June 26, 2017
     
    An official for the university says it is just a report of an armed person at this time, and t
  • All Clear Given After Report Of Armed Person At Stevenson University

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Authorities have given the all clear at the Stevenson University Greenspring Campus after the university received a report of an armed person on campus.
    Those on campus are no longer being told to shelter in place, and the university says the emergency situation is over.UPDATE: All clear. Emergency situation no longer exists. It is safe to exit your location.
    — Stevenson University (@StevensonU) June 26, 2017People walking out of buildings on @StevensonU campus
  • Not All Rookies Are Created Equal In Fantasy Baseball, So Choose Yours Wisely

    By Sam McPherson
    The Oakland Athletics made some history on Saturday when three of their rookie players—shortstop Franklin Barreto, center fielder Jaycob Brugman and right fielder Matt Olson—each hit their first major-league home runs in the same game. The last time this happened was back in 1914 during a Federal League game between the Kansas City Packers and the Chicago Chi-Feds at Weeghman Park, the baseball shrine now known as Wrigley Field. However, does this kind of performance
  • Supreme Court Takes On Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado.
    The justices said Monday they will consider whether a baker who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds can refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
    The case asks the high court to balance the religious rights of the baker against the couple’s right to equal treatment under the law. Similar disputes have popped
  • NBA Draft Draws Second-Largest Audience On ESPN

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA draft averaged more than 3.5 million viewers, the second-biggest audience ever on ESPN.
    The telecast Thursday peaked with 5.2 million viewers from 8:15 to 8:30 p.m. EDT, shortly after the first picks were made. Philadelphia took Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 selection and the Los Angeles Lakers went with fellow freshman guard Lonzo Ball at No. 2.
    The only larger audience was for the 2015 draft, the network said Friday.
  • Man Catches Teen Falling From Park Ride: ‘It’s OK To Let Go’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help.
    He looked up to see a young girl dangling about 25 feet (about 8 meters) off the ground from a slow-moving gondola ride as the sun was setting. Her little brother sat next to her in the green two-person pod, crying hysterically, saying he couldn’t hold on.
    Howard, 47, and his 21-year-old daughter, Leeann Winchell, ran over and positi
  • Orioles Rally To Beat Rays 8-5 On Sunday - CBS Baltimore / WJZ

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    Orioles Rally To Beat Rays 8-5 On Sunday
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    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Baltimore Orioles haven't been a late come-from-behind team much this season, but they enjoyed that role Sunday, rallying in the ninth inning for a 8-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. “We just want to ...
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  • Orioles Rally To Beat Rays 8-5 On Sunday

    By The Sports Xchange
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Baltimore Orioles haven’t been a late come-from-behind team much this season, but they enjoyed that role Sunday, rallying in the ninth inning for a 8-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
    “We just want to play some crisp baseball games,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after winning his second straight game and getting 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief from his bullpen while Tampa Bay’s relievers s

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