• Police Say Drunk Driver Caused Mardi Gras Crash That Hurt 28

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities on Sunday identified the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated.
    The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. Online jail records showed Rizzuto was arrested on a number of charges and was being held at the city’s jail.
    The accident happened Saturday during one of the busiest nights of Mardi Gras when thousands of people throng the st
  • Joseph Wapner, Who Presided Over “The People’s Court,” Dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A family member says Joseph Wapner, who presided over “The People’s Court” with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, has died. He was 97.
    David Wapner said his father died Sunday at home in his sleep. He said his father was hospitalized a week ago with breathing problems and had been under home hospice care.
    “The People’s Court” was one of the granddaddies of the syndicated reality shows of today.
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  • Police: Man Shot At Brother, Missed, Hit Female Family Member

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A man has been taken into custody after police say he shot at his brother, but missed, and hit a female family member in the foot.
    The Baltimore Police Department was called at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, about a shooting in the 2200 block of W. Saratoga St.
    Responding officers found a 38-year-old woman who had been shot in the foot. She was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
    Police say their investigation found that two brothers had been ar
  • Will ‘La La’ Have Another Day Of Sun At Sunday’s Oscars?

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will the 89th Academy Awards be a parade of political speeches or landslide for “La La Land”? Probably both.
    Sunday night’s Oscars are shaping up to be one of the most turbulent and politically charged ceremonies in recent memory. The telecast, which begins at 8:30 p.m. on ABC, is expected to resemble one very glitzy protest against President Donald Trump, whom award-winners — like Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes — have railed against thro
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  • Naming Airport After Clintons Doesn’t Fly With GOP Lawmaker

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — With his party now holding all of the levers of power in Arkansas politics, a Republican state lawmaker is pushing to remove the names of the state’s most famous Democrats — Bill and Hillary Clinton — from Little Rock’s airport.
    Sen. Jason Rapert says pilots have complained to him about flying into Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport and that Arkansas shouldn’t honor a former president who was impeached over his affair with a Whi
  • O’s OF Bourn Says He Was Hurt In Football Training Drill

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore outfielder Michael Bourn hasn’t played football since his sophomore year in high school. But it’s a pigskin injury that’s preventing him from playing this spring for the Orioles.
    On Friday, the speedy 34-year-old broke his right ring finger catching a football at a workout. Bourn, who signed a minor league contract on Feb. 20, will be out for four weeks, making it difficult for him to be ready for Baltimore’s April 3 opener. He’
  • WJZ’s Black History Oratory Competition Held Sunday

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — WJZ is celebrating the achievements of African Americans in honor of Black History Month by recognizing the work of those who shaped our country and those who continue to pave the path.
    As part of our station’s community commitment, a Black History Oratory Competition was held Sunday at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.#WJZ COMMUNITY COMMITMENT @TimWilliamsWJZ Getting ready for Black History Oratory Contest @cbsbaltimore pic.twitter.com/P3GDObL6RR
    — Jay Newma
  • When Should Teens Be Tried As Adult?

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Luis Padilla remembers the terror he felt as a 16-year-old arrested on a robbery charge and locked up with adults in New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jail. At one point, he pretended to be suicidal so he could be placed in the relative safety of a locked observation cell.
    “Even now if I see a Rikers bus, I start to get jumpy and scared,” said Padilla, now 23, who was released after two months and now works nights at a warehouse in Harlem.
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  • Weather Blog: Back To Typical February Temperatures

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Now, it’s much colder and more typical of February.
    High pressure will be anchored along the East Coast into Monday.
    Sunday will feature clouds breaking for some sun at times, mainly in the afternoon. Winds will continue to howl from the West with occasional gusts to 25-30 mph.
    Winds will diminish during Sunday night as skies clear out but there will be enough of a southwest wind to prevent temperatures from getting very cold. Regardless, most areas will fall b
  • Actor Bill Paxton Dies At Age 61

    BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — Actor Bill Paxton has died at age 61 from complications due to surgery, a representative for his family said in a statement.
    Paxton’s most recent work was appearing in the CBS show “Training Day.”
    The family representative issued a statement Sunday on the death. Further details were not provided.
    Paxton, a Texas native, got his start in films in the art department on Roger Corman movies in the ’70s before getting a chance to go in fron
  • Reward At $40,000 In Slaying Where Son Killed Protecting Mom

    HOUSTON (AP) — A reward has grown to $40,000 for information leading to the arrest of two people involved in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Houston sandwich shop employee as he tried to protect his mother last week during an attempted robbery at the store where they both worked.
    Hilda Vasquez is urging people with information about the slaying of her son, Javier Flores, to “just turn them in.” The grieving mother said Saturday if the two assailants did this to her son, &l
  • Firefighter Injured While Putting Out House Fire

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A firefighter was injured while putting out a house fire in Columbia Saturday night.
    Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services received a call at 9:30 p.m., about a house fire in the 10900 block of Rum Cay Court in Columbia.
    Responding crews found flames on both floors of the two-story home, and were able to put out most of the fire within 15 minutes.
    One firefighter was taken to a hospital to be treated for a non-life threatening injury.
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  • Sessions’ Tough On Crime Talk Could Lead To Fuller Prisons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend.
    Jeff Sessions, a former federal prosecutor sworn in this month as the country’s chief law enforcement officer, signaled at his confirmation hearing — and during private meetings in his first days on the job — that he sees a centra
  • On Time: February 26, 2017

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Marcus Washington is joined in studio to talk about the Caroline Center, “See Something, Say Something, Do Something,” and Humanim.
    Caroline Center
    See Something, Say Something, Do Something
    Oratory Competition
  • Sunday, February 26, 2017

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Sharon Gibala reports from the American Craft Show
    Blue Moon Cafe joins Ava-joye and Tim in studio to celebrate breakfast month.
  • Dog, Cat, Rabbit Die In Mobile Home Fire

    PORT DEPOSIT, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Fire Marshal says a dog, cat and rabbit were killed in a Cecil County blaze.
    No humans were home at the time of the fire, which broke out in a mobile home in Port Deposit at around 2 p.m. on Saturday.
    Officials say they believe the fire originated in the kitchen though the cause is still under investigation. Officials are estimating roughly $10,000 in damages.
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  • Terps Sliding Toward Tournament Bubble Following Loss To Iowa

    As the final horn sounded Saturday evening at Xfinity Center, one thing became clear.
    Maryland is playing its way onto the Tournament bubble.On a day when the 2001 Final Four and 2002 National Championship teams were honored during halftime, the Terps faltered yet again in the second half as they fell to Iowa 83-59.Poor second-half play has become commonplace for Maryland down the stretch of the season as they have not outscored their opponent in the final 20 minutes in each of their past eight
  • Ravens Safety Matt Elam Arrested On Drug Charges

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam has been arrested on drug charges in Miami, according to ProFootballTalk.
    Elam was reportedly booked on charges of possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of cannabis with the intent to sell or deliver, and possession of a controlled substance.
    Elam was reportedly found with 126 grams of marijuana and three grams of oxycodone in his vehicle.
    He had previously been suspended for violating the NFL’
  • Harsh Wind, Rain, Hail Storms Make Way Through Maryland

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Severe weather sweeps through Central Maryland. Powerful winds, hail, and torrential rain cause some big messes all over the Baltimore area.
    The wild weather was widespread, with hail and wind reports coming in from all over the state.
    The storm moved in fast. Powerful winds and relentless rain come down hard on central Maryland.
    In Harford County, a metal barn roof is blown off its frame. A backyard canopy ripped out of concrete and a huge tree carving a hole in a d
  • Baltimore’s ‘Dirty Jobs’ Host Mike Rowe Attends Job Development Gala

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — For more than a decade, hundreds of Baltimore residents have participated in Project Jumpstart. Tracey Leong has more on the program.
    The second annual Build Baltimore Gala attracted community leaders, local chefs, Ravens kicker Justin Tucker and Baltimore native and TV host Mike Rowe, who were all working to create a better future for Baltimore’s workforce.
    The sold-out event benefits Project Jumpstart, a program dedicated to the construction trades, offering on th
  • Multi-Million Dollar Expansion For Baltimore Port

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A multi-million-dollar expansion. The Maryland port is buying more land in Southeast Baltimore.
    It’s just one move for the port that’s expected to add jobs to Charm City.
    The port got the okay to spend more than $92 million, one of the largest expansions in decades.
    It’s a crucial part of Maryland’s success. Right now – the state’s port is as healthy as ever.
    “We remain the number 1 port in the country for import export automobile
  • Police: Car Plows Into Parade Crowd In New Orleans; 28 Hurt

    REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said.
    Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. Harrison was asked twice by the media if terrorism was suspected. While he didn’t say “No” he did say it looks like a case of DWI.
  • Fast And Furious: Man Cons Salesman Out Of $150K Maserati

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Maserati is missing after police say a man conned a salesman during a test drive.
    Boca Raton police say 45-year-old Michael McGilvary II went to a dealership to test drive a $150,000 Maserati GranTurismo.
    He and a salesman drove to a marina so McGilvary could supposedly show his girlfriend the car. They walked down the dock, then McGilvary told the salesman he would get his girlfriend. When he didn’t return after 30 minutes, the salesman searched for McGilva
  • Trump Says He Won’t Attend Correspondents Dinner This Spring

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he won’t be attending the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner this spring.
    In a tweet on Saturday, the president doesn’t give a reason but says he wishes “everyone well and have a great evening!”I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017
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  • Democratic, Republican Governors Split Over Health Care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions have emerged at a meeting of the nation’s governors over a Republican proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid.
    GOP governors intend to present Congress with a plan that they say would give states more flexibility to administer health coverage for poorer residents while protecting states from absorbing the costs of repealing the Affordable Care Act.
    Democratic governors accuse their Republican counterparts of being dishonest about the effects of their plan
  • Md. State Police Shut Down Illegal Street Racing in Baltimore Co.

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — State police shut down illegal street racing on I-70 early Saturday morning, arresting one would-be participant.
    Devin Bartolotta has more on the problem spot for drag racing that’s at it again.
    Police say there were dozens of cars at the Park and Ride on I-70 early this morning — and had to be chased off twice.
    At 2:00 a.m. Saturday, the Golden Ring Barrack received a call from a resident in the Woodlawn area with the report of illegal street racing behi
  • Border Agents Ask Muhammad Ali’s Son: ‘Are you Muslim?’

    BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press
    Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday.
    Returning from a Black History Month event in Jamaica, Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, were pulled aside and separated from each other on Feb. 7 at the immigration checkpoint at Fort Lauderda
  • Ellen, Wal-Mart Give Scholarships To School’s Senior Class

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres has handed out college scholarships to the entire senior class of a New York City charter school.
    DeGeneres surprised the 41 students from Brooklyn’s Summit Academy this week at her California studio during the taping of Thursday’s episode of her chat show. The four-year scholarships paid for by Wal-Mart will cover tuition for any state university in New York. DeGeneres says the entire gift is worth $1.6 million.
    The school’s first gradu
  • Democrats Elect Perez Party Chairman On Second Ballot

    BILL BARROW, Associated Press
    ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman on Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman after a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party’s electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump.
    Perez, the first Latino to hold the post, edged Rep. Keith Ellison on the second round of voting by Democratic National Committee members gathered in Atlanta.
  • Weather Blog: Storm With Heavy Wind And Hail Move Through Area

    A line of severe thunderstorms rolled through this afternoon and they are beginning to make their exit off to the east. Many of these storms produced strong winds and even hail.
    The severe thunderstorm watch has been canceled for central Maryland and as the remainder of the storms continue to press east, the watch will likely be canceled for the Eastern Shore as well.
    The storms are associated with a potent cold front pushing through the region. Behind the front… much colder air.
    It might
  • 1 Arrested in High-Speed Chase with Baby in Car

    OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — Three people, including a baby, were taken to a hospital following a 12-mile high-speed chase in Oakland.The Cumberland Times-News reports that the pursuit began at about 6:30 p.m. on Friday when deputies tried to stop a car driven by Corey Austin James Bircher, but he sped away and officers chased after him in their patrol cars. The chase lasted for roughly 12 miles, and at times reached speeds of 90 miles per hour. The sheriff’s office says that Bircher str
  • Police Capture Attempted Murder Suspect Fleeing from Scene

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Annapolis police captured a man connected to an attempted murder running away from the scene early Saturday.
    At 4:55 a.m. officers responded to the area of Bywater Road for reports of shots fired.
    While officers were checking the area a caller reported a shooting inside a home in the 500 block of Annapolitan Lane. A man was found and investigators learned the victim was shot inside the home by someone he knows
    Officers located the suspect running away near Annapolis Walk D
  • Baltimore Police Kills Dog After it Attacked 3 Children

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Baltimore City Police killed one dog and incapacitated another after they reportedly attacked three children.
    At approximately 10:50 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to the 2800 block of Edgecombe Circle for a dog bite.
    Officers observed two aggressive and unconfined pit bulls and attempted to secure the dogs in a back yard.
    Both dogs charged at the officers.  The officers shot the dogs, killing one of the dogs, and incapacitating the other.
    Three children
  • First Warning Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Baltimore and the surrounding counties are expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 2 p.m., according to WJZ’s Meteorologist Tim Williams.
    Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. A high near 70 and south wind 14 to 17 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
    Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
    The areas under the severe thunderstorm watch are
  • It’s Academic: February 25, 2017

    Howard 570
    Roland Park 260
    Annapolis 320
  • Suspect Dead, 2 Florida Officers Wounded in Shootout

    CASSELBERRY, Fla. (AP) — A suspect died and two police officers suffered minor wounds during a shootout at a central Florida home.Casselberry Police Chief Larry Krantz told reporters the two officers responded early Saturday to a reported disturbance at a home in the Orlando suburb. When they arrived, the suspect came outside with a shotgun and fired. The officers returned fire.
    Krantz said the suspect went back inside his house, where he was later found dead. He said it is unclear if the
  • Dealership Taken for a Ride When $150k Maserati Disappears

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Maserati is missing after police say a man conned a salesman during a test drive.Boca Raton police say 45-year-old Michael McGilvary II went to a dealership to test drive a $150,000 Maserati GranTurismo.
    He and a salesman drove to a marina so McGilvary could supposedly show his girlfriend the car. They walked down the dock, then McGilvary told the salesman he would get his girlfriend. When he didn’t return after 30 minutes, the salesman searched for McGilvar
  • Weather Blog: Saturday Thunderstorm

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– While this line is not expected to be strong to severe along and west of the Appalachians during Saturday morning, this line is likely to intensify east of the Appalachians as it quickly slides eastward during the afternoon due to a warm and moist air mass in place. 
    This line is expected to reach some of the western portions around 12 to 1 p.m., Baltimore and D.C. around 3 p.m. and the Delmarva Coast between 5 and 6 p.m. Folks should be alert for lightning, brie
  • Md. State Police Shut Down Illegal Street Race in Baltimore Co.

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Maryland State Police made an early Saturday morning arrest in what they was an apparent street racing event in Baltimore County.
    At 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning, the Golden Ring Barrack received a call from a resident in the Woodlawn area with the report of illegal street racing behind their home.
    The trooper responded and there were dozens of high performance vehicles blocking traffic and setting up for street races in the area of westbound I-70 near the Park and Ride in B
  • Transgender Boy 2 Wins Away from Girls State Wrestling Title

    KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer
    CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Mack Beggs could win a Texas state wrestling title on Saturday.Win or lose, the debate over whether a 17-year-old transgender boy should be wrestling girls will continue.
    Beggs won two matches on Friday to advance to Saturday’s semifinals, moving him within two victories of a gold medal.
    Beggs’ family has said he would rather be wrestling boys. Some girls and their advocates agree, arguing that the testosterone treatments B
  • 2 Killed in Early Morning Anne Arundel Co. Crash

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Two are dead after being struck by another vehicle early Saturday morning in Crofton, according to Anne Arundel Police.
    Around 2:28 a.m., Reginald Donovan Dunn was traveling northbound on Crain Highway in a Dodge Charger when a Nissan Altima, occupied by Marcus Nicholas Spriggs and Jasmine Lee Mastin, attempted to cross the highway.
    The Charger struck the passenger side door of the Altima, thus sending it into a tree and pole.
    Spriggs and Mastin were both declared dead at
  • Troubled Renaissance Academy School to Remain Open

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Renaissance Academy in Baltimore will remain open, according to the Baltimore Sun.
    After a $1 million donation to renovate and add new programs, Baltimore City Public School officials have decided to keep the innovative yet troubled high school open.
    The school, where in November 2015 one student stabbed a classmate who later died and, two months later, another student was killed in a shooting in a nearby apartment building, had been recommended for closure by sc
  • Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Citron Restaurant in Baltimore County stopped by TV Hill to show what you can find on their tasty menu.
    CineBistro is now open at the Rotunda!
  • Flames Breakout Overnight at a Brooklyn Park Motel

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A fire overnight inside an Anne Arundel County motel sent one victim to the hospital.
    Crews were on scene at Park Plaza Motel in Brooklyn Park. It sparked inside a room before midnight.
    Firefighters said a bed caught fire. The damage was contained to one unit.
    One person was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.
    The cause is under investigation.
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  • Teen Boy & Girl Shot at Prince George’s Co. Bus Station

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Two teens were shot in the bus bay area at the Naylor Road Metro station in Prince George’s County early Saturday morning.
    Around 2 a.m., police say a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were shot while waiting for a bus in Temple Hills.
    The male victim is in critical condition and the female victim has non-life threatening injuries.
    Police say the suspect is male.
    This is a developing story.
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  • City Councilman Sobriety Questioned During Traffic Stop

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore City Councilman is pulled over for a traffic stop and questioned about drinking and driving.
    Ava-joye Burnett with more on the encounter caught on city police body camera.
    The City Councilman was not charged for the incident that happened earlier this month, on February 9, at approximately 11:17 p.m. Officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of the 2200 block of McElderry St.
    The police department says officers are allowed to use their own judgme
  • City Councilman Questioned About Drinking And Driving During Traffic Stop

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore City Councilman is pulled over for a traffic stop and questioned about drinking and driving.
    Ava-joye Burnett with more on the encounter caught on city police body camera.
    The City Councilman was not charged for the incident that happened earlier this month, on February 9, at approximately 11:17 p.m. Officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of the 2200 block of McElderry St.
    The police department says officers are allowed to use their own judgme
  • Syracuse Silver Knights lose to Baltimore, eliminated from playoff race - Syracuse.com

    Syracuse Silver Knights lose to Baltimore, eliminated from playoff race
    In the most dramatic match of the season on Dave and Buster's Field, the Baltimore Blast ended the playoff dreams of the Syracuse Silver Knights in an overtime thriller on Friday night, 5-4. Syracuse's Joey Tavernese tied the match at four in the last ...
  • Md. Lawmakers Push For Earlier Curfew For Teen Drivers

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One Maryland lawmaker is pushing to turn back the clock on the current curfew for teen drivers. Safe driving advocates say it the right thing to do to keep young drivers safe.
    Right now, teens are allowed out until midnight, but that could soon change to 10 p.m.
    Advocates say too many young lives have been lost.
    In June 2016, three teens died in a late night crash in Clarksburg, their pickup slamming into a tree.
    “I just couldn’t comprehend it.”
    And in J
  • Richie Recovering From Procedure, Postpones Tour With Carey

    NEW YORK (WJZ/AP) — Lionel Richie says he won’t recover from a knee procedure in time to launch his tour with Mariah Carey next month, including the March 15 performance at Royal Farms Arena.
    The 67-year-old singer said in a statement Friday that their All The Hits Tour will be postponed until the summer. The 35-date trek was supposed to launch March 15 and wrap on May 27.
    Richie said “unfortunately my recovery from a knee procedure will not have me 100 percent ready to start t

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