- ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — DraftKings and FanDuel will pay $6 million apiece to New York state to resolve lawsuits alleging the daily fantasy sports companies engaged in false advertising under a legal settlement announced Tuesday by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.The deal ends a legal fight that saw FanDuel and DraftKings briefly halt operations in New York earlier this year after Schneiderman said their business amounted to illegal gambling. Schneiderman’s office also accused th
- BALTIMORE (WJZ) —The first three African penguin chicks of the breeding season have hatched at the Maryland Zoo.
The first chick hatched on October 20 to parents Portia and Beckham while the second chicks, offspring of Ascot and Dennis, hatched on October 22 and October 25.
Breeding season for the birds at the Penguin Coast exhibit at the zoo begins in mid-September and lasts until the end of February.
Penguin chicks typically hatch 38 to 42 days after the eggs are laid.
The Maryland Zoo h
- BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Ravens may face a fully-healed Steelers offense on November 6, after both teams take their bye week.
Team officials are “optimistic” Ben Roethlisberger could play Week 9. Roethlisberger was out practicing with his team yesterday, October 25, after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus just eight days ago.
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- BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Authorities in Ocean City are searching for two suspects who they say broke into eight arcade machines and stole the coins inside.
The Ocean City Police Department responded to four resort hotels back on September 26th and 27th to investigate the thefts.
“The suspects committed the thefts during the daytime hours, and would target machines that did not have extra security features,” police said in a news release.
The first suspect is described as a white ma
- COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland State School Board member has quit following Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order requiring schools to start after Labor Day.
Local news organizations report that University of Maryland professor James Gates resigned Tuesday, saying the order has the potential to damage students in Maryland. He also suggested that Hogan’s order challenges the independence of the board.
Hogan signed the order in August, requiring all public schools to start clas
- By Danny Cox
With Week 8 in the NFL upon us, the contenders have yet to really separate themselves from the pretenders. Many teams across both the AFC and NFC still have a legitimate shot at the playoffs. But many also face serious questions. All the divisions are still in play.
On Thursday Night Football, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans are both looking to stay in striking distance of the Houston Texans in a bunched-up AFC South. Can underperforming young quarterbacks Bl
- BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — Dr. Margaret Flowers, a Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland, has interrupted the start of a debate at the University of Baltimore and asked to be included.
Flowers walked in at the beginning of the debate Wednesday and stood between Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Del. Kathy Szeliga.
She says she has a statewide campaign and couldn’t understand why she wasn’t allowed to participate.
The debate, which will air on WJZ at 7 p.m., is being sponsored by
- By MATT O’BRIEN, The Associated Press
Proposals by the Federal Railroad Administration to upgrade the high-speed rail corridor through the Northeast have raised concerns, and some enthusiasm, from residents in the eight states containing the route of Amtrak’s Acela Express from Boston to Washington. After reviewing three major alternatives and a fourth option of doing nothing, the agency plans to release its recommendations later this year. The proposals attracting the most atte
- BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey hairstylist used pepper spray on a client who was unhappy with her haircut.
Bloomfield police say 35-year-old Maryam Simpson advertised her services online and was working in the client’s apartment on Oct. 13 when the two women began arguing.
Police say Simpson sprayed the woman in the face and ran out of the apartment. The client was treated for minor injuries.
Bloomfield police tracked down Simpson and arrested her Monday. The Be
- BALTIMORE (WJZ)— A Maryland nanny is facing murder charges after police say the baby girl in her care died of asphyxiation.
The investigation began on October 24, 2016, when 8-month-old Enita Salubi, of Glenarden, was rushed to the hospital after she became unresponsive at the home. She was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police say an autopsy on Tuesday revealed the baby’s cause of death was asphyxiation. The manner of death was ruled a homicide.
- ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An official says the family of a then-7-year-old student who was suspended from school for shaping his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun has reached a monetary settlement with the school department.
A spokesman for Anne Arundel County schools and the child’s family’s attorney confirmed the settlement Tuesday to local news media, but neither would release any details.
In 2013, school officials said Park Elementary student Josh Welch nibbled the Pop-T
- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are investigating the vandalizing of Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Det. Meghan Aguilar says investigators were called to the scene before dawn Wednesday following reports that the presidential candidate’s star was destroyed by blows from a hammer.
A man who identified himself as Jamie Otis says he’s responsible for the damage. Otis tells Deadline Hollywood that he originally intended to remove Trump’s star.
- ELKTON, Md. (AP) — Several Maryland law enforcement officers are on administrative leave after two people sought by Delaware authorities on gun and drug charges were shot to death at a Cecil County motel.
Brandon Jones and Chelsea M. Porter, both 25, were shot Tuesday after they pointed what appeared to be handguns at officers trying to serve arrest warrants, according to authorities. Investigators said the weapons the two were holding turned out to be pellet guns.
Maryland State Police sp
- BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Del. Kathy Szeliga are taking part in a televised debate that will air on WJZ tonight at 7 p.m.
It’s sponsored by The Baltimore Sun, the League of Women Voters and the University of Baltimore.
Van Hollen is a seven-term Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives.Szeliga, a Republican, is the minority whip in the Maryland House of Delegates.
Both are running for the seat opening up due to Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s retirement. She anno
- BALTIMORE (WJZ) —The mother of a baby who was killed during a police chase from Baltimore County to Baltimore City nearly a year ago is suing Baltimore County Police, according to a report from The Baltimore Sun.
On November 1, 2015, Baltimore County Police had a stationary marked patrol car blocking a lane in front of a traffic accident that had just occurred.Wayne Anthony Green Jr., who was driving a 2008 silver Mercedes CL550 hit that patrol car, which was unoccupied at the time.
- Clifton Brown of CSN joined Ed and Rob to talk about the Ravens season so far and to give his thoughts on what the rest of the season could hold for the struggling football team.
The Ravens lost their fourth straight game last Sunday, the first time that has happened under Coach Harbaugh, and there are a few reasons why.
Brown said, “It’s probably the most alarming loss of the season for the Ravens. They have never lost four straight under Harbaugh, the Jets were playi
- By Danny Cox
The Tennessee Titans were truly hoping for a record better than 3-4 seven weeks into the 2016 NFL season. And the Jacksonville Jaguars weren’t expected to be sitting at 2-4 and below the Titans in the AFC South. Marcus Mariota and Blake Bortles are having tough seasons for their respective teams, and both are looking break out of their slumps this week on Thursday Night Football.
There were so many positive things to look forward to in 2016, but they simply have not
- BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Meditation is all about quietness, calmness and inner reflection — not exactly strong suits of children and teens.
Yet students at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School, Patterson High School and about a dozen other schools in Baltimore are participating in the Mindful Moments program through the Holistic Life Foundation.
“The Mindful Moment room is an oasis of calm that is available at all times during the day” according to the foundation’s website.
- By Andrew Kahn
The Cubs waited 71 years to get to the World Series. They’ll have to wait at least one more day to score a run on the sport’s biggest stage. Corey Kluber was dominant, the Indians’ relievers shut the door, and Cleveland beat the Cubs 6-0 at home in Game 1 of the World Series. Here is what you need to know before tonight’s second game.
Kluber set a World Series record with eight strikeouts through the first three innings. He came out after
- BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police are investigating a double homicide in which a woman and her adult son were found fatally shot in their home.
The department said in a news release that firefighters went to the home on Monday afternoon for a reported smoke alarm. Police say the firefighters found 69-year-old Patricia Ann Mosley and her 42-year-old son, Samuel Jones, in the home with gunshot wounds to their heads.
Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. Mosley died at Shock
- Baltimore Sun
Baltimore City preps properties near Horseshoe casino for sale
Baltimore is preparing to sell two properties near the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore for redevelopment, relocating the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. The City Council this week approved changes to a plan passed in 2002 to overhaul the ...
- Baltimore Sun
Baltimore circuit judge was recorded saying why she set high bail
The University of Baltimore's legal clinic is challenging a ruling by a Baltimore circuit judge who was recorded saying that she set a high bail knowing it likely would keep the defendant behind bars. Maryland law requires that bail be used only to ...
Baltimore ChangeMakers: Kwame Rose, an Unapologetic Voice for Change
"Baltimore: ChangeMakers" will introduce you to some of the individuals who are engaging youth, seeking to improve their neighborhoods block by block, and demanding that their voices be heard in corridors of power. Each one is different but determined ...
- BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A 14-year old girl was attacked by two adults while she was in class after a security breach inside a Baltimore City school.
Two women were able to sneak inside that school to target the teen. The incident is raising concerns about just how safe students are in City schools.
One person has been arrested after two adults got past school security to attack a student. Cell phone video captured Jada Beamon’s haunting scream as she is attacked inside her school.
- ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland public defenders and the ACLU of Maryland are calling for laws to regulate police surveillance techniques out of privacy concerns, but authorities say the technology is needed to better fight crime.The Maryland House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on the use of techniques such as clandestine cellphone-surveillance devices, known as stingrays.
Daniel Kobrin, an assistant public defender in the appellate division, says comprehensive legislation is n
- Community schools formally added to Baltimore schools portfolio
Baltimore Sun (blog)
The Baltimore city school board approved a policy Tuesday that will formally add "community schools" – which for years have been providing intensive wraparound services to city students – to the district's portfolio. The policy, which advocates have ...and more »
- BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Republican delegate Pat McDonough is challenging 7-term congressman Dutch Ruppersberger.
Political reporter Pat Warren reports, McDonough thinks Trump can help him.
There’s no question that parts of Baltimore County is a growing Republican stronghold – but there’s a lot more to it than that.
“Pat McDonough has been in politics longer than I am,” said Ruppersberger.
4 term Republican state delegate Pat McDonough says the 2nd district is ripe fo
- LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Long Beach woman who gave a deadly dose of methadone to her baby daughter has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.Charissa Bailey was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest to willful cruelty to a child likely to produce great bodily injury.
The 11-month-old girl died of an overdose at a motel in 2013.
Authorities say Bailey was a drug addict who’d received a week’s supply of methadone from a clinic with warnings to lock it away from children.
- BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Children in Baltimore are twice as likely as those in the rest of the country to suffer from asthma. A childhood asthma study will be conducted over the next 4 years.
Growing up in Baltimore is hard on kids. The City says they’re exposed to more violence than most kids. Food deserts have lead to one in three children being obese. And three times as many kids suffer from lead poisoning.
Some of those factors have led to twice the number of cases of childhood asth
- Morgan State University administrator joins Baltimore City school board
Baltimore Sun (blog)
A Morgan State University administrator is the newest appointee to the Baltimore City school board. Michelle Harris Bondima, who serves as statewide coordinator of the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan State University, began her ...
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- Downtown Partnership looks to pay Baltimore police for additional patrol officers
The nonprofit Downtown Partnership wants to pay city police to add more nightly foot patrols around the Inner Harbor under a proposal Baltimore officials are expected to approve Wednesday. The agreement — which calls for three additional officers and ...
- BALTIMORE (WJZ)– After four straight losses for the purple and black, Ravens fans aren’t hiding their emotions. The team’s struggles come after a hot start to the season.
Despite 4 straight losses, the team is only a game out of first place in the division. Fans chimed in on what they would do to change things up, from questionable plays to missed opportunities.
“They’ve had a lot of problems with coaching I think, some of the calls,” said season ticket holder
- BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The owner of the BP gas station across from Northwood Plaza, yards from the Morgan State University’s business school, says crime has spiked.
Two non-fatal shootings at the gas station in Northeast Baltimore has police looking at pad lock laws that would temporarily shut down the business. Just like a BP at the corner of Winsor Mill Road and Forest Park Avenue, which has since reopened.
“Because two young people were shot within a matter of days at th
- Mother sues Baltimore County police after her infant son was killed in chase
A mother is suing Baltimore Co. police over a chase that ended when a Volvo wrecked and crushed her infant son. The mother of an infant boy crushed in his stroller when a driver wrecked while fleeing police is suing the officer and department over the ...and more »
- Candidates for Baltimore mayor — minus Catherine Pugh — clash in radio debate
Three of the leading candidates for Baltimore mayor clashed Tuesday in their first broadcast debate of the general election. But they did so without Democratic state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh, the favorite in the race, who pulled out after initially ...and more »
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Breshad Perriman's learning curve has been slower than the Ravens hoped
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- BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s been three weeks since Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti. Thousands in the Caribbean island nation are still in desperate need of help.
As Ron Matz reports, some aid is coming from people in Maryland, including a member of the Baltimore Ravens.
The 140 mph winds caused catastrophic devastation, and the storm’s effects are still in plain sight there. Christiane Short was there for five days with the Life Connection Mission in Germantown.
“We feel re
- Vacation expense incurred by Baltimore Mayor in Martha's Vineyard raises questions
On Wednesday the Baltimore City Board of Estimates will be taking a close look at an $1,800 expense incurred by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in August. 0shares. tweet now! 0shares. tweet now! BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- On Wednesday the ...
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- BALTIMORE (WJZ) —Gambling on a project to help turn a Baltimore neighborhood around. It’s happening in the Station North Arts district.
And it brought one actor from “The Wire” back to Baltimore.
Penn Station is across the street. Restaurants and the Charles Theatre are around the corner. At a site cleared for construction, Pierce was mingling with nearby residents Tuesday.
His role this time? Investor.
New apartments and shops are coming to the area, and for Pierce, the
- WBAL Baltimore
Baltimore juvenile prosecutor charged with child pornography
Patrick Moran, 39 was arrested and charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. Moran was a city prosecutor in the juvenile division. Patrick Moran, 39 was arrested and charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.
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- BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Baltimore County Police have arrested and charged a Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney with possession and distribution of child pornography.
Patrick Michael Moran, 39, was at arrested at 5 a.m. Monday, after a search and seizure warrant was served in the 8900 block of Kilkenny Circle.
On July 12, Detectives with the Crimes Against Children Unit received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about Internet activity related to c
- BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)– Baltimore City Police are searching for whomever is responsible for gunning down 69 year-old Patricia Mosley and her son inside a west Baltimore home Monday afternoon.
Police are offering up to $2,000 for a tip leading to an arrest of this double murder.Relatives are now trying to make sense of this tragedy, and some say they’re concerned for their own safety.
Baltimore City Police are investigating the double homicide, which left Mosley and her son, 4
- BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)– Maryland State Police arrested a man attempting the well-known “exit ramp scam” in Ellicott City Monday.
Police responded to Snowden River Parkway at Route 100 around 11:32 a.m. of a reported man standing in the travel portion of the roadway attempting to flag down passing motorists.
Catalin Alexandru, 26, of McElderly Street in Baltimore, was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace/hindering passage, disorderly conduct, making a false statemen
- GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — A woman who was convicted of driving at a police officer and striking him has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office said in a news release that 35-year-old Jessica McQueen was sentenced Monday in Glen Burnie District Court. She was convicted last week of second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and other offenses.
Prosecutors say on Dec. 5, 2015, a security guard at the Firehouse Pub in Pasadena
- Illegal gun charges aren't sticking in Baltimore
Guns and ammo collected by Baltimore authorities. (Photo: Baltimore Police Department via the Baltimore Sun). As violence continues to spike in Baltimore, gun charges aren't sticking and criminals are serving only a fraction of their sentences ...and more »
- BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Vatican has issued a new opinion on cremation.
According to the Catholic News Service, the Catholic church “continues to prefer burial in the ground” but also “accepts cremation as an option.”
However, “it is not permitted to scatter the ashes of the faithful departed in the air, on land, at sea or in some other way, nor may they be preserved in mementos, pieces of jewelry or other objects,” the instruction reads. Also, “ashes
- WBAL Baltimore
Police identify mother and son killed in West Baltimore shooting
Patricia Mosley, 69, and Samuel Jones, 42, were found inside their home in Walbrook with gunshot wounds to the head and face. Patricia Mosley, 69, and Samuel Jones, 42, were found inside their home in Walbrook with gunshot wounds to the head and face ...
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- BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Orioles Mark Trumbo was named Sporting News’ 2016 American League Comeback Player of the Year, as selected by a panel of 174 AL players.
Trumbo led all of major league baseball with 47 home runs and hit a 108 RBI career high as well. He was among the AL leaders in games played, slugging and total bases while slashing .256/.316/.533.
“He’s an excellent veteran player,” Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told the Baltimore Sun last mo
- BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The National Aquarium is planning one of its famous Pay What You Want Days for Sunday, Nov. 6.
The Pay What You Want Day program allows guests to donate an amount of their choice for admittance.
It’s made possible by the aquarium’s official community engagement sponsor, T. Rowe Price.
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- MANDAN, N.D. (CBSMiami/AP) — Authorities fired at an unmanned aircraft and a group of Dakota Access pipeline opponents twice blocked a North Dakota state highway Sunday, capping a weekend of protests.
A helicopter helping monitor a protest against the four-state pipeline Sunday morning was approached by a drone in a “threatening manner,” the Morton County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. An officer in the helicopter told law enforcement on the ground that the pilot a
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