• Trump Administration Pushed to Speak Out Against Hate Crimes

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The new administration is being pushed to comment after a white man from Baltimore admitted to killing another man because he was black in New York.
    A civil rights group sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General saying more reports of hate crimes is directly correlated to the Trump Administration because of the divisive language used on the campaign trail.
    James Jackson has been charged with murder as an act of terrorism. Police say his intent was killing b
  • Police: Md. High School Student’s Diary Reveals Mass Shooting Plot

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Disturbing new details emerge in a foiled mass shooting plot aimed at a Maryland high school.
    Police uncovered a shotgun with ammunimation, fireworks, and an aresenal of other materials for making bombs at the Maryland teen’s home in Thurmont.
    They say 18-year-old, Catoctin High student, Nichole Cevario intended on using it all to carry out an attack at the high school. Something the teen had been planning for months.
    RELATED: Student Arrested For Alleged S
  • Local Breweries Rally Against Legislation Affecting Taproom Hours

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Maryland breweries rally against legislation they believe could hurt their profits and ability to hire employees.
    The Brewers Association of Maryland and State Comptroller Peter Franchot attended the event at Key Brewing in Dundalk Tuesday.
    RELATED: Local Breweries Concerned By New House Legislation Affecting Taproom Hours
    A proposed bill would increase the amount of beer breweries are allowed to sell.But it also decreases the hours taprooms can be open. Many craft br
  • Baltimore Police Find Guardians of 2 Young Boys

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– City police have found the guardians of two young boys who were wandering around on the streets Tuesday.
    Around 5:40 p.m., officers found two young brothers Khayson Houwen,3, and Khaidyn Houwen, 5, wandering in the 700 block of E. 36th Street.
    Police successfully located the boys’ parents after the boys were transported to Child Protective Service.
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  • Weather Blog: Rain, Thunder & Sun

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A day with some rain, some thunder and some sun as well.  We did manage to hit 70 degrees again today.
    Tomorrow a drier breezy day will bring plenty of sunshine and very pleasant conditons.
    Our next chance of rain, along with coler temperatures will begin later Thursday night and last into early Saturday morning.
    Sunshine and pleasant conditions will come our way later Saturday afternoon and Sunday as well.
    Tomorrow will be, by far,the nicest day this week.
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  • Teen Contends Sex in High School Bathroom was Consensual

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for a teenager accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in a high school bathroom say the sex was consensual.Seventeen-year-old Jose Montano and 18-year-old Henry Sanchez are both charged with rape. Police say they took turns sexually assaulting the girl at Rockville High School. The case received national attention after the White House called it an example of why President Donald Trump wants to crack down on illegal immigration. Officials said Sanchez came to
  • Clinton Jabs Trump in First Major Post-Election Speech

    ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election, criticizing the country’s Republican leaders on everything from health care to the shortage of women appointees in top administration positions.Cracking jokes about her November defeat and her months out of the limelight since, Clinton spoke to thousands of businesswomen in San Francis
  • UMD Police Looking To Identify People Of Interest in Artwork Theft At UMUC

    College Park, Md. (WJZ) — University of Maryland Police are investigating an artwork theft at University of Maryland University College in January and looking for help identifying people of interest related to the investigation.
    Police have released a photo of three individuals that they need help identifying.The University of Maryland Police Department says the Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating the theft. The art was stolen on January 25 but was later recov
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  • Police in Maryland Search for Missing Family

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The Aberdeen Police Department needs help locating a missing family.
    On Tuesday around 4 p.m., a family member reported Laura Beth Marie Malkmus, 32, Thomas Edward Brown Jr, 30, Thomas Edward Brown III, 10, and Ethan Brown, 8, missing. The family has no permanent address.
    Courtesy of the Aberdeen Police Department.
    Police say it is possible the family has split up and is residing in different locations in or around Aberdeen.
    Courtesy of the Aberdeen Police Department.
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  • Maryland Police Search for Missing Family

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The Aberdeen Police Department needs help locating a missing family.
    On Tuesday around 4 p.m., a family member reported Laura Beth Marie Malkmus, 32, Thomas Edward Brown Jr, 30, Thomas Edward Brown III, 10, and Ethan Brown, 8, missing. The family has no permanent address.
    Courtesy of the Aberdeen Police Department.
    Police say it is possible the family has split up and is residing in different locations in or around Aberdeen.
    Courtesy of the Aberdeen Police Department.
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  • Trump Admin. Criticizes ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill In Md.

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Montgomery County is just one of many Maryland counties deemed safe havens for illegal immigrants.
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pleading with the state not to go through with a “Sanctuary State” bill making its way through the general assembly. The attorney general thrust Maryland into the national spotlight over a bill that would protect those living in Maryland without legal status.
    The Trump administration is focusing on Maryland in the battle over imm
  • $11 Million to Make the MTA Experience More Reliable

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The mission of the Maryland Transit Administration is to make transportation more reliable as it pours millions of dollars into improvements.
    MTA riders often complain of the gridlock of buses at traffic lights, which cause delays for arriving buses and riders to their destination, but with the help of technology, riders should be able to notice a change.
    Hundreds of people rely on public transportation to get around from day to day, whether it’s going to w
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  • Maryland Lawmakers Give Final Approval To $43.5B Budget

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly has given final approval to the state’s $43.5 billion budget for the next fiscal year.
    Lawmakers voted Tuesday for an agreement reached between House and Senate negotiators, who worked out differences between the two chambers in the budget legislation.
    Sen. Edward Kasemeyer says negotiators had to make extra cuts in order build up a general fund balance of about $100 million. That’s after the Republican Gov. Larry Hogan submit
  • Grant Hill On Final Four: ‘Any One Of These Teams Capable Of Winning’

    Bryan Altman
    Final Four weekend is upon us. On Saturday, April 1 four teams from the field of 68 will face off Phoenix with a national championship berth on the line.
    Two newcomers to the Final Four — No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 7 South Carolina — will tip off the proceedings at 6:09 p.m. ET in front of a sold-out crowd at University of Phoenix Stadium.
    Immediately thereafter, No. 3 Oregon will take on the seasoned veterans (or ‘Blue Bloods,’ if you prefer) No. 1 Nort
  • Trump Signs Executive Order Dismantling Environmental Regulations

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to begin the process of dismantling environmental regulations to fight climate change that were implemented under the Obama administration.
    CBS News reports this order wound stop the core of President Obama’s 2013 Climate Action Plan. The order “directs the EPA to suspend, revise, or rescind the Clean Power Plan,” which limits carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants.
    The executive ord
  • Teen Smoking: Baltimore Co. Takes Step to Prevent Life-Threatening Habit

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The County is cracking down on sale of cigarettes to minors.
    Pat Warren reports, most retailers are now complying with law.
    It’s happening in the County, in the City and across the nation, as tobacco manufacturers pitch to teenage smoking, triggering a national public health issue.
    Tuesday, Baltimore County announced the results of a crackdown on retail tobacco sales to minors, from 55 percent noncompliance in 2015 to 1 percent in 2017.
    Health officials say they
  • A Look Inside Hiring Process Of The Secret Service

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Secret Service is hiring, but if you want a top security clearance, you have to meet some high standards.
    The agency exams every aspect of the applicant’s life. It’s their way of making sure they can be trusted with protecting the President and country.
    They’re always steps away from the President. Secret Service agents keep the commander-in-chief, vice-president, and world leaders safe.
    But joining the agency is a difficult mission.
    “Someone w
  • Cherry Blossom Festival Braves On With Diminished Blooms

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —Washington’s cherry blossom festival is still underway, only it’s pretty much over for the actual blossoms.
    That’s because the weather that brought early blooms also produced a sudden bust.
    On March 1, instead of the usual freezing wind blowing off D.C.’s Tidal Basin, it was near 70 degrees outside. Warmth that came at the end of a mild winter had the blossoms budding earlier than usual.
    “The warm winter has really definitely advanced things,&
  • Saying Goodbye To Cardinal William Keeler

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Funeral services were held Tuesday for Cardinal William Keeler, who headed the Archdiocese of Baltimore for 18 years.
    Thousands of people said goodbye to Cardinal Keeler, a man known as a gentle leader and respected advisor.
    WJZ was there for his funeral mass, and Kimberly Eiten saw people arriving at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen hours early to make sure they could be inside the church for Keeler’s funeral.
    Tuesday afternoon, the bells tolled for Cardinal William
  • Orioles Acquire RHP Alec Asher From Phillies

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Orioles have acquired RHP Alec Asher from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
    Asher, 25, has gone 32-33 with a 3.39 ERA (196 ER/520.2 IP) and 466 strikeouts over 110 career minor league games (89 starts). He made five starts with the Phillies last season, going 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA (7 ER/27.2 IP) and went 3-0 with a 1.53 ERA (5 ER/29.1 IP) over four starts with Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2016.
  • Nationals: Trump Declined Invite For Opening Day 1st Pitch

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals say President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before their game on opening day.
    A spokeswoman for the baseball team said Tuesday that the White House said Trump would not be at next week’s game at Nationals Park against the Miami Marlins because of a scheduling conflict.
    Washington hosts Miami next Monday afternoon.
    President Barack Obama threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Nationals’
  • Rachel Dolezal’s Book, ‘In Full Color,’ Is Out Today

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A white civil rights leader, fired because she led others to believe she was black, said she struggles to make a living these days because she was portrayed as a fraud.
    Rachel Dolezal, whose book about her ordeal titled“In Full Color” is out today, said she has been unable to find steady work in the nearly two years since her background became public in media reports, and she is uncertain about her future.
    “I was presented as a con and a fraud and a
  • Van Hollen, Cardin To Vote Against Gorsuch Nomination

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland’s senators say they’ll vote against the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.
    Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, both Democrats, said in statements Tuesday that they will oppose Gorsuch’s nomination.
    Cardin says he’s “greatly troubled” by Gorsuch’s record. He says he found examples of Gorsuch “putting corporate interests before working Americans, showing hostility to agency d
  • Maryland Senate Passes Planned Parenthood Funding Bill

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland measure that would direct state funds to continue family planning services provided by Planned Parenthood has been approved by the legislature.
    The Senate voted 32-15 for a bill that already has cleared the House.
    The bill would direct $2 million in the state’s Medicaid budget to family planning services provided by Planned Parenthood, as well as another $700,000 from the state’s general fund, if funding were cut by the federal government.
  • Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty, After Dog Drowned

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A man from Reisterstown was held without bail on Monday for allegedly drowning a dog in Liberty Reservoir in February, the Carroll County Times reports.
    The dog was found dead in the reservoir, tied to a cinder block with a leash and electric cord around his neck, according to charging documents.
    The Times reports 36-year-old Anthony Michael Muniz, from Reisterstown, is being charged with one felony county of animal cruelty, one misdemeanor charge of reckless endange
  • Dallas TSA Pat Down Of Boy With Special Needs Goes Viral

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —A video of a boy getting a pat-down by the TSA at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has gone viral, being viewed nearly 6 million times, after his mom says the family was “treated like dogs.”
    Jennifer Williamson posted the video on her Facebook page Sunday.
    She says the 13-year-old suffers from sensory processing disorder, which is why she asked if he could be screened in another way.
    But, after they found a laptop in his backpack when they went throu
  • Only A Few Seconds Of Body Cam Footage In Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting Released

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —Police only released a few seconds of the body camera footage in the case of a man who was shot and killed by a Baltimore Police Department officer while he was holding two children at knife-point.
    The department showed the footage to members of the press on Tuesday, but only some of the video will not be released publicly, according to BPD spokesman T.J. Smith, because it is too graphic.
    WJZ’s Rick Ritter was among those media members present to view the body cam fo
  • Officer, Suspect Involved In Fatal Montgomery Co. Shooting Identified

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Montgomery County Police Department has identified the officer and suspect involved in a fatal officer-involved shooting Monday night.
    Authorities say officer Matthew McGowan, a five year veteran, was investigating a theft call near the 10000 block of Stedwick Rd., just before 11 p.m.
    RELATED: Montgomery County Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting
    McGowan met with Richard Alexander Tilley, 28, who reported a bike theft. The officer spent the next 15
  • NFL Players Push Lawmakers On Criminal Justice Reform

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Football is hard.
    But for Malcolm Jenkins of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, convincing politicians to enact meaningful changes to the nation’s criminal justice system is much harder.
    Jenkins, free-agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin and other players were meeting with members of Congress this week to push for legislation that leads to improved relationships between minority communities and local police.
    Their latest outreach follows the racially charged rhetoric
  • Harbaugh Says He’s Open To Bringing Anquan Boldin Back

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he would be for bringing back free-agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin. However, that’s if Boldin wants to return to the Ravens.
    “I do believe he can still play at the highest level,” Harbaugh said.
    RELATED: Jeff Zrebiec Says Boldin Is The Type Of Player The Ravens Need
    Boldin played in Baltimore from 2010 through 2012. In the Wild Card Round of the 2012 Playoffs, Boldin had one of his best post
  • Orioles Plan On Taking Another Power Trip To AL Playoffs

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have found a formula for success, and they’re sticking with it.
    Hit the long ball, play solid defense, close out the game with your outstanding bullpen. For three of the past five years — including last season — that’s gotten the Orioles into the playoffs.
    That’s the plan for 2017, too.
    With defending major league home run champ Mark Trumbo, slugger Chris Davis and hard-hitting Manny Machado leading the way, Baltimore hop
  • Jon Gosselin Will Perform As Part Of Male Stripper Show In Atlantic City

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —Jon Gosselin, the father from the TLC hit show “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” tells ETOnline.com that he will soon become part of a male entertainment show at Caesar’s Dusk Nightclub in Atlantic City.
    Gosselin current works there as a DJ and does some promotion, as well.
    But now he’s in uncharted territory as part of the Men Untamed Revue Show.
    He exclusively revealed to ET that his first night is April 1.April 1st in AC Debut? https://t.co/dFYyjaAyu3 htt
  • Breathe Your Stress Away With These 4 Simple Techniques

    Photo Courtesy of Simon And Schuster
    Dan Brulé, author of Just Breathe, is a pioneer in the field of Breathwork, and a world-renowned leader of the Spiritual Breathing movement. A former US Navy Deep Sea Diver, he is one of the originators of Breath Therapy, a Master of Prana Yoga (The Hindu Science of Breath), and an expert in Chi Kung (Chinese Medical Breathing Exercises). His new book, Just Breathe, is on sale now from Atria Books, an imprint of our sister company, Simon & Schuste
  • State Senate OKs Bill On Lagging Schools; Hogan Opposes It

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A majority of state lawmakers hope Maryland would be better able to identify and assist its struggling schools under a bill that won Senate approval Tuesday, but critics including the governor say it’s flawed and could end up costing the state millions in federal aid.
    The bill, which implements a federal law, passed 32-15 in the Senate. One Democrat and all 14 Republicans opposed the measure.
    The House and Senate would need to work out the differences in th
  • Maryland Senate OKs Bill On Struggling Schools

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate has approved a framework for implementing a federal law to identify and assist struggling schools in the state.
    The Senate voted 32-15 for the measure Tuesday. It includes changes to a bill that already has passed the House. The two chambers will need to work out the differences to send the bill to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who has vowed to veto the measure.
    The bill creates a formula for identifying struggling schools. Supporters say the formul
  • Best Upcoming Charity Events In Baltimore

    By Nelson Barnes II
    Giving back to others is what makes Baltimore a charming and warm place to be. The Baltimore area plays hosts to many charitable events including walks, festivals, and galas that benefit organizations that look out for animals, veterans and more.
    2017 Chamber Of Ravens Nest Bull Roast
    Columbus Gardens4301 Klosterman Ave.Nottingham, MD 21236(410) 256-2737
    Date: April 22, 2017 at 1 p.m.
    The Chamber of Ravens Nest is a network of organizations of Raven&r
  • Illegally Harvested Lobsters Donated To Homeless Veterans

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Environmental authorities in Massachusetts are donating lobsters seized from an illegal harvest to homeless veterans.
    Massachusetts Environmental Police say they found the lobsters during an inspection of an offshore trawler in New Bedford on Sunday. Police say they determined the vessel had exceeded the legal limit of 500 for lobsters caught outside state waters. Police say the crustaceans were caught on Georges Bank.
    They weren’t returned to the ocean beca
  • Man Gets Birthday Wish, Returns To Work On 100th Birthday

    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man wanted only one thing for his 100th birthday. Bill Hansen wanted to return to his old job.
    Hutchinson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in Cherry Hill on Monday welcomed the retired permit coordinator back. There was a birthday cake and a standing ovation before Hansen got back to work.
    CEO Fred Hutchinson agreed to pay him $1 and organized a complete day of assignments.
    Hansen, who retired at the age of 97 after working 32 years for the company, says
  • White House On Lockdown After Suspicious Package Found On Grounds

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —The White House is on lockdown after a suspicious package was found on the north side of the grounds, CBS News reports.
    The Secret Service is investigating.
    This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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  • Man Arrested For Attempted Murder Of Younger Brother

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 55-year-old man is behind bars after police say he shot his younger brother during a dispute.
    Anthony Jackson was arrested Monday on charges of first-degree attempted murder, and other handgun and assault charges.
    Police say the shooting happened on Sunday, in the 4800 block of Tamarind Rd.
    The victim took himself to a hospital, and was treated and later released.
    Following their investigation, police found that there was an argument between the brothers, and Jacks
  • 30 Players: Rangers’ Nomar Mazara Just Getting Started

    By Rich Arleo
    CBS Local Sports, in our 30 Players 30 Days spring training feature, profiles one young player from each Major League Baseball team leading up to opening day. 
    2016 season (Majors): 145 G, 516 AB, .266 BA, 20 HR, 64 RBI, 0 SB, .739 OPS
    When the Texas Rangers signed Nomar Mazara as a 16-year-old international free agent in 2011, they had high hopes — evidenced by the then-record signing bonus given to the outfielder. Mazara sped through the Minor Leagues and somewhat surp
  • Police Will Not Release Body Cam Footage In Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —Police have announced they will not release the body camera footage in the case of a man who was shot and killed by a Baltimore Police officer while he was holding two children at knifepoint.
    The department plans to show members of the press some of the footage, but it will not be releasing it publicly, according to BPD spokesman T.J. Smith.
    “I’m tasked with making tough decisions and we believe this decision is in the best interest of the one-year-old and four
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Ron Matz has more on the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s 15th annual Fairy Tale Extravaganza, which will be held this year at the Maryland Historical Society.Marty Bass has Coffee With the rapper Freeway.
  • Rising Star: Gonzaga Forward Zach Collins

    By Andrew Kahn
    Up to this point, the single play Zach Collins is best known for in this NCAA Tournament is a botched no-call that inspired Northwestern coach Chris Collins to run onto the court in protest. Yes, what stood as a blocked shot should have been a goaltending violation. That doesn’t change the fact that Collins, a freshman for Gonzaga, is a great shot blocker who is capable of scoring inside and out. He joins former “Rising Stars” Joel Berry (North Carolina), Chris S
  • CBS Local Bracket Update: Out Of 28,373 Brackets, None Have Perfect Final Four

    Bryan Altman
    The next time you think about how incredible it would be to have a “perfect bracket,” maybe take a step back and try to predict the Final Four first, because that’s proved to be hard enough as is.
    28,373 brackets were filled out across our 21 CBS Local sites and not one of them got the entire Final Four correct.
    However, there were more than just a couple of folks that showed faith in South Carolina and picked them to make it to the Final Four. 37 people picke
  • Rob Long: The Dawning Of A New Day

    The Baltimore Orioles are just about ready to head North for the start of the 2017 Major League Baseball season. Last year the O’s ended their season in Toronto with a walk-off homerun by Edwin Encarnacion. The O’s begin their season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards against the same Blue Jays with a lot less at stake. Next Monday only represents the beginning of the season, not the end.
    Next Monday potentially represents the beginning of possibly a new era in the Birds rotation. For fo
  • Woman Dies After Being Stabbed In Baltimore City

    Baltimore (WJZ) – Police are investigating an overnight stabbing in Baltimore City.
    Police say at around 2:45 a.m., officers responded to the 3500 block of Esther Place for reports of a cutting. Officers found a 34-year old woman suffering from a stab wound to her abdomen. She was then taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
    Witnesses have reported hearing the victim scream and then saw an unknown Hispanic male fleeing on foot. Police say the Hispanic m
  • Rick Dempsey On The Orioles Roster Picture Clearing Up As Opening Day Approaches

    Former Oriole Rick Dempsey joined Ed and Rob to talk about the Orioles roster becoming more clear as Opening Day approaches.
    Rick started by talking about Trey Mancini and whether he’ll make the team or not saying, “they’re going to find a spot for him, this kid has been so impressive he is just a pure hitter…this guy is special he really is special and they have to find a spot for him, they’ll make something work to get him on the ball club he’s earned it.&r
  • WEATHER BLOG: Spring Has Sprung

    Hi Everyone!This morning it felt, smelt, and sounded like Spring. Yeah I know on your Hallmark calendar it said Spring on March 20th. But with all seasons there is a couple of weeks lag behind the Solstice, or Equinox, in the feel of the new season. Because of overnight rain, and humidity, you could feel it mild, no chill rising from the ground. With that rain you could smell the Earth. And I heard the “peppers”, the tree frogs, in a marshy area I pass on the way to work. On an Astro
  • Police: 2 Miami Officers Wounded In ‘Ambush-Style’ Shooting

    MIAMI (AP) — Two Miami-Dade County police officers have been wounded in what authorities called “an ambush-style” shooting.
    Authorities say the plainclothes officers were shot Monday night while investigating at the Annie Coleman Apartments on the city’s north side. The officers were part of the Homicide Task Force-Gang Unit.
    Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez says fellow officers used a pickup truck to bring their wounded colleagues to the hospital. Perez says

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