• Lt. Gov. Rutherford Under Fire For Comments About Hate Speech

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford is coming under fire for his comments about the recent increase in hate speech in Maryland.
    According to our media partner, The Baltimore Sun, the lieutenant governor told a Jewish community group that he was perplexed by the reason behind the increase.
    That prompted a tweet from Senator Cheryl Kagan of Montgomery County, saying she was shocked by Rutherford’s lack of awareness.The lieutenant governor responded in a tweet, sa
  • Police Search For Missing 12-Year-Old Boy In Prince George’s County

    PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Police are searching for a missing 12-year-old boy in Prince George’s County.
    Jacorri Stroman was last seen at 8 a.m. Friday in the 1300 block of McCormick Drive.
    Stroman is 4’9″ tall and weighs 85 pounds. He was wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants with an orange and blue jacket.
    Anyone with information should contact police immediately.
     
  • Mall Of America, Nation’s Biggest, Hires First Black Santa

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The nation’s largest mall is hosting its first-ever black Santa Claus this this weekend.
    The Star-Tribune reports The Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis hired Larry Jefferson to play Kris Kringle from Thursday to Sunday as part of its Santa Experience.
    Santa Experience co-owner Landon Luther says they “want Santa to be for everyone, period.” With that in mind, he tells the newspaper he launched a nationwide search for a diverse Santa and fo
  • Ravens Injury Report Wk 13: Cornerback Jimmy Smith To Play Against Dolphins

    By Daniel Benjamin
    The Baltimore Ravens are almost at full strength.
    The Ravens (6-5) are expected to have 21 of their 22 regular starters in the lineup when they face the Miami Dolphins (7-4) at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday as cornerback Jimmy Smith is slated to return to the playing field. Smith had a full week of practice after missing the last two games due to a back injury.
    “He looks good,” coach John Harbaugh said after Friday’s practice. “We weren’t sure ea
  • Advertisement

  • BPD: City Councilwoman Attacked In South Baltimore Parking Garage

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector has been released from the hospital after she was attacked by two teenagers who tried to steal her car.
    Police say she was pulled out of her car, beaten, punched and robbed by the suspects inside a South Baltimore garage.
    Police have a 15-year-old suspect in custody. They are looking for another.
    Police and security guards were front and center outside the Harbor View parking garage — the site where Fr
  • Teen In Bowers Case Found Not Guilty 1st-Degree Premeditated Murder

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A judge has accepted a partial verdict in the case of 15-year-old Raeshawn Rivers, accused of murdering his friend, 15-year-old City College student Arnesha Bowers.
    It’s a complex case, involving 20 different counts against Rivers. On Friday, he was found not guilty of first-degree premeditated murder. There was no unanimous verdict on first-degree felony murder.
    As for the other 18, jurors either found him not guilty, or were not able to come up with a verdict. Tho
  • Jury Finds Teen Not Guilty Of 1st-Degree Murder In Bowers Case

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A judge has accepted a partial verdict in the case of 15-year-old Raeshawn Rivers, accused of murdering his friend, Arnesha Bowers.
    On Friday, jurors found Rivers not guilty of first-degree premeditated murder.
    Rivers and two men hatched a plot to steal from Bowers in June of 2015. The 16-year-old Bowers was beaten, strangled, raped and set on fire.
    Although Rivers himself did not kill her, jurors had to decide whether he participated in the felony crimes that led to her
  • Search Continues For Gunman In Deadly N.W. Baltimore Shooting

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The manhunt continues for a gunman who opened fire on a group of people in Northwest Baltimore, leaving two people dead and four injured.
    WJZ was first to show the chilling surveillance video Thursday. Six people were hit in a hail of gunfire outside a convenience store. Two were killed.
    “We must stop killing each other,” Ericka Alston Buck, community activist.
    While the gunman remains at large, police are urging the public to zero in on what appears to be a c
  • Advertisement

  • Jeremy Conn: Capper’s Corner Week 13

    I like to pick games and I have been doing this for a few years now. I am a contrarian and I try to find value where most people wouldn’t look. I keep track of line movements and I look to find the trap games and take advantage of them.
    I give out my College Football picks as well as 5 NFL picks including my Conn-Crete Lock of the Week.
    My Conn-Crete lock of the week is on the JETS on Monday Night Football.  I think it’s a terrible spot for the Colts to go on the road and try an
  • Baltimore Postal Facility Fined Over Leaked Medical Waste

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Potentially dangerous medical waste traveling through the mail. It isn’t illegal, but an incident in Baltimore has triggered a massive fine.
    Millions of letters and packages move through the postal system–some of them contain human medical samples and waste.
    “It’s not illegal for them to send this type of material through the post office, it just has to be properly labeled,” said Nadira Janack, area director, OSHA.
    Over the past year at a pos
  • Baltimore Police Officer Charged With Assault, Misconduct

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore City police officer has been indicted on assault and misconduct charges.
    The case was observed during a routine review of body camera footage, according to police.
    Investigators noticed Officer Donald Gaff using what appeared to be unjustified force while arresting a man.
    Police say the incident occurred on September 11, in the area of East Patapsco Avenue.
    Gaff has been served with a criminal summons. His police powers have been suspended.
    The footage of the
  • Students Who Pricked Classmates At Fallston High To Be Charged As A Juvenile

    FALLSTON, Md. (WJZ) — Harford County Sherriff’s Office says that the Fallston High School student who pricked several of his classmates on Thursday will be charged as a juvenile.
    Harford County Sherriff’s Office says the 15-year-old will be referred to Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.
    Harford County Sherriff’s Office says they’ve identified 23 classmates as victims from within Fallston High School. The teen was reportedly charged with 1 count of d
  • Advertisement

  • Student Who Pricked Classmates At Fallston High To Be Charged As A Juvenile

    FALLSTON, Md. (WJZ) — Harford County Sherriff’s Office says that the Fallston High School student who pricked several of his classmates with a Lancet on Thursday will be charged as a juvenile.
    Harford County Sherriff’s Office says the 15-year-old will be referred to Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.
    RELATED: Police: Student At Fallston High Pricks Classmates With Lancet
    Harford County Sherriff’s Office says they’ve identified 23 classmates as victi
  • Odile Koudou

    Odile Koudou invites us to walk the village paths where she was raised, experience the sights, sounds, and real nature of Africa, and relive the story of a remarkable man who inspired her to become more than she ever dreamed she could be.
    Visit TheBlessingLegacy.com for more information.
  • B&O Railroad Museum

    All aboard the Magical Holiday Express, a winter wonderland of family fun.
    This spectacular celebration is devoted to trains of all sizes and shapes, your FAVORITE characters from the North Pole and festive holiday activities.There is something for EVERY one at this holiday event! Order your tickets today at BORail.org.
  • Berger Cookies

    When is a good time to show someone you care? Anytime! And that’s just what you’ll do with Berger Cookies, the Anytime cookie! A wonderful holiday treat for co-workers, neighbors, family and friends and anyone else on your “Nice” list. Imagine the joy on your loved ones faces as they receive a shipment with a festive Holiday tin packed with delicious Berger Cookies.A wonderful stocking stuffer – Berger Cookie snack packs are also great for those on the go (Leave som
  • Spirit Cruises

    Enjoy front row seats for the dazzling fireworks and Baltimore’s ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration on Spirit!
    Start 2017 cruising on the Inner Harbor.Cruise, dine, dance, cheers to the New Year!
    Spirit of Baltimore‘s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise Celebration on Thursday 12/31/16 make for a great Holiday gift.Order your tickets today at SpiritCruisesBaltimore.com.
  • Christmas Comes To Towson With Annual Tree Lighting

    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas in Baltimore County. Hundreds poured onto the streets of Towson for the annual Christmas tree lighting on Friday night.
    With the flick of a switch, Christmas has come to Towson. Crowds came together to celebrate the true meaning of the holidays.
    “Bringing everyone together, you know? The community… Getting the kids involved in the community,” one visitor said.
    Santa also made a surprise visit,
  • Keidel: Why The Cowboys’ Win Streak Continues

    By Jason Keidel
    No team in any American sport has been more overhyped than the Dallas Cowboys. Unless you’re one of their more jaded, frothing fans — and there are millions of you — you simply can’t deny it.
    They somehow kept their nickname as America’s Team despite two playoff wins since Y2K. Despite the musical chairs at head coach. Despite being the only NFL club whose owner fancies himself a GM. Despite the endless stream of mediocrity, we are sin
  • Md. Prison Workers Claim State Withholding Overtime And Pay

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Dozens of prison employees say they are being shortchanged by the staff. It has sparked outrage and protests across Baltimore.
    Correctional officers are demanding justice outside the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, claiming the state is withholding weeks of overtime and pay.
    “Car payments, rent to pay, I have children I take care of… It’s putting me in a hardship because my bills are being late,” said Towanda Kearney, former correctio
  • Bobcats Coming To Maryland Zoo In 2017

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — If you’re ever asked to think about cats, your mind probably conjures up an image of a house cat — but did you know there are wild cats in Maryland?
    In fact, as WJZ’s Mike Schuh reports, the country’s most abundant kind of cat found in the wild will be coming to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
    Just west of Hampden, the skyline on the horizon is a place that is a pretty good stand-in for Western Maryland; a place where, if you know where to look, you
  • Ravens Vs Dolphins Game Will Have Playoff Implications

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The match up between the streaking AFC teams striving to reach playoffs is surely one to watch.
    This is sort of a “playoff preview” as the NFL’s top-ranked Baltimore rush defense will take on the sixth-ranked Miami rushing offense. The Dolphins have won six straight games, and the Ravens have won three of their last four.
    Like Miami, the Ravens rebounded from a poor stretch earlier in the season. After losing four straight in October, Baltimore 
  • MLB Bans Smokeless Chewing Tobacco For New Players

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Major League Baseball and the players union worked out a few new details in the collective bargaining agreement.
    MLB agreed to ban smokeless tobacco for all new major leaguers.
    The ban will not apply to any player who already has at least one day of major league service, so current players will be “grandfathered” in.
    Several cities have already banned the use of smokeless tobacco in ballparks, including Boston; Chicago; Los Angeles; New York; San Francisc
  • Police: City Councilwoman Attacked In City Garage

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) –Baltimore Police say a Baltimore City Councilwoman was assaulted and robbed in a south Baltimore garage on Friday morning.
    Baltimore Police say in a statement that Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector who told them she had been assaulted and robbed after being approached by two people on the way to her car.
    This story is being updated.
  • Temple Vs Navy In Tough AAC Match Up

    By SportsDirect Inc.
    Temple is riding a dominant defensive stretch and 20th-ranked Navy is running roughshod over opposing defenses, which makes for an intriguing matchup in Saturday’s American Athletic Conference title game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Owls, who lost to Houston in last year’s AAC championship, have won six straight games while holding their last four opponents to a total of 23 points.
    “Their football program and their culture, they are very simil
  • Officials Announce Plan To Rebuild Lexington Market

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials have announced a plan to rebuild the city’s oldest and largest open-air marketplace.
    Our media partner, The Baltimore Sun, reports that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has announced a proposal to rebuild Lexington Market, replacing the existing structure with a multi-story glass building just south of the current marketplace.
    Lexington Market Inc., a nonprofit created to overseeing the market, said the overhaul would cost between $35 million and $4
  • Maryland Town Considers Allowing Home Sales Of Guns

    MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) –€” The Mount Airy Town Council is taking public comments on a hotly disputed proposal to allow home sales of firearms.
    The public hearing Monday night involves a proposed change to zoning regulations in the town about 30 miles west of Baltimore.
    The measure is supported by resident Mike Wonsala, who says he wants to open a home business involving the sale and repair of antique and historically significant guns.
    Some of his neighbors oppose the change. They
  • Buck Showalter Talks Pitching, Fields At Camden Yards & More On Hot Stove Show

    Buck Showalter joined Roch Kutbako and Jim Hunter on the 105.7 Hot Stove Show to talk about the winter meetings, the new field at Camden Yards and what he’s planning for the team in the 2017 season.
    The Orioles have many positions that are solid. Buck says they’re not on the lookout for short stop or a center fielder. “I think our pitching is in a lot better shape than people think, especially our bullpen. I’m going to concentrate as much as I can on the 25 guys we potent
  • Lombardi: Ravens Can Win ‘If They Are Patient With Running Game’

    Tony Lombardi from Russell Street Report joined Norris and Long to preview the Ravens match up against the currently streaking Miami Dolphins.
    The Miami Dolphins have won six straight, the Ravens have won three of their last four.
    “I think it’s going to come down to the Ravens ability and willingness to stay with the running game,” said Lombardi.
     
    The Dolphins do have some receiving threats, but having Jimmy Smith back will change a few things on the field. Lombardi
  • Ravens And Dolphins Vie For Playoff Spots On Sunday

    By SportsDirect Inc.
    The Miami Dolphins’ six-game winning streak has been built on a threat of a potent ground attack, but Jay Ajayi could find yards hard to come by against the host Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Ajayi has rushed for 730 yards and five touchdowns during the win streak heading into his tilt with the AFC North co-leading Ravens, who boast the league’s top-ranked rush defense (74.9 yards per game).
    While Ajayi was held in check last week, Ryan Tannehill threw for three to
  • Garceau: 5 In, 5 Out Of The NFL Playoff Picture

    Since the Ravens won their first Super Bowl in the 2000 season the NFL has been a playoff parity party with an average of five new teams making the postseason annually. With 5 of the 12 playoff being newbies that means there’s also about 5 playoff teams from the previous season that fail to go back to the playoffs.
    December means NFL teams are in the stretch run eyeing division titles or wild-card sports that will earn them a spot in the playoffs. Here’s a look at teams that right no
  • Fired Ohio Officer Must Repay $15K For Shop With a Cop Theft

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio police officer accused of stealing over $26,000 from a charity fund used to buy Christmas gifts for financially disadvantaged children has been ordered to repay $15,000.
    Investigators say now-fired Richfield officer Michael Simmons took funding from his department’s Shop with a Cop program over several years and used it for personal expenses, including electronics, clothing and sporting event tickets.
    Simmons pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge
  • ‘Harry Potter’ Play Eyes Broadway Jump In Spring 2018

    LONDON (AP) — The stage play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” has become London’s theater event of the year. Producers hope Broadway will shortly be under its spell, too.Talks are underway to bring the show to The Lyric Theatre by the spring of 2018.The Ambassador Theater Group owns the space and plans an extensive renovation to make a smaller playhouse — from 1,900 seats to 1,500 seats. It plans to kick out the Cirque du Soleil show “Paramour” in Apr
  • The Norris & Long Show Best Of – Week Of December 3rd

    This week’s edition of The Norris & Long Show Best Of includes interviews with Clifton Brown of Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic on the Ravens win over the Bengals, and Maryland Terrapins basketball color analyst Chris Knoche on the Terps first loss of the season.
    CLIFTON BROWN
    Cliff joined Ed and Rob to talk about the Ravens win over the Bengals and to look ahead to a match-up with the Dolphins.
    Cliff started by talking about the Ravens win over the Bengals and how well the defense play
  • Nearer And Dearer: Maryland’s Own African-American Museums

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A large spotlight has been shining on the Smithsonian’s new, crowded and compelling national African American museum in Washington, but that doesn’t dim Maryland’s own repositories for black history.Maryland has over a dozen African-American museums of its own, from the National Great Blacks in Wax museum in Baltimore, to the Harriet Tubman museum in Cambridge, to the Doleman Black Heritage museum in Hagerstown.
    Although the smaller museums can be
  • Metro: Maintenance Work To Affect 4 Of 6 Lines This Weekend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says work on its rail system will affect four of its six lines this weekend.
    Metro says that beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, orange, silver and blue line trains will operate every 24 minutes. Metro has been doing work that will impact orange and silver line riders through Dec. 21, but the weekend delays will be longer than during the week.
    On Saturday, riders boarding red line trains on the western side of the line, from Shady Grove to Du
  • Next Test For Pipeline Protesters: The North Dakota Winter

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands.But if they defy next week’s government deadline to abandon the camp, demonstrators know the real deep freeze lies ahead, when the full weight of the Great Plains winter descends on their community of nylon tents and teepees. Life-threatening wi
  • Ex-NFL Player Joe McKnight Fatally Shot, Suspect In Custody

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Former NFL player Joe McKnight was shot to death following an argument at an intersection with another motorist outside New Orleans, authorities said.
    Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said the Thursday incident involving McKnight happened about 2:43 p.m. in Terrytown, a suburb of New Orleans.
    The 28-year-old running back was standing outside his car when he was shot by Ronald Gasser, 54, Normand said during a news conference at the scene of the shooting.
    “Th
  • WEATHER BLOG: Sunny And Breezy

    A sunny, dry and breezy day after the wettest day of November that brought between one to two inches of rain. This week will end on a mainly sunny, dry but breezy note, with temperatures close to normal. The weekend will be about as average as you can get on both days, mainly sunny, with highs in the upper 40s and lows around 30. Have a great weekend, and go Ravens!
    -Bob Turk
  • Still No Verdict In Teen’s Case Of Arnesha Bowers’ Murder

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After four days of deliberations, jurors have still yet to decide on a verdict in the case of 15-year-old Raeshawn Rivers. He is accused of murdering his 16-year-old friend, Arnesha Bowers.
    Rivers fate hangs in the balance, as jurors continued deliberations inside the Mitchell Courthouse for a fourth day. They indicated Wednesday they were having trouble coming to a unanimous verdict on all counts facing Rivers, whose most serious charge is murder.
    It was June of 2015 whe
  • Jury Yet To Reach Verdict In Teen’s Case Of Arnesha Bowers’ Murder

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After four days of deliberations, jurors have still yet to decide on a verdict in the case of 15-year-old Raeshawn Rivers. He is accused of murdering his 16-year-old friend, Arnesha Bowers.
    Rivers fate hangs in the balance, as jurors continued deliberations inside the Mitchell Courthouse for a fourth day. They indicated Wednesday they were having trouble coming to a unanimous verdict on all counts facing Rivers, whose most serious charge is murder.
    It was June of 2015 whe
  • Jurors Yet To Reach Verdict In Teen’s Case Of Arnesha Bowers’ Murder

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After four days of deliberations, jurors have still yet to decide on a verdict in the case of 15-year-old Raeshawn Rivers. He is accused of murdering his 16-year-old friend, Arnesha Bowers.
    Rivers fate hangs in the balance, as jurors continued deliberations inside the Mitchell Courthouse for a fourth day. They indicated Wednesday they were having trouble coming to a unanimous verdict on all counts facing Rivers, whose most serious charge is murder.
    It was June of 2015 whe
  • Surveillance Video Shows Gunman In Convenience Store Shooting

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The search has intensified for the person who opened fire on several people outside a Northwest Baltimore convenience store. Six people were shot. Two have died. Another victim remains in critical condition.
    Outside of the Stop 1 convenience store in Northwest Baltimore, surveillance video shows the victims with their backs turned to the corner just moments before they were gunned down execution style.
    “This person had an intent to kill and he went there very m
  • Police: Student At Fallston High Pricks Classmates With Lancet

    FALLSTON, Md. (WJZ) — A student is accused of randomly attacking other students with a blood lancet. It happened Thursday at Fallston High School.
    The incident is raising concern, with affected students being told to go and get checked out.
    “I was bleeding a little bit. Not a lot,” said Fallston High School student Jonathan Schiller. “I’m worried, to say the least.”
    The Harford County Sheriff’s Office says Schiller is one of at least 17 students who were
  • Portrait Of Henrietta Lacks Unveiled At City Hall

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A portrait of the woman known as the mother of modern medicine was unveiled at City Hall on Thursday. Henrietta Lacks was a cancer patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital, whose cells are now immortal.
    She will now have a permanent place of honor in Baltimore, WJZ’s Pat Warren reports.
    Henrietta Lacks was 31 years old when she died of cancer more than 50 years ago, but her cells live on as HeLa — the first two letters of her first and last names — as the Found
  • Havre de Grace Teacher Wins Milken Family Foundation Teaching Award

    HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (WJZ) — Teacher Magazine has dubbed it the “Oscars of Teaching.” This year, 35 Milken Family Foundation Awards are being given out across the country. One Maryland teacher had no idea it was coming.
    All students and staff at Havre de Grace Elementary knew was that an assembly had been called. If they knew investor-turned-philanthropist Michael Milken was there, it might have been a clue.
    Teacher Thomas Dennison didn’t catch it. That was the goal behind
  • Annual Monument Lighting To Kick Off The Holidays In Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Thousands of people are joining the 45th annual monument lighting celebration in Mount Vernon.
    “You know Baltimore has its own special character, and we are very proud instead of the traditional tree lighting we light up the Washington Monument,” said Mike Evitts, with the Downtown Partnership.
    It’s a family tradition that brings the whole city together.
    “The monument is the centerpiece of our city,” said Lance Humphries, with Mt. V
  • Annual Monument Lighting Kicks Off The Holidays In Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Thousands of people are joining the 45th annual monument lighting celebration in Mount Vernon.
    “You know Baltimore has its own special character, and we are very proud instead of the traditional tree lighting we light up the Washington Monument,” said Mike Evitts, with the Downtown Partnership.
    It’s a family tradition that brings the whole city together.
    “The monument is the centerpiece of our city,” said Lance Humphries, with Mt. V
  • 45th Annual Mount Vernon Washington Monument Lighting

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The countdown is on for the 45th annual monument lighting in Mount Vernon, as thousands of people are joining the celebration.
    City organizers expect more than 10 thousand people, and this holiday celebration promises to be even bigger than last year.
    The stage is set and the lights are in place for Baltimore’s holiday season kick-off.
    “You know Baltimore has its own special character, and we are very proud instead of the traditional tree lighting we light up
  • WWE Insiders Pick TLC 2016

    By Chuck Carroll
    WWE finds itself in the unenviable position of coming up with fresh enough content to draw viewers just two weeks after the last pay-per-view event, Survivor Series. Will the hardcore edge to this one be enough to put it over the top? Maybe, but it doesn’t matter nearly as much as it used to because WWE Network subscriptions were automatically renewed as the calendar rolled over to December 1st. Since the advent of its own streaming service, the company is no longer living

Follow @Baltimore__news on Twitter!