• BPD Investigating Shooting In North Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are investigating a reported shooting in North Baltimore on Thursday.
    Police were dispatched at around 8:40 p.m. to the 1100 block of West Northern Parkway, when they arrived they observed a 35-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds.
    The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
    Citywide Shooting detectives responded and assumed control of the investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact Baltimore Police Department’s Citywide
  • Howard Street Tunnel Expansion Back On Track, CSX Gives $91M Commitment

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Howard Street Tunnel expansion is back on track after the railroad CSX Transportation reversed its decision to pull out of the project.
    They have now committed $91 million toward it, Maryland officials confirmed Thursday.
    U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, Andy Harris, Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin, met Thursday at the U.S. Capitol with CSX CEO Jim
  • New York Man Charged With Transporting Contraband Cigarettes

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Police say a man has been found with nearly 5,000 packs of illegally transported cigarettes in Maryland.
    The state Comptroller’s Office wrote in a statement that 25-year-old Ali Nasser Mohsen Ashubi of Mount Vernon, New York was arrested Wednesday after a traffic stop.
    Citing the office, the Capital Gazette reports that Anne Arundel County police pulled over Ashubi in a rented 2019 Dodge Durango with North Carolina license plates for a traffic violation.
    The off
  • Washington AG Accuses 6 Maryland Families Of Tuition Fraud

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney general of Washington, D.C., is suing six Maryland families, accusing them of defrauding the district’s government by lying about where they lived in order to get their children into high-demand public schools without paying tuition.
    News outlets cite a statement from Attorney General Karl Racine’s office as saying he filed lawsuits against the six Prince George’s County families Wednesday.
    Racine says parents falsifying their addresses so t
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  • Troupe Vertigo Teams Up With BSO For The Nutcracker

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Soaring high above the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Troupe Vertigo performs an interpretation of the Nutcracker.
    “We get the opportunity to do it with circus and dance and with the amazing live orchestra of the Baltimore Symphony, so it’s really merging so many different art forms,” said Aloysia Gavre, Troupe Vertigo artistic director.
    Troupe Vertigo is an innovative team of artists that fascinate audiences with their aerial stunts, combining circus act
  • French Police Shoot And Kill Man Matching Description Of Strasbourg Attacker

    Strasbourg, France (CBSNEWS) — The French interior minister says a man matching the description of a suspected gunman who killed three people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg is dead after a shootout with police.
  • Baltimore Students Represent US In Language Competition In Russia

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two Baltimore high school students have just returned from Russia where they represented the U.S. in a language competition.
    The two girls, along with two other American students, competed at the “International Olympiada of Spoken Russian,” against students from 35 nations including China, Cyprus, Peru and Syria.
    Now, Patricia and Katrina have been back at the “Friends School” for less than a week. They said they are still digesting all that they s
  • Local Groups Work To Bring Maglev Train To Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maglev trains in Japan literally float on magnets at speeds over 300 miles per hour and they’re still trying to get off the ground in the U.S.
    The hope is that they come sooner, rather than later.
    “We hope to be able to start construction in a couple of years,” said Jeff Hirshberg with the Northeast Maglev Advocacy Group
    Right now, Amtrack’s Acela is the fasted train. Maglev’s ultimate goal is Washington to New York in one hour. The first lin
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  • Man In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Ambulance

    BALTIMORE CO., Md. (WJZ) — Emergency responders found themselves at the center of an emergency on a Baltimore County Road.
    The normally busy stretch of Reisterstown Rd., near McDonogh Rd., came was shut down Wednesday after an ambulance hit a man who was crossing the street, in the dark, outside of a crosswalk.
    Serious Crash Involving Ambulance, Pedestrian On Reisterstown Road
    Shortly after the crash, a fire department spokesperson told WJZ that the two first responders inside the ambulanc
  • Three People Flown To Shock Trauma After Reported CO Leak

    PARKTON, Md. (WJZ) — Three people were flown to Shock Trauma after being exposed to carbon monoxide.
    The incident was reported inside of a private residence located in the 19000 block of Middletown Road
    3 adults are being flown to Shock Trauma w/ symptoms consistent w carbon monoxide exposure, 19000 block Middletown Rd., #Parkton. This is a private residence. DT 3:43 ^EA
    — Baltimore County Fire Department (@BaltCoFire) December 13, 2018Investigators said three adult victims were insi
  • Possible CO Leak Reported In Parkton

    PARKTON, Md. (WJZ) — A CO leak has been reported inside of 19720 Middletown Road
    The report is in a private residence near Pretty Boy Elementary School in Baltimore County.
    3 adults are being flown to Shock Trauma w/ symptoms consistent w carbon monoxide exposure, 19000 block Middletown Rd., #Parkton. This is a private residence. DT 3:43 ^EA
    — Baltimore County Fire Department (@BaltCoFire) December 13, 2018There are reportedly three patients affected at this time, a Medevac has been
  • Search Underway For Armed Robbery Suspect In Garrett County

    GRANTSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — A manhunt is underway in Garrett County where both Maryland and Pennslyvania State police departments are looking for an armed robbery suspect.
    According to Maryland State Police, the suspect is believed to be involved in two armed bank robberies Thursday morning.
    Police said the suspect is a man who was wearing dark-colored jacket over a hooded sweatshirt, a dark hat and dark framed glasses. T
    They believe he was driving a blue Kia Forte.
    Troopers responded t
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  • Police Offering Reward For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Towson Student

    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Police are offering up to a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the hit-and-run driver who killed Mzi Ncube.
    Ncube was hit by a Toyota Tundra Dec. 8. while crossing North Charles St. After the Tundra fled the area, he was hit again by a second car.
    $20-Year-Old-Towson University Student Killed In Overnight Hit-And-Run
    The 20-year-accounting student was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital.
    A vigil was held Tuesda
  • Puppy Found Wrapped In Weighted Trash Bag In Frozen Creek

    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (CBS Local) — Call it a holiday miracle.
    Two men rescued a white, pink-nosed puppy from a frozen creek in Sadieville, Kentucky, Tuesday morning. The pup had been thrown into a trash bag weighted with three large rocks, according to the Scott County Animal Shelter in nearby Georgetown.“She had wiggled her little head out of the bag and that was the only thing sticking out of the water,” the shelter wrote on Facebook. “She appears to be an Australian Shep or
  • Bomb Threats Reported To Maryland Police Believed To Be Hoaxes, Similar Threats Across Country

    SALISBURY, Md. (WJZ/CBSNews) — Salisbury Police are currently investigating bomb threats reported in their area.
    One threat was made at WBOC-TV and another at Avery Hall Insurance on East Main Street.
    The bomb threats were emailed to the parties and are believed to be a part of a nationwide threat.
    SPD is currently investigating two bomb threats. One at WBOC and the other at Avery Hall Insurance on E. Main St. These emailed bomb threats are believed to be part of a nationwide incident
  • Attempted Robbery Turned Shooting, 1 Person Shot At Bus Stop In Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There has been a report of a shooting  at around 2:26 p.m. at Saratoga Street and Eutaw Street in downtown Baltimore.
    Police say there was an attempted robbery and there was a scuffle, in the midst of that, a 43-year-old man standing at a bus stop was shot.
    Police recovered a handgun from the scene. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
    Citywide Shooting detectives responded and assumed control of the investigation.
    Anyone with information is urged
  • KFC Selling Firelog That Smells Like Fried Chicken

    (CBS13/CBS Local) – Why settle for a Yule Log when you can burn a KFC 11 Herbs and Spices Firelog this Christmas? And yes, it does smell like fried chicken.
    The Firelog is now for sale on KFC’s website. It’s described as being: “Imbued with the unmistakable, mouth-watering aroma of Colonel Sanders’ secret recipe.” The Firelog is manufactured by Enviro-Log and made of 100% recycled materials.
    Introducing the 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog from Enviro-Log®, t
  • Drivers Surprised By Giant Middle Finger Sculpture Next To Highway

    WESTFORD, VT. (CBS Local) — If you find yourself driving down Route 128 between Westford and Fairfax in northern Vermont, you can’t miss it.
    Yes that’s right, you’re seeing a seven-foot-tall sculpture of a raised middle finger, carved from a 700-pound block of pine and perched atop a 16-foot pole. Oh, and it’s lit up by floodlights at night.
    But the obscene gesture isn’t directed at drivers.
    Ted Pelkey, who erected the provocative sculpture, says it stems from
  • Major Delays At BWI Airport After Workers Repaired Airfield Light

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport’s is experiencing major delays after runways closed Thursday afternoon, after an airfield light stopped working.
    They resumed operations on both commercial runways at around 4:30 p.m., after making repairs.
    The runway centerline light repair is complete, and both of our commercial runways are now open. Airline operations are resuming. Thank you, again, to our passengers, and we apologize for the inconvenience. pic.twitt
  • Flood Watch In Effect For Parts Of Maryland Friday Evening Into Weekend

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A flood watch was issued for parts of Maryland Thursday by the National Weather Service.
    The flood watch is in effect from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon for several areas in Maryland, including Baltimore, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, St. Mary’s County and more.
    A significant amount of rain is expected with 1-2 inches locally and some areas possibly seeing 3 inches.
    Areal Flood Watch for Washington County in MD until 6:00pm Saturday. @cbsbaltim
  • Judge Sentences Couple Who Married During Crime Spree

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland couple who got married in the middle of a multistate crime spree have been sentenced to federal prison.
    Thirty-nine-year-old Matthew Dale Bush was sentenced Tuesday to 110 months. His wife, Crystal, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months.
    Authorities say the Grasonville couple began a two-month crime spree through Maryland, Virginia and Delaware in September 2017 during which they broke into businesses and stole automatic teller machines, robbed and attempted to r
  • 25-Year-Old Woman Fatally Shot Inside Car In Social Service Parking Lot

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Chopper 13 was over the scene of a fatal shooting  South Baltimore Thursday afternoon.
    Police were dispatched to a parking lot in the unit block of Reedbird Avenue for a report of a shooting.When officers arrived they saw a 25-year-old woman seated inside a car suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
    She was taken to Shock Trauma where she was pronounced dead.
    The incident happened in the parking lot of the Social Services building.
    Homicide Detectives have taken o
  • Employee Suffers Electric Shock Twice At MGM Casino

    OXON HILL, Md. (WJZ) — An MGM National Harbor employee was injured after suffering an electric shock in an elevator Wednesday.
    In a statement, MGM Resorts told WJZ Thursday there were two separate incidents involving the same employee reporting feeling a shock.
    The first incident happened on Dec. 4 when the employee felt a “static electric shock” when pushing the call button for the elevator, according to MGM.
    The man was evaluated by medical personnel, but declined to be trans
  • WATCH: Driver Saves Boy Being Chased By Angry Turkey

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS Local) — A Wisconsin woman said her motherly instincts kicked in Monday when she spotted a bizarre pursuit in Green Bay — a wild turkey chasing a child down the street after school.
    “As we got closer, you just saw this kid’s eyes completely bugged out and this turkey running full speed,” Vanessa Miramontes told WBAY. “I knew I had to do something to help in the slightest.”
    Miramontes said she drove her SUV between the child and the t
  • Study: Demolish Pimlico, Rebuild Project To Cost $424 Million

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —  The recommendation from a new study suggests that Pimlico Race Course be torn down and rebuilt.
    According to the study from the Maryland Stadium Authority, the aim is to re-design the course to host the Preakness Stakes.
    All existing structures, including the tracks, infield, grandstand, clubhouse, and other associated structures would be demolished under the proposal and completely redesigned from the ground up.
    The Stadium Authority also recommends adding amenitie
  • Fire Alarm Prompts Santa To Rip Off Beard, Yell Obscenities At Children

    (CNN) — Organizers of a Christmas event have apologized to outraged parents after a fire alarm reportedly prompted Santa Claus to burst out of his grotto, rip off his beard and scream at children to “get the [expletive] out.”
    The incident occurred at an event in the English town of St. Ives, Cambridgeshire on Sunday, when an alarm at a nearby but unconnected event caused an evacuation of the building, organizers said.
    While parents and children were already evacu
  • WATCH: Special Needs High School Student Shocked By Surprise Gift

    MARICOPA, Ariz. (CBS Local) — If you’re still looking for inspiration to get into the holiday spirit, you’ve come to the right place.
    A student in Arizona recently surprised a classmate who has special needs with a Christmas gift and shared video of the inspirational moment on social media.
    High school senior Jake Marr and sophomore Matthew Sabetta became close friends at Maricopa High School, chatting in the hallways before and after class.
    After Marr learned Sabetta loves cem
  • Money Rains Down On Highway After Armored Truck Has Door Problem

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/CBS Local) – Cash started spilling out of an armored truck, triggering accidents in New Jersey Thursday morning.It happened at around 8:30 a.m. on Route 3 West in East Rutherford.
    Cell phone video shows people walking along the highway trying to collect the cash.
    Approx 8:30am ERPD received calls of an armored truck spilling cash along Rt 3 West, motorists exited vehicles attempting to remove cash causing multiple MV Crashes. Detectives are inves
  • Adenovirus Cases At University Of Maryland Up To 35

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — At least 35 cases of adenovirus have been reported at the University of Maryland, College Park, attended by an 18-year-old who died of complications from the respiratory infection last month.
    What Is Adenovirus? 5 More Cases Being Monitored After UMD Freshman Dies From Illness
    News outlets report that the university on Wednesday confirmed the count, which has climbed by five in a week. The university had announced that its dorms will be thoroughly disinfected to fi
  • Family: 9-Year-Old Who Hung Herself Was Bullied Over Riding To School With White Friend

    DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (CBS Local) — The mother of a 9-year-old girl who took her own life says her daughter had been bullied by a group of classmates because she rode to school with a white family.
    McKenzie Adams, 9, was a fourth grade African-American student at U.S. Jones Elementary School in Demopolis, Alabama. Her grandmother found her Monday night at their home in Linden after she had hung herself.
    Adams’ mother, Jasmine Adams, said race played a factor in the alleged bullying.
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  • Study: Stethoscopes Loaded With Bacteria

    (CBS Philly/CBS Local) — A new study from a University of Pennsylvania professor reveals that stethoscopes are loaded with bacteria, including ones that can cause health care-associated infections.
    The study was conducted by Dr. Ronald Collman, a professor of medicine, pulmonary, allergy and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania.
    “This study underscores the importance of adhering to rigorous infection control procedures, including fully adhering to CDC-recommended deco
  • Gun Deaths In US Reach Highest Level In Nearly 40 Years, CDC Data Reveals

    (CNN) — Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in 38 years, according to a new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s WONDER database.
    A similar analysis was first conducted by the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, a non-profit gun policy advocacy group.
    In Baltimore, 259 shooting deaths have been reported in 2018. There were 299 shootings deaths in Baltimore in 2017.
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  • One For The Record Books? Hunter Shoots Possibly Largest Buck Ever In United States

    (CBS Chicago/CBS Local) — A hunter in Illinois may have shot the largest buck ever in the United States.
    Keith Szableswki from Johnston City shot the buck during the first days of shotgun season in mid-November, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources reports.
    If it becomes certified, the 51 point buck would break the current record,  set in 2016 by a 27-year-old farmer from Gallatin, Tennessee. According to USA TODAY, Stephen Tucker shot a 47-point buck with a muz
  • Mystery Donor Gives Virginia Museum Painting Worth $40M

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A mystery donor has given the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts its most valuable gift of a single work of art in its decadeslong history.
    “Progress (The Advance of Civilization)” was painted in 1853 by Hudson River School member Asher B. Durand. While VMFA hasn’t released the value of the painting, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports it was sold to an unidentified buyer for $40 million in 2011.
    VMFA Director Alex Nyerges offered the only clues to the dono
  • Your Favorite Restaurant Is More Calorific Than Fast Food, Global Study Finds

    (CNN) — Fast food often gets the blame for calorific meals, but new research has found that your favorite chain restaurants are dishing up meals with even more excessive calories, worsening the global obesity epidemic.
    Overly large portions and food laden with sugar and fats are regularly being served in sit-down eateries, as well as fast food outlets, according to two studies published in the BMJ on Wednesday.
    Contrary to popular belief, the problem — which experts say is fueling ob
  • Report: How Does Camden Yards, M&T Stadium Rank On Food Safety?

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — You’re headed to the stadium to watch a game — and a huge part of that is the food.
    But have you ever wondered what might be in that food and if the food was safe?
    ESPN’s Outside the Lines investigated the inspection reports from all 111 sports stadiums in the U.S. — baseball, football, basketball and hockey — and have ranked them from best to worst.
    The inspection reports are from 2016 and 2017, and of those stadiums 28 percent showed high-l
  • Geminid Meteor Shower: How And When To Watch

    (CNN) — The Geminid meteor shower peaks this week, so hope for clear skies that will let you see a beautiful show of green fireballs on Thursday and Friday. This will be the last — and strongest — meteor shower of the year, according to NASA.
    This phenomenon was first recorded in 1862 and causes a show each December.
    In the hours before sunrise Friday, the most meteors will be visible in the North American sky, peaking about 7:30 a.m. ET, predicts Sky & Telescope. To see wh
  • ‘Momo Challenge’: Dangerous Social Media Game Prompts Warning From NJ Schools

    BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS Philly/CBS Local) – School officials in New Jersey are warning parents of a disturbing social media challenge that is encouraging children to commit dangerous acts, including physical harm and suicide.
    The so-called “game” known as the “Momo Challenge” uses a creepy-looking avatar to communicate with children via the smartphone messaging application  “WhatsApp” or through Facebook. Police say children are enc
  • ‘Momo Challenge’: Dangerous Social Media Game Prompts Warning From Brick Township Schools

    BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS Philly/CBS Local) – School officials in New Jersey are warning parents of a disturbing social media challenge that is encouraging children to commit dangerous acts, including physical harm and suicide.
    The so-called “game” known as the “Momo Challenge” uses a creepy-looking avatar to communicate with children via the smartphone messaging application  “WhatsApp” or through Facebook. Police say children are enc
  • As Orioles Rebuild Begins, Chris Davis Pledges To Be ‘Big Part’ Of Turnaround

    Ryan Mayer
    Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis posted the worst hitting season in modern Major League Baseball baseball history in 2018. The struggles at the plate led many to wonder if he would still be part of the team moving forward as the organization looks to rebuild. If Davis has anything to say about it, he will.
    According to an interview conducted with WJZ media partner The Baltimore Sun, Davis is hoping to rebound in 2019 and be a big part of of the team’s rebuild. Da
  • Vitaminwater Challenging People To Give Up Smartphone For A Year

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Could you keep yourself from touching a smartphone for an entire year?
    Vitaminwater is challenging consumers to go 365 days without their smartphone for a $100,000 prize.
    “The average US consumer now spends about five hours a day on a mobile device, according to data analytics firm Flurry. That number skews even higher for young adults. Nearly 40 percent of those aged 18 to 29 are online “almost constantly,” the Pew Research Center found, and n
  • Woman Writes Heartbreaking Note To Tech Companies When Baby Ads Continued To Appear After Stillborn Birth

    (CBSNEWS) — A grieving woman shared a heartbreaking “open letter” asking Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Experian to change they way they advertise after she was bombarded with products targeted at mothers. Her baby was stillborn at the end of last month.
    Follow @WJZ on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook
  • Jose Canseco Makes Pitch To Be President Trump’s Chief Of Staff

    Ryan Mayer
    (KPIX/CBS Local)- President Donald J. Trump is searching for a new Chief of Staff after General John Kelly stepped down from the position earlier this week. While the administration is still in the process of vetting candidates to replace Kelly, a former Major League Baseball player wants to throw his hat in the ring.
    Jose Canseco, the former Oakland A’s and Texas Rangers outfielder, tweeted at the President on Wednesday night asking for him to send him a direct message on Twitt
  • WATCH: Airport Travelers Stop To Sing National Anthem For Children Of Fallen Heroes

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS Local) — The bustling Nashville International Airport came to brief standstill over the weekend as travelers took a moment to pay their respects to a flight full of children of fallen soldiers.
    Hundreds of people were packed into the airport awaiting their flights Saturday when an airline attendant announced over a loudspeaker that a group of Gold Star children were boarding their American Airlines flight.
    Everyone in the airport stopped as “The Star Spangled Ba
  • Bus Mishap Lands DC-Area Child With Autism In Baltimore

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a child with special needs was supposed to be dropped off in a Maryland suburb of Washington, but instead ended up riding a bus all the way to Baltimore.
    Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Derek Turner tells news outlets that the boy was picked up at Rockville High School on Wednesday, and was supposed to be dropped off in Silver Spring, around 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Baltimore. Turner says it’s unclear whether the bus didn&rsqu
  • Weather Blog: Above Normal Temperatures

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — We will deal with the weekend rain tomorrow, I decided. Instead this day let’s enjoy a mild afternoon, with a forecast high of near 50°.
    It’s not like the past two days have been lousy. Both days, after forecast temps in the low mid 40’s, ended up squarely in the mid to mid upper 40’s. I know we are only talking about a couple of degrees up, but this time of the year that is a very big deal. We are, counting today, 9 days away from Winter, and
  • Del Monte Foods Recalls Select Cans Of Corn

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Del Monte Foods Inc. announced a limited recall of 64,242 cases of Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers due to under-processing. The recall is in effect in 25 states, including Maryland.
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a report that said the corn could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed, however there have been no reports of illness so far.
    The affected products are 15.25-ounce (432g) cans with the UPC number 24000 02770. Th
  • Authorities Seek 2nd Man Accused Of Kidnapping, Raping Woman

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities in Maryland and Washington, D.C., have arrested one man and are seeking another in the kidnapping and rape of a Maryland woman.
    WTOP-FM reports Prince George’s County, Maryland, and D.C. Metro police say the woman was walking home last week when two men forced her into a car at gunpoint. Prince George’s County police Maj. Brian Riley says the men then robbed and repeatedly raped the woman before releasing her in a District neighborhood.
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  • Weather Blog: Drizzly Days Ahead

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Lots of clouds and some sun Wednesday as the area got into the mid-40s, which is normal for this day in December.
    There will be a mix of clouds and sun again Thursday with highs again in the low to mid-40s.
    Rain will move in later Friday and may linger into most of Saturday with milder air as well.
    By Sunday, lingering clouds and some drizzle is likely and it’ll be a bit cooler.
    There will be more of a gradual clearing on tap by later Monday.
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  • Maryland Officials Call For Fiscal Prudence, Despite Surplus

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Officials on a Maryland fiscal panel are calling for caution in state budgeting as state lawmakers head into next session with more than $1 billion in unspent revenues.
    Comptroller Peter Franchot, a member of the Board of Revenue Estimates, said at Wednesday’s board meeting there’s no guarantee the nation’s long-running economic expansion will continue much longer.
    He noted a motto from the “Game of Thrones” television series and said: &

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