• Lawrence Hogan Sr. Remembered as an American Hero

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Governor Larry Hogan’s father is being remembered as an American hero.
    The former Maryland congressman passed away Thursday night.  Hogan represented parts of Anne Arundel and Prince Georges Counties, when he made his mark during the Watergate scandal in 1974.
    Congressman Lawrence Hogan would be the first Republican during the Nixon Administration to call for the president’s impeachment.
    His actions would be the framework for two Maryland governors. H
  • Ex-Youth Coach Gets Another 30 Years In Child Porn Case

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland elementary school basketball coach and substitute teacher who blackmailed children for “sexually exploitative images” has been sentenced to another 30 years in prison.
    The Washington Post reports 35-year-old Christopher Harris Speights was sentenced Friday on charges of child pornography and sex abuse. Prosecutors say Speights preyed on single-parent families to gain access to victims and record them performing explicit acts.
    The Pr
  • MISSING: 10-Year-Old Girl Last Seen June 20

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Police Department is looking for 10-year-old Lahkaiah Brickhouse-Simmons.
    She was last seen June 20, in the 1900 block of Heathfield Road.
    Lahkaiah is 5’3 and weighs 130 lbs. She was wearing a green Nike t-shirt, black jeans with green, blue and black striped sneakers when she disappeared.
    Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Lahkaiah Brickhouse-Simmons is urged to contact the Baltimore Police Department’s Northeast District at&nb
  • Director James Gunn Fired From ‘Guardians 3’ Over Old Tweets

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gunn was fired Friday as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape.
    Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced the removal.
    “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” Horn said
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  • Drug Dealer Sentenced For Fatally Shooting Another Dealer And Distribution Conspiracy

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing another drug dealer and a heroin distribution conspiracy.
    Twenty-five-year-old Aaron Daniels conspired with Gregory Whisonant, Nathaniel Hillard and others to distribute heroin in the Shipley Hill neighborhood of Baltimore since at least March 2017, officials said.
    Prosecutors said authorities wiretapped the group’s cell phones, which confirmed that Daniels sold drugs under the direction
  • Annapolis To Hold Benefit Concert For Capital Gazette Shooting Victims’ Families, Survivors

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ/AP) — The city of Annapolis will hold a benefit concert featuring Maryland-bred rockers Good Charlotte to honor the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom last month.
    The event dubbed “Annapolis Rising: A Benefit for The Capital Gazette and Free Press” will take place July 28 — the one-month anniversary of the shooting. The concert will include performances as well as guest speakers from the journalism community.
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  • Police Looking For Missing 67-Year-Old Man

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Baltimore man.
    Samuel Steed, 67, was last seen Wednesday in the 1600 block of Kennewick Road wearing a green t-shirt, blue jeans and tan Sketchers sneakers.
    Family and friends are concerned about Steed’s well-being, according to police.
    Steed is 5’5″ and weighs about 160 pounds.
    Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Samuel Steed is urged to contact the Baltim
  • Deadly Duck Boat Crash Brings Back Memory Of Boat Crash In Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — High winds and waves swamped a duck boat in a Branson, Missouri lake Thursday.
    17 people died, while the remaining 14 on board a popular tourist attraction managed to escape with their lives.
    “It landed in about 40 feet of water and rolled down into 80 feet of water,” Stone County Sheriff Doug Radner said. “It’s on its wheels.”
    Ten years ago, another duck boat sank in the Delaware River near Philadelphia.
    According to a state police
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  • Police Find Car Sought In 7-Year-Old’s Murder, No Arrests Yet

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Police find car sought in child’s slaying; no arrests yet.
    Baltimore police have found a white Mercedes-Benz that was seen in the area where a 7-year-old girl was fatally shot in an apparent drive-by shooting but there still have been no arrests in the attack more than two weeks since she was shot in the back.
    Detectives working the slaying of second-grader Taylor Hayes are struggling to overcome a chronic problem: Baltimore’s strong anti-informant culture
  • Former Oriole Manny Machado Issues Final Farewell To Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Days after Manny Machado wore an Orioles jersey for the last time, the All-Star shortstop issued a statement thanking the organization and fans.
    First addressing his “Baltimore family”, Machado wrote: “Throughout the ups and downs, you embraced me unconditionally and you took a kid from Miami and brought me up as one of your own. I’ve enjoyed my time here and you all have played a big part in that!!”
    The 26-year-old then thanked the
  • Former Oriole Manny Machado Issues Farewell Message To Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Days after Manny Machado wore an Orioles jersey for the last time, the All-Star shortstop issued a statement thanking the organization and fans.
    First addressing his “Baltimore family”, Machado wrote: “Throughout the ups and downs, you embraced me unconditionally and you took a kid from Miami and brought me up as one of your own. I’ve enjoyed my time here and you all have played a big part in that!!”
    The 26-year-old then thanked the
  • Baltimore Is Latest US City To File Lawsuit Against Big Oil

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore has become the latest U.S. city to try and hold the world’s biggest oil companies financially responsible for global warming.
    The lawsuit comes as judges elsewhere have been throwing out headline-generating complaints filed by cities that sought to hold oil companies liable for climate change.
    City Solicitor Andre Davis on Friday filed the lawsuit in Baltimore Circuit Court, not federal court. It targets 26 oil and gas companies for damages associated with
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  • ‘I Didn’t Know It’s Illegal’; Texas Woman Sentenced For Pilfering Conchs

    FLORIDA (CBSDFW.COM/CBS Local) – A woman from Dallas, Texas will spend 15 days in jail as punishment for taking 40 queen conchs from the waters that surround Key West.
    While it’s not illegal to take queen conch shells from the waters or lands in Florida, it is illegal if the removed shells contain a live animal at the time. Additionally, the mollusk must not be mutilated, removed from its protective shell, or killed before taking the shell.
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  • 107-Year-Old Gets Birthday Parade As Her Final Wish

    STILLWATER, Okla. (CBS Local) – A 107-year-old from Oklahoma is being remembered after having one final birthday wish fulfilled.
    Myda Lewis passed away on July 16, just weeks after a very special celebration was held in the city of Stillwater. Lewis, who was born in 1911, said her only wish was to ride in a convertible in a parade.
    Word spread of Westhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation’s plan to make Lewis’ wish come true quickly. By the time the senior’s 107t
  • 71 Animals Removed From Maryland Home

    MONTGOMERY CO., Md. (WJZ) — While investigating an animal hoarding case in Montgomery County, authorities removed 71 animals from a home.
    Officers with the Montgomery County Police Animal Services Division have removed 70 cats and a rabbit from the home after being called on July 14 about someone housing an excessive amount of animals.
    Police say the home is in the 12000 block of Sweetbough Court in North Potomac.
    The first day of their investigation, officers removed 53 cats and a ra
  • Woman Gives Birth In Chick-Fil-A, Baby Promised Job And Food For Life

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (CBS Local) – A newborn baby in Texas has already been guaranteed food for life  and a job, after her mother gave birth in a Chick-fil-A bathroom.
    Falon Griffin was having intense contractions when she and her husband stopped at the fast-food restaurant in San Antonio to drop off their daughters with a family friend. She had to use the bathroom, but the restaurant was closed.
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  • ‘Have It Your Way’: Burger King Customer Cuts Line, Makes Her Own Food

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CBS Local) – Burger King’s slogan may be “have it your way,” but one customer took it too far when she was caught making her own meal at one of the chain’s Florida eateries.
    Two Jacksonville Burger King employees were reportedly fired after allowing the female customer to get out of line and start making food in the fast food shop’s kitchen. “She definitely, she had it her way,” Jeffrey Jones told WJAX.
  • Maryland Police Force Takes Part In Lip Sync Battle

    ELKTON, Md. (WJZ) — The Elkton Police Department has joined the growing list of law enforcement agencies across the country to take part in the lip sync battle.
    The police force did a lip sync to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling.”
    The department posted the video on YouTube and shared it on their Facebook page, saying, “Here is what you all have been waiting for – EPD’s Lip-sync Challenge. We would like to thank all the officers who volun
  • ‘An Almond Doesn’t Lactate’: FDA To Crack Down On Soy, Almond ‘Milk’

    WASHINGTON, DC (CBS Local) – The Food and Drug Administration has a message for soy and almond milk drinkers: you’re not drinking milk and your bottle labels may change very soon.
    FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb addressed the agency’s enforcement of “standards of identity” during a Politico media event in Washington. Gottlieb says the FDA will begin cracking down on companies marketing non-dairy products as “milk.”
    “If you look
  • Artscape Opens Up In Baltimore Friday

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s that time of year again, to celebrate the creative side of Charm City.
    Baltimore’s annual Artscape festival kicks off Friday.
    R&B group TLC will headline the event
    T-Boz and Chilli will take to the MICA main stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
    Artscape is America’s largest free arts festival.
    The festival runs through Sunday.
    More than 150 artists, fashion designers, and crafters are expected to participate.
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  • Ellicott City’s Main Street To Reopen After Major Flooding

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — A state of emergency in Ellicott City has come to an end.
    Officials announced the end of the declaration a bit earlier than expected.
    It was put in place after the deadly flooding on May 27, and wasn’t slated to end until the end of the month.
    This means Main Street will be open to car and pedestrian traffic beginning Friday at 5 p.m.
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  • Ellicott City’s Main Street Reopens After Major Flooding

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — A state of emergency in Ellicott City has come to an end.
    Officials announced the end of the declaration a bit earlier than expected.
    It was put in place after the deadly flooding on May 27, and wasn’t slated to end until the end of the month.
    This means Main Street will be open to car and pedestrian traffic beginning Friday at 5 p.m.
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  • Death Of 1-Year-Old Boy In Baltimore Investigated As Homicide

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are interviewing a person of interest in connection with the death of a 1-year-old boy in Baltimore.
    18-month-old Zaray Gray was found unresponsive in the 2800 block of Forest Glen Rd. on Wednesday.
    Gray was taken to a local hospital by first responders, but was later pronounced dead. His death is being investigated as a homicide.
    Baltimore Police Department investigators were able to determine that the child was left in the care of his mother’s boy
  • Capital Gazette Shooting Suspect Indicted On 23 Counts

    ANNE ARUNDEL CO., Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County prosecutors filed a 23-count indictment Friday against the man accused of opening fire in the Capital Gazette newsroom, killing five people.
    Ramos was already charged with five counts of first-degree murder. He was ordered held without bail earlier this month.
    On Friday, he was indicted by a grand jury. Five counts are for the first-degree murders of Wendi Winters, Robert Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman, John McNamara, and Rebecca Ann Smith.
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  • VIDEO: Waitress Body Slams Customer Who Groped Her

    Savannah, Ga. (CBS Local) – A Georgia waitress has become an online sensation after body-slamming a customer who was caught on camera groping her.
    21-year-old Emelia Holden was working at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s in Savannah on June 30 when surveillance cameras caught Holden’s attacker inappropriately touching her as he walked by. “I looked at him and I said, ‘You don’t touch me, motherf—–!'” the young waitress told People.
    Holden th
  • 7-Year-Old Baltimore Girl Dies Two Weeks After Being Shot

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police say the 7-year-old who was shot while sitting in the backseat of a car in west Baltimore has died from her injuries.
    The Baltimore Police Department confirms that Taylor Hayes died Thursday morning.
    She had been hospitalized for two weeks, fighting for her life and having multiple surgeries.
    A press conference was held Friday to update the public on the investigation into this case, though police said they would not discuss specifics of their investigatio
  • Colleges Ask For A Share Of Future Salary In Lieu Of Loans

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We’ll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary.
    Norwich University announced Tuesday that it will become the latest school to offer this type of contract, known as an income share agreement. Norwich’s program is starting out on a small scale, mainly for students who do not have access to other types of loans or those wh
  • Meet New Orioles Prospect Dean Kremer — The First Israeli To Sign With MLB Club

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    The Manny Machado trade saga came to an end this week when the Orioles agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers that sent the 26-year-old shortstop to L.A. in exchange for five prospects. One of those prospects, right-handed pitcher Dean Kremer, is notable as much for his background as he is his exploits on the diamond.
    Kremer, who was born in California to Israeli parents, holds Israeli citizenship, and he became the first Israeli to sign with an MLB team after being drafted in
  • Maryland Man Accused Of Stabbing, Disemboweling Dog

    HOWARD CO., Md. (WJZ) — A 24-year-old Laurel man is behind bars after police say he stabbed and disemboweled a dog last month.
    Omar Beniah-Jovan Gertman has been charged with felony animal cruelty, second-degree assault, and malicious destruction of property.
    The Howard County Police Department reports this happened on June 12, after officers were called to the 9600 block of Covered Wagon Dr. when a woman called 911 to say a family member had just stabbed their family dog.
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  • Sailors Tell The US Navy, ‘We Want Beards’

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Now that women in the Navy can wear ponytails, men want beards.
    The Navy said last week that servicewomen could sport ponytails, lock hairstyles, or ropelike strands, and wider hair buns, reversing a policy that long forbade females from letting their hair down.
    Servicemen immediately chimed in on social media, asking the Navy if they could grow beards. A sailor’s Facebook post with a #WeWantBeards hashtag was shared thousands of times.
    Beards were b

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