• Man Arrested For Murder Just Days After Fatal Shooting

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police have arrested a 24-year-old man for a fatal shooting earlier in the month.
    Aaron Daniels has been charged with first and second-degree murder in the death of Donya Rigby.
    Daniels is accused of shooting Rigby following a dispute on March 17.
    Police say the fatal shooting happened in the 2600 block of W. Fairmount Ave.
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  • Baltimore Boxing Champion Gervonta Davis Signs With Under Armour

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Baltimore native and International Boxing Federation champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis  is quickly becoming the face of his division inside the ring. And now that face is proudly displayed in the heart of Charm City.
    Under Armour put up a billboard portraying their newest signing, with the words “Baltimore’s Own” displayed in bold white letters. The billboard, located on northbound I-95 between Canton Avenue and Russell Street exits has pre
  • Police Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Jessup

    JESSUP, Md (WJZ) – Howard County police are investigating what lead to a collision between a motorcylce and passenger vehicle in Jessup Wednesday evening.
    Officials say a Yamaha Motorcycle was traveling northbound on Vollmerhausen Road just before 9:30 Wednesday evening. At that time it collided with a Nissan Altima that was traveling westbound on Castleford Drive.
    21-year-01d Phillip Dorsey, of Jessup, was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Meanwhile, the driver o the Altima, Alborz Lakeh
  • Reporter Alleges GOP Hopeful Greg Gianforte Body-Slammed Him

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A reporter said the Republican candidate for Montana’s sole congressional seat body-slammed him Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the nationally watched special election.
    Greg Gianforte was in a private office giving an interview when Guardian newspaper reporter Ben Jacobs came in without permission, campaign spokesman Shane Scanlon said.
    In an audio recording posted by the Guardian, the reporter asks the congressional candidate about the GOP’s h
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  • TSA Tightening Security Amid Potential Terror Attacks Involving Electronics

    BALTIMORE (WZ)– Under growing fear of potential terrorist attacks on board flights the TSA is tightening up security even more.
    Additional screening for what you bring on board is now happening at several airports across the country.
    Nothing is changing to what you can or can’t put into your carry-on luggage but what you may start seeing is a closer look at what’s inside; specifically your electronics.
    All of it is meant to help stay ahead of evolving threats, under growin
  • Frat Member Found Guilty For Off-Campus Hazing Incident

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A man is found guilty of hazing in an off-campus incident last year that sent a Towson University student to the hospital.
    According to court documents, Alexander Cantor was found guilty of hazing, but will not serve jail time.
    Police say back in March of 2016, a 19-year-old student was forced to do strenuous workouts and drink unknown substances at the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
    Afterwards he became extremely ill.
    Another TKE  member, Evan Francis was also ch
  • Weather Blog: Below Normal Temps

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A decent afternoon on this Wednesday, that featured still below normal temperatures, but we did manage to get some sun earlier in the day!
    Overnight a batch of rain will move into the region and may persist in the afternoon. By late afternoon we may see some sun, which may help to set off some more showers and a thunderstorm as well.
    Some drier air will hopefully give us some sun on Friday, along with milder temperatures.
    The updated weekend outlook coming tomorrow!
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  • Passenger: Airline Was Warned About Disruptive Man At Gate

    HONOLULU (AP) — Before a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu took off carrying a passenger whose inflight behavior prompted bomb-threat procedures and military fighter jets to escort the plane, passengers complained to American Airlines workers that the man was scaring them, a woman who was on the flight said Wednesday.
    Anil Uskanli, 25, of Turkey, tried to get to the front of the plane during last week’s flight and crewmembers feared his laptop contained explosives, said a criminal
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  • Video Appears To Show Texas Officer Striking Teenage Girl

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing police body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside a birthday party last weekend.
    Mayor Ivy Taylor issued a statement saying the video “is hard to watch and listen to” and that the department is reviewing the police body camera footage to determine exactly what happened.
    The grainy footage was shot late Saturda
  • Moment Of Reflection Held For Slain College Student; Action Plan Created

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ/AP) — As the investigation continues into the fatal stabbing of a Bowie State student at the University of Maryland, the victim was remembered at the College Park campus as a young man with a bright future whose life was cut tragically short.
    The case has prompted wide-ranging discussions about race on campus.
    The university honored Richard Collins III, who was fatally stabbed on the campus.
    Collins was scheduled to graduate from Bowie State University on Tuesda
  • Jury Of 12 On Bill Cosby Sex Assault Case Includes 2 Blacks

    PITTSBURGH (WJZ/AP) — The jury that will hear the sex assault case against Bill Cosby will include two blacks among its 12 members in a case Cosby believes could be racially motivated.
    Prosecutors and the defense team on Wednesday also chose six alternate jurors, two of them black.
    “It’s a terrific jury made up of people of all demographics,” Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said. “We’re passed this nonsense about the optics and things.”
  • Marijuana Extract Helps Some Kids With Epilepsy, Study Says

    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer
    A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot’s possible health benefits.
    “This is the first solid, rigorously obtained scientific data” that a marijuana compound is safe and effective for this problem, said one study leader, Dr. Orrin Devinsky of NYU Langone Medical Center.
    He said research int
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  • Falling, Laying Unconscious For Days Left Md. Man Technically Dead, But Now He’s Recovering

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —A Howard County man’s life was forever changed last March after he fell down a flight of stairs. Lying unconscious for days, TJ Scanlon actually died.
    Coming home after a Saturday night out with friends, he reached for his spare key to his Columbia apartment, lost his balance and plummeted 20 feet down a concrete stairwell.
    He lay there, barely alive, for two days. A worried co-worker and Scanlon’s roommate eventually found their friend, clinging to life.
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  • Tow Truck Driver Struck By Passing Vehicle

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A tow truck driver has been taken to a hospital after being hit by a passing vehicle Wednesday afternoon.
    The Anne Arundel County Police Department was called just before 3:30 p.m., about an auto-pedestrian wreck near Belle Grove and Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.
    Responding officers found an injured tow truck driver. Police say the 45-year-old man was outside of his truck on the side of the road when a vehicle struck him and also hit the tow truck.
    The tow truck dri
  • Indy 500 Officials Playing It Safe With Race-Day Security

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis 500 fans won’t face any enhanced security measures to get into the track for Sunday’s race.
    They might notice more armed law-enforcement officials once they make it through the gates at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    Two days after 22 people were killed at a concert in Manchester, England, speedway President Doug Boles outlined the track’s security plan and urged fans to arrive early and stay patient for the world’s largest single-day
  • Alleged Manchester Attacker Known To Police, But Not Considered Imminent Threat

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — While the suicide bomber responsible for the Manchester bombing was known to police, he was considered only a minor figure, not an imminent threat.
    It’s still unclear how he was able to get into the area undetected.
    Screams of horror filled the Manchester Arena, with the most vulnerable victims targeted in the blast.
    Police say the attacker is 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who was born and raised in Manchester, but in an area that’s known as a recruiting grou
  • Baseball And Beer; Connecting The History Of Craft Beer Making

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A new program is launching in the state that’s promoting and connecting the rich history of baseball and the craft of beer making.
    If you have ever attended or even seen a movie featuring a baseball game, you know where there is baseball, beer is not far away.
    A good thing for Maryland is, with dozens of breweries in state, many think now is the time to promote that.
    Cheers to new endeavors as a collaborative effort made way for a state tour of breweries.
    It’s
  • Police Face New Threat In Accidental Overdoses

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Guns, knives, violent assaults.
    Now a new threat to first responders is surfacing.
    Alex DeMetrick reports, that threat is contacting, and accidentally overdosing on, a powerful narcotic.
    Saving the lives of people who overdose is a growing part of the job for first responders like paramedics and police.
    Last Friday, A sheriff’s deputy responding to an overdose call in Harford County started feeling strange.
    “He was feeling the effects that are usually associat
  • Interim Superintendent Named For Baltimore County Schools

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —A familiar face is set to take the helm of Baltimore County Schools.
    An interim superintendent was approved Tuesday night by the Baltimore County School Board.
    Pat Warren reports, the board decided to choose from within.
    Because Dallas Dance is leaving suddenly, there’s no time to conduct a search for a permanent replacement. The interim superintendent is not only a Baltimore County high school grad, she has two children in the system.
    Verletta White is currently the
  • Orioles Radio Recap: O’s Swept In Matinee By Twins

    On Field Trip day the Orioles looked to put their recent struggles behind them in an afternoon matinee. Chris Tillman took the hill and after a rocky first inning settled in and was followed by a strong outing from the Orioles bullpen. The Baltimore offense tallied 3 runs all on solo home runs by JJ Hardy, Chris Davis and Jonathan Schoop. Hear all the action from today’s game on the Orioles Radio Recap!As always we will hear Buck Showalter’s post game thoughts and comments! Follow Jo
  • Pro Bowl Returning To Orlando In 2018

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Pro Bowl will return to Orlando in 2018 for the second straight year.
    Orlando will host the Pro Bowl on Jan. 28, 2018, at 3 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN and ABC, the NFL announced Wednesday. Last season, the NFL played its all-star game in Orlando for the first time at Camping World Stadium.
    The NFL has a two-year deal with an option for a third year to play the Pro Bowl in Orlando.
    The 2018 game will feature the AFC vs. NFC format, which returned la
  • Orioles Release OF Michael Bourn, Making Him A Free Agent

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have released outfielder Michael Bourn from his minor league contract.
    Bourn agreed to a minor league deal on Feb. 20 that paid $2 million with incentives if he reached the majors. Not long after that, he broke his right ring finger catching a football.
    Bourn exercised the opt-out clause on the contract Tuesday, and the Orioles on Wednesday chose to let him go rather than promote him to the big league club
    After batting .220 in 11 games with Triple-A
  • Twins Beat Orioles 4-3 For A Sweep

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Jose Berrios took a two-hitter into the seventh inning, Kennys Vargas drove in two runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Orioles 4-3 on Wednesday to complete their first three-game sweep in Baltimore since 1996.
    Eduardo Escobar had two hits and an RBI for the first-place Twins, who have won six of seven and are a major league best 14-5 on the road.
    Berrios (3-0) allowed three runs and four hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out seven. He was pulled in the seventh after solo
  • Police Recover Loaded Assault Rifle In Drug Raid; Man Arrested

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– City police recovered an assault rifle in a drug raid early Wednesday morning after learning of possible narcotic activity taking place in a home.
    At about 4:30 a.m., officers executed a search and seizure in the 500 block of East 22nd Street after learning about possible narcotic activity taking place.
    Detectives recovered a loaded assault rifle and narcotic packing material and arrested Damion Robinson, 28, who lives at the residence.Robinson is prohibited from possessin
  • WJZ, Orioles Host 10th Annual Weather Day At Camden Yards

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Orioles, WJZ and MASN hosted the 10th annual Weather Day Field Trip on Wednesday.
    More than 10,000 boys and girls from schools around the region came to Camden Yards to learn about weather from the WJZ First Warning Weather team and to see a little Orioles magic.
    WJZ’s own Marcus Washington sang the National Anthem before the first pitch was thrown!
     
    It was all part of WJZ’s Continuing Community Commitment.
    Those who attended Weather Day shared their
  • How To Prepare Your Car For Summer

    By Allen Foster
    Although baseball and apple pie rank mighty high on our nation’s list of most beloved pastimes, technically both have their roots in England. Country music and pickup trucks, however, were both born right here in the good ole U.S. of A. This summer, if you want to engage in an authentic all-American experience, there’s no better way than with a rollicking road trip to a country music festival.
    But wait! NAPA Auto Parts knows the relentless heat of summer can be as bru
  • A Patriots’ Road Trip Guide To This Fourth Of July

    By Allen Foster
    On July 4th, 1776, the 13 American colonies declared independence from the British Empire, thus birthing a bold new nation. The Fourth of July is about more than just festivities, NAPA AUTO PARTS wants to inspire you to remember some of the important reasons we are celebrating
    This year, along with the fireworks, parades, picnics, carnivals and concerts, why not take a trip back to this country’s remarkable roots? Remind yourself what it means to be truly independent a
  • Police Searching For Silver Nissan Following Afternoon Homicide

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Police Department is searching for a silver Nissan they say a suspect fled the scene in after a Wednesday afternoon homicide.
    Police say the fatal shooting happened at 12:45 p.m., in the 1300 block of N. Calhoun St.
    Responding officers found a 28-year-old man. He had several gunshot wounds, and was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
    Detectives began investigating immediately, and determined the shooter approached the victim on foo
  • Police: Homeless Man Dies After Beating Over Catcall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City say a homeless man has died from injuries suffered when he was beaten after he catcalled a teenager’s cousin.
    Officials say 69-year-old Lucio Bravo died Tuesday after being taken off life support. The NYPD says Bravo suffered massive brain trauma after 18-year-old Bronx resident Branlee Gonzalez repeatedly punched him and a 39-year-old man Thursday.
    Police say the teen attacked the two homeless men after they whistled and catcalled after the yo
  • Police Searching For Missing 11-Year-Old

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police need the public’s help to find an 11-year-old missing runaway.
    Deontay Jones was last seen on May 23, in the 300 block of North Gay St.
    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Missing Person Unit at (443) 984-7385 or call 911.
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