• 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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  • Bannon, Undeterred, Under Siege From GOP After Alabama Loss

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is catching blame from fellow Republicans for coughing up a safe Senate seat in deep-red Alabama and foisting damaging political advice on President Donald Trump. But in the aftermath of this week’s stinging Alabama defeat, Bannon is showing no signs of abandoning his guerrilla war against the GOP establishment.
    Bannon wholeheartedly backed Roy Moore, the insurgent conservative who faltered in Tuesday’s special election
  • Weather Blog: More Flurries Expected For Tomorrow

    Hi Everyone!
    We had that “clipper” slide across the area during the early bed time hours last night. Overnight warm air moved right up the I-95 corridor and this morning life is not all that uncomfortable. And frankly we, pretty much, lucked out. We were on the very Southern edge of that “clipper” which did drop 3 to 5 inches of snow North of Philly. But we are not done…(well that is a “duh” statement, with Winter coming on)…but I am referring to
  • Legos, Lights, And Latkes To Celebrate The Third Night Of Hanukkah

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Families and their children will be able to celebrate the third night of Hanukkah at the Jewish Community Center in Owings Mills.
    The event will start with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Then there will be the building and lighting of a Lego Menorah. The evening will include pizza and latkes for dinner and different activities for children and then families. Donuts will also be served after the lighting of the menorah.
    Lego building is for children ages 4 and older. The cost is
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  • Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Killed While Trying To Rescue Someone To Be Laid To Rest

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A 33-year-old deputy chief fire marshal and volunteer fire fighter who was killed while off-duty while trying to help someone in need will be laid to rest on Thursday.
    Lt. Sander Cohen was killed last Friday while he was trying to help 36-year-old Carlos Wolff, a  special agent and 11-year veteran with the FBI. Wolff was also off-duty when his car was stranded on I-270.
    Lt. Cohen was driving along the interstate when he spotted a single car crash. Cohen used
  • Missing Md. Teen Found Dead Following Suspected Underage Drinking Party

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After a 17-year-old boy who was reported missing was found dead over the weekend in Montgomery County, parents and police are searching for answers.
    Police were called to the 6500 block of Elgin Lane in Bethesda, Maryland, for a possible rowdy party with minors. That was officers’ first encounter with Navid Sepehri.
    Police say he was captured on unreleased body camera footage and appeared to be under the influence. But they let him go after the people he was wi
  • Judges Ask Lawmakers For Help On Psychiatric Bed Shortage

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Judges are asking Maryland lawmakers for clarity about how long people can be jailed while waiting to be transferred for psychiatric care.
    Three judges testified before state lawmakers in Annapolis on Wednesday. The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the judges also are asking who will be responsible, if deadlines pass.Acting Health Secretary Dennis Schrader is under a judge’s contempt order for the shortage of beds and long waits for patients. He also is asking th
  • Could Self-Driving Cars Be Coming To Maryland Soon?

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — You might see driverless cars on Maryland roads sooner than you think.
    Technology experts say in 10 years, it’ll feel as normal as reaching for your phone. The experts tell WJZ Baltimore — a city not known for its public transportation — has a lot to gain from autonomous cars.
    Futuristic cars navigating roads and surroundings without a driver are on a fast track.
    “We’re talking about a mobility revolution that changes all of our society,
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  • Randallstown ‘Boys In The Good’ Learn Valuable Life Lessons

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A group of boys from Randallstown Elementary School is learning the skills and tools to become successful men.
    The group “Boys In The Good” is providing valuable lessons, including how to give, be optimistic, original and determined.
    “I’ve learned how to tie a tie, and how to be a respectful gentleman,” says 4th grader Wesley Henry.
    Teacher Da’Nall Wilmer says he was inspired to start the program a few years ago when he learned some stu
  • Prosecutors Move To Keep Death Penalty An Option In Slayings

    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have moved to hold onto their ability to seek the death penalty against two cousins in the deaths of four men found buried on a Philadelphia-area farm, although attorneys have said a deal with one defendant would take capital punishment off the table.
    The Bucks County prosecutor’s office on Wednesday filed notice of aggravating circumstances in the charges against Sean Kratz and Cosmo DiNardo, both 20, in the slayings last summer. Prosecutors said c
  • Youth Anti-Violence Program Coming To Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A new youth violence prevention program could be a game changer in Baltimore City.
    Roca was announced Wednesday with fanfare at City Hall amid a wave of juvenile violence in recent months.
    The founder, Molly Baldwin, is from Baltimore. She says Roca — rock in Spanish — reaches the unreachable: people 17 to 24 who won’t fit into other programs.
    “They can get mad at us, threaten us, get high, disappear, and we go back and get them again,”
  • ‘I Wish I Could Trade Places With Her’: Family Of Woman, Child Killed In Fire Speaks To WJZ

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A mother and her 5-year-old daughter are dead after a fire spread through their northeast Baltimore home early Wednesday.
    Tonight, the woman’s other daughter, 4-year-old Layla, is in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is on life support and in a coma, her tiny body badly burned.
    Devastated loved ones of Layla, her mother Alicia Evans and her 5-year-old sister Amani spoke exclusively with WJZ’s Amy Yensi Wednesday.
    “This just really, really,
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  • Elon Musk Hyperloop May Have Terminus Near Camden Yards

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s digging company, Boring Co., could start the construction of hyperloop tunnels, terminating near West Pratt and South Paca streets in Baltimore, as early as January, according to documents obtained by Capital News Service.
    In a conditional utility permit granted to Boring Co. by the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration on Oct. 16, Musk’s company estimates it will begin digging two parallel, 12.4-mile t
  • Hogan Announces New Initiatives To Boost Jobs In Maryland

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has announced new initiatives aimed at boosting job creation.
    Hogan made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday.
    He says it’s an effort to build on legislation approved this year. The law provides incentives for manufacturing companies to create jobs in areas with higher unemployment by providing a tax credit for each new job created. Hogan says in less than six months, nearly 70 manufacturers have filed letters of intent to participate
  • Ravens Insist They Won’t Take Winless Browns Lightly

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — As a member of the Alabama football team, Marlon Humphrey knew what to expect against non-league foes such as Mercer and Kent State.
    “We played a lot of teams that we definitely should easily run over,” Humphrey recalled.
    Now a rookie starting cornerback with the Baltimore Ravens, Humphrey finds himself in a seemingly similar situation entering Sunday’s game against the winless Cleveland Browns.
    The Ravens (7-6) are chasing a playoff berth. The Br
  • Hogan To Push Redistricting Reform Bill Again

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he will try again for the fourth consecutive year to make congressional redistricting a nonpartisan process.
    Hogan, a Republican, said he will submit legislation in the next session to create an independent commission to draw congressional and state legislative districts. Now, the governor and lawmakers craft them. Hogan has made the reform proposal in each of his three years as governor, but it has not advanced.
    The gover
  • McCain Receiving Treatment At Walter Reed

    Republican Sen. John McCain is at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, receiving treatment for the “normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy.”
    That’s the word from his office Wednesday. The six-term Arizona lawmaker has missed votes in the Senate this week and did not attend a White House ceremony in which President Donald Trump signed the defense bill into law. The sweeping policy bill has been a major achievement of McCain’s for years — espec
  • Army Dad, Deployed In Korea For The Past Year, Surprises Son At His Md. School

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — When WJZ cameras arrived at Millersville Elementary School Wednesday, 9-year-old Eben Pardue thought we were covering a story about his school’s cafeteria.But today’s lunch was extra special.
    What the 3rd grader didn’t know is that his father was about to walk through the doors behind him.
    Master Sgt. Thomas Pardue has been serving overseas for the past year.
    “Hey buddy!” Pardue said, as Eben jumped up from the cafeteria bench, “How you
  • BCCC Offers Free Tuition To Baltimore City Public School Seniors

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Community College is offering free tuition to Baltimore City Public School seniors thanks to a program launched by Mayor Catherine Pugh.
    Pugh and Baltimore City Community College announced the launch of the Mayor’s Scholars Program, which is part of the Baltimore Violence Reduction Update, on Wednesday.
    The program’s aim is to provide more access to higher education by eliminating cost barriers.
    The mayor issued the following statement
  • Two Dead In Possible Murder-Suicide At Penn State Satellite Campus

    BEAVER COUNTY (KDKA) – At least two people have been killed after a shooting on the Penn State Beaver campus.
    Pennsylvania State Police say the shooting is being investigated as a murder – suicide.
    Troopers say an employee at Penn State Beaver was shot near her car.
    Troopers say her estranged husband shot and killed her then shot and killed himself near her car.
    Penn State Beaver issued an alert just before 4 p.m. Wednesday that shots were fired, adding that the situation is containe
  • Veteran Helping Salvation Army Recover From Holiday Thefts Via Donations For Push Ups

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Since Thanksgiving, at the Salvation Army warehouse in Baltimore, thieves broke in not once, not twice, but three times.
    They cut down new copper piping, and even took toys meant for local needy children.
    “Children who you’ve bought a toy for, now have got to go out and buy another toy for, because some guy decided to steal it,” said Salvation Army Majors Gene A. Hogg.
    And that won’t do, if charitable Baltimoreans have anything to say about it. Aft
  • Google Reveals The ‘Most Googled’ Topics Of 2017

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —One of the biggest storms to strike the U.S. in history is also entering the record books as the most searched topic on Google in 2017.
    Hurricane Irma, the category 5 storm which battered Florida and the Caribbean in September, was the “most Googled” search term in the U.S. and around the world this year.
    Matt Lauer, the former Today show host fired over sexual harassment allegations, was the second-most frequently entered search among Americans in 2017. Legend
  • Dying Man Invites 1,000 Guests To ‘End Of Life’ Party

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —A Japanese businessman who was diagnosed with terminal cancer is making sure he goes out on his own terms. The 80-year-old threw a unique, “end of life” party to properly say goodbye to his family and friends.
    Satoru Anzaki reportedly invited around 1,000 guests including friends, former classmates, business partners, and employees to his Dec. 11 gathering in Tokyo. “I am satisfied that I could say ‘thank you’ to people I met in life
  • Snow To Impact Thursday Morning Commute

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —  The National Weather Service is warning commuters to give themselves a little extra cushion Thursday morning due to overnight snowfall.
    Although the accumulation would be an inch or less, it could pack a punch due to freezing roads.
    It’s snowing on TV Hill. Send us your pictures. Just reply to this thread. pic.twitter.com/MZqc3wFLL1
    — George Solis (@GeorgeSolisWJZ) December 14, 2017The National Weather Service is warning people that any locations that re
  • Possible Overnight Snowfall Could Impact Thursday Morning Commute

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —  The National Weather Service is warning commuters to give themselves a little extra cushion Thursday morning due to possible overnight snowfall.
    Although the accumulation would be an inch or less, it could pack a punch due to freezing roads.
    “Light snow showers (with potential large impact due to sub-freezing roads) are POSSIBLE between 7pm and 4am tonight,” according to a special weather statement issued for all of central Maryland, including the Baltim
  • Overnight Snowfall May Impact Thursday Morning Commute

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —  The National Weather Service is warning commuters to give themselves a little extra cushion Thursday morning due to overnight snowfall.
    Although the accumulation would be an inch or less, it could pack a punch due to freezing roads.
    It’s snowing on TV Hill. Send us your pictures. Just reply to this thread. pic.twitter.com/MZqc3wFLL1
    — George Solis (@GeorgeSolisWJZ) December 14, 2017“Light snow showers (with potential large impact due to sub-freezin
  • Uber Charges Customer Over $14,000 For 20-Minute Ride

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —An Uber customer got a severe case of “sticker shock” after he was presented with a bill for $14,393.14 after a 20-minute drive through Toronto.
    The incredible amount, which comes out to 18,518.50 in Canadian dollars, was posted to social media by the rider who goes by “votethehish” on Instagram. The unlucky passenger’s shocking bill was then shared by his friends on Twitter, where the outrage grew even further. To add insult to injury, Uber r
  • Baby Survives After Being Born With Heart Outside Her Body

    (CNN) — A baby born with her heart outside her body has survived surgery to insert it back into her chest.
    Vanellope Hope Wilkins, now three weeks old, was delivered by a team of 50 medical professionals at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, UK, on November 22.
    Born with ectopia cordis, a rare congenital condition causing her heart to grow outside her body, the baby girl underwent three intensive surgeries to put her heart inside her chest. She is now on the road to recovery.
    “I had pr
  • Best Local Gift Card Ideas In Baltimore

    By Joel FurchesEveryone has at least one person on their holiday gift list who’s hard to shop for. A practical solution which will rarely lead you astray is a gift card.
    Anyone can buy a gift card to Target or another big box store, but consider this: Baltimore is littered with locally owned shops and restaurants which have a unique charm one cannot find in a big box retailer. Consider these locations for your gifting needs.
    Collector’s Corner
    403 N. Charles St.Baltimore, MD 21201(44
  • Mother Arrested For Son’s 323 Unnecessary Hospital Visits, 13 Surgeries, Report Says

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —A Texas mother has been arrested and accused of unnecessarily subjecting her young son to over a dozen surgeries and hundreds of hospital visits.
    Christopher Bowen has been in and out of hospitals his entire life and has been checked into facilities a staggering 323 times. The eight-year-old has reportedly been put on a feeding tube, confined to a wheelchair, and even spent time in hospice care. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, medical records show the boy’

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