• 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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  • Pratt Library Named One Of The Nicest Places In America

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Readers Digest magazine has named the Enoch Pratt Free Library one of the top ten “Nicest Places in America.”
    The contest searches the country to find places where people are kind and treat each other with respect.
    Readers Digest says “The Pratt is a place where civil discourse happens,” where the librarians are trusted by the community, and where a homeless person, a mother with a child, a business executive, and the mayor can walk in and all be t
  • Weather Blog: Thunderstorms This Afternoon

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As you read this we are in the last hours of Spring. And this one, 2018, will not go down as “blue ribbon” by any stretch of the imagination. Now to the Summer months, and what will they bring? Time will tell. This last day of Spring will feature the chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. This will be as an area of Low Pressure comes across the region. We believe the storms will be more widespread than the past two day.
    As of right now there are n
  • Man Accused Of Trying To Kidnap Bridgewater Jogger Held Without Bail

    BRIDGEWATER (CBS) — The man accused of trying to kidnap a jogger in Bridgewater on Sunday morning was arraigned from his hospital bed at Boston Medical Center on Tuesday.
    Gordon J. Lyons, 57, of Bridgewater, is charged with kidnapping, indecent assault and battery and assault and battery.
    According to police, Lyons was driving on Pleasant Street in Bridgewater around 7:35 a.m. on Sunday when he pulled his car over and tried to grab hold of a woman jogging by.
    A struggle between Lyons and t
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  • A Chicago Teen, Shot In The Head, Was Covered With A Sheet By Paramedics. He Died Nearly A Day Later

    (CNN) — A Chicago teenager who had been shot in the head multiple times was presumed dead and covered with a sheet by paramedics before onlookers noticed he was still moving, police and fire officials said Tuesday.
    Erin Carey, a 17-year-old who had just graduated from high school, was shot in the head on Chicago’s West Side early Monday and responding paramedics apparently believed he had suffered fatal head wounds, police officials said. They covered his body in a sheet and tended t
  • Study Says Millennials Tip Less Than Other Demographic Groups

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Wait staff in restaurants and bars are not getting a lot of gratitude from millennials. The 18-to-37 age group is the stingiest when it comes to tipping.
    33% of millennials leave less than a 15% tip and 10% leave no tip at all. That’s according to a survey by creditcards.com.
    The survey revealed millennials would prefer higher prices and no tipping.
    The best tippers are gen-Xers and the oldest Americans, the so-called “silent generation.”
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  • Corey Lewandowski On Undocumented Child With Down Syndrome Separated From Mother: ‘Womp Womp’

    (CNN) — Corey Lewandowski dismissed the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally.
    While appearing Tuesday on Fox News, former senior Democratic National Committee adviser Zac Petkanas shared an anecdote he had read about “a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome” who had been “taken from her mother and put in a cage.”
    “Womp womp,” the former Trump campaign manager respond
  • 3 Men Facing Federal Charges For Series Of Brazen Burglaries

    BALTIMORE CO., Md. (WJZ) — Prosecutors say a group of men went on a months-long crime spree in Baltimore County, stealing items worth tens of thousands during more than a dozen brazen burglaries.
    For months, several Baltimore County neighborhoods wondered who was breaking into their homes.
    Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that Kamar Beckles, Jashon Fields and Demar Brown are the prime suspects.
    According to a federal indictment, from at least November 2017 to January, the men bro
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  • UMd. Hires Sports Medicine Consultant Following Football Player’s Death

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland, College Park has contracted a sports medicine consulting firm to conduct an external review of the football team after the sudden passing of a player.
    A university spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that Walters Incorporated, a sports medicine consulting firm led by Dr. Rod Walters, had been hired to conduct a review of “relevant policies and protocols.”
    An official said the review is set to begin by week’s
  • Turner Goes 4 for 4 To Help Nationals Beat Orioles 9-7

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trea Turner went 4 for 4 with a homer, Anthony Rendon drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals extended their recent domination of the Baltimore Orioles with a 9-7 victory Tuesday night.
    Adam Eaton had two hits and two RBIs for the Nationals, who trailed 5-1 in the fifth inning before rallying to make it six straight wins over Baltimore. Washington is 4-0 against its neighboring interleague rival this season, outscoring the Orioles by a combined 20-8.
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  • Police: Man Sexually Assaults, Robs Woman Inside Her Home

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who they say sexually assaulted and robbed a woman.
    Baltimore City Police say the suspect entered a home in the 600 block of W. Lexington Street on June 1.
    Once inside, the suspect allegedly sexually assaulted a woman and stole money before leaving the area.
    Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect seen in the video below is asked to call 410-396-2076 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-86
  • 5 Charged In ‘Smuggling Scheme’ After Fatal Crash In Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — Five people have been charged in a “smuggling scheme” following the fatal crash of an SUV that was fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff’s deputies in South Texas, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the western district of Texas said the charges were filed in connection to the Sunday crash that killed at least five people. Investigators have said the vehicle was carrying 14 people and traveling more than 100 mph wh
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  • 1 Injured After Tractor-Trailers, Cars Collide On I-95

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One person was injured in a multi-vehicle crash on I-95 in Howard County Tuesday, snarling traffic for miles during rush hour.
    Maryland State Police say six vehicles, including two tractor-trailers, collided around 4:30 p.m.
    Multiple lanes of I-95 northbound were closed at MD 175/Waterloo Road.One person from a passenger car was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.
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  • Orioles Designate Pedro Alvarez For Assignment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedro Alvarez has been designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles, who made several moves Tuesday in an attempt to improve a team with the worst record in the big leagues.
    The 31-year-old Alvarez had a .181 batting average with eight home runs and 18 RBIs in 45 games. Used mostly as a designated hitter, he was in a 1-for-18 skid since his last multihit game, on May 24.
    “Pete’s a good man. He’s a good teammate,” manager Buck Showalter said.
  • Cleanup Underway As Severe Thunderstorms Leave Path Of Destruction In Baltimore Region

    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ)– It was a storm that didn’t need much time to make a lasting impact.
    The sounds of cleanup echo through the streets of Baltimore. Thousands there and across the state are dealing with the aftermath of Mother Nature.
    Heavy winds crushed cars in Pikesville and uprooted greets like Elizabeth Mazhari’s in Towson. What she thought was an ordinary storm was anything but.
    “I was on the phone and thought to myself, here comes a typical storm,” says Ma
  • Suspicious Package Reported At Baltimore Courthouse

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Authorities are on the scene at Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore after a suspicious package had been reported.
    Crews, including a HazMat team, responded to the scene around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday.
    Fire officials confirm that a package had been found, but didn’t provide details.
    This story will be updated.
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  • US Leaving UN Human Rights Council: ‘A Cesspool Of Political Bias’

    (CNN) — US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, accusing the body of bias against US ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights abusers accountable.
    The move, which the Trump administration has threatened for months, came down one day after the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights slammed the separation of children from their parents at the US-Mexico border as “unconscionab
  • Family Separations At The Border Alarm Child-Welfare Experts

    The sights and sounds are wrenching: A boy’s cries of “Papa! Papa!” for the father he had been separated from. Youngsters placed in chain-link cages in an old Texas warehouse. Parents begging to know what will happen to their children.
    Child welfare has always been a challenging profession; state and local agencies across America make difficult decisions every day to separate children from their parents. But those agencies have ways of minimizing the trauma that aren’t be
  • Maryland Fleet Week And Air Show Returns To Baltimore In October

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show is coming back to Baltimore in October, bringing with it more than a dozen military vessels and planes.
    The exciting announcement was made Tuesday morning, which is just four months away from some impressive visitors in the Harbor.
    “These events put the best of Maryland and the best of Baltimore city on full display, providing exciting educational events for the whole family,” said. Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford.
    The week-lo
  • Local Non-Profits Building Community Garden Accessible For Senior Citizens

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s not far from Clifton Park in the Coldstream-Montebello neighborhood in northeast Baltimore. It’s where neighbors and local non-profits are coming together to build an accessible garden for senior citizens.
    It’s the dream of Joyce Drake, who’s working hard to make it happen.
    “Our seniors are endowed with skills and abilities, experiences and wisdom, and we don’t have that being poured back into our communities, our children, and our
  • Man Nicknamed ‘Butt Juice’ Convicted Of Gang Violence, Selling Drugs

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A man nicknamed “Butt Juice” has been convicted of taking part in gang violence and drug dealing with the Up Da Hill gang.
    25-year-old Lamont Jones, a/k/a “Butt Juice,” was found guilty of conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute narcotics.
    His sentencing is set for October, and he faces up to life in prison.
    Court documents show that Jones was part of t
  • Ellicott City’s Main Street Reopens Following 2nd Deadly Flood In 2 Years

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– In a race to recover from devastating flooding, much of Ellicott City’s Main Street opened to the public Tuesday, just three weeks after water poured down, killing one man and washing away businesses.
    Business owners say they did not know if their shops would survive the flooding, much less reopen this quickly.
    Guarded by a pane of glass and a touch of luck, Jane Knighton’s watercolors survived the murky brown water that claimed so much of Historic Ellicot
  • ‘Big Brother’ Season 20 Houseguests Revealed

    CBS has announced 16 all-new Houseguests to embark on the milestone 20th season of Big Brother. This season’s cast includes a flight attendant, a former undercover cop, a cyber security engineer and a Vegas entertainer, among others. CBS’ summer reality hit debuts with a two-night premiere event, Wednesday, June 27 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursday, June 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), only on CBS. Julie Chen also returns as host.
    See below for a quick rundown of all 16 new Houseguests
  • The Baseball Report: Astros Tie Franchise Record, Bartolo Colon Passes Marichal

    Ryan Mayer
    Alex Bregman doubled home Marwin Gonzalez and Brock Stassi to give the Astros a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night and in the process, helped tie a franchise record. With the win, the Astros have now earned 12 consecutive victories, continuing their scorching hot June, and tying the 2004 and 1999 teams for most consecutive victories.
    That puts this iteration of the team in solid company as both of those teams made the playoffs, though both did come up short of making the
  • Mites Packing Mighty Bite, Causing Big Problems For Bears

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The tiniest of insects is causing big problems for some black bears in Maryland and neighboring states.
    It’s called the sarcoptic mite, and according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources bear biologist Harry Striker, “This mite will burrow under the skin and cause a lot of problems for the animal.”
    Specifically, for black bears.
    What started in Pennsylvania has now spread to Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
    Infestation by the mites is cau
  • Ring Of Honor Show At Famed Madison Square Garden Called Off

    By Chuck Carroll
    In what can only be described as a huge disappointment for Ring of Honor, a top company official says plans for their Madison Square Garden debut have been scrapped after World Wrestling Entertainment spoke with arena management to block the event. The about-face unfolded after Sinclair Broadcasting CEO Chris Ripley revealed the plans for the New York City mega-show during an interview with the Baltimore Business Journal last week. Sinclair Broadcasting is the parent company of
  • “Closer to Equality”: Md. Transgender Teen Wins Landmark Settlement

    EASTON, Md. (WJZ) — A Maryland teenager who won a settlement that allowed him to use the boys’ bathroom and locker room facilities at school tells WJZ the long court battle was about equality and not having to live “in a place of discrimination.”
    16-year-old Max Brennan is a student at St. Michaels Middle and High School in Talbot County on the Eastern Shore. His settlement follows a major federal court ruling that found banning him from the restrooms that correspond
  • Woman Said She ‘Hated White People’ Before Assaulting 2 People On Md. Bus

    MONTGOMERY Co., Md. (WJZ) — Police arrested a 24-year-old woman who reportedly yelled she “hated white people” before assaulting two senior citizens while on a Maryland bus.
    The Gaithersburg Police Department reports this incident happened at 9 p.m. on June 4. Officers were called to N. Frederick Ave. and Travis Ave.
    Responding officers were told that two senior citizens had been assaulted while they were on a bus heading to Germantown.
    According to police, a black fe
  • Smoking Rates In U.S. Hit All-Time Low, CDC Says

    NEW YORK (CBS Local/CBS News) – Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low.
    About 14 percent of U.S adults admit to being smokers last year, down from about 16 percent in 2016, government figures from the CDC show.
    There hadn’t been much change the previous two years, but it’s been clear there’s been a general decline and the new figures show it’s continuing, according to K. Michael Cummings of the tobacco research program at Medical University of South C
  • Police Seek Answers On What Precipitated Fatal Shooting

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police in suburban Maryland are investigating what precipitated a fatal confrontation between a police officer and a man who reportedly attacked him.
    Montgomery County Police issued an update Monday evening on their investigation of the June 11 shooting, in which an officer shot and killed Robert Lawrence White, a 41-year-old black man from Silver Spring.
    Police say body-worn camera footage shows White twice assaulting the officer, 32-year-old Anand Badgujar. The

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