• Man Found Shot, Killed, In Car Outside Morgan State University Student Housing

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A man was found shot to death in a car near Morgan State University. Baltimore Police responded to the scene around 4:50 a.m.
    The silver Acura was outside the Morgan View Apartments, student housing on the 4700 block of Loch Raven Blvd. It had at least three bullet holes in the doors and the front window. Police said the victim, a Hispanic man, had several gunshot wounds in his upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
    The shooting happened in the street, and not o
  • Nationals Get HRs from Adams, Soto And Roll Past Orioles 8-1

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Matt Adams and Juan Soto homered, rookie Austin Voth extended a streak of strong performances by Washington’s rotation and the Nationals breezed past the neighboring Baltimore Orioles 8-1 Tuesday night.
    Though the Nationals and Orioles play in stadiums located just 40 miles apart, the gap between their talent and expectations is far wider. Eagerly chasing a playoff berth, Washington has won 13 of 16 and owns the third-best record in the National League.
    The Orioles,
  • Weather Blog | Warm And Humid Conditions Expect Through The Week

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Very warm and humid conditions all across the region, will only get worse, especially by the end of the week.
    With highs in the 90’s and high dewpoints around 70 or better, we expect the real feel to reach over 100 degrees Wednesday, and more likely by Friday through Sunday.
    A heat advisory will be in effect Wednesday for all areas from the city south and east from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
    Stay hydrated, stay inside and reduce your sun exposure as well.
    Some coolin
  • Ikea Is Closing Its Only U.S. Factory And Moving Production To Europe

    (CNN) — Ikea is shutting down its only furniture factory in the United States.
    The Swedish company will end production this December at its plant in Danville, Virginia. Operations will move to Europe, where the company says it can cut costs.
    “We made every effort to improve and maintain the competitiveness of this plant, but unfortunately the right cost conditions are not in place to continue production in Danville,” site manager Bert Eades said in a st
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  • Pilot Of Small Plane That Crashed Into Atlantic Ocean Near Ocean City, Md. Evaluated And Released

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — A small plane crashed into the ocean near Ocean City Tuesday evening.
    The sole occupant was evaluated by paramedics and released. He was identified as Trevor H. Deihl, 23, of Reedville, Virginia.
    According to the preliminary investigation, witnesses said that they were on the beach at 20th Street at about 6:15 p.m. when they saw a single-engine airplane crash into the ocean about a quarter of a mile from the shoreline.
    Witnesses told officials the plane appeared to
  • No Injuries In Small Plane Crash Landing Near Ocean City, Md.

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — A small plane crash landed into the ocean near Ocean City Tuesday evening.
    The sole occupant was evaluated by paramedics and released. He was identified as Trevor H. Deihl, 23, of Reedville, Virginia.
    According to the preliminary investigation, witnesses said that they were on the beach at 20th Street at about 6:15 p.m. when they saw a single-engine airplane crash into the ocean about a quarter of a mile from the shoreline.
    Witnesses told officials the plane appeare
  • Family Of Man Murdered In Baltimore Clinic Shooting Says He Had Safety Concerns

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The family of a man murdered during a gunman’s rampage inside a Baltimore drug treatment center said he was concerned about his security in the neighborhood surrounding the Man Alive clinic on Maryland Avenue and West 21st Street.
    The family of David Caldwell, 52, said he worked several months there as a phlebotomist. His sister Charlene Weigman told WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren her brother had a huge heart, caring for several adopted and foster dogs.
    Picture of M
  • House Condemns President Trump’s ‘Racist’ Tweets In Extraordinary Rebuke

    WASHINGTON (WJZ) — The U.S. House of Representatives moved quickly to condemn President Trump’s recent controversial tweets about four Democratic congresswomen of color.
    The House passed the resolution on Tuesday which states that the body, “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments.”
    Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer spoke on the House Floor.
    “I will not speculate on this floor about the motives or intentions of this president,” he
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  • Nestle Introduces New Chocolate Bar Without Added Sugar

    (CNN) — Nestle has introduced a new chocolate bar without added sugar, as the company tries to stay ahead of changing consumer tastes and trends.
    The Swiss company announced Tuesday a new KitKat bar that distills its sweet flavor from a cocoa fruit without any added refined sugar. The 70% dark chocolate bar is made using the entire cacao fruit, including the pulp around the cacao bean that is typically thrown away.
    Using a new patented technique, Nestle is tur
  • Calvert Hall Graduate Recovering After Fourth Of July Diving Accident

    OCEAN CITY, MD. (WJZ) — Calvert Hall College High School graduate Ben Paepcke is recovering in Shock Trauma after a traumatic diving accident in Ocean City.
    Like many people, he was at the beach with friends over the Fourth of July, but the area he was swimming in was more shallow than expected.
    “I dove in first, and I realized how shallow the water was, and thought to myself, I hope no one got hurt, and that’s when I turned around and saw Ben face-down in the water,&rdquo
  • Dirt Bikes Could Help Crime Rate Drop And End Street ‘Beefs,’ Baltimore Rider Says

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Dirt bikers have raced through Baltimore for more than 50 years drawing spectators and terrifying others.
    They’re illegal, but they can be seen dodging in and out of traffic, popping wheelies, sometimes causing accidents and even deaths — fueling controversy and outrage
    WJZ’s Rick Ritter got a rare point of view, speaking with a dirtbiker himself, who says you’d be surprised at who’s behind the wheel, saying there are lawyers and even police
  • Maryland Teen Actor Asante Blackk Nominated For Emmy For Work In ‘When They See Us’

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland actor Asante Blackk earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for his work in “When They See Us.”
    The nominations were announced Tuesday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
    “When They See Us” — a Limited Series on Netflix — was released on May 31, 2019, and has earned 10 Primetime Emmy nominations.
    Congrats to ⁦@AsanteBlackk⁩ on his Emmy nomination for his role
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  • Elkton Police Searching For Bank Robber

    ELKTON, Md. (WJZ) — Police in Elkton are searching for a man they said robbed a bank in the city Tuesday morning.
    The robbery happened around 10:45 a.m. at the PNC Bank on North Street.
    Courtesy: Elkton Police
    Police said the robber entered the bank and demanded money. He left with an unspecified amount of cash.
    Anyone with information about the robbery should call police at 410-398-4200 extension 38 or email jbeamer@elktonpd.org.
  • Walkersville Teen Arrested For Driving Stolen Car, Fleeing From Police

    FREDERICK, MD. (WJZ) —  A Walkersville teen was arrested Tuesday for driving a stolen car and fleeing from police.
    A Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputy was driving west on Schifferstadt Boulevard approaching a red light to East Church Street in Frederick when a white four-door Infiniti G53 sedan was seen coming up to the intersection driving north on East Church Street at a high speed and stopping abruptly at the light.
    The deputy continued to follow the car after it made a left
  • Police: Girlfriend Punches, Threatens Boyfriend With Box Cutter Over Song Lyrics

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS LOCAL)— Nashville may be known as “Music City,” but a local woman who apparently didn’t like the song her boyfriend was singing is under arrest after allegedly punching him and threatening him with a box cutter.
    The victim told police that he was sitting in his bedroom listening to music and singing on Sunday, but his girlfriend, Cortney R. King, did not like the lyrics of the song he was singing and punched him, WSMV reported.
    He said King also thre
  • ‘Beyond The Scoreboard’ Summer Camp Blends Sports, Life Skills To Students In East Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A new program in East Baltimore teaches sports and life skills to student-athletes this summer.
    Inside an East Baltimore school, middle school students will spend the next five weeks off the bleachers, bouncing between the basketball court and classrooms to learn life skills.
    “This is a community, and this is who we are,” said Flloyd Taliaferro with Beyond the Scoreboard.
    Non-profit All Walks of Life, Team Thrill and City Parks and Rec partnered to put on the
  • Firefighters Working To Extinguish Brush Fire Along I-895

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Firefighters are over the scene of a brush fire along Interstate 895 at exit 57 in east Baltimore.
    The fire broke out along railroad train tracks.
    Interstate traffic does not appear to be impacted.There is no further information available at this time.
    Stay with WJZ for updates.
  • 33rd Annual Orioles Food Drive Collecting Donations For Maryland Food Bank

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —The Baltimore Orioles host the Boston Red Sox this weekend, and WJZ is looking for two types of wins.
    One, with the games, and the other with the Annual Orioles Food Drive, part of WJZ’s Community Commitment.
    You can donate non-perishable food or cash and members of the WJZ team will be at Camden Yards to collect it.
    All donations will benefit the Maryland Food Bank.
  • Former Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen Leaves Planned Parenthood, No Longer President

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Dr. Leana Wen is stepping down as Planned Parenthood president.
    She first announced the departure in a tweet, saying the Planned Parenthood board ended her employment at a “secret meeting”
    I just learned that the @PPFA Board ended my employment at a secret meeting. We were engaged in good faith negotiations about my departure based on philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood. My statement to come shortly.
    — Leana Wen,
  • Man Calls 911 From Police Cruiser To Complain About Air Conditioning

    PERKINS TOWNSHIP, Ohio (CBS Local) — An Ohio man who was detained in the back of a police cruiser called 911 to complain he was hot and wanted the air conditioning turned up, according to authorities.
    Keith Oshoski, 54, initially called 911 on Sunday to report that he had been assaulted by his estranged 17-year-old son in the parking lot of a shopping center, WJW reported.
    During the investigation, Oshoski was placed in the back seat of a police car. Video from the officer’s body cam
  • Swing And A Miss | Brooks Robinson Bobblehead Giveaway Doesn’t Appear To Look Like The O’s Legend

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The O’s will be celebrating one of their very own Hall of Famers at Camden Yards with a giveaway!
    The first 25,000 fans 15 and over to attend Tuesday’s game against the Washington Nationals will receive a Brooks Robinson bobblehead! Only, there is just one problem; the giveaway doesn’t appear to look like him at all!pic.twitter.com/GPTH1BKkRH
    — Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) July 15, 2019The giveaway certainly captures the third baseman’s
  • Emmitsburg Man Sentenced 10 Years In Prison For Rape, Sexual Solicitation Of Minor

    FREDERICK, MD. (WJZ) — An Emmitsburg man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for rape Tuesday morning.
    The sentence comes after he entered an Alford plea, acknowledging that the State had sufficient evidence to convict him.
    John Warren Compton, 37, was sentenced to 30 years in prison, suspending all but 10 years.
    Credit: Frederick County State’s Attorney Office
    The plea agreement is for two counts of a third-degree sex offense and one count of sexual solicitation of a minor.
    He must
  • Maryland Weather | Code Red Heat Alert Continues For Baltimore Through Sunday, Temperatures Could Top 100 Degrees

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Code Red Extreme Heat Alert continues for Baltimore through Sunday as temperatures are expected to approach or top 100 degrees.
    Heat index values could reach 105 degrees Friday and 105 to 100 degrees in the Baltimore area Saturday.
    Yikes! We're already feeling the heat but this is just the beginning! Saturday has the potential to feel around 110°! #MDWX #WJZ #Baltimore pic.twitter.com/hGvqCipo5o
    — Meg McNamara (@MegWJZ) July 16, 2019RELATED COVERAGE:Latest Wea
  • US Marshals Offer $5K For Man Wanted In Death Of 10-Year-Old Makiyah Wilson

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service is offering $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of killing a 10-year-old girl who was headed out for ice cream.
    WTOP-FM reports Isaiah Murchison is wanted on a charge of first-degree murder in the slaying of Makiyah Wilson.
    Makiyah was killed last summer while walking through the crowded courtyard of her Washington, D.C., apartment complex. Authorities say four masked men jumped out of a car and fired gunshots into the c
  • Man Injured In Brooklyn Park Stabbing

    BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (WJZ) — Officers are on the scene of a stabbing in the 400 block of Cedar Hill Road in Brooklyn Park.
    A man was stabbed, but is alert and conscious. He is being taken to an area hospital.
    No suspect or further information is available, police said.
    This story is developing. 
  • 19-Year-Old Reported Missing From Taneytown

    TANEYTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — Officials are looking for a missing 19-year-old man who was last seen in Carroll County Thursday.
    Casey Brighful was last seen around 2 p.m. walking south on Route 140 near Finksburg.
    Brightful is six-foot-one and weighs 170 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
    He was wearing a red/multi-colored Chicago Bulls sweater, black jogger pants, Air Jordan sneakers and a black Maryland flag hat.
    Anyone who sees him is asked to call state police at 410-386-3000 or 911.
  • Virginia Man Accuses Developer Of Harming 200-Year-Old Grave

    STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia landowner and a housing developer are engaged in a dispute over reported damage to 200-year-old headstones at a revolutionary war-era cemetery.
    The Freelance-Star reports 70-year-old Gordon Silleck noticed headstones displaced and ground disturbed at Liberty Hall farm, a property he says was once owned by his distant relatives in Stafford, Virginia. Sellick says the burial ground houses his great-great-great-grandfather and great-grandfather, a Civil War vet
  • DuClaw Brewing Company To Debut ‘Regular Beer’ This Summer

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — DuClaw Brewing Company, based in Baltimore, will debut “Regular Beer”, an American craft lager, later this summer.
    The beer was created in response to customers asking if the mid-sized craft brewer that specializes in sours, double IPAs and stouts has any ‘regular beer’ offerings.
    Credit: DuClaw Brewing Company
    “Right now, walking into a liquor store, the choices are infinite,” said DuClaw’s head designer Tyler McCoy. “The v
  • Court Reinstates Challenge To ‘Habitual Drunkard’ Law

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit challenging a Virginia law that allows police to arrest and jail people designated as “habitual drunkards” if they are caught with alcohol.
    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the challenge to Virginia’s so-called interdiction law can move forward.
    A divided appeals court voted 8-7 to allow the lawsuit to proceed, finding that the law is unconstitutionally vague. The ruling from th
  • Baltimore Police, Feds Launch ‘Public Safety Partnership’ To Reduce Violent Crime

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — More federal help is coming to Baltimore city to try to drive down violent crime.
    It’s not the first time federal law enforcement has stood shoulder to shoulder with city police, but promises were made from a department of justice official: violent crime in Baltimore will go down in the next few years.
    “We want nothing more than to bring peace to our neighborhoods,” U.S. State’s Attorney Robert Hur said Tuesday.
    Hur said his office monitors Baltimo

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