• Teens Charged In Attempted Carjacking That Ended In Shooting

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —Two teenagers have been arrested and charged as adults in relation to a shooting in west Baltimore on March 11.
    Police say Charles Cottman, 15, and Kevin Vaughan, 14, approached a car occupied by a 58-year-old man and attempted to take it. The victim struggled and was shot in the shoulder.
    The boys allegedly fled the scene.
    Cottman and Vaughan face attempted murder, assault, robbery, and gun related charges.
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  • Wind Advisory In Effect For Parts Of Maryland Into Early Tuesday Morning

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A wind advisory is in effect for a large part of Maryland until early Tuesday morning.
    The National Weather Service says a wind advisory is in effect for parts of Washington, Frederick, Howard, Harford, Montgomery and Baltimore Counties and Baltimore City and D.C.
    A Wind Advisory is in effect until tomorrow morning. Winds between 15 and 30 mph are expected, with gusts up to 50 mph. #WJZ pic.twitter.com/RMQWuPUbZX
    — Meg McNamara (@MegWJZ) October 23, 2017The advisory
  • Students Concerned After UMD College Park Break-Ins Continue

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Students at the University of Maryland College Park were alerted early Saturday morning about yet another break-in and burglary near the campus.
    It happened early Saturday morning, just after 3 a.m. in the 4600 Block of Knox Road.
    A female student woke up to find a man in her bedroom, when she screamed, the suspect took off without taking anything. When the school learned of the incident, they immediately sent out an email alert.
    Students at the university say they r
  • Report: Hate, Bias Incidents Have Surged In Maryland

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Reports of hate and bias incidents have surged in Maryland, according to a new report from state police.
    State police say close to 180 of the reports were inconclusive, meaning an investigation could not determine the motivation or whether it occurred.
    the number of reports surged 40 percent last year and in Anne Arundel County, they had double the amount than the previous year.
    While police say hate crimes won’t be tolerated, some believe the surge shows t
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  • Longtime Raven Matt Stover Hosting Cornhole Tournament To Benefit Philanthropy Organizations

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Two time Super Bowl champ and Ring of Honor Inductee Matt Stover has been helping athletes and public figures run their charities since retiring from the NFL in 2011.
    After 13 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, Stover is now getting local celebrities together for a tough corn hole competition.
    Stover runs the Player Philanthropy Fund, a charity that helps athletes and entertainers create their own organizations for giving back.
    “Their dollars are stretched further an
  • Civil Rights Groups Ask Charges To Be Dropped Against Pregnant, Muslim MICA Teacher Removed From SW Flight

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Thirty-one civil rights groups have signed and released a coalition letter Monday morning asking charges to be dropped against a pregnant, Maryland Muslim professor who was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight last month.
    The statement, which was sent to Southwest Airlines and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, ask that all criminal charges be dropped against Anila Daulatzai, who’s a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
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  • Dogs Test Positive For Drugs In Iditarod Race For 1st Time

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — For the first time in the history of the world’s most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials have refused to name the musher involved.
    Several dogs tested positive for the opioid pain reliever Tramadol, the governing board of the nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race said in a statement. The team was tested six hours after finishing the nearly 1,000-mile race in Nom
  • Gov. Hogan Sends National Guard To US Virgin Islands

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan is sending 100 soldiers from the Maryland National Guard to the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    Hogan said Monday they will help with ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma at the request of Gov. Kenneth Mapp, who is governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    Members of the 200th Military Police Company from Catonsville will be deployed for up to 30 days to help with local law enforcement and to guard infrastructure.
    Hogan also has authorized members of the 729t
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  • Police: Howard County’s 2017 Overdose Tally Surpasses 2016’s Total

    BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — This past weekend, three opioid overdoses that Howard County police responded to pushed the total tally for the year above 2016’s total.
    One of the three was fatal, authorities say.
    In 2016, Howard County police say they responded to 133 non-fatal opioid overdoses and 29 opioid overdose deaths.So far in 2017, there have already been 138 non-fatal opioid overdoses and 43 opioid overdose deaths, though a small number of the cases are still classified as “susp
  • Bank Robbery In Baltimore County Leads To Crash, Arrest In The City

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Baltimore County police have arrested two suspects in the City after allegedly robbing a bank in the County Monday morning.
    Officers say just before noon, they responded to a bank robbery at a Sun Trust Bank located in the 8700 block of Belair Road. Police saw the suspect’s truck on Belair Road and attempted to stop the truck.
    The truck refused to pull over and continued to flee south on Belair Road. Once in the City, the truck crashed into another car on Belair Road
  • LOOK: Patient Sweats Blood, Diagnosed With Rare Condition

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —A young woman in Italy has been diagnosed with a rare condition that causes her to sweat out her own blood. The bizarre symptoms have plagued the woman for the last three years and regularly leave her hands and face in a gory state.
    According to the CBC, the terrifying case was reported to the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) by dermatologists in Italy who studied the 21-year-old’s bleeding episodes. “I can say with clarity that I’ve never
  • Keidel: New York Giants Are Just Plain Bad

    By Jason Keidel
    The area around the Meadowlands have a certain, native smell. It’s a cocktail of swamp and smoke and the shards of industry. But if you drove by yesterday afternoon, the area was particularly pungent around MetLife Stadium, where the Giants were a kind host to the Seattle Seahawks.
    It was a strange, 24-7 affair that was competitive in the first half, until the Seahawks (4-2) finally realized the Giants (1-6) had no talent on offense and salted the game away late. At one poi
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  • Need A Hug? Study Says Soothing Touch Eases Pain Of Rejection

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Can a hug cure the negative effects associated with being rejected on social media? Researchers say the power of touch can not only heal physical wounds but mend a person’s hurt feelings too.
    Psychologists at University College London have released a study that describes how the body’s skin and hair plays a role in being buffered against social rejection. “Sometimes a touch can speak a thousand words,” researcher Katerina Fotopoulou said.
  • Police: Suspect Shot, Killed While Trying To Rob Off-Duty Officer’s Home

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —A man has died after police say he tried to burglarize an off-duty Baltimore police officer’s home and was shot by the officer.
    It happened in the 4400 block of Furley Avenue in northeast Baltimore this morning.
    According to Captain Jarron Jackson, 911 dispatch got a call from the officer around 11:30 a.m., reporting that he had been involved in a shooting inside his home.
    Investigators say the suspect was trying to commit a burglary, and entered the house while the
  • Governor Hogan Signs Order To Block Boycotts Of Israel

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed an executive order banning the state from doing business with companies that support boycotts of Israel.
    Hogan signed the executive order Monday.
    The Republican governor says requests for future bids on state contracts will include language certifying that a company has not engaged in a boycott of Israel. Hogan also says he is asking the state pension system to divest itself of companies who have participated in the movement known
  • Police: Fight On Bus Turns Into Assault On Officer, 6 Teens Arrested

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —Six teenagers between the ages of 13 and 16 have been arrested after a fight on an MTA bus ended with a Baltimore police officer being assaulted, authorities say.
    It all started near the intersection of Charles Street and North Avenue, according to police, when one of the teens got into an altercation with an adult female on the bus and the others started assaulting the woman.
    The bus driver allegedly kicked the teens off the bus, and they tried to force their way back on.
  • AACo. Police Ask For Help Locating Missing Teen

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Police are asking for the public’s help with locating a missing teen, Rebecca Karlowitz.
    The 16-year-old girl is described as 5-foot-1 and 140 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.Karlowitz was last seen on October 20 around 10:40 p.m. in the 7000 block of Chesnut Brook Court in Curtis Bay. Police believe she may possibly be in the Parkville/Towson area.
    If you have any information on Rebecca’s whereabouts, please contact the Missing Perso
  • Radee Prince To Be Tried In Delaware Before Being Brought Back To Maryland

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —Radee Prince, the man charged with shooting and killing three of his coworkers last week in an Edgewood granite business, will be tried in Delaware before being brought back to Maryland.
    Prince, 37, was apprehended in Delaware after an hours-long manhunt on Oct. 18. But he faces more serious charges, including first and second degree murder, in Maryland.
    He also faces assault and firearms charges, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office says.
    This is a developing story.
  • Harford Co. Senator To Introduce Legislation To Reinstate Death Penalty In Md.

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —A state senator from the county where three granite business employees were shot and killed last week, allegedly by a coworker, wants to reinstate the death penalty in Maryland.
    Senator Robert G. Cassilly, of Harford County, wants lethal injection to be a possible punishment for certain crimes — including the murder of two or more people as part of a single incident, serial murders, murders of law enforcement officials, the murder of a witness to certain kinds of cri
  • SEC Football Report: LSU Winning Streak Continues, Tide Roll Tennessee

    Ryan Mayer
    This is the CBS Local SEC Football Report. Every week, this space will recap the results and top performances from the Southeastern Conference and look ahead to key match-ups the following week.
    LSU Keeps on Winning
    It was just three weeks ago that the Tigers were coming off a loss to Troy that had folks around the program grumbling about whether or not Ed Orgeron was the right fit for the program. Since then, LSU won a hard-fought 17-16 game on the road against Florida, roared back f
  • Couple Orders Storage Bins On Amazon, Finds 65 Lbs Of Marijuana Inside

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Florida couple got much more than they bargained for, or ordered, when their package from Amazon arrived with 65 pounds of marijuana smuggled inside.
    The shipment of drugs was reportedly delivered to the couple’s Orlando home this summer after they had ordered four large storage bins through the online shopping giant.“They were extremely heavy, heavier than you would think from ordering four empty bins,” one of the residents said, via the Palm Beach Po
  • Police: Bus Driver Was Speeding Before Route 29 Crash That Injured 5

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ)— Police say the driver of a school bus who lost control of the vehicle and tipped it on Route 29 this morning is at fault for the crash.
    Authorities say 50-year-old Tyra India Wilcox was speeding when she pulled onto northbound U.S. 29 from westbound Route 100 just before 7 a.m. and flipped on the bus on its side. The bus was then hit by a car.
    Wilcox has been issued a citation for negligent driving.
    Two 15-year-old Mt. Hebron High School students on the bus w
  • Baltimore County Hunter Fined For Shooting Robo-Deer Decoy

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —A man has been fined hundreds of dollars after Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police say he shot one of their robo-deer decoys.
    On the evening of Oct. 7, officers say they spotted 45-year-old Thomas Ervin Minton of Sparrows Point patrolling the field where the robotic decoy had been placed.He fired a crossbow at the faux deer and sped away when officers tried to stop him, according to authorities.
    As officers searched the area, Minton allegedly approached one of
  • Perryville Teenager Charged With Possession, Distribution Of Child Porn

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —A 19-year-old from Perryville has been charged with five counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of distribution of child pornography.
    Earlier this year, a member of the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit was conducting an on-line investigation involving the distribution and possession of child pornography after receiving multiple tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.The tips revealed child pornography was being uploaded
  • It’s Not Just Md.: New Flight Paths Lead To Noise Complaints Across U.S.

    PHOENIX (AP) — Airliners began flying over Twila Lake’s bungalow-style house in a historic district three years ago, taking off every one to two minutes from the Phoenix airport and roaring over her neighborhood. It was a sudden change after rarely hearing jets in her previous 13 years in the downtown neighborhood.
    Now, “it’s all day and night long,” complained the 71-year-old retiree, who said she sleeps with the television on to drown out aircraft noise. Some neig
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  • On Twitter, Trump Defends Call To Fallen Soldier’s Widow

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier’s widow, saying he was “respectful” and did not forget the slain soldier’s name. The widow says Trump’s tone in the phone call angered her and that the president “couldn’t remember my husband’s name.”
    Monday’s exchange was the latest in an ongoing dispute over how Trump responded to news that four service members were killed in the African nation of
  • Inventor Creates Pill Bottle To Battle Opioid Crisis

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Virginia inventor has created a hi-tech pill bottle he hopes will be a game-changer in the nation’s current opioid crisis. Joseph Hamilton says his invention will prevent patients from abusing their prescriptions and send information to police if the bottles are broken into.
    The Amherst, Virginia man says he was personally affected by opioid epidemic after he lost his girlfriend to a fatal overdose of prescription drugs. “I told her one day I said,
  • Baltimore City Council To Have Hearing On Reviving “Dollar House” Program

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Council members are expected to hold a hearing this week in the hopes of reviving the city’s “Dollar House Program.” That’s according to our media partners at The Baltimore Sun. 
    The program is a way to revitalize some of the city’s struggling neighborhoods. In the 1980s, city official sold houses for one dollar and helped finance rehabilitation of the properties through low-interest loans if homeowners agreed to live

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