• 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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  • Weather Blog: Spring Snowstorm

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A snowy spring day all across the Mid-Atlantic region!
    Snow amounts ranged from about 2 inches outside D.C., to as much as 14 in the Hereford zone! With some melting late this afternoon, any slush will freeze on any untreated surfaces. So walk and drive with care!
    Sunshine will return tomorrow and it will get to the low 40’s, so a lot of this snow will melt rather quickly.
    More below normal conditions will last into next week, so spring this year will have a cool sta
  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg Admits Mistakes, Outlines Fixes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking more than four days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.
    Zuckerberg said Wednesday that Facebook has a “responsibility” to protect its users’ data and if it fails, “we don’t deserve to serve you.”
    Zuckerberg and Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, have been quiet since news broke
  • Stephen Hawking’s Ashes To Be Buried Near Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The remains of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking will be joining a pair of history-making scientists in Westminster Abbey. The ashes of the legendary professor are going to be interred next to the resting places of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin later this year.
    Hawking was 76 when he died on March 14 at his home in Cambridge. The theoretical physicist lived the majority of his life confined to a wheelchair due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (AL
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  • Rare $1,000 Bill Expected To Fetch $1M At Baltimore Auction

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A rare $1,000 bill from 1863 is expected to sell for about $1 million at an auction in Baltimore.
    Stack’s Bowers Galleries says the bill is one of only two of its kind available to collectors. The U.S. Treasury Department says thousand-dollar bills haven’t been printed in the U.S. since 1945. U.S. founding father Robert Morris of Pennsylvania is pictured on the bill.
    Stack’s Bowers Galleries will sell this bill and dozens of others from the same coll
  • Corey Brewer Revitalizes Career With Thunder

    By Matt Citak
    Corey Brewer was bought out by the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of February, and a reunion with Billy Donovan seemed inevitable. It had been a few years since Brewer was truly an effective NBA player, and many people around the league believed his old college coach could get the veteran forward back on track.
    It’s only nine games into his tenure with the Thunder, but it is already quite clear that reuniting with Donovan was exactly what Brewer needed to revitalize his career
  • Amazon Looking To Buy Abandoned Toys ‘R’ Us Stores, Report Says

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– After moving into Whole Foods in 2017, Amazon may be considering expanding their brick-and-mortar presence into the void left by Toys “R” Us.
    According to a report by Bloomberg, the online retail giant is looking into buying up several storefronts left vacant by the toy store’s bankruptcy. Toys “R” Us released a statement on March 15 saying the company plans to close all 735 stores in the U.S.; costing 33,000 workers their jobs.
    Amazon would n
  • Are The Predators The Favorites To Win The Stanley Cup?

    By Steve Silverman 
    Preds earning position as worthy favorite
    The Nashville Predators had a big taste of success last spring when they rolled through the Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks before pushing the Pittsburgh Penguins hard for six games in losing the Stanley Cup Final.
    The Preds gained an identity with that run as a true contender, and they have continued to grow this year. With less than three weeks to go in the regular season, the Preds have the lead in the ra
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  • Alex Cobb And Orioles Finalize 4-Year Contract

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Free agent pitcher Alex Cobb and the Baltimore Orioles have finalized a four-year contract.
    Cobb was the last big-name starting pitcher still available in a slow-moving free agent market. He joins Andrew Cashner and Chris Tillman, who were signed last month, in a revamped rotation that includes holdovers Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman.
    The 30-year-old righty was 12-10 with a 3.66 ERA in 29 starts for Tampa Bay last season. He pitched 179 1/3 innings in his first full y
  • Police: Maryland School Shooter Used His Father’s Handgun

    GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A teenager used his father’s legally-owned handgun in an attack inside his high school in Maryland, police said Wednesday.
    Austin Rollins, 17, was killed Tuesday morning at Great Mills High School when a school resource officer fired off a shot at the attacker. It was not yet clear whether Rollins took his own life with his father’s semi-automatic Glock handgun or was killed by the officer’s bullet.
    Investigators with the St. Mary’s Coun
  • Boy Shot At School Released From Hospital, Girl Still Critical

    GREAT MILLS, Md. (WJZ/AP) — A teenage boy wounded in the latest school shooting was released Wednesday from a hospital, while a 16-year-old classmate was still fighting for her life in critical condition.
    The shooter, a 17-year-old student identified as Austin Rollins, was killed Tuesday morning at Great Mills High School in a coastal swath of southern Maryland where many families have military ties. The town in St. Mary’s County, with a population of about 110,000, is about 65
  • 2nd Day Of Spring Brings Most Significant Snow Of ‘Winter’ To Md.

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It may be the second day of spring, but it looks like no one told Mother Nature.
    A wintry mix that began on Tuesday has changed over to snow for most of the state.
    RADAR UPDATE: Not just snow covering #Maryland but some heavy snow! And this will continue all day and into the evening. #WJZSpringSnowDay pic.twitter.com/HAK1dqwPld
    — Meg McNamara (@MegWJZ) March 21, 2018WJZ’S LATEST FORECAST
    Most of Maryland is under a Winter Storm Warning, and will remain so unti
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  • Austin Bombing Suspect Blows Himself Up As SWAT Moves In

    ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — The suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin blew himself up early Wednesday as authorities closed in on him, bringing a grisly end to a three-week manhunt. But police warned that more bombs could be out there.
    The suspect was identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, an unemployed 24-year-old who had attended a local community college. His motive remained a mystery, along with whether he acted alone in the five bombings in the Texas capital and suburban San
  • Texas Tech’s Road To The Tournament

    Ryan Mayer
    We’ve made it through the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, and it was a wild one to say the least. Two one-seeds, two two-seeds, and two three-seeds were eliminated over the course of the tournament’s first four days. One of the three-seeds that did survive? Chris Beard’s Texas Tech Red Raiders.
    The Red Raiders missed out on the tournament last season in Beard’s first year with the program. Heading into his second season, expectations weren’t very hi
  • Ringo Starr, Former Beatles Drummer, Receives Knighthood

    LONDON (CBSMiami) — Call him Sir Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. Either way, it’s a fitting honor for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition.
    Richard Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr, poses with his medal after being appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace in London on March 20, 2018. (Photo credit JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
    The 77-year-old Ringo Starr received his long-awaited kni
  • Best Easter Parades Across the US

    By Randy Yagi
    It’s been often said that everyone loves a parade and Easter parades are certainly no exception. An annual rite of spring that dates back to 19th century New York, the Easter Parade has long been a very popular cultural event and many other cities across the country and throughout the world host an assortment of Easter parades that come in all shapes and sizes. While the New York version should always receive top billing amongst the best Easter Parades in the U.S., there are
  • Man Indicted In Connection With Drug Overdose Death

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Baltimore man has been indicted in connection with an overdose death.
    A U.S. Attorney’s Office news release says 23-year-old Coron Demon Johnson, aka “Savage,” was indicted on distribution of a controlled substance with death resulting. Johnson had his initial appearance in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Sullivan on Monday.
    The indictment was returned on Feb. 21 and unsealed upon Johnson’s arrest.
    According to the indictment
  • Judge Denies Maryland Senator’s Motion To Dismiss Charges

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has denied the motion by a Maryland senator to dismiss portions of his federal bribery and obstruction of justice charges.
    Sen. Nathaniel Thomas Oaks, D-Baltimore City, is accused of wire fraud, accepting illegal payments and accepting bribes in exchange for influencing business matters.
    The Daily Record of Baltimore reports Oaks moved to dismiss the charge of honest services wire fraud and federal charges of receiving cash payments in violation of st
  • Two Fatal Crashes On Telegraph Rd In Two Days

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Cecil County Police are investigating after the second fatal crash in two days occurs on Telegraph Rd.
    Police say they responded to the area of the 1000 block of Telegraph Road in Rising Sun for a two vehicle collision just before 7:30 Tuesday night.
    They say a preliminary investigation revealed a red Jeep Patriot was traveling eastbound when it collided with a black Ford F-150 was traveling westbound.
    According to authorities witnesses say the driver of the Jeep los
  • Gov. Scott Offers To Send Extra Officers To Parkland School

    (CNN) — Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday offered to provide extra security at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Florida, more than a month after a mass shooting on the campus.
    Scott’s commitment came on the day the Broward County Sheriff’s Office suspended a deputy it accused of “appearing to sleep on duty” in his patrol car while he was parked outside Stoneman Douglas this week.
    Three Stoneman Douglas students were also charged Tuesday in unrelated incidents — two f
  • Weather Blog: Day 2 Of The Nor’Easter

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Day two. And the beat goes on, but it will be a much louder beat today. Yesterday was pretty cruddy, traffic was problematic. We had a “lull” during the overnight between the two forecast parts of this event. But now the Low, just out to our West, is moving East, growing, and will be the driving force behind our snowy weather this afternoon.
    When all is said, and done,  we will see an additional 3-6″ of snow added to the 3+ inches we received yester
  • Police: Wife Killed Husband And Then Herself

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Police have determined a woman shot and killed her husband and then herself in a February murder-suicide.
    Anne Arundel Police say physical evidence shows 47-year-old Veronique Crystal Jackson killed her husband Charles James Edward Jackson, 55, on February 25.
    RELATED: 2 Found Dead Inside Their Anne Arundel County Home
    The husband and wife were found shot and killed in their home in the 2000 block of Brigadier Blvd. Police responded after a m
  • Maryland Man Indicted In Underage Sex Case In West Virginia

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Maryland man has been indicted in West Virginia on federal charges of transporting a 12-year-old girl across state lines for sex.
    U.S. Attorney Bill Powell says in a statement a federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted 37-year-old Kenneth Earle Ewing of Hagerstown, Maryland.
    Powell says Ewing is accused of transporting the girl to Hagerstown. Ewing is charged with one count each of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and transportation of a mino
  • 2nd Day Of Spring Set To Bring Most Significant Snow Of ‘Winter’ To Md.

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It may be the second day of spring, but it looks like no one told Mother Nature.
    A wintry mix that began on Tuesday is expected to change over to primarily snow for most of the state Wednesday. It already has in some areas.
    The state is under a Winter Storm Warning, and will remain so until 8 p.m.
    #WJZ Well this pretty much say's it all. A, potentially, tough day lay ahead. pic.twitter.com/xE9HpCKP1D
    — Marty Bass WJZ (@MartyBassWJZ) March 21, 2018Most school systems
  • Maryland Man Convicted On Punching Newborn Son To Death

    DELMAR, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been convicted of punching his newborn son to death.
    The Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office released a statement Wednesday announcing that 31-year-old Shane Lee Faucette was convicted of first-degree child abuse resulting in death on March 13.
    The release says Faucette admitted to repeatedly punching his 18-day-old son, Luke Faucette, in the head for continuing to cry. It said he then delayed seeking medical attention for the baby fo
  • Austin Authorities: Serial Bomber Is Dead

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The suspect in five bombings that killed two people and injured five more is reported dead.
    The CBS station in Austin, TX is reporting that the suspect was being pursued by police and detonated some type of device. He was killed. Police Chief Brian Manley said early Wednesday that the suspect set off an explosive device in his vehicle as SWAT team members were closing in. He says one of the SWAT officers also shot at the vehicle. Manley identifies the suspect as a 24-year
  • Baltimore weather: Drivers face rough road conditions, with 8 inches of snow or more coming through Wednesday - Baltimore Sun (blog)

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    Baltimore weather: Drivers face rough road conditions, with 8 inches of snow or more coming through Wednesday
    Baltimore Sun (blog)
    The National Weather Service says snowfall is expected to get worse overnight and through Wednesday. Most of Maryland has been placed under a winter storm advisory or warning. Roads are expected to be bad for Wednesday morning's commute. Slick ...
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  • Weather Blog: More Snow On The Way - CBS Baltimore / WJZ

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    Weather Blog: More Snow On The Way
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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — We have seen rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain all day Tuesday with areas north of Baltimore seeing as much as 4 or 5 inches of snow already. Overnight, look for light precipitation to become heavier as colder air wraps around a ...and more »
  • Weather Blog: More Snow On The Way

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — We have seen rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain all day Tuesday with areas north of Baltimore seeing as much as 4 or 5 inches of snow already.
    Overnight, look for light precipitation to become heavier as colder air wraps around a developing nor’easter will become heavier and steady during the day tomorrow.
    Some models are forecasting more than a foot in some areas north of the city, with around 8 to maybe 12 inches across most of Central Maryland.
    This will be one
  • Here's How To Stop Facebook From Sharing Your Data - CBS Baltimore / WJZ

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    Here's How To Stop Facebook From Sharing Your Data
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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his company deal with a data sharing scandal that reportedly affected 50 million people, users of the social media platform have been left to figure out how to protect their personal information ...and more »

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