• Tractor-Trailer Carrying Multiple Cars In Rosedale Catches Fire

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A tractor-trailer carrying multiple cars was on fire in the median of I-95 Thurday.
    The fire had spread to other cars and caused traffic to be backed up from 895 to beltway.The fire has since been put out.
    The northbound express lane is still blocked, all other lanes are open.
    This is a developing story.
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  • Doctors Suspect Man Died Of Extremely Rare Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains

    (CBS Local) — A 61-year-old New York man developed an extremely rare and fatal brain disorder after he ate squirrel brains, according to a new report.
    The unnamed victim was taken to a hospital in Rochester, New York in 2015 after his ability to think and was losing touch with reality. He also could no longer walk.
    His family described him as an avid hunter who had dined on squirrel brains. However, it was not clear if the man had consumed the entire squirrel brain or just squirrel meat th
  • Malcolm Jenkins: ‘Darnold Checks All The Boxes You Want From A Rookie’

    Ryan Mayer
    The two New York teams are at opposite ends of the spectrum with their quarterback situation. The Jets, with rookie Sam Darnold, look to be building what the franchise hopes will be a sustainable contender in the next few years. At 3-3, the young team is firmly in the midst of the playoff chase and just one game back in the division, though winning the AFC East seems much less likely with the Patriots and Tom Brady still clicking. Still, there is hope for the future building around Da
  • Delivery Driver Fatally Shot In Baltimore County During Robbery

    BALTIMORE CO., Md. (WJZ) — A 46-year-old delivery man was fatally shot Monday night during a robbery attempt.
    Police say Idrissa Derme was killed in the 900 block of Vanderwood Rd. in Catonsville.
    Officers were called out to the scene at 8 p.m. for reports of a shooting.
    Derme was found in the street, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Investigators say Derme was shot while delivering food for a local restaurant.
    Detectives believe he was killed during a robbery.
    Police are
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  • Obesity Surgery May Lower Heart Attack Danger In Diabetics

    SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.
    The study tracked about 20,000 severely obese patients with Type 2 diabetes. Those who had weight loss surgery had a 40 percent lower chance of developing a heart attack or stroke in the five years following surgery compared to those who got usual care with diabetes medicines or insulin.
  • Mom Slams School For Asking Fifth Graders About Their Sexual History

    WINDSOR, Vt. (CBS Local) — A Vermont woman is furious after her 10-year-old daughter was given a survey at school that asked her and her fifth-grade classmates about their sexual history, sexual orientation and gender identity.
    One question asked: “Have you been in a romantic relationship? By relationship, we mean more than friends, like having a partner for planned events, like a school dance, going to the movies, or having a sexual partner.”
    “My daughter is 10. So
  • Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps To Record $667 Million

    BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — The Mega Millions jackpot reached a new all-time high of $667 million on Tuesday.
    The jackpot has been climbing since late July to become the largest in the game’s history and third largest in U.S. lottery jackpot history.
    The estimated cash value of the jackpot is $380 million.
    Related: What To Do If You Win The Lottery
    The previous record for the Mega Millions jackpot was $656 million that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois, and Maryland in Marc
  • Gay Teen Asks Straight Football Captain To Homecoming On National Coming Out Day

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (CBS Local) — There are plenty of viral videos showing unique high school “promprosals” and similarly creative courtships for school dances, but this one may take the cake.
    On National Coming Out Day, Alexander Duarte, a gay senior at Valley High School in Santa Ana, California, staged an unforgettable proposal to this year’s homecoming dance. Duarte spent two weeks preparing to ask his friend, Erick Pineda, the straight captain of the football
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  • Police Looking For Missing Glen Burnie Woman

    ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Police are looking for a missing 45-year-old woman last seen in Glen Burnie on October 11.
    Police describe Melanie Meleney as being 5-foot-3 and 120 pounds.
    She has blonde hair, blue eyes, and tattoos of a butterfly and hearts.Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Anne Arundel County Police Dept. Missing Persons Squad at (410) 222-4731
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  • Multiple People Injured In Baltimore Shooting

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Multiple injuries have been reported following a shooting in Baltimore.
    Police say the shooting happened near Pennsylvania Ave. and W. North Ave.
    Three men people were shot, according to police, but no further details have been released at this time.Follow @WJZ on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook
  • Crash In Cecil County Leaves 2 Dead, 4 Injured

    NORTH EAST, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland State Police is investigating a multi-vehicle crash that killed two people and injured four others in Cecil County Tuesday morning.
    Police say that 28-year-old Kimberly Morgan, of Chester, Pa., was driving on MD 213 at 5:30 a.m., when her white Mitsubishi Galant crossed the double yellow line into oncoming traffic.
    The Galant crashed into a Mazda pick-up truck that was towing a small boat on a trailer. A Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck then drov
  • Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups For NFL Week 7

    By Matt Citak
    Unlike the previous weeks, the NFL did not see any of its key fantasy contributors get hurt in Week 6.
    While we appreciate not having to look for injury replacements, it does put a bit of a damper on this week’s waiver wire.
    However, Week 6 did see a few lesser-known players emerge as possible fantasy options. So whether you’re looking for a bye-week fill-in or some end-of-the-bench stashes, you have come to the right place.
    Here are some of the top waiver wire adds for
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  • Mother Charged With Child Abuse Of 6-Month-Old Son

    WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — A Maryland woman has been indicted after authorities say her 6-month-old son was physically abused.
    Krista Johnson was indicted by the Carroll County Grand Jury on charges of first-degree child abuse and other related counts, according to the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office.
    Johnson is the second person charged in this case. Jared McAbee was arrested back in August and also indicted on charges of first-degree child abuse. Both ar
  • What To Do If You Win The Lottery

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – So you have your lottery ticket, you’ve checked the numbers a few hundred times, and sure enough, you are now a multi-millionaire.
    Now what? Don’t try to make decisions in the moment, plan to follow these steps for when you become the big winner.
    Step 1: Put the ticket in a safe place and sign it. Make sure you immediately sign the winning lottery ticket, as it is a “bearer” instrument. Legally, whoever holds the ticket is the winner.
    Step 2:
  • First Confirmed Cases Of Seasonal Flu In Maryland

    BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — If you haven’t already, it’s time to get your flu shots.
    The Maryland Department of Health announced Tuesday the first confirmed cases of seasonal flu.
    Two cases, one in an adult and one in a child, were confirmed by a laboratory test. The strains were type A (H1) and type B (Victoria).
    The cases were from people in the central and eastern regions of the state.
    “The influenza vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from becoming
  • Two People Shot On The Same Block In Baltimore Overnight

    BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — Police are investigating two overnight shootings on the same block in Baltimore.
    One of the victims was a 69-year-old woman, who police found with gunshot wounds to her body around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday in the 5300 block of  Cordelia Avenue.
    The woman was taken to an area hospital where she is currently in stable condition.
    Less than two hours later, at 3:13 a.m., police were told of a walk-in shooting victim at a Baltimore County hospital.
    When officers arrived the
  • Maryland Health Officials Confirm 5 Possible Cases Of Polio-Like Illness

    BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — There are currently five possible cases of a polio-like illness in Maryland, health officials confirm.
    It’s called acute-flaccid myelitis, or AFM. Symptoms are sudden arm or leg weakness, difficulty moving facial muscles, slurred speech and trouble swallowing.
    “A polio-like disease because in the sense that it does involve the same areas in the nervous system,” said Dr. Cristina L. Sadowsky, clinical director for the International Center for Sp
  • Rabid Raccoon Attacks 3 People In Washington Neighborhood

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say a rabid raccoon attacked three people in the nation’s capital before being captured.
    News outlets cite a Monday statement from the city’s health department saying the raccoon targeted victims in northwest Washington’s Chevy Chase neighborhood, adjacent to the Maryland suburb of the same name. Two pets were also exposed.
    The specific nature of the attacks and exposure weren’t specified. It’s unclear if anyone was bitten. The peop
  • Rabid Raccoon Attacks 3 People In DC Neighborhood

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say a rabid raccoon attacked three people in the nation’s capital before being captured.
    News outlets cite a Monday statement from the city’s health department saying the raccoon targeted victims in northwest Washington’s Chevy Chase neighborhood, adjacent to the Maryland suburb of the same name. Two pets were also exposed.
    The specific nature of the attacks and exposure weren’t specified. It’s unclear if anyone was bitten. The peop
  • Archdiocese Releases Names Of ‘Credibly’ Accused Clergy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Archdiocese of Washington has released the names of more than two dozen clergy members it says have been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors.
    The archdiocese posted the list of priests on its website late Monday. All of the 31 priests were employed by the archdiocese, and many have already died. Three of the listed priests were religious order or non-diocesan priests who served in archdiocese parishes or schools.
    The list includes several priests
  • LAST CHANCE: Voter Registration Deadline In Maryland Is Today!

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The deadline to register to vote in Maryland is near.
    The deadline for paper voter registration applications is Tuesday. A hand-delivered application must be received by the local board of elections by 9 p.m.
    A mailed application must be postmarked Tuesday.
    Tuesday Is The Last Day For Voter Registration In Maryland
    It’s the deadline to register to vote, change party affiliation, update an address and request an alternative polling place.
    Early voting in Maryland
  • Cookies And Cremation? Student’s Recipe May Have Included Grandparent’s Ashes

    DAVIS, CA (CBS Sacramento) — Police are investigating a disturbing report that a high-school student made cookies mixed with human remains and gave them to unknowing classmates to eat.
    Several students ate the cookies at DaVinci High School that police suspect may have included the ashes of one of the student’s grandparents.
    There have been plenty of cases of students bringing pot-laced cookies to school, but cremated remain cookies is a new one.
    Police say the cookies in question we
  • Weather Blog: Cold Front Headed Our Way

    A few areas of light rain today and tonight will come to an end ,as a cold front will cross the region later tonight. Breezy and dry but sunny weather returns tomorrow. Another cold front will cross the region later on Wednesday and yet another one on Saturday.  Some very chilly air will move in and many areas north of the city will see the first frost of the fall by Friday morning and again on Monday morning.  Time to think about protecting those tender plants later this week, or brin
  • Police: Man Had 3-Year-Old In Vehicle While Shooting At, Fleeing From Officers

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police in Baltimore took a 32-year-old man into custody Monday evening after they say he shot at police multiple times while fleeing from officers. The man was reportedly holding a 3-year-old child when he was taken into custody.
    This incident began just before 7:40 p.m., when Baltimore Police Department officers near Mount Clare junction heard gunfire. The Shot Spotter alert system notified officers that the shots were fired on James St.
    Officers began searchin
  • Md. Police Officer Accused Of Raping Woman During Traffic Stop

    PRINCE GEORGE’S CO., Md. (WJZ) — A Prince George’s County Police Department officer is now behind bars after police say he raped a woman during a traffic stop.
    Ryan Macklin, a six-year veteran of the force, has been charged with first-degree rape, second-degree rape, and second-degree assault.
    According to police, Macklin pulled over a vehicle early Thursday morning on University Boulevard in Langley Park.
    During the traffic stop, Macklin reportedly forced the woman t
  • Saudi Government To Say Khashoggi Was Killed During Interrogation Gone Wrong

    (CBS NEWS) — The Saudi government is preparing to say that the death of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi was the result of an interrogation by Saudi operatives that went wrong, two sources close to the Saudi kingdom tell CBS News. Khashoggi vanished after entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, igniting a global firestorm over the circumstances of his disappearance.
    Saudi officials are expected to claim that the mission was initiated to interrogate Khashoggi, a frequent criti
  • Mo’s Seafood To Pay $1M To Fmr. Employees As Part Of Settlement

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mo’s Seafood will pay a $1 million settlement to 34 former employees for unpaid or underpaid wages.
    According to a release from the employees’ attorney, the wait staff and kitchen staff employees claimed there were “minimum wage and overtime violations, and unlawful deductions from their tips,” which violated federal and state wage and hour law.
    Also part of the settlement is that Mo’s Seafood will continue to deny liability.
    The lawsuit was
  • Neighbor Saw Driver In Fatal Hit-And-Run Get Out Before Leaving

    BALTIMORE CO., Md. (WJZ) — Family and police are asking for the public’s help to find a hit-and-run driver who killed a 27-year-old in Baltimore County over the weekend.
    The victim, Garohn Green, was left to die on Liberty Rd.
    A neighbor who spotted the fleeing car right after the crash shares what he saw the night of the deadly hit-and-run.
    Family members remember Green as an affectionate, caring family member, and they vow they won’t give up on the search for who killed him.
  • Major Crash Closes Portion Of 695 During Monday Afternoon Commute

    ROSEDALE, Md. (WJZ) —  Authorities are on scene of a major crash on 695 near Route 702 in Rosedale. All traffic has been diverted to the shoulder.
    At least one person was rescued from a vehicle involved in the crash, and taken from the scene by ambulance.
    It is not yet known if there were any additional injuries reported.
    Traffic on 695 is backed up all the way to Belair Rd.Follow @WJZ on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook
  • MTA Bus Involved In Crash In Downtown Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An MTA bus was involved in a crash in downtown Baltimore Monday afternoon.
    The crash happened near N. Eutaw St. and W. Saratoga St.
    It is not yet known if there were any injuries as a result of this crash.Follow @WJZ on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook

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