• 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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  • ‘Jersey Shore’ Star ‘The Situation’ Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, one of the stars of the “Jersey Shore” reality TV series that depicted 20-somethings partying and brawling by the seaside, pleaded guilty Friday to cheating on his taxes.
    Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, were charged in 2014 and again last year with multiple counts related to nearly $9 million in income from the show.
    They had pleaded not guilty, but wrote a letter to the judge this week stating they wanted to
  • Police Investigate Perry Hall Fight Video In Which One Person Appears To Have Gun

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A robocall from Perry Hall High School’s principal Thursday talked about a fight in the school’s parking lot.
    As Mike Schuh reports, once parents saw the video and still image posted on Facebook of a student appearing to hold a long gun with a folding stock, they were frightened and wanted answers. (Watch the full video below.)There was an increased police presence at the school Friday morning even though, as a letter from the principal states, officials &ldqu
  • Hogan: 2017 Saw Record Passenger Traffic At BWI Airport

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan says the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport saw record-breaking passenger traffic in 2017.
    Hogan’s office said in a news release Friday that the airport surpassed 26 million passengers last year, continuing its streak of record passenger traffic for the third year in a row.
    The release also touts the findings of a study completed in December on the airport’s economic impact. The study found that the airport and visitor
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  • Sushi Lover Pulls 5-Foot Tapeworm From His Own Body

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A Fresno man’s skin-crawling trip to the emergency room may make some people stop eating sushi for a while. According to the man’s doctor, the self-proclaimed sushi lover pulled a massive tapeworm from his own body before arriving for treatment.
    (Note: Some may find images below disturbing.) 
    Dr. Kenny Bahn of Community Regional Medical Center told the horrifying story on a recent edition of the podcast “This Won’t Hurt A Bit,” where
  • 2017 Was The Second Warmest Year On Record

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It may be cold right now, but NASA researchers say 2017 was the second warmest year on record.
    “We’re seeing temperature change play out with areas that are warmer and cooler, but on average our planet’s been heating up consistently since the 1850’s,” said Dr. Doug Morton of NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
    Five of the warmest years on record have happened since 2010, with 2016 clocking in as the hotte
  • U.S. Customs And Border Officers Seize Nearly 3,000 Counterfeit Sinks Worth $1M

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly 3,000 counterfeit stainless steel sinks worth more than $1 million Wednesday, according to officials.
    The U.S. CBP says that the 2,990 stainless steel sinks arrived in Baltimore from Malaysia and were addressed to a location in Maryland.
    Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
    Officers discovered that the UPC shield logo was not authorized and confiscated the entire shipment.
    “Customs and Border Protection
  • Where Will The Top College RBs Land?

    By Matt Citak
    With the college football season officially over, it’s time to start taking a look at where some of the top collegiate players will land next season. This year’s NFL Draft is deep at running back, despite the fact that two of the nation’s most talented runners have decided to return to school for their senior seasons. Stanford’s Bryce Love, a Heisman finalist, would have likely been the second running back off the board in April. Instead, the young back will
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  • Arrest Made In Unsolved Anne Arundel County Homicide Investigation

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An arrest has been made in a previously unsolved homicide investigation in Anne Arundel County.
    David Enrique Diaz Alvarado, 20, was arrested and charged with the first degree murder of Jose Hernandez-Portillo. He is currently being held without bond at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.
    On Aug. 28, 2017, members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department say they located human skeletal remains in a wooded area of Quiet Waters Park located in the 600 bl
  • Man Dies After Police Say He Struck Rear Of Parked Tractor-Trailer On Md. Road

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A West Virginia man has died after police say he struck the rear of a tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder of a Maryland road.
    Maryland State police say around 4:30 a.m. Friday, Chad William Walden, 33, of Inwood, West Virginia, struck the back of a parked tractor-trailer on State Route 68 or Lappans Road and Prosperity Lane in Williamsport, Maryland.
    Detectives say Walden was pronounced dead at the scene after his Dodge Stratus struck the 2012 Freightliner.
    Inv
  • Good Dog, Bad Dog… Delta Wants To Know Before You Board

    DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it’s trained to behave itself.
    The airline says complaints about animals biting or soiling plane cabins have nearly doubled since 2016.
    Starting March 1, Delta will require owners to show proof of their animal’s health or vaccinations at least 48 hours before a flight.
    Owners of psychiat
  • Amazon Boosts Monthly Prime Membership Fees By 20 percent

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday.
    The online retailer had added the monthly payment option about two years ago as a way to hook shoppers — especially during the holiday season — who wanted faster free shipping, but didn’t want to commit to an annual fee. The Seattle-based company does not disclose how many Prime members it
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  • Keidel: NFL Championship Predictions

    By Jason Keidel
    The NFL’s final four is an odd lot, featuring two quarterbacks (Case Keenum and Nick Foles) who didn’t start the season as the starter, one who’s been branded the weak link on his club (Blake Bortles), and Tom Brady, a familiar face late in the playoffs.
    This is our last chance to look smart during a football postseason that’s been hard to predict.
    Leonard Fournette (Photo Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
    Jacksonville Jaguars (12-6) @ New England Patriots (1
  • Maryland Man Gets 2 Life Sentences In Parents’ Slayings

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — A 32-year-old Maryland man has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison without parole for the 2016 slaying of his parents.
    The Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Craig Dennis White’s sentence in a statement Friday.
    White, of Laurel, was convicted in September on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his mother and father, Glenn and Linda White.
    Police found the couple dead in their home after being dispa
  • Doctor Delivers Baby On International Flight

    By Kendall Trammell, CNN (CNN) — This definitely wasn’t what Dr. Sij Hemal was expecting when he booked a flight with Air France from India to the United States.
    Hemal was tired. The second-year urology resident at Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute had spent his entire day traveling. He started in New Delhi, stopped in Paris and was now headed to New York, where he would catch a connecting flight to Cleveland — his final destination.
    He needed a
  • Baltimore Mayor Replaces City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has fired Commissioner Kevin Davis as head of the city’s police force, she announced Friday morning.
    Deputy Commissioner Darryl D. DeSousa, 53, will replace Commissioner Kevin Davis, becoming the department’s 40th commissioner.Commissioner-Designate DeSousa, replacing Kevin Davis, is a Baltimore resident, dad of 2, Morgan State grad, on force since 1988 @cbsbaltimore pic.twitter.com/PPH3xg4262
    — Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ)
  • Police Investigating Perry Hall High Incident That Appears To Have Involved Gun

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A robocall from Perry Hall High School’s principal Thursday talked about a fight in the school’s parking lot.
    But Mike Schuh reports, once parents saw the video and still image posted on Facebook of a student appearing to hold a long gun with a folding stock, they were frightened and wanted more answers.
    There is an increased police presence at the school Friday morning even though, as a letter from the principal states, officials “have not been made awa
  • James Comey Will Co-Teach Course On Ethical Leadership

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Former FBI director James Comey will co-teach a class on ethical leadership starting this fall at William & Mary.
    The university in Williamsburg, Virginia, said in a press release Friday that the class will be taught with another professor primarily at the school’s small campus in Washington, D.C.
    Adam Anthony, executive director of William & Mary’s Washington Center, said by phone that it “remains to be seen” whether Comey will disc
  • CBS Sports’ Tony Romo And Bill Cowher On AFC Championship Game

    By Matt Citak
    THE NFL ON CBS travels to Foxborough on Sunday for coverage of the 2018 AFC Championship game, as the AFC South Champion Jacksonville Jaguars take on the AFC East Champion New England Patriots at 3:05 PM ET on CBS.
    Jacksonville beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in a shootout last weekend, pulling off the 45-42 upset at Heinz Field. Leading up to the game, the Jaguars were considered big underdogs against Pittsburgh. In fact, numerous members of the Steelers, including safety Mike Mitche
  • Trump Slams Senate Dems As Shutdown Looms

    By Betsy Klein and Abby Phillip, CNN
    (CNN) — President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning to express his displeasure with Senate Democrats with hours to go before the government potentially shuts down.
    “Government Funding Bill past last night in the House of Representatives,” Trump wrote. “Now Democrats are needed if it is to pass in the Senate – but they want illegal immigration and weak borders. Shutdown coming? We need more Republican victories in 201
  • Lupita Nyong’o Penning Children’s Book About Colorism

    By Lisa Respers France, CNN
     (CNN) — Lupita Nyong’o has spoken powerfully about discrimination against darker skin and now she’s writing a book about it.
    The Academy award-winning actor will write “Sulwe” for Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
    According to the New York Times the title comes from the word “star” in Nyong’o’s native language, Luo.
    The book, which will be aimed at children ages 5 to 7, will tell the story of a 5-
  • Coke: We’ll Recycle One Can Or Bottle For Every One We Sell

    Jackie Wattles (CNN Money) — Coca-Cola is pledging to keep more of its cans and bottles out of landfills.
    The company said Friday that it will make a concerted effort to recycle and use more environmentally friendly packaging over the next 12 years.
    Coke is dubbing it the “World Without Waste” initiative.
    In an statement outlining its plan, Coke said by the year 2030, it will collect and recycle one bottle or can for every bottle or can it sells.
    The company “is investing
  • Baltimore Police Search For Runaway Juvenile

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore police are searching for a 12-year-old boy who ran away.
    Rasheed Morris was last seen Jan. 12 in the 2700 block of Spelman Road.
    He’s approximately 5-feet tall and weighs 90 pounds.
    Morris was last seen wearing an orange jacket, blue jeans and black boots.
    Anyone who has seen Morris or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call the Missing Person Unit at (443) 984-7385 or dial 911.Follow @CBSBaltimore on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook
  • Annapolis Police Search For Missing Teen

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Annapolis police are searching for a 14-year-old girl who ran away.
    Danela Rodriquez was last seen in the 300 block of Woodlawn Avenue.
    She’s approximately 5-feet, 2-inches tall, weighs 130 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes
    Rodriquez was last seen wearing a green camouflage jacket, grey sweatshirt, khaki shorts, and brown flipflops.
    Police believe she may be in Boston, MA or Baltimore, MD.
    Anyone who has seen Rodriquez or knows of her whereabouts is ask
  • Switzerland Bans Boiling Lobsters Alive

    (CNN) — Lobsters are a delicious delicacy loved by coastal dwellers across the world — but is boiling them alive inhumane?
    In a new law, the Swiss government has banned the common culinary practice of throwing the crustaceans into boiling water while they are still conscious.
    The move is a response to studies that suggest lobsters are sentient with advanced nervous systems that may feel pain.
    From March 2018, lobsters being prepared in Switzerland will need to be knocked out before t
  • Brooklyn Pizzeria Parodies Laundry Pod Trend With New Pizza

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City pizzeria is rolling out a specialty pizza dish created in response to the dangerous internet trend of people eating laundry detergent pods.
    The “Tide Pods challenge” is an internet trend showing people putting small laundry detergent pods in their mouths and posting videos eating them, often resulting in hospitalizations. Brooklyn’s Vinnie’s Pizzeria is offering a safer alternative with the pizzeria’s new “Pied Pods.&rdquo
  • Incident At Perry Hall High School, Increased Police Presence

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An incident at Perry Hall High School has forced an increased police presence there this morning.
    This is a letter from the school’s Principal to parents last night.
    Dear Parents and Guardians of Perry Hall High School:
    I am writing to inform you of an incident that was brought to my attention this afternoon which may have occurred in the parking lot at school and might be circulating on social media. The incident is currently being investigated by the Baltimor
  • Chelsea Manning Officially Files For US Senate Race

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning has officially filed to run for the U.S. Senate in the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary.
    The state elections board website says Manning filed Thursday in Montgomery County. Manning also tweeted a photo Thursday evening saying she is officially on the ballot.
    officially on the ballot!#WeGotThis https://t.co/xn4k74SZPc pic.twitter.com/5E10eN18eS
    — Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) January 18, 2018The transgender woman, known as Bradley Manning when sh
  • House Passes Bill To Keep Government Open

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a temporary government-wide funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend.
    The measure still faces iffy prospects in the Senate, where Democrats are poised to block it in hopes of spurring slow-moving talks on immigration.
    The measure would keep the government running through Feb. 16. The government faces a partial shutdown at midnight Friday, an outcome both sides say they want to avoid but one that seems increasingly possible.
    The
  • Md. Man Arrested, Charged For Fatal Nov. Hit-And-Run

    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A Harford County man has been arrested and charged for a fatal hit-and run incident that happened in November.
    Maryland State police say 19-year-old Joseph Taylor Bryant of Abingdon, Maryland, was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly killing 31-year-old Cristobal Martinez of Bel Air, Maryland in a hit-and-run incident on the night of November 24.
    Detectives say they responded to the area of Maryland Route 24 north, just south of Route 7, in Abingdon, and located Martine

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