• 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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  • Trump’s Says Biden Is His 2020 ‘Dream’ Democratic Opponent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — So which Democrat would President Donald Trump most like to run against in 2020?
    He says it’s Joe Biden. Trump tells CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday that “I dream about Biden.”
    Biden, who was vice president under Barack Obama, sought the Democratic presidential nomination twice but eventually dropped out of each race. Biden considered running in 2016, but decided against it, citing the trauma of his son Beau’s death from cancer in 2015.
  • 7-Year-Old Girl Shot In Backseat Of Car In Baltimore Dies

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Officials confirm 7-year-old Taylor Hayes died Thursday morning after being shot while sitting in the back of a car in west Baltimore.
    Hayes was shot July 5th at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Lyndhurst Avenue in the Edmondson Village area. She was then hospitalized at an area hospital.
    RELATED: 7-Year-Old Girl ‘Fighting For Her Life’ After Being Shot In Baltimore
    This incident took place on July 5, 2018 at approx 2:30 pm in the 500 block of
  • 2 Children Apparent Victims Of Shark Attack

    TOWN OF ISLIP, N.Y. — Two children were recovering Wednesday night after officials say they were bitten by a shark off Fire Island, CBS New York reports. The 13-year-old boy was bitten in the water around noon at Atlantique Beach, while the 12-year-old Lola Pollina was bitten around the same time at Sailor Haven Beach. She says the water was so cold she didn’t feel anything, but there’s little doubt the creature that chomped on her leg was a shark.
    “It was a 10-
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  • Weather Blog: A Sunny, Mild Day

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Another beautiful day for us. Another sunny mild afternoon for us. And another one of the way tomorrow! If only the weather for the weekend were that easy. Life is going to get a bit convoluted Saturday, Sunday, and Monday as not 1 but 2 Low’s swing our way. And with the second one deciding to hang around for a while. Here’s how it squares away.
    On Saturday a pretty quick moving Low will ride up the coast and spread moisture inland. Question is how far inland.
  • Ex-FBI Head James Comey Urges Public To Vote Democratic

    (CNN) — Former FBI Director James Comey is urging “all who believe in this country’s values” to vote for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.
    In a tweet on Tuesday evening, Comey called the Republican-held Congress “incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design.”
    “This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must … counteract ambition.’ All who believe in this countr
  • Police: Train Hits, Kills 2 Women In Maryland

    GERMANTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — Two women have been struck and killed by a train in Germantown, according to Montgomery County police.
    Police and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the report of pedestrians who had been struck by a westbound CSX train on the railroad tracks around 8:28 p.m. Wednesday. The incident happened in the area of Waring Station Road and Peach Crest Drive.
    Officials say it is not yet known why the women were so close to the tracks. They say the investigation r
  • Bruce Springsteen Surprises Audience At Billy Joel Concert

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel’s piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating his 100th concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.
    Joel told the energetic crowd he had a guest coming onstage who has won a Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Springsteen emerged, surprising the feverish and fanatic audience, who loudly cheered “BRUCE.”
    “Congratulations Billy on your 100th show,” Springsteen yelled.
    “Rea
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  • Mom Accused Of Biting Son, 3, Faces Serious Charges

    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An Opa-locka woman faces serious charges after being accused of biting, injuring her three-year-old son.
    Police said the victim’s aunt went to the City of Miami Police Headquarters on Monday to report the injuries to the child.
    The boy’s aunt noticed what appeared to be bite marks on his right thigh and left upper chest area, when she went to bathe him, according to authorities.
    Multiple head bumps and bruises were also discovered on the child, according to p
  • Double Shooting In Baltimore County

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore County Police confirm two people were shot in Dundalk early Thursday morning.
    Police say they received a call for a shooting at 12:33 a.m.
    Two victims were transported to an area hospital. Their condition is unknown.
    There is no information about suspects at this time and an investigation is underway.
    Stay with WJZ for more information about this shooting.
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  • Baltimore Traffic Troubles: Quick Fix To Ease Commute Backfires, Has Drivers Seeing Red

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It was a quick fix that was supposed to have Baltimore traffic lights glowing green. Instead, plenty of drivers are still stuck in park, and seeing red.
    “It’s really tough, and sometimes will take 15-20 minutes to cross 2 blocks or something.” A commuter said.
    Even whistles and waves can’t seem to keep cars moving. Neither can City Council, or the Department of Transportation. Their push to fix the out of sync traffic signals in downtown Balti
  • Stream Restoration Aiming To Improve Chesapeake Bay Conditions

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Stony Run is one of Baltimore’s hidden gems. The lower part of the stream that runs from Northern Parkway in Baltimore through Remington is getting a makeover that could help clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
    “By stabilizing it, we have reduced the amount of sediment, the amount of pollutants flowing into the Bay,” said Rosanna La Plante with Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works.
    The upper portion of Stony Run has already been revitalized.
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  • MISSING: Police Are Looking For 11-Year-Old Boy

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are looking for 11-year-old Brandon Cosby. He was last seen July 17 in the 3000 block of Oakland Avenue.
    Cosby was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, tan pants, white socks and black Puma shoes.
    Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Brandon Cosby is urged to contact the Baltimore Police Department’s Missing Person Unit at, 443-984-7385 or simply dial 911.
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  • Manny Machado Traded By Orioles To Dodgers

    BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — The day many Baltimore Orioles fans have been dreading, yet fully expecting, has arrived: All-Star shortstop Manny Machado has been traded to the Dodgers, setting off the beginning of what should be a much-needed rebuilding period for the floundering O’s.
    #ThanksManny pic.twitter.com/CGOdRpvDZD
    — Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) July 19, 2018#Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations, Dan Duquette, on tonight's trade. #Birdland pic.twitter.co
  • Baltimore Heroin Dealer Linked To 27 Overdoses- 9 Of Them Fatal

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Karon Elijah Peoples, 24, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a heroin distribution conspiracy.
    Peoples admitted he was responsible for distributing, or facilitating the distribution, of between 9 and 10 kilograms of heroin.
    Peoples also admitted that nine fatal overdose victims and 18 overdose survivors had contacted Peoples’ phone prior to the overdose, either by phone call or text message, in order to arrange to purchase heroin.
    According to Peoples’
  • Sources: Manny Machado Traded By Orioles To Dodgers

    BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — The day many Baltimore Orioles fans have been dreading, yet fully expecting, has arrived: All-Star shortstop Manny Machado has been traded to the Dodgers, setting off the beginning of what should be a much-needed rebuilding period for the floundering O’s.
    Machado trade to Dodgers mercifully completed w 5 players coming to O’s led by OF Yusniel Díaz who immediately becomes O’s top rated prospect.
    Fans understandably hate to see Manny go but
  • Maryland Police Department Is Buying Robot For Underwater Searches

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland police department is buying a nearly $72,000 robot to assist with underwater searches.
    The Baltimore Sun reports that the Baltimore Board of Estimates approved the purchase Wednesday. The robot is a remote-operated underwater vehicle meant to supplement the Baltimore Police Department’s dive team.
    It’s being provided by VideoRay, a producer of underwater remotely operated vehicles.The department previously used a similar robot to find the body of a m
  • Baltimore Seeks ‘Reform Minded’ Police Commissioner

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has post a job listing for the city’s next police commissioner, seeking a “can-do, reform minded” leader.
    The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday that Pugh’s gathering resumes from “across the country” hoping for a permanent successor to Darryl De Sousa, who resigned in May amid charges of failing to file federal tax returns.
    Though Pugh has applauded the job of interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle, she&rsq
  • Machado Exit Could Start A Trend For Underachieving Orioles

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Buried in the AL East cellar and well on their way to a second straight losing season, the Baltimore Orioles enter the so-called second half with this unavoidable realization: It’s time to break up the band.
    After reaching the playoffs in three of the previous six years with essentially the same core of players, the Orioles have bottomed out in 2018. They own the second-worst record (28-69) in the major leagues, have endured six losing streaks of at least a half-doze
  • Traffic Fix Failure In Downtown Baltimore Has City Leaders Talking Traffic

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Inside City Hall, city leaders are talking traffic.
    In April, city leaders asked the city’s Department of Transportation to sync the traffic signals. The goal was to keep drivers with one foot on the gas pedal, especially during rush hours, when cars can only creep through downtown. But, it hasn’t happened.
    City Council members have told the city’s DOT it’s their job to get these lights timed correctly. But the department says it’s not that e
  • Hogan Says 2 Debates Set; Jealous Campaign Says No Dates Yet

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s campaign has announced plans for two debates, but Ben Jealous’ campaign says an agreement has not been reached yet.
    Hogan’s campaign said Wednesday Hogan has agreed to participate in two televised debates in September. The campaign says the first one-hour debate would be hosted by Maryland Public Television and WBAL on Sept. 17 in association with The Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore.
    Hogan’s campaign al
  • Summer Camp In Baltimore For Aspiring Broadway Stars

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A special summer camp is teaching students how to prepare for a career in theatre.
    WJZ’s Tracey Leong spoke to young artists about their experience at the Modell Lyric.
    This is the first musical theatre camp at the Modell Lyric, and students came from all over the region and out of the state to audition.
    Preparing the next generation of Broadway stars.
    An intense five-week course is exposing young singers and dancers to all facets of the musical theatre industry.
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  • Parkland And Great Mills Teens Cope With Loss Together

    SAINT MARY’S COUNTY, Md. (WJZ)  — Last March, a student at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County opened fire on classmates.
    17-year-old Austin Rollins killed himself, but not before fatally shooting 16-year-old Jaelyn Willey, and wounding another student. It happened just five weeks after 17 people were shot to death at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl.
    While still coping with their own loss, students at Parkland contacted students at Great Mills.
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  • National Basketball Tournament Preparing For Slam Dunk In Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s touted as the most intense basketball competition in the world, with $2 million up for grabs, and the winner-take-all tournament is coming back to Charm City.
    The Basketball Tournament, also known as TBT, made its debut in Baltimore last year. Now, it’s making a return appearance, this time at Morgan State.
    “It gives us an opportunity to showcase even more that Morgan is a national university and Morgan is a global university,” said Dr. David
  • ‘Quadrillion Tons Of Diamond’ May Be Hiding Under The Earth’s Surface

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (CBS Local) – According to a new study, there may be a massive treasure hiding beneath the Earth’s surface: a “quadrillion tons” of treasure.
    Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say that a massive amount of diamond may be scattered throughout the planet’s cratonic roots, “the oldest and most immovable sections of rock that lie beneath the center of most continental tectonic plates,” according t
  • SCAM ALERT: Police Warn Of E-Mail Scam Targeting Marylanders

    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — Police are warning Maryland residents about an e-mail scam that has been going around recently.
    The Frederick Police Department sent out a warning on Twitter.
    The scam e-mail states that they have setup software on the “pornography” websites you have been visiting, and unless you pay the $2,000, they will released footage from your webcam.
    Read the full scam e-mail below:
    Scam Alert: pic.twitter.com/U1SyRXqaHa
    — Frederick Police (@Fred_MD_Polic
  • Trump Says Air Force One To Get Red, White And Blue Makeover

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover.
    Trump says the familiar baby blue color on the presidential aircraft will give way to a red, white and blue color scheme. Updated models could be in service before the end of a potential Trump second term.
    “Air Force One is going to be incredible,” Trump told CBS News. “It’s going to be top of the line, the top in the world, and it’s going to be red, white and blue, wh
  • Maryland Teen Missing, Last Seen Tuesday

    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — The Frederick Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing teen, Kennady Culican.
    She was last seen leaving her home in the area of Holden Road on Tuesday around 8 p.m. She is 5’04, 160 lbs with red hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, blue jeans and black boots.
    Police officials say Culican suffers from various medical conditions that require treatment. Social media messages revealed Culican may be
  • Day Care Provider Who Hanged Toddler Given Probation

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A day care provider who admitted to trying to hang a toddler in her care is now facing her sentence.
    In Hennepin County Court Monday, Natalia Karia says it was severe mental illness that caused her to break that November day back in 2016. Further explaining that her physical and emotional stress was brought on by her abusive and controlling husband.
    The 43-year-old Ukrainian immigrant addressed the court for about 25 minutes, speaking through an interpreter.
  • Customer Writes ‘We Don’t Tip Terrorist’ On Receipt For Waiter

    ODESSA, Texas (WJZ) – A Saltgrass Steak House in Texas has banned a customer after they didn’t leave a tip on a $108 bill and wrote “We don’t Tip Terrorist” on the check. The customer also circled the server’s name, Khalil, according to the Odessa American.
    Khalil Cavil posted what happened on July 14 on Facebook.
    “I was sick to my stomach,” the 20-year-old server said in his post. “I share this because I want pe

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