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    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A student from Baltimore City and a student from Baltimore County won $50,000 college scholarships Monday in Maryland’s $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion. The Maryland Higher Education Commission will announce two winners every Monday from July 12 to Labor Day. On the eighth week, four winners will be announced. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 400 Hospitalized...
    BALDWIN, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Animal Services last week rescued another 44 dogs from the organization Don’t Be a Bully. Many of the animals were showing signs of canine distemper, with symptoms such as respiratory distress, tremors and other afflictions. Some were emaciated and dehydrated, and a litter of puppies tested positive for canine parvovirus, a disease that can...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held this week at two Baltimore County high schools, part of the county’s effort to get students inoculated before the start of school on Aug. 30. The clinics will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., and from 4 to 7...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 853 new COVID-19 cases and 8 new deaths, according to state health department data released Sunday morning. Doctors say the new cases are fueled by dangerous strains targeting the unvaccinated. During an August press conference, Governor Larry Hogan said the Delta variant, a strain that is reportedly two to four times more contagious than...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — If you thought the masks were done for good, it’s time to pull them right back out. Baltimore City’s indoor mask mandate goes into effect Monday morning. This is in effect for any indoor business regardless if you’re vaccinated or not.  READ MORE: Ravens Quarterback Lamar Jackson Returns To The Practice Field Anne Arundel County is mandating...
    COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — Dozens of people laced up their sneakers Saturday for a good cause. People came out to run or walk in the 12th annual Casey cares 5K. READ MORE: Mama, A Montgomery County Pit Bull Who Saved Another Dog, Needs Her Own Rescue Participants also had live music and snacks. READ MORE: Baltimore City Officials, Police, Residents...
    PARKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Looking for ways to get your kids to unplug? Well, one school is getting kids to do just that – by taking them outside for class. READ MORE: Celebrate National Lighthouse Day With Tour Of Historic Maryland Structures Here at Cromwell Valley Park, kids are putting down the cell phones to answer Mother Nature’s call. “There’s...
    TOWSON, Md. WJZ) — A 20-year-old man has been convicted for his role in a Baltimore County crime spree dating back to November 2019, the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Kiray Corey Walker was convicted of one count of armed carjacking, one count of attempted armed robbery, two counts of armed robbery and one count of use of...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mayor Brandon Scott sounded off on those upset over his new indoor mask mandate, which goes into effect Monday morning. “For anyone who is frustrated about wearing a mask—and you’re unvaccinated—then look in the mirror. It’s your fault that we’re going back to having an indoor mask mandate,” Mayor Scott told WJZ. “If you’re not vaccinated, shut...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Maryland announced on Friday that a Baltimore County man has pleaded guilty to federal charges for a murder-for-hire conspiracy and extortion. According to prosecutors, 62-year-old Robert Mercaldo Jr. of Timonium loaned a Baltimore County restaurant owner more than $1 million between 2008 and 2017. When the owner stopped making payments in 2019,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s been about sixty years since a Catholic school has opened in Baltimore City.  But come this fall, Mother Mary Lange Catholic School will serve over four hundred students from grades Pre-K through eight.  READ MORE: Baltimore County Public Library Debuts Mobile Library Law Center, Aims To Reach Underserved Residents “It’s there anything more beautiful and hopeful than...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — The Baltimore County Public Library is hitting the road to debut its Mobile Library Law Center, offering residents a chance to get free consultation on bankruptcy, child custody and support, debt collection, expungements, housing, various government benefits and other legal matters. A partnership with Maryland Legal Aid, the program is heading to eastern and western parts...
    GWYNN OAK, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Police said a woman was critically injured after she was stabbed during a family dispute overnight. Officers responded at 1:30 a.m. to the 3400 block of Aurora Lane in Gwynn Oak, where they found the 47-year-old woman stabbed, and a 20-year-old man who was also injured. They were both transported to an area...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — In a bid to get more students vaccinated against COVID-19, Baltimore County will hold a series of mass vaccination clinics at county high schools throughout August, County Executive Johnny Olszewski said. The clinics will be held at high schools in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and that have lower vaccination rates than...
    (CNN)Baltimore County officials have agreed to a $3 million settlement with the family and estate of Korryn Gaines, according to court documents. The agreement comes five years after Gaines, 23, was shot and killed after an hourslong standoff with police in Baltimore County. She was trying to livestream the encounter with police, authorities said at the time. Her son, Kodi,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Since jury trials resumed in April, Baltimore County has tried 10 murder cases and reached guilty pleas in 15 others, Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger announced on Thursday. Jury trials were permitted to resume on April 26. Four courtrooms in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County have been equipped to accommodate social distancing and other safety...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Citing the number of residents who remain unvaccinated and the rising rate of COVID-19 cases, the Baltimore County Council will continue to hold its meetings and work sessions virtually. Following the in-person adoption of the budget in May, as vaccines for COVID-19 became more readily available and the number of infections was trending down, council members had...
    WESTMINSTER (WJZ) — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said it has arrested Michael Vincent Bonczewski, a youth sports coach from Parkville, for charges including child sexual assault and pornography. Officials said Bonczewski, 39, was either a paid assistant or volunteer coach in multiple programs in Carroll County, Baltimore County, Maryland, and in York County, Pennsylvania. Law enforcement believes there may be...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — A settlement of $3 million was reached for the family of Korryn Gaines for her estate —  a major step towards justice for the family five years in the making. “The family finally got a chance to begin the healing process,” said the family lawyer, J. Wyndal Gordon. READ MORE: Baltimore County Nears Settlement With Family...
    Supporters gathered Monday evening at a rally calling for justice after the fifth anniversary of the death of Korryn Gaines, a Black woman killed by a Baltimore County Police officer in 2016. (Courtesy Maryland Matters/Hannah Gaskill) This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Baltimore County...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) —Baltimore County will pay $3 million to the family of a woman shot and killed by a county police officer in 2016. Korryn Gaines was shot and killed by Cpl. Royce Ruby during a seven-hour standoff at her Randallstown apartment. Her son Kodi, then 5, was injured. READ MORE: Baltimore County Nears Settlement With Family Of Korryn...
    ABERDEEN, Md. (WJZ) — Firing at Aberdeen Proving Ground is responsible for the booming sounds being heard in Harford County and east Baltimore County. Officials said they had daytime and nighttime firing scheduled from around 7 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. READ MORE: Seven Baltimore City Fire Department Take-Home Vehicles Assigned To Members Who Live Out Of State, Report Finds Residents can...
    A Baltimore grandmother is speaking out after police discovered her two grandchildren dead in their aunt's car during a July 28 traffic stop. Police on July 30 arrested Nicole M. Johnson, 33, in connection with the deaths of her niece and nephew, 7-year-old Joshlyn Johnson and 5-year-old Larry O’Neil, who were siblings, police said in a press release.  Michelle Johnson,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The battle continues to keep a roof over the heads of many Marylanders struggling to pay their rent amidst the ongoing pandemic now that the federal funds have ceased and state funds have an expiration date of mid-August. Each jurisdiction has its own plan – at the county level, funds are being distributed to landlords who need...
    Bruce Lovelace (Courtesy Baltimore County Police Department) WOODLAWN, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County police are looking for a missing man last seen in Woodlawn. Bruce Lovelace was last seen on Samoset Road in Woodlawn as he was leaving for work around 1:30 a.m. last Thursday, July 29. Lovelace, 64, typically rides a bike and takes the bus to work in...
    WINDSOR MILL, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Fire said they are working to rescue two people after a tree fell on a truck in Windsor Mill Tuesday. The incident happened at Lord Baltimore Drive and Bexhill Road. No injuries have been reported. READ MORE: Governor Larry Hogan: Were Not Talking About Reinstating A Mask Mandate Officials said to expect delays...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 368 new COVID-19 cases and six new deaths, according to state health department data released Tuesday morning. Doctors say the new cases are fueled by dangerous strains targeting the unvaccinated. While some cities have reinstated mask mandates, none in Maryland are doing so at the moment. READ MORE: Governor Larry Hogan: Were Not Talking...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 368 new COVID-19 cases and six new deaths, according to state health department data released Tuesday morning. Doctors say the new cases are fueled by dangerous strains targeting the unvaccinated. While some cities have reinstated mask mandates, none in Maryland are doing so at the moment. READ MORE: Governor Larry Hogan: Were Not Talking...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County has reached a settlement with the family of Korryn Gaines, the Randallstown woman shot and killed in 2016 during an hours-long standoff with police. Sean Naron, a spokesman for County Executive Johnny Olszewski, confirmed that “an agreement has been reached in principle.” READ MORE: Judge Overturns $38 Million Wrongful Death Award In Korryn Gaines...
    ROSEDALE (WJZ) — A Baltimore County ambulance struck a car on the inner loop of Interstate 695 during the Monday evening rush hour, tying up traffic in the Rosedale area. The right three lanes were closed at Exit 35 (Pulaski Highway). READ MORE: Baltimore Ravens Release More Tickets For Upcoming Season A refrigerator appeared to be on the road by...
    RANDALLSTOWN (WJZ) — Before going to bed at night, Denise Parker likes to check and make sure her telephone is working. She picks up the landline in her Randallstown home that she’d lived in for over 20 years and listens for a dial tone. But all too often, she says she doesn’t hear a thing. READ MORE: Towson University Awards...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced over $6 million in grants to support the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN) and heroin coordinators Monday. The MCIN is a criminal justice strategy made up of local, state and federal law enforcement coalitions. It was formed in 2017 to target gangs, drugs, firearms and human trafficking, the Governor’s Office said. READ...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Public Libraries has partnered with nonprofit Vision to Learn to provide free eye exams and eyeglasses to children in need over the month of August. A Stanford University study found that access to eyeglasses can raise a child’s test score by more than 14 points over nine months. A UCLA study said teachers reported...
    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced Monday that all of the county’s government buildings are open to the public. Unvaccinated people are asked to wear masks in the buildings, and six-foot distancing is still encouraged. There is a new visitor management system that will require visitors to sign in and carry a badge. READ MORE:...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Ravens star QB Lamar Jackson is reportedly being immortalized with a statue at his alma mater, the University of Louisville. The University’s Athletic Director Vince Tyra confirmed the statue Monday on The Deener Show, an ESPN Louisville radio show. READ MORE: Man Found Dead In Vacant East Baltimore Home Ruled Homicide, Another Man Dead After West Baltimore...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Police said Monday a questionable death in east Baltimore last week has been ruled a homicide. Officers reported to a vacant home on the 2000 block of Kennedy Avenue, where they found the body of a 38-year-old man. Police said the Medical Examiner’s office ruled the death a homicide. READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: Monday Is...
    ESSEX, Md. (WJZ) — A prayer vigil will be held Monday for the two children found dead in the trunk of a car in Essex late Wednesday night. The vigil will be at 7 p.m. at the Essex Park and Ride, 22 Eastern Blvd. READ MORE: Masks Required For All In Anne Arundel County-Owned Buildings, Unvaccinated County Employees To Undergo...
    BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore City Police are asking for help in identifying a person of interest in the homicide of a 64-year-old man. On July 19, on the 3800 block of West Forest Park Avenue, 64-year-old Vaseles Nettles was killed after he attempted to a stolen scooter. READ MORE: Masks Required For All In Anne Arundel County-Owned Buildings, Unvaccinated...
    REISTERSTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Police are still investigating after an 83-year-old man was struck and killed Friday night. John Lomax Jr. was taken to the hospital where he later died. Police haven’t announced charges against the driver. READ MORE: Some Marylanders Plan To Take Precautions As COVID-19 Positivity Rate Rises Above 3 Percent “We are using this as...
    A Baltimore woman was arrested Wednesday when police located the bodies of her young niece and nephew in her car, according to Baltimore County Government. The remains of the two children, ages seven and five, were discovered during a traffic stop after Nicole Michelle Johnson was pulled over for speeding. The car she was driving reportedly had fake West Virginia...
    More On: child abuse Man who lived in teen’s room for weeks sentenced to 15 years in prison Mom arrested after her 12-year-old daughter gives birth Woman charged for faking adopted son’s mystery illness Florida woman accused of keeping autistic child inside homemade cage A Baltimore woman was arrested after cops found the starved and decomposing bodies of her...
    The aunt of two children, ages 7 and 5, who were found dead in the trunk of a car during a Wednesday traffic stop near Baltimore had been driving around with their deceased bodies for months before she was arrested.  Nicole M. Johnson, 33, faces multiples charges, including neglect and first-degree child abuse that resulted in the death of a...
    ESSEX, Md. (WJZ) — A 33-year-old woman was charged in the death of two children, whose bodies were found in the trunk of her car during a traffic stop in Essex late Wednesday night. Nicole M. Johnson, of Baltimore, is facing multiple charges, including first-degree child abuse that resulted in the death of a child under the age of 13,...
    Investigators in Maryland’s Baltimore County have arrested and charged a 33-year-old woman in connection to the deaths of her young niece and nephew who were found dead in a car during a traffic stop, police said Friday. A police statement said the two dead children are siblings and Nicole Johnson was their aunt. They identified the youngsters as Joshlyn Johnson,...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County schools will require all students, visitors, teachers and other staff to wear masks inside all buildings for the upcoming school year. The teachers’ union welcomed the move. “This is what the science shows to keep everybody safe so we are ready to face the school year with masks,” Cindy Sexton, the president of TABCO...
     BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Carroll County is under a tornado warning until 4:30 p.m. During a tornado warning READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Biden To Announce Federal Worker Vaccine Requirement As Officials Struggle To Convince Unvaccinated Americans To Get The Shot Get to a safe place immediately Go to an interior room on the lowest level of your home Get away...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Public Schools announced that they will require masking for students, staff and visitors for the 2021-2022 school year. The order for masks to be worn on busses will also continue. “Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our students, families, and employees,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “Unfortunately, the...
    SPARKS, Md. (WJZ) — A landmark that’s been part of Baltimore County for over 70 years is back open and serving customers again after the previous owners were forced to shut down the kitchen due to the pandemic. “When Tony and I first did the walkthrough here, we were both just struck by the fact that this should be a...