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    A litter pick up “blitz” led by the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT) will begin Monday and continue through Friday in Anne Arundel County. MDOT crews will work with Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services inmates between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to clean up the trash. Crews are cleaning...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Just after Thanksgiving, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh declared himself a “Hallmark movie guy.” “I just like the stories, it makes me feel good about the world,” he said. “It’s either that or the news, it’s an easy choice.” (Stares in frazzled journalist.) READ MORE: Maryland Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland reported 1,700 new COVID-19 cases and 11 new deaths, according to state health department data released Friday morning. The percentage of people testing positive rose to 5.44%, an increase of 0.22%. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: A Warmup On Saturday Followed By A Sunday CooldownHospitalizations increased by 26 to 767. Of those...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — City officials are kicking off Engine 45’s annual Holiday Train Garden display on Friday. This year marks the 66th year the holiday train garden, which measures 12 feet by 40 feet, has been on display in Baltimore. READ MORE: Man Shot & Killed In Northwest Baltimore, Police SayThe display will remain open...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are investigating the shooting death Thursday night of a man in Northwest Baltimore. Shortly before 10 p.m., patrol officers were called to a shooting on Reisterstown Road near where it meets Ulman Avenue, the Baltimore Police Department said. READ MORE: Charging Documents Say Evelyn Player Died Defending Herself, Police Found Suspect...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 69-year-old woman found dead November in an East Baltimore church died fighting for her life, according to charging documents acquired by WJZ. Her suspected killer, identified as 62-year-old Manzie Smith Jr., was arrested Wednesday. The charging documents say he was tracked down through DNA evidence recovered from the scene. READ MORE:...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police on Thursday identified Manzie Smith, Jr., a 62-year-old Baltimore man with a criminal record, as the suspect in the murder of Evelyn Player, a church volunteer stabbed to death last month. Smith, who was arrested early Wednesday on Crenshaw Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder and other offenses in the 69-year-old...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A man accused of attacking two Asian American woman with a cinderblock inside their Baltimore liquor store is pleading not criminally responsible. A defense attorney for Darryl Doles entered that plea Thursday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. READ MORE: Charging Documents Say Evelyn Player Died Defending Herself, Police Found Suspect Through DNADoles,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore is officially ready for the holiday season. The Washington Monument in Mount Vernon is lit, decked out in thousands of lights. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting, an annual event that signals the start of the holiday season in Charm City. READ MORE: Charging Documents Say Evelyn Player Died...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — President Biden unveiled a new COVID-19 Winter Action Plan on Thursday which aims to slow the spread of the virus, and some Baltimore residents shared their thoughts on it with WJZ. The plan includes: Boosters for all Adults Vaccinations to protect children and keep schools open Expanding free at-home testing Stronger public...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Sue Yutzy will never forget walking down Hammonds Ferry Road in Lansdowne on September 23, 1981. She was 14 years old at the time and with her best friend Heather Porter, who was a year younger. It would be the last time she ever saw Porter alive. “Heather had gotten into an...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A bar in Federal Hill and a Ravens legend are featured in a whiskey commercial seen on national airwaves. Crown Royal picked the Outpost American Tavern in Federal Hill as one of their backdrops for a commercial featuring Ed Reed, a former Ravens Hall of Fame safety who spent most of his...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore police and city officials on Thursday said 62-year-old Manzie Smith Jr. had been arrested and charged with the murder of Evelyn Player, a 69-year-old church staffer who was found dead inside the Southern Baptist Church in East Baltimore last month. According to court records, the last known address of Smith, who...
    BALTIMORE (AP/WJZ) — Former Baltimore judge Katie Curran O’Malley formally announced Thursday that she is running for attorney general. The former Maryland first lady retired from the bench in October and formed a committee to explore a run after current Attorney General Brian Frosh announced he wouldn’t seek reelection next year. READ MORE: Charging Documents...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Are you feeling festive? Do you enjoy spreading holiday cheer? Is your house lit up and decked out for the holidays? If you answered yes to all of those questions, then we’ve got just the thing for you. READ MORE: Charging Documents Say Evelyn Player Died Defending Herself, Police Found Suspect Through...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two men were wounded in a shooting Thursday afternoon in West Baltimore, police said. The shooting happened about 1 p.m. near Lauretta and Warwick avenues, according to the Baltimore Police Department. READ MORE: Charging Documents Say Evelyn Player Died Defending Herself, Police Found Suspect Through DNAOfficers checking out a ShotSpotter alert found...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger knew what was coming. Call it the byproduct of nearly two decades spent in the familiar rhythms of an NFL season. So before the question was even finished about the importance of Sunday’s visit by AFC North-leading Baltimore, the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback plunged into the answer. READ MORE: Charging...
    Getty Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson attempts a pass against the Cleveland Browns in November 2021. Baltimore Ravens superstar quarterback Lamar Jackson may have just endured the worst three-week stretch of his career, but Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer doesn’t think it’ll affect his ongoing contract extension negotiations with the Ravens. “I think the...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore County Police Officer opened fire after a person tried to flee a traffic stop, police said. Police said the officer was trying to stop a driver in the 6900 block of Blanche Road near the Fallstaff Shopping Center on Reisterstown Road. According to police, the driver tried to leave the...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Small business owners met with Congressman Kweisi Mfume on Tuesday in East Baltimore to talk about the challenges they have been facing as they recover from the pandemic. “This was an opportunity, a very important opportunity to hear first-hand from small business owners in the Greater Baltimore area,” said Congressman Mfume. READ...
    Getty Baltimore Ravens quarterback Chris Streveler jogs off the field during his last game with the Arizona Cardinals. One week after losing practice squad quarterback Trace McSorley to the Arizona Cardinals, the Baltimore Ravens have signed former Cardinals quarterback Chris Streveler to their practice squad, per the NFL’s official transaction report on November...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Part of the holiday season is, of course, giving gifts. So, in that spirit, one non-profit is collecting presents to send to kids in more than 100 countries around the world. A group called Samaritan’s Purse is in its 26th year of running Operation Christmas Child, a project to donate toys and...
    A Baltimore mother is speaking out against the city's violence problem after her daughter was shot and severely wounded on Nov. 7, according to a local report. A Baltimore Police Department patrol officer heard gunfire on Nov. 7 and responded to the on the 1700 block of Eastern Avenue near Fells Point to discover a...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City crime spilled into the quiet neighborhood of Hampden Sunday night after a shootout on Elm Avenue. The shooting happened between moving cars and spanned blocks, leaving the street covered in shell casings, and houses and cars damaged. Neighbors say they feel in shock and rattled. READ MORE: Former Baltimore Homicide...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s been two weeks since 69-year-old Evelyn Player was found stabbed inside her place of worship, Southern Baptist Church on N. Chester Street in East Baltimore. On Tuesday, Baltimore City police said a person of interest in the case did not pan out to be a suspect. A department spokesperson said detectives...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Now that the extended weekend of shopping deals are behind us, if you’re looking for an opportunity to help others this holiday season, it’s the perfect time to do so on Giving Tuesday. Maryland is home to over 30-thousand nonprofit organizations. These organizations have been responding since the beginning of the pandemic...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Office of the Attorney General identified the man fatally shot by an Anne Arundel police officer on Sunday as Digno Ramon Yorro Jr. On Nov. 28 about 1:30 p.m., a woman called 911 and said a male family member was threatening her with a knife and chased her from a...
    The expansion of the 126-year-old Howard Street Tunnel is beginning. (Courtesy MDOT MPA) Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said a new project that broke ground in Baltimore on Monday will be “an absolute game-changer” for the entire region. Hogan joined officials at the mouth of the 126-year-old Howard Street tunnel in Baltimore to break ground on...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —  A former Baltimore City homicide prosecutor was indicted on 88 charges including stalking, extortion and harassment, the Office of the Maryland State Prosecutor announced Tuesday. According to charging documents, Adam Lane Chaudry allegedly abused court processes like grand jury subpoenas and other official investigative tools for information to stalk his exes while...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore City Health Department will distribute a limited number of free at-home rapid COVID-19 test kits to community organizations across the city next month, the agency said Tuesday. Nonprofits, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, faith-based organizations and other groups can apply for the Abbott BinaxNOW Antigen kits if they are located in...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) – This week’s WJZ Furever Friend is Phineas. This pup is believed to be a Shi Tzu-Poodle mix who weighs 10 pounds and is estimated to be about 2 years old. READ MORE: OIG Report: Department Of Finance Failed To Bill Company For 'Right Of Way' Permits, Costing City $46KWhen Phineas arrived at...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An idea that’s been nearly two decades in the making will become reality on Wednesday when city and community leaders celebrate the grand opening of the East Baltimore Historical Library. Mayor Brandon Scott will be on hand for the grand opening. Scott will be joined by Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels...
    Getty Baltimore Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen celebrates a fumble recovery against the Cleveland Browns. Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Patrick Queen led the Ravens defense with eight tackles, including two for loss, and a key fumble recovery in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns, and he took to social media to call out one...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Saying tens of thousands of Baltimore households lack of reliable internet access, Mayor Brandon Scott on Tuesday announced the first phase of a $35 million plan to close the “digital divide.” While the eventual goal is to expand public internet access throughout the city, Scott said the first piece of the plan...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Police said Tuesday they are looking for Michael Lowe, a missing vulnerable 62-year-old man. Police said Lowe was last seen over a week ago on Sunday, Nov. 21 on the 2300 block of Barclay Street. He is known to walk the neighborhood, but family members haven’t seen him, police said. ...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — A Baltimore County man was arrested Monday in connection with the murder of a 24-year-old woman earlier this month, authorities said. Shane Walters, 33, of Windsor Mill, is charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 19 shooting death of Adia Smith, the Baltimore County Police Department said. READ MORE: Orioles Lose...
    BALTIMORE, MD – OCTOBER 10: Derrick Mason #85 of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Players wore pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Ravens defeated the Broncos 31-17. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images) The 2000s and 2010s...
    CROWNSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland Historical Trust has awarded $9 million in tax credits to six projects restoring historic buildings in the state, including the historic Wilkins Rogers Mill near Ellicott City, a large home near the Maryland State House in Annapolis, two buildings in Baltimore and two former commercial properties in Hagerstown, Gov....
    There are 2,000 miles of road in Baltimore City. Only 10 of those miles include separated bike infrastructure that divides the road into distinct lanes for cars and bikes. This is not unique to Baltimore City. Across the state, only fractions of county roadway systems include bike infrastructure, the markers, barriers and laws — like...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Authorities on Tuesday identified Sgt. David Burch, a seven-year Baltimore Police Department veteran, as the police officer who fatally shot a gunman suspected of carrying out a deadly crime spree that left two barbers dead and another man injured. Burch’s identity was released as police and the Maryland Attorney General’s Independent Investigations...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott on Tuesday will make his fourth investment announcement with the city’s American Rescue Plan Act Funding. Scott’s office said the investment would be focused on digital equity and broadband access. READ MORE: Hogan: Concern But No Need For Lockdowns In Maryland Over Dangerous Omicron Covid VariantThe mayor will...
    Getty Baltimore Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen celebrates a fumble recovery with his teammates. Baltimore Ravens star middle linebacker Patrick Queen may have led his team in tackles during November 28’s primetime matchup with the Cleveland Browns, but according to head coach John Harbaugh, he had to play through “major pain” to get the...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two men were injured Monday in shootings in North and South Baltimore, police said. Officers responded at 1:49 p.m. to the 800 block of Belgian Avenue for a reported shooting, where they found a 28-year-old man who was shot at least once. READ MORE: This Maryland Woman Just Claimed Her Third $50,000...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Give John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens credit for self awareness. They have the best record in the AFC now, but at this point it’s hard to deny that they have a lot of room for improvement. READ MORE: 'Can't Become Numb To This': Hogan To Meet With Scott After Baltimore Mass...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Give John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens credit for self awareness. They have the best record in the AFC now, but at this point it’s hard to deny that they have a lot of room for improvement. “We’re not perfect, but we’re fighting to get there, right?” Harbaugh said to his team...
    A Baltimore man taking a trip to Harrisburg was shot the day he got there by a man he was apparently hanging out with before the incident, according to a PennLive report citing police and an affidavit of probable cause. Officers were called to the scene of a shooting at Evergreen and Swatara streets in Harrisburg on...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A day after a mass shooting in East Baltimore wounded seven people, including a 16-year-old boy, Gov. Larry Hogan vowed to do everything in his power to help the city get a grip on its violent crime problem. “We can’t become numb to this, but it’s every single week in Baltimore City,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Monument Lighting is making a comeback after a taking a year-long hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event is a tradition in Baltimore, which marks the unofficial start of the holiday season. This year marks the lighting’s 50th anniversary. READ MORE: Nursing Programs Send Students Into The Workforce To...
    SILVER SPRING, Md. (WJZ) — Two advocacy groups for victims of sexual assault are calling for changes to Maryland law a week after a judge withdrew a former Baltimore County police officer’s rape conviction and sentenced him to house arrest for the 2017 rape of a 22-year-old woman. The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault and...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan and transportation officials on Monday broke ground on the expansion of the Howard Street Tunnel, an infrastructure project the governor said would end a bottleneck for freight cargo and create thousands of jobs in the state. Enlarging the size of the 126-year-old tunnel and 21 other locations will allow...