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    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Center announced a new digital mail program that will allow inmates to receive mail electronically. Beginning Oct. 13, inmates will receive mail on tablets supplied by the facility except for legal documentation, newspapers and magazines. READ MORE: Baltimore Police Searching For Missing 21-Year-Old Keith...
    FREDERICK, MD (WJZ)– The Frederick County Sherriff’s Office is investigating after three people were shot overnight in the 6700 block of Killdeer Court. Deputies were called to the area around 1:25a.m. for a report of a shooting in progress.   When they arrived on scene they located three victims all suffering from gunshot wounds. READ MORE: COVID-19...
    Three people are injured following a shooting early Saturday in Frederick County, Maryland, police said. The extent of their injuries is currently unknown. The shooting happened at approximately 1:30 a.m. in Ballenger Creek, near the 6700 block of Killdeer Court, about a mile west of the Monocacy National Battlefield. Upon arrival, deputies observed 3 victims...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — Officials announced that they have found the body of 79-year-old Anthony “Tony” Joseph Walker in a Jefferson creek bed. “This is an especially sad time for the Walker family, the Jefferson community, and all Frederick County residents,” said Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins. “Our deepest condolences go out to Tony’s family,...
    The fire that broke out at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, was caused by a lightning strike, officials said Wednesday. Courtesy Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services The fire that broke out at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, was caused by a lightning strike, officials said Wednesday. Courtesy Frederick County Fire and Rescue...
    FREDERICK COUNTY (WJZ) —  The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will improve drainage on the southbound I-270 exit ramps. At 9 p.m. Monday night, MDOT SHA crews will shift traffic from the existing ramp lanes to the newly constructed ramps. The ramps will be closed during the traffic shift. Drivers will be detoured to MD 80 (Fingerboard Road) and northbound I-270 to access MD 85. READ MORE: Police Are...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — Deron Hornbeck is a history teacher at Frederick County’s Linganore High School. He teaches a course an elective course covering the events of 9/11. It is a course that he hopes will ensure future generations will never forget. You feel it, Lord, the atmosphere in Deron Hornbeck’s classroom is serious. READ...
    FREDERICK, MD (WJZ) — Frederick County has earned AAA bond ratings from all three major bond rating agencies, County Executive Jan Gardner announced today. Fitch, Moody’s, and Standard & Poor’s each reaffirmed the county at the highest possible ratings based on the county’s very strong fiscal government. READ MORE: Comptroller Franchot Extends Tax Deadlines For Anne Arundel Co. Businesses Impacted Tornado “This is great news for Frederick County residents. Taxpayers will save millions of...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Remnants of Hurricane Ida hit Maryland hard Wednesday. It caused rivers to rise and it created a real nightmare for some businesses and residents in Cecil County. Locals told WJZ that when the tide came in early this morning, the Elk River rose significantly. READ MORE: BWI Airport Welcomes Air Senegal Elmer...
    After 10 children needed to be rescued from a bus caught in rising floodwaters, the superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland said she’s “deeply sorry” for keeping the system open for a full day as the remnants of Hurricane Ida bore down on the D.C. region. In a note to the school community,...
    Heavy rains exited most of the D.C. region after a day of severe weather that saw two tornadoes touch down in Maryland. The attention now turns to flooding risk, as area rivers swell up. Here’s what you need to know. Flooding of streams and rivers will be a concern for the next couple of days...
    Heavy rains exited most of the D.C. region after a day of severe weather that saw two tornadoes touch down in Maryland. The attention now turns to flooding risk, as area rivers swell up. Here’s what you need to know. Flooding of streams and rivers will be a concern for the next couple of days...
    FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Officials confirmed that 41 students have tested for COVID-19 and nearly 600 are in quarantine in Frederick County. Frederick County schools are requiring masks for everyone inside school buildings and on buses. READ MORE: Senator Ben Cardin Releases Statement Following Terrorist Attack In Kabul Officials said they do have portable...
    A 43-year-old woman in Maryland was arrested and charged with rape offenses after allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old boy. Evelyn Gomez Gutierrez was arrested by the Frederick County Police Department Tuesday after authorities were tipped off by a doctor’s office at the start of July of a potential sexual relationship between the woman and...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — Frederick County Fire Captain Joshua Laird was laid to rest Tuesday following a funeral service at the PNC Sports Complex at Mount St. Mary’s University. Thousands of family, friends, colleagues and fellow first responders gathered to pay their respects and final goodbyes to Laird, who died in the line of duty...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) —  The funeral service for Frederick County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Joshua Laird was held Tuesday afternoon. Laird, 46, died Wednesday while responding to a 2-alarm house fire in Ijamsville. He was a 21-year veteran of the FCDFRS. READ MORE: DC Man Shot By Police In Jessup Charged With Assault The...
    Capt. Joshua Laird, 46, who was posthumously promoted to the rank of battalion chief, died fighting a two-alarm house fire in Ijamsville Aug. 11, 2021. (Courtesy Frederick County government) Courtesy Frederick County govern Battalion Chief Joshua Laird is survived his by his wife and two daughters, seen here. (Courtesy Frederick County government) (Courtesy...
    IJAMSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — “Tell my family I love them.” Those were Fire Capt. Joshua Laird’s last words before he died of injuries suffered in a devastating house fire in Frederick County on Wednesday. He served his community for 21 years. READ MORE: Frederick County Fire Department Announces Ways To Help Family Of Fallen Firefighter...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — The Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services on Thursday offered well-wishers ways to help the family of Fire Capt. Joshua Laird, who was killed in the line of duty Wednesday. Those wishing to donate meals may visit mealtrain.com. READ MORE: Richard Atkins Jr.s Family Offers Reward For Information Leading...
    Frederick County Fire Department Capt. Joshua Laird has died after responding to a two-alarm house fire in Maryland on Wednesday, according to authorities. The Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services (FCDFRS) said Wednesday that Laird, 46 years old and a 21-year veteran of the service, was injured while responding to a two-alarm fire...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday ordered all U.S. and State flags fly at half staff Thursday in honor of Captain Joshua Laird, a Frederick County firefighter who died Wednesday night battling a fire in Ijamsville. Laird reportedly died from his injuries after he fell through a floor battling a house fire....
    A firefighter has been killed while on duty fighting a blaze in Frederick County, Maryland. It happened before 5 p.m. Wednesday during a house fire on the 9500 block of Ball Road in Ijamsville. Deputy Chief Steve Leatherman told The Frederick News-Post that fire crews were looking for a home possibly struck by lightning shortly...
    FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Frederick County Fire officials announced the death of Fire Captin Josh Laird on Wednesday evening. Officials said he died from injuries sustained while battling a house fire in Ijamsville. The Career Firefighters Association of Frederick County took to Facebook to announce his passing and thanked the community for their love...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Police Department announced an arrest in a possible threat to a Los Angeles MTA rail line. Frederick Brown was taken into custody on suspicion of being in possession of molotov cocktails and pipe bombs. READ MORE: Long Beach Police Arrest Felon Suspected Of Human Trafficking, Antonio...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) – The Frederick County Division of Interagency Information Technologies is asking residents to participate in a survey to identify who does not have access to reliable broadband internet access. The survey is part of the county’s efforts to identify dead zones. Residents are asked to complete it before Sept. 30. The survey...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ)– On July 27, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies arrested George Robert Bolden III, 27, a native of Frederick County. He was charged with two counts of first degree assault and five counts of second-degree assault. The assault charges stem from incidents earlier this year, where the victim, a female adult from Frederick,...
    FREDERICK, Md (WJZ) — A 24-year-old Frederick man was charged after he admitted to uploading, downloading and possessing large quantities of child pornography, according to the Frederick Sheriff’s Office. Shawn Behal was charged with 10 counts of child pornography after members of the Frederick County Cyber Crimes Task Force searched a home in the 5200...
    FREDERICK (WJZ) — The day after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called for a return to face coverings in schools, Frederick County Public Schools administrators announced Wednesday that all students and staff will have to wear masks inside school buildings for the start of the year. Frederick County Public Schools will be...
    A Maryland man and woman have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the July 2020 death of their 2-month-old son. Authorities say it was caused by fentanyl. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Jeremy Whitney Frazier and Heather Marie Frazier were arrested Friday. They were also charged with misdemeanor neglect of a...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office along with the YMCA of Frederick County announces 38th Annual Night Out Crime and Drug Prevention Event. The event will be held on Aug. 3 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Natelli Family YMCA in Ijamsville. READ MORE: Anne Arundel Co. Crews On Scene...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) – The Frederick County Health Department will offer back-to-school immunization clinics for children from Aug. 11 to Sept. 8 at the Frederick County Health Department, 350 Montevue Lane. The clinics will be available by appointment only. The following timeslots will be available: READ MORE: As Covid-19 Cases Continue To Increase Daily, Marylanders...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — Frederick County officials announced that a Brunswick woman is facing charges after authorities seized more than $25,000 in drugs during a raid at her home. Wendanna Monique King, 29, was arrested on July 16 following a search and seizure warrant was executed at her residence in the 200 block of Wintergreen...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued through the Baltimore region by the National Weather Service as storms move through the area. The warnings are issued for Baltimore City and Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery and Baltimore counties until 11 p.m. READ MORE: Baltimore County Native, US Paralympian Becca Meyers Appears...
    FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Frederick County Sheriffs’ Office is investigating a single-vehicle accident that left one person dead and another person injured. Officials responded to the 8400 block of Blacks Mill Road shortly after 6:30 p.m. on July 4 for a reported single-car accident. One person was pronounced dead on the scene. The second...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Frederick nurse is among the latest winners of $40,000 in Maryland’s VaxCash lottery. Jennifer LeBaron claimed her win on Friday. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Heat Wave Underway, Dangerous Heat Indices Starting Monday The 24-year-old nurse said she was still in disbelief about her June 19 win. “It took me a few...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — A man is in serious condition after he was stabbed multiple times at a Mattress Warehouse in Frederick early Tuesday morning, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers arrested and charged a 17-year-old in connecting with the stabbing. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: ICU Hospitalizations Fall Below 40 Troopers responded to...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after receiving a large number of calls about someone posing as a sheriff’s office leader and stating they have a warrant for the caller or someone in their family. The caller is then asking the person to pay for the warrant with gift cards...
    FREDERICK, Md (WJZ) — Frederick County Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services will start serving breakfast and lunch to go June 30 to anyone in the community younger than 18 and those older than 18 who are enrolled in an educational program for those with disabilities. The school system will distribute enough meals for seven...
    WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A tornado touched down on Monday in Weld County east of Interstate 25 and covered a path of about 14 miles. There are no injuries reported, but some reports of damage were coming in just before 6:30 p.m., including: – A home that caught fire due to downed power lines...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — The Federick County State’s Attorney’s Office announced that they will not pursue charges of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Bryan Selmer that happened in October of 2020. Selmer was fatally shot by police following a 2-state pursuit. Officials said Selmer and another man, David Leatherman, led police on...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — The Federick County State’s Attorney’s Office announced that they will not pursue charges of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Bryan Selmer that happened in October of 2020. Selmer was fatally shot by police following a 2-state pursuit. Officials said Selmer and another man, David Leatherman, led police on...
    FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — The National Weather Service confirmed two more tornadoes landed in Maryland on the evening of May 3, when a strong round of storms moved through the region. NWS reported an EF-1 tornado formed near Unionville in Frederick County and an EF-0 tornado formed in New Windsor in Carroll County. They already...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Governor Larry Hogan announced Monday that Ellume, an Australia-based biotech diagnostic company, will establish its first U.S.-based manufacturing operation in Frederick County. Ellume, based in East Brisbane in Queensland, said this operation will create more than 1,500 new jobs for Marylanders by the end of 2022. READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Funeral...
    POINT OF ROCKS, Md. (WJZ)– State police are investigating a fatal accident in Frederick County. It happened on Route 15 around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday near Point of Rocks. READ MORE: Slain Delmar Police Cpl. Keith Heacook To Be Laid To Rest Monday Police say a Nissan Altima driven by Dwayne Teal of Manassas, VA...
    FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado with peak winds of 90 miles per hours moved through Frederick County Monday. The tornado caused extensive tree damage for three-fourths of a mile between Libertytown and Mt. Pleasant. READ MORE: Orioles Pitcher John Means Throws First No Hitter For Franchise Since Jim...
    FREDERICK, MD. (WJZ) — A tornado warning is in effect for Frederick County. It expires at 8:15 p.m. READ MORE: Baltimore Museum Of Art Launches New Brand On #WJZ a tornado is possible with this cell over Frederick County now. pic.twitter.com/e6oDEmMdYE READ MORE: Baltimore Researchers Mark One Year Since First Pfizer-BioNTech Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Shot...
    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police helicopter crews conducted multiple rescue operations across the state over the weekend. The first occurred Saturday afternoon on Sugarloaf Mountain in Frederick County. READ MORE: 2 Killed In Dundalk Crash, Off-Duty Police Officer Charged With DUI Rescuers on the ground made contact with the injured hiker, who had...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — A Farmbrook man was charged in the murder of his father Tuesday. Frederick County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home in the 7000 block of Hames Court for a welfare check around 4:15 p.m. Sean Christopher Shifflett, 33, met officers outside and admitted he got into a physical fight with...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — Jennifer Perez Ryan, an English Learners teacher at West Frederick Middle School, is the 2021-22 Frederick County Teacher of the Year, Frederick County Public Schools officials announced Tuesday. She will be the system’s representative in the Maryland Teacher of the Year program, and is the first West Frederick Middle teacher to receive...