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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mayor Brandon Scott & Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Dr. Letita Dzirasa, celebrated a record-low infant mortality rate for black babies in the Upton and Druid Heights neighborhoods on Tuesday. “It is no secret that there’s a significant racial disparity in infant mortality with Black babies, but these are more than just statistics,”...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The University of Maryland Children’s Hospital was ranked as the second-best children’s hospital in Maryland. The hospital was also recognized as the best children’s hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by the U.S. News and World Report. This is the fourth consecutive year that the hospital’s children’s heart program has earned the...
    COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — It’s no secret that when it comes to seafood, Maryland is all about crabs, but today we’re showing some love to a different type of shellfish. The mighty lobster. Tender, sweet, buttery — a delicacy that can dress up a simple salad, or sit on a throne of ice atop a...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Public Service Commission announced $83 million in state funding to help assist Maryland residents with past due utility bills. “Today’s disbursement of millions of dollars in aid will help tens of thousands of needy Maryland families get out from under a mountain of utility-related debt,” said Jason M. Stanek, Chairman...
    SPARROWS POINT, Md. (WJZ) — Neighborhoods along the water got hit hard Monday night by winds, rain, and hail. Many in Sparrows Point woke up to downed trees, power outages, and damage to their property from broken branches and tree limbs. More pics. I’m seeing hundreds of branches and dozens of large trees. Hearing a...
    ANNAPOLIS, MD. (WJZ)  — Governor Larry Hogan announced the end of the Coronavirus State of Emergency beginning July 1. All emergency restrictions and mandates of any kind will be lifted including at schools, camps and childcare facilities. Businesses and workplaces can set their own policies and can still require masks, but there will be no...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The latest Vax To Winner is from Bethesda. Todays $40,000 VaxCash Winner is from Bethesda, MD!Learn more about the promotion here: https://t.co/cUK1ERVCdF #VAXtoWin pic.twitter.com/XhNsJ6K8Ln READ MORE: Maryland Officials Hope $40K Daily Giveaway Will Inspire More Residents To Get Vaccine — Maryland Lottery (@MDLottery) June 15, 2021 Here’s a list of the daily winners:...
    Gov. Larry Hogan (R) is lifting the coronavirus state of emergency in Maryland on July 1 that has been in place since the coronavirus pandemic began. Hogan said on Tuesday that all coronavirus restrictions will be lifted by the state including the mask mandate due to the high number of vaccinations and lower case rate. ...
    OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan is among the Maryland officials who are concerned about a viral video that shows the arrest of four Black teens in Ocean City over the weekend. During a press conference Tuesday, Hogan called the video “disturbing,” but said he wants to see the initial results of the...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says the coronavirus state of emergency will end on July 1. All emergency restrictions and mandates of any kind will be lifted and masks will not be required in any setting. READ MORE: Need For Speed: Maryland Native Katie Ledecky Wins 400, But Slower Than Expected Schools,...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Katie Ledecky touched the wall far ahead of everyone else at the U.S. swimming trials. No surprise there. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: Hospitalizations Slightly Increase Again, More Than 6.5M Vaccine Doses Administered But she was taken aback by the time. It wasn’t as fast as expected, raising the stakes for...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will give a coronavirus-related update Tuesday, June 15 at noon from the State House. WJZ will carry the press conference live on air and online. For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 67 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths Tuesday and hospitalizations increased slightly for the second day in a row. More than three million Marylanders are fully vaccinated. State officials also reported that the state positivity rate went down to 0.82%. READ MORE: 2 Arrested In Early Sunday Morning Shooting...
    Historically Black colleges and universities in the U.S. have been underfunded for decades, with billions of dollars in state funding that should have gone to those schools diverted by lawmakers for other purposes, according to higher education experts. Now HBCU leaders are pushing to get the money these institutions say they are owed. College presidents...
    OCEAN CITY, Maryland -- A video showing a Maryland police officer kneeing a man multiple times during an arrest over vaping is circulating through social media.The encounter began on Saturday just before 8:30 p.m. in the coastal resort town of Ocean City after officers approached a "large group vaping on the boardwalk" near 12th Street,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The National Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Howard, and Montgomery Counties and Baltimore City until 10:45 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Frederick County until 10:15 p.m. READ MORE: July 4 Fireworks, Parade To Return To Catonsville Meteorologist Chelsea Ingram said there is...
    Viral video shows Ocean City police shock a pedestrian with a Taser on Saturday even though his hands are raised above his head. Viral videos showed Maryland police tackling a teen, kneeing him in the stomach, and shocking another man with a Taser because of their response to allegations they were vaping on the Ocean...
    Police in Ocean City, Maryland, used a taser during the arrest of several teenagers to enforce a vaping ban at a boardwalk. Viral videos of the confrontation, which took place on Saturday, drew criticism over the use of force by law enforcement and calls for an investigation and swift dismissal of charges. Police approached a...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — If you missed the recent ring of fire solar clips, here’s your chance to see something else fascinating in the sky. Tuesday morning at 7 a.m., a rocket is set to launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, which is near Chincoteague Island. READ MORE: Study: Covid-19 Public Health Efforts Linked To...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The National Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of Maryland until 2:00 a.m. The watch has been issued for Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Worcester, and Wicomico Counties until 2:00 a.m....
    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland State Police are investigating after a man was found shot to death outside his Somerset County home Sunday evening. Michael Z. Cooper, 24, was pronounced dead at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Hospital in Salisbury. READ MORE: Novavax Announces Promising Late-Stage Covid-19 Vaccine Data, More Than 90% Effective State troopers responded...
    OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Concerns are mounting after a viral video showed the arrest of four Black teenagers in Ocean City during Senior Week over the weekend. The arrest Saturday was over the 18 and 19 year olds allegedly vaping on the boardwalk. In the video, officers can be seen tasing, hogtying on teenager...
    ABC Justin Glaze of The Bachelorette Justin Glaze could be the guy to keep an eye on this season on “The Bachelorette.” One of  30 suitors on Katie Thurston’s season of the rose-filled reality show, Glaze is said to make it far in the competition. Not only did ‘The Bachelorette” star give him...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will give a coronavirus-related update Tuesday, June 15 at noon from the State House. WJZ will carry the press conference live on air and online. For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The latest Vax To Winner is from Prince George’s County. Todays $40,000 VaxCash Winner is from Prince Georges County!Learn more about the promotion here: https://t.co/cUK1ERVCdF #VAXtoWin pic.twitter.com/OkAq2mbjdy READ MORE: Maryland Officials Hope $40K Daily Giveaway Will Inspire More Residents To Get Vaccine — Maryland Lottery (@MDLottery) June 14, 2021 Here’s a list of...
    Police in Ocean City, Md., released a statement Sunday saying its officers "are permitted to use force" on subjects resisting arrest following the circulation of social media videos showing an officer driving his knee into a man and another officer deploying a Taser during an incident with multiple arrests. Several videos appear to show the...
    LAUREL, Md. (WJZ) — An Anne Arundel County man was convicted of filing a false tax return. Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced that Lovet Ako, of Laurel, pleaded guilty on December 4, 2020. READ MORE: Marylands VaxCash Lottery At Halfway Mark With $400K Grand Prize Drawing On July 4 Ako was sentenced to...
    A black teenager was filmed being tasered by police after he allegedly ignored a request to stop vaping on a Maryland boardwalk. Brian Anderson, 19, was zapped with the device in Ocean City, Maryland, on Saturday, despite his apparent cooperation with the five white officers surrounding him, and was filmed tumbling to the ground moments...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Jewish organization is filing an appeal after a federal judge in Baltimore dismissed the group’s religious-discrimination lawsuit over an expansion of its property in Towson. The group Friends of Lubavitch filed the discrimination lawsuit in 2018 after a local judge ordered the group to tear down a major addition on its...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland’s VaxCash giveaway is at its halfway point and excitement is building for the $400,000 grand prize drawing on July 4. So far, 21 residents have won $40,000. Nineteen more drawings remain through July 3. READ MORE: LIST: VaxCash Winners The collaboration between Gov. Larry Hogan, the Maryland Lottery and the Maryland...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 61 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths Monday and hospitalizations increased. More than three million Marylanders are fully vaccinated. State officials also reported that the state positivity rate went down to 0.86%. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Monday Hospitalizations went up by four cases, now at 187...
    Loading the player... Police in Ocean City, Maryland have gone viral for aggressively enforcing a ban against vaping on the boardwalk on Saturday evening.  In the viral videos of the incident, a Black teenager is seen with his hands up and then drops to the ground after being tasered by an officer, who also...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The latest Vax To Winner is from Harford County. Todays $40,000 VaxCash Winner is from Harford County!Learn more about the promotion here: https://t.co/cUK1ERVCdF #VAXtoWin pic.twitter.com/9vmw0ZD9rJ READ MORE: Maryland Officials Hope $40K Daily Giveaway Will Inspire More Residents To Get Vaccine — Maryland Lottery (@MDLottery) June 13, 2021 Here’s a list of...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As we start a new work week, the threat of severe storms returns on Monday. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-80s with a high of 85 degrees. The day is expected to start with cloud cover, however, most of the day is expected to be quiet. READ MORE: Man Having Medical...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Many Marylanders are already over this cicada emergence. But, some families are making the best of it — including a Maryland family that enjoyed the insects on pizza. Anything is good on pizza, right? READ MORE: Man Having Medical Crisis Steals Ambulance In Baltimore, Police Say In a TikTok video, Alyssa Lighter...
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    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed June 12 as Women Veteran’s Day in Maryland. He also announced the establishment of the Women Veteran’s Inclusion Program to support women veterans. “This new initiative will increase outreach and raise awareness of programs for women veterans as well as other underserved veterans in Maryland,” said Governor...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 82 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths Sunday as hospitalizations and positivity rate continued to decline. More than three million Marylanders are fully vaccinated. State officials also reported that the state positivity rate went down to 0.89%. READ MORE: City Of Refuge Victory Garden Uplifts South Baltimore Community With...
    (WJZ) — The summer barbecue season is here. If you want some ideas on what to bring to the cookout, well, suggestions might differ by state. While we all have our favorite foods, here’s what’s the most popular in Maryland, according to Twitter. READ MORE: US Attorney’s Office Partners With State, Nonprofits To Help Combat...
    BALTIMORE Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland U.S. Attorney’s office announced Friday it is partnering with Project SAFE and the PROTECT Week Coalition to help prevent financial exploitation of Maryland’s senior citizens. The office is participating in public outreach events PROTECT Week, an initiative to help residents learn about forms of neglect, abuse and financial exploitation...
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland State Police say a Baltimore man who worked as a truck driver for MDOT died Saturday after an industrial incident in Anne Arundel County. The incident happened at a worksite on the Arundel Expressway at Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard. 54-year-old Michael Spencer Sr. drove a truck trailer for the Maryland...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As the new NFL season is quickly approaching, and stadiums will be full of fans again, the Ravens are looking for employees to make sure fans have the best game-day experience at the M&T Bank Stadium. The team will be holding a job fair at the stadium Sunday, June 13 from 9...
    SEVERNA PARK, Md. (WJZ) — A rededication ceremony is planned for a Maryland lynching memorial marker that was damaged in a vehicle accident. The organization Connecting the Dots posted on Facebook that work began Thursday to install the marker at the Severna Park Library. The group posted photos showing volunteers preparing a foundation in the soil for...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 86 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths Saturday as hospitalizations dropped below 200. More than three million Marylanders are fully vaccinated. State officials also reported that the state positivity rate went down to 0.9%. READ MORE: ‘It’s Just All Political Agenda’ Some Business Owners Criticize Mayor, City Response In...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The market-size oyster population in Maryland rose slightly over the past year, and spat estimates increased to the highest level in the previous 20 years, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ 2021 Oyster Stock Assessment Update released Tuesday. The increases in market-size oysters – those above 3 inches –...
    (WJZ) — Well, we made it through our first heatwave of the season, but not without some problems. Mostly, it was centered around cars. AAA said during the hot weather we had over the past week, crews responded to more than 6,800 Rescue calls in Maryland ranging from dead car batteries to flat tires. AAA...