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  • Wildlife workers free hungry bear's head from milk can

    November 16, 2015 4:34 PM

    THURMONT, Md. - In an episode reminiscent of "Winnie the Pooh," Maryland state wildlife workers used an electric hand saw to remove a milk can that was stuck on the head of a bear. Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Karis King says the wildlife response team was called early Monday... more »
  • Army sending team to look into wayward blimp

    October 29, 2015 11:29 AM

    MUNCY, Pa. - The Army is sending a two-person accident-investigation team to Pennsylvania to look into why a military surveillance blimp came loose from its mooring in Maryland and floated away. Pennsylvania police are using shotguns to deflate the wayward blimp. The blimp, fitted with sensitive defense technology,... more »
  • Fighter jets track military blimp drifting over Pennsylvania

    October 28, 2015 2:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says U.S. fighter jets are tracking an unmanned Army surveillance blimp that tore loose from its ground tether in Maryland and is drifting north over Pennsylvania. Details are sketchy, but a statement from the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado says the blimp detached from... more »
  • Officer dressed as homeless man catches drivers using phones

    October 28, 2015 8:52 AM

    BETHESDA, MD.- A Maryland police officer went undercover dressed as a homeless man to catch people who were using their phones while driving. Cpl. Patrick Robinson went undercover Tuesday morning equipped with a police radio and a body camera. He held a sign that read, "I am not homeless. I... more »
  • Court documents: Man burned house, took selfies at ruins

    September 2, 2015 9:46 AM

    MARYLAND- Court documents say a man who burned down a Maryland house in a jealous rage went back to the site and took selfies in front of the ruins. Twenty-six-year-old Justin Michael Clum of Pasadena, Maryland, was charged Saturday with three counts of attempted first degree murder, arson and other... more »
  • Military surveillance balloons

    August 19, 2015 9:12 PM

    MIDDLE RIVER, MARYLAND- The second of two helium-filled airships was launched by the U.S. military to test an East Coast missile defense system. The launch was from the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground completes the aeronautical part of what's known as JLENS. The balloons are equipped with radar and are... more »
  • Hot grits assault

    August 13, 2015 9:03 PM

    CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MARYLAND- A woman is charged with assault for pouring hot grits on a man sleeping and then beat him with a baseball bat. Deputies say Alexis Staton poured grits on the man and when he jumped out of bed, they say Staton then hit in the head with... more »
  • Infant alone while parents went to store

    July 13, 2015 9:02 PM

    BROOKLYN PARK, MARYLAND- An 8-month old was left alone and his parents face charges for leaving him while they walked to a convenience store. The family was staying with a friend who called police after coming home to find the infant in an unlocked apartment. When the parents returned,... more »
  • Boy handucuffed and beaten for eating cake

    July 6, 2015 8:55 PM

    HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND- A 9-year-old boy died after he was handcuffed and beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission and his mom's boyfriend is under arrest. Jack Garcia died at a hospital after police say he was handcuffed as punishment for stealing birthday cake. The boyfriend, Robert... more »
  • Woman claiming to be the mother of abandoned child comes forward

    July 5, 2015 2:32 PM

    PASADENA, Md. - A woman claiming to be the mother of an infant discovered in a car seat carrier on the side of the road in Maryland has contacted authorities. Officials with the Anne Arundel County Police Department say the three-month-old girl was found just before midnight in a scuffed... more »
  • Ladybug prankster wants to fly away home...or at least walk

    May 28, 2015 5:52 PM

    MORGANZA, MD - Some seniors at a Maryland school aren't feeling lucky, despite ladybugs that swarmed the halls. Six Chopticon High School seniors face charges, and WTTG-TV in Washington reports one is banned from walking in Wednesday's graduation. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office says somone ordered 72,000 ladybugs online.... more »
  • UConn to face Notre Dame in women's hoops national championship

    April 5, 2015 10:50 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and Morgan Tuck added 24 to lead UConn to an 81-58 win over Maryland on Sunday in the Final Four, leaving the Huskies one win away from a third straight national championship. UConn will face Notre Dame for the title tonight... more »
  • Final Four drought continues for Tennessee women's hoops after falling in Elite 8

    March 30, 2015 11:01 PM

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Lexie Brown scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half, Brionna Jones added 14 points and nine rebounds and top-seeded Maryland advanced to its second straight Final Four with a 58-48 win over Tennessee on Monday in the Spokane Regional final. Brown hit three... more »
  • Police: 3 stabbed at Morgan State University in Maryland

    March 17, 2015 2:48 PM

    BALTIMORE- Baltimore police say three people have been stabbed at Morgan State University in Baltimore. One was seriously hurt. Detective Ruganzu Howard, a police spokesman, says officers were called to the university Tuesday afternoon for reports of a stabbing. When the officers arrived, Howard says they discovered one person... more »
  • 2 city buses collide in Baltimore, sending 25 to hospital

    January 21, 2015 8:13 AM

    BALTIMORE, MD - Two city buses collided during rush hour in Baltimore, sending 25 people to the hospital, one in serious condition. Capt. Roman Clark of the Baltimore Fire Department says the Maryland Transit Administration buses crashed just after 7 a.m. Wednesday in west Baltimore. One bus was for people... more »
  • Progress in 1975 cold case

    January 12, 2015 7:49 PM

    WASHINGTON- Police say they are making progress in the case of two sisters who disappeared from a mall in 1975 in suburban Maryland. Katherine and Shelia Lyon went to a mall and never came home. They were 10 and 12 at the time. Now, the FBI evidence recovery... more »
  • Mistaken admissions notices

    December 17, 2014 7:59 PM

    BALTIMORE- Some 300 students who thought they'd been accepted to the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore were actually rejected or deferred. The university says it was a mistake of human error from a contractor that works with the school who pulled a wrong list of emails. Of... more »
  • Official: 6 dead after plane crashes into Md. home

    December 8, 2014 11:53 AM

    GAITHERSBURG, MD - Three residents of a house hit by a small, private jet were among six people killed in the crash in Maryland's Montgomery County. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Steve Lohr says three people were aboard the jet when it crashed Monday into the home in Gaithersburg,... more »
  • Supreme Court on income taxes

    November 12, 2014 7:53 PM

    WASHINGTON- How states can assess income tax on money residents earned out of state is being considered by the Supreme Court which could impose new limits. A lawyer for the state of Maryland argued his state's tax on out-of-state earnings passes constitutional muster but some justices appeared skeptical Wednesday.... more »
  • Official: 3 dead, 2 hurt in Maryland midair crash

    October 23, 2014 4:34 PM

    FREDERICK, MD - A fire department official says three people were killed and two others were injured when an airplane and a helicopter collided in midair at Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland. Capt. Kevin Fox of Frederick County Fire and Rescue says the collision occurred at 3:40 p.m. He says... more »
  • CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

    October 22, 2014 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says... more »
  • Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

    September 30, 2014 11:46 AM

    BALTIMORE - Olympic champion Michael Phelps is apologizing for his latest brush with the law, saying he is "deeply sorry to everyone I have let down" with an arrest early Tuesday on a DUI charge. Police charged the 18-time gold medalist after officers said he was speeding and failed field... more »
  • You're no Hershey Bar

    July 22, 2014 8:04 PM

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND- A political candidate in Maryland whose last name is Hershey was ordered by a federal judge to stop using campaign materials that look like the famous Hershey chocolate bars. State Senator Stephen Hershey, Jr. used dark brown signs with white lettering but was sued for trademark infringement... more »
  • Official: Suspect in TV station crash in custody

    May 13, 2014 12:45 PM

    TOWSON, Md. - A county official says police took a suspect into custody about five hours after he rammed a truck through the front of a Baltimore-area television station. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz says officers captured the suspect inside the station late Tuesday afternoon. Kamenetz says the suspect was... more »
  • Arson suspected in Baton Rouge house fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 20, 2014 6:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire officials believe an arsonist is behind an early Thursday morning house fire in Baton Rouge. The home in the 2200 block of Maryland St. went up in flames just after midnight. 75% of the home was damaged by the time the fire was extinguished. The... more »
  • Disabled boy abuse

    March 12, 2014 7:50 PM

    LEONARDTOWN, MARYLAND- Two teens in Southern Maryland face charges for tormenting a boy with diminished mental capacity and coercing him into sexual acts that they made videos of. Lauren Bush is 17 and faces charges as an adult. A 15-year-old will be tried as a minor. Police say... more »
  • Thieves rob woman in labor

    March 3, 2014 7:30 PM

    ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND- A strange thing happened to a woman in labor headed to the hospital. She and her boyfriend were robbed by three men with guns. The couple was confronted by the thieves as they left their apartment. The boyfriend took off and the robbers tried to... more »
  • Less than 100,000 in Pa. remain without power

    February 8, 2014 10:35 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Thousands of Pennsylvanians are returning home as power is restored after an ice storm that downed trees and electrical lines. Less than 100,000 customers in Pennsylvania and Maryland remain without power Saturday evening. The majority of them are in the Philadelphia area. The utility PECO is reporting about... more »
  • Md. mall gunman was avid skater, no criminal past

    January 26, 2014 7:00 PM

    COLUMBIA, Md. - Police say they have found the Maryland mall gunman's journal and it expresses some general unhappiness, but they say they still are not sure of a motive in the shooting. Howard County Police Chief William McMahon said Sunday night that they had taken the journal from Darion... more »
  • Police confirm shooting at suburban Baltimore mall

    January 25, 2014 11:06 AM

    COLUMBIA, Md. - Police say a shooting has occurred at a mall in Maryland. They did not release information on whether anyone was injured or how many people may be involved. The Howard County fire and emergency services department sent out a tweet late Saturday morning saying that police and... more »
  • Police: Mom charged in kids' death feared devil

    January 19, 2014 4:46 PM

    GERMANTOWN, Md. - A police captain says a Maryland woman accused of killing her two children has told investigators that she thought an exorcism was necessary to remove the presence of the devil. Capt. Marcus Jones of the Montgomery County police department said Sunday that Zakieya Latrice Avery made the... more »
  • NC court preserves ACC lawsuit over Maryland exit

    November 19, 2013 9:03 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C.- A North Carolina appeals court is clearing the way for a lawsuit that could force the University of Maryland to pay a $52 million fee for leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference. A Court of Appeals panel rejected Maryland's bid to dismiss the lawsuit filed in the ACC's headquarters... more »
  • Derailment, blast crumple buildings near Baltimore

    May 28, 2013 3:54 PM

    WHITE MARSH, Md. - The fire chief says no toxic inhalants are burning at the site of a freight train derailment outside Baltimore. Baltimore County Fire Chief John J. Hohman said at a news conference Tuesday that fire crews would let the fire on two remaining cars burn out. CSX... more »
  • Maryland man sentenced in child porn case

    February 21, 2013 8:46 AM

    LAFAYETTE- A 30-year-old Maryland man was sentenced in Lafayette, La., to eight years in prison for possessing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley tells The Advertiser Phillip Sessa Jr., of Essex, Md., was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik. Prosecutors say an acquaintance of Sessa alerted... more »
  • Friday at the Box returns tonight

    February 15, 2013 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tonight marks the return of WBRZ's "Friday at the Box" with LSU's season opener against Maryland. The Tigers host the Terrapins at Alex Box Stadium to kick off the 2013 baseball season starting at 7 p.m. LSU is ranked No. 3 in the USA Today... more »
  • Lockheed Martin ousts CEO-to-be over relationship

    November 9, 2012 4:14 PM

    BETHESDA, Md. - Lockheed Martin has ousted its president and anticipated CEO over a relationship with a subordinate. The company said Friday that its board of directors asked for and received the resignation of Christopher Kubasik from his role as vice chairman, president and chief operating officer. The 51-year old... more »
  • Wash. voters approve gay marriage

    November 8, 2012 3:34 PM

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Voters in Washington state have approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote. Referendum 74 asked people to approve or reject a law legalizing same-sex marriage that Washington legislators passed earlier this year. The law was signed... more »
  • 5 people killed in northeast Baltimore house fire

    October 11, 2012 9:04 AM

    BALTIMORE - Authorities say a fire ripped through a northeast Baltimore home, killing one adult and four children. Fire department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright says firefighters were called around 2 a.m. Thursday and arrived to find heavy fire and smoke coming from the first floor of the home. Cartwright... more »
  • Police handcuffed autistic boy on Md. school bus

    September 22, 2012 1:45 PM

    LAUREL, Md. - School officials are investigating after an 11-year-old autistic boy was handcuffed by police officers on a Maryland school bus. The Baltimore Sun reports the boy allegedly bit several people Wednesday afternoon. He was being driven home from Baltimore's Kennedy Krieger Institute, which educates students with severe learning... more »
  • Md. man who called himself 'joker' to be charged

    August 1, 2012 10:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - Maryland authorities are announcing charges against a man accused of threatening to shoot up his workplace and identifying himself as "a joker." Prince George's County police and prosecutors have scheduled a Wednesday news conference to reveal charges against Neil E. Prescott. The 28-year-old Crofton man was taken into... more »
  • Man uses slingshot to fire marbles at speed camera

    June 28, 2012 12:27 PM

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - Police in Maryland say a man has been charged with assault for using a slingshot to fire glass marbles at a speed camera van. Authorities say Bruce Lawrence May of Ellicott City was arrested Tuesday. The 50-year-old Lawrence was also charged with destruction of property and... more »
  • Authorities: Md. man admits eating heart of victim

    June 1, 2012 10:30 AM

    JOPPATOWNE, Md. - Authorities say in court documents that a Maryland man has admitted to eating another man's heart and part of his brain. The Harford County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old college student Alexander Kinyua has been charged with first-degree murder. They say Kinyua was arrested Wednesday, days after his... more »
  • G-8 protesters predict peaceful behavior

    May 18, 2012 7:56 PM

    Protesters say they plan peaceful demonstrations for the G-8 Summit at Camp David this weekend. They will take up their position in the nearby town of Thurmont, Maryland. Protesters with the Occupy movement from as far away as Arizona arrived Friday waving signs and banners along the road that leads... more »
  • Md. Lottery to discuss Mega Millions winner

    April 10, 2012 7:36 AM

    BALTIMORE - Maryland Lottery officials say they'll share more information about the state's Mega Millions winner. While officials say the winner of a share of the record $656 million jackpot will remain anonymous, they'll give some details about the winner's story this morning. Maryland doesn't require lottery winners to be... more »
  • Mega millions lottery winner claims prize

    April 9, 2012 5:27 PM

    BALTIMORE - Maryland lottery officials say a holder of a winning Mega Millions ticket has come forward to claim a share of the record-breaking, $656 million prize. Lottery spokeswoman Carole Everett says the winner claimed the prize with the winning ticket at lottery headquarters on Monday. She says she wouldn't... more »
  • Mitt Romney's primary sweep

    April 4, 2012 11:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney has won 86 delegates by sweeping Republican presidential primaries in Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. His chief rival, Rick Santorum, picked up 9 delegates in the Wisconsin primary. Romney now has 658 delegates, putting him on pace to reach the 1,144 delegates needed to... more »
  • Primary elections in several states

    April 3, 2012 10:57 AM

    MILWAUKEE - As voters head to the polls today in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia, Mitt Romney is giving a subtle push to rival Rick Santorum to leave the GOP race. Romney told reporters that the "right thing" for Republicans is to get a nominee as soon as... more »
  • Md. lottery director: Winning ticket unclaimed

    April 2, 2012 8:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - The director of the Maryland Lottery says no one in the state has stepped forward with a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket yet. Stephen Martino said Monday on NBC's "Today" show that the ticket, one of three winning tickets purchased for the record-breaking $640 million prize, has yet... more »
  • Injured man gets new face

    March 27, 2012 11:58 AM

    BALTIMORE - A 37-year-old Virginia man injured in a 1997 gun accident has received what University of Maryland physicians say is the most extensive face transplant ever performed. University of Maryland Medical Center officials say Richard Lee Norris is recovering well after last week's surgery, he is already brushing his... more »
  • Maryland college student charged in rampage threat

    March 12, 2012 6:44 AM

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A University of Maryland student has been arrested and charged with posting an Internet threat claiming he planned to go on a shooting rampage on campus hoping to kill as many people as possible. Campus police said in a statement that 19-year-old Alexander Song of Fulton,... more »
  • Gay marriage bill signed

    March 1, 2012 4:38 PM

    ANNAPOLIS, MD. - Maryland's governor has signed a bill legalizing gay marriage, joining seven other states and the District of Columbia. Governor Martin O'Malley signed the bill today one week after its final passage by the Maryland Legislature. The law is scheduled to take effect in January 2013.... more »
  • Sextortion Case

    September 14, 2011 7:34 PM

    A man released on bond for extorting a teen into sexual acts in Indiana is accused of victimizing other teens while he was out of jail. Trevor Shea of Mechanicsburg, Maryland agreed to plead guilty to charges of sexually exploiting children in both cases. Federal court documents say Shea coerced... more »
  • Ceremony marks the closing of Walter Reed hospital

    July 27, 2011 12:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - The closing of Walter Reed Army Medical Center was described as bittersweet Wednesday as staff members and patients gathered on the hospital's parade grounds in Washington to mark the closing of the Army's flagship hospital after more than a century of providing care. The hospital's operations are... more »
  • Cold Kills Couple

    January 11, 2011 7:18 PM

    An elderly couple from Pennsylvania died from apparent exposure to the cold in a farm field in Frederick County, Maryland. Eighty-five year old William Frecsch and his 79-yearold wife, Betty, were last seen Friday leaving their daughter's home in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Authorities say the couple drove off a road and... more »
  • Packages release smoke, odor in Md. gov buildings

    January 6, 2011 2:09 PM

    ANNAPOLIS - A Maryland police spokesman says no one has been seriously injured by two packages that produced smoke and odors when they were opened at two separate state buildings. State officials initially said the packages exploded, but now say there were no blasts. Spokesman Greg Shipley says mailrooms at... more »

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