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One Dead, Multiple Injured In South Baltimore Crash Involving 5 Vehicles

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One person died in a crash involving multiple vehicles Tuesday afternoon in South Baltimore, police said. Officers responded at 12:26 p.m. to the 900 block of West Patapsco Avenue, where they found a crash involving five vehicles. Police said one vehicle was overturned. The driver of the overturned vehicle was pronounced dead on the scene. Police said the drivers and occupants of the other vehicles suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but it was not immediately clear how many are injured or how severe those injuries are. The crash is under investigation by Baltimore Police.
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Juvenile, 4 Adults Hospitalized After Dundalk House Fire

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Five people were hospitalized after a house fire overnight in Dundalk that damaged three homes, the Baltimore County Fire Department said. Units responded at 12:38 a.m. to the 7800 block of Harold Road, where an end rowhouse was ablaze with fire spreading along the roof to adjoining homes, officials said. Four adults and a juvenile were transported to local hospitals for smoke inhalation and are expected to survive, officials said. BCFD said about 35 fire units responded to the scene and the fire was called under control after 1 a.m. Investigators found that the fire began on the back deck of a house on the 1800 block of Church Road. Officials said the fire spread quickly, eventually involving three homes, a shed and four automobiles parked in the back yards of the affected homes. An investigation is ongoing, but officials said there is no evidence that accelerants were used.
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Family Members, Annapolis Residents Mark Fourth Anniversary Of Capital Gazette Shooting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Four years have passed since Rebecca Smith, Wendi Winters, Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman and John McNamara were killed during an attack on the Capital Gazette newspaper office in Annapolis. A wreath was laid Tuesday in the middle of the Guardians of the First Amendment Memorial in Annapolis, and flowers were placed at each pillar representing the five Capital Gazette employees killed June 28, 2018. “Every year does get a little easier,” said Maria Hiaasen, Rob’s widow. June 28 also happens to be Maria Hiaasen’s birthday. “Now, this is what this is about. This is the tradition,” she said. “And, there...

Former Ravens CB Jimmy Smith receives lofty praise from notable WR

Jimmy Smith may be ready to hang up his cleats after an 11-year career with the Baltimore Ravens, but his impact on the team won’t be so easily forgotten. Smith is currently a free agent in 2022 after playing possibly his final season with the Ravens last year. The veteran cornerback has made it known he doesn’t plan to play for anyone other than the Ravens and will either retire this offseason or join the team for one last ride.

Man Caught With 30 Pounds Of Cocaine Hidden In Wheelchair At BWI Airport

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A New Jersey man was caught with 30 pounds of cocaine hidden inside his electric wheelchair last week at BWI Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday. Gabriel Ruiz, 34, of Union City, NJ is charged with felony narcotics importation and possession. He was arrested by Maryland Transportation Authority officers at the Baltimore airport on Monday, June 21 after arriving from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Officials said 13 plastic-wrapped cocaine bricks were found in the man’s Jazzy 614 electric wheelchair after the wheelchair was x-rayed. The bricks were positively identified as cocaine after officers used field test kits. Credit: US Customs and Border Protection The CBP said the bricks had a combined weight of 30 pounds and three ounces and had an estimated street value of nearly $1 million. The State’s Attorney in Anne Arundel County, Anne Colt Leitess, is prosecuting Ruiz.

Star-Spangled Celebration: Fourth Of July Fireworks Return To The Inner Harbor

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore’s waterfront will be lit up by fireworks and fun once again this Independence Day. After two years away, the mayor’s office, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore are partnering to bring the celebrations back bigger and better than ever before. To bring the Independence Day event back in style, the city is also partnering with several Baltimore institutions. The list of participants includes the Baltimore Orioles, American Visionary Arts Museum, the National Aquarium, and media partner WJZ. Several events, like the American Visionary Art Museum’s pet parade, are...

Baltimore City Councilmembers Pledge To Protect Women’s Rights Following Supreme Court Ruling

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore City Council pledged on Tuesday to protect the women residing in the city and across the country. Reproductive rights were protected in Baltimore and will not change due to the Supreme Court’s recent overturning of Roe v. Wade. While Maryland and Baltimore are areas where abortion is still legal, many states have now made abortion illegal due to the recent court ruling. Baltimore is aware that other state residents may come to the city seeking medical care. “Pound for pound, we are one of the most scrappiest and compassionate places in America,” City Councilman Zeke Cohen said. “We will...

Trippy Tacos to open first restaurant location in Silver Spring

DMV food truck Trippy Tacos is opening its first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Silver Spring next week. The restaurant, located at 12134 Georgia Ave., will offer tacos, quesadillas, nachos, mulitas, tortas and burritos. There will also be an expanded menu of breakfast items—such as breakfast tacos and burritos—as well as loaded nacho fries, pupusa pizza and more, according to a press release.

Maryland Zoo Adds 150 Bats, More Than Quadrupling Population

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Zoo has added 150 Seba’s short-tailed bats to its bat cave, more than quadrupling its on-site population. Prior to the new addition, the zoo’s bat cave, located in the Maryland Wilderness area, was home to a colony of 30. Renovations to the cave, including lighting improvements and new viewing glass, were made in anticipation of the 150 new occupants, who came to Baltimore from the Denver Zoo. The bats were introduced to the cave after a quarantine period and diet adjustment, the zoo said. Although they are not native to Maryland, Seba’s short-tailed bats are similar to bats in the state in both size and behavior, the zoo said. The zoo described them as “gregarious” and said they weigh just over half an ounce.
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Here's Why Serena Williams Wears Black Tape on Her Face for Competitions

Here’s why Serena Williams wears black tape on her face for competitions originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. Everyone’s wondering the same thing when it comes to Serena Williams’ choice of facial accessory at Wimbledon this year. The 23-time Grand Slam title winning tennis star has been...