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Alex DeMetrick

Alex DeMetrick 175x131Alex DeMetrick has been a general assignment reporter with WJZ Eyewitness News since September 1984.

Alex began his journalism career in California.

Alex has received many awards from United Press International and The Associated Press.  He also received a Lincoln University Award for his political reporting.

A native of Michigan, Alex moved to California at the age of seven.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University and pursued graduate studies at San Jose State University.

Alex enjoys sailing, hiking, writing, movies and jazz.

oil-train

Demonstrators Explode Over Oil Train Derailments

Tank cars carrying oil can have derailments triggering explosions, fires and spills. That possibility brought demonstrators to Baltimore City Hall to pass a bill that would authorize a study of oil trains passing through the city:

09/13/2016

Navy Zumwalt

Most Expensive Navy Destroyer Ever To Be Commissioned In Inner Harbor

he most expensive, and potentially lethal destroyer the U.S. Navy has ever built, is headed to Baltimore.

09/12/2016

Mother Theresa

Baltimore Man Recalls Working With Mother Teresa, Who Is About To Be Named A Saint

This Sunday, Mother Teresa will be formally recognized as a saint by the Catholic church.

09/02/2016

smoothies, smoovies

7 Maryland Cases Of Hepatitis A Now Linked To Smoothies

Virginia health officials say there are now 40 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A that are connected to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations across the state, up from 28 cases less than a week ago.

09/01/2016

oysters

Millions of Oysters Coming to Maryland Thanks to $800K Grant

A federal agency is ordering up some oysters—hundreds of millions of oysters.

08/31/2016

hackers + hacking + hack

FBI: U.S. Election Could Be Under Attack By Hackers

The FBI is warning that the tradition of American voting could be under attack by computer hackers.

08/30/2016

Damage sustained to the pier after the passenger vessel Spirit of Baltimore allided with the pier Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. U.S Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Tom Davan

Coast Guard Investigating After Fells Point Cruise Crash

A midnight cruise came to a startling end in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Sunday when the “Spirit of Baltimore” crashed into a pier in Fells Point.

08/29/2016

Maryland waterways

Study: Sewage Polluting Maryland Waterways With Harmful Bacteria

A new study reveals that harmful bacteria is being carried in some Maryland’s streams and waterways, enough in some cases to make people sick.

08/24/2016

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2011 Earthquake Might Still Be Having An Impact On D.C. Landmark

Five years ago today, the Earth moved and grabbed the attention of millions of people in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic. A rare 5.8 magnitude earthquake might still be having an impact on one famous landmarks.

08/23/2016

Federalsburg dead bald eagle

Inquiry Ending in Deaths of 13 Bald Eagles in Maryland

Whoever poisoned 13 bald eagles in Maryland last February remains unknown six months later, and the case is about to be closed.

08/22/2016

asteroids

NASA Spacecraft Will Travel 2-Years To Collect Asteroid Samples

Perfect time capsules of the beginning, NASA hope asteroids will shed light on the early beginnings of earth.

08/19/2016

ghost shipyard

Drone Brings New Life to Underwater Ghost Shipyard

Maryland’s ghost fleet is ready for its close-up from virtually any angle.

08/18/2016

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