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Meghan McCorkell

McCorkel Meghan 175x131 (2)Meghan McCorkell joined the Eyewitness News team in July 2011 as a General Assignment Reporter.

She came to Baltimore from Columbus, Ohio where she spent nearly three years at WSYX/WTTE.  While there, she traveled to Haiti to cover relief efforts on the year anniversary of the devastating earthquake.  She was also recognized by the Associated Press for excellence in Feature Reporting.

Prior to moving to Buckeye nation, Meghan worked as the Washington Correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group, covering Capitol Hill and the White House.  She started behind the scenes before stepping in front of the camera.  As a Producer at WJLA in Washington, D.C. she won an Emmy Award for her coverage of President Gerald Ford’s funeral.  She was also nominated for an Emmy while working as a Producer at WTTG.  She started her career moving up the ranks at NewsChannel 8.

A native of the Jersey Shore, Meghan is happy to be back on the East Coast.

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New Report Blames Track Break For Deadly Ellicott City Derailment

It’s been nearly two years since a CSX train derailed in Ellicott City, crushing two teenagers sitting on a railroad bridge. Now the NTSB has released an extensive report on what may have caused the deadly incident.

07/14/2014

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Federal Gov’t. Considers Sheltering Immigrant Children In Westminster

A Maryland city is now in the middle of the national border battle. Tens of thousands of children have been caught illegally sneaking into the U.S.

07/11/2014

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DEA Forms Task Force Targeting Heroin Dealers Across Md.

In Maryland, it’s a killer more deadly than guns. Heroin deaths have reached epidemic levels in the state. Now the Drug Enforcement Agency has started a task force to go after heroin dealers.

07/10/2014

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Survey: Many University Sex Assaults Not Investigated

A frightening new survey shows sexual assaults are not being investigated at many universities across the country. The study—commissioned by Congress—comes as the federal government ramps up oversight of campus cases.

07/09/2014

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Forgotten Vials Of Smallpox Found In Storage Room In Bethesda

A startling discovery: vials of the deadly disease smallpox—found right here in Maryland! It happened on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.

07/08/2014

On Apr. 23, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a controversial bill empowering law enforcement to stop people suspected of being illegal aliens. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Immigration Advocates Work To Keep Children In U.S.

Border battle. Tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border into the United States. Monday, immigration advocates rallied to allow the children to stay in the country—this, as the White House says it is likely most will be deported.

07/07/2014

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Lawyer: Dundalk Dad Did Not Intentionally Leave Toddler In Hot Car During N.Y. Shopping Trip

A Maryland man is charged with criminal child endangerment for leaving his toddler in a locked car in the sweltering heat. This latest case comes on the heels of a murder investigation involving a Georgia father whose child died in a hot car.

07/04/2014

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BGE Seeks Higher Electric, Gas Rates

Your power bill may be going up–again. BGE is asking for another rate increase. It’s the fourth increase in just four years. The company says it’s necessary to keep up improvements.

07/03/2014

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Md. Jewish Community Prays For Peace After Kidnap & Murder Of Teens In Israel

Three Israeli teens were kidnapped and murdered. Now police are looking into whether the killing of a Palestinian teen may have been a revenge killing. As unrest grows in the region, people here in Maryland are closely watching the conflict.

07/02/2014

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Baltimore World Cup Fans Believed In Team USA Until The Bitter Belgium End

A heartbreaking loss for USA Soccer. The team was eliminated from the World Cup in a drama-filled match that went into overtime. All of Maryland was glued to the game.

07/01/2014

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Baltimore City 911 Center Experiences Delays Answering Calls; System Now Fixed

Major issues with the city’s 911 call center. Officials were experiencing delays answering emergency calls.

06/30/2014

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GM Announces Plan To Compensate Families Affected By Faulty Ignition Switches

Company in crisis. General Motors issues another massive recall affecting millions of drivers.

06/30/2014

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