Mike Hellgren

Hellgren Mike175x131 (2)WJZ general assignment reporter Mike Hellgren came to Maryland’s News Station in the spring of 2004 from KARK-TV, an NBC affiliate station in Little Rock, Arkansas where he worked as a general assignment reporter, as well as fill-in anchor. Solid reporting credentials and a reputation for breaking important news stories characterized Mike’s work both there and at KTAL-TV, another NBC station in Shreveport, La. where he also was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor.

He also worked as a reporter/producer/photographer for KLAX-TV, an ABC station in Alexandria, La. and started his career in broadcast journalism with a cable news program called First Edition News in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Mike holds a B.S. degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and grew up partly in Chicago and partly in Louisiana.

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Police Commissioner Wants To Revamp Marijuana Rules to Attract New Officers

Filling vacancies in Baltimore City’s police department is a tough task and the commissioner wants to change a hard-and-fast requirement–that he sees as a stumbling block to attracting more officers.

07/22/2016

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Man Who Attacked Store Owner During Riots Pleads Guilty

A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to the arson of a Baltimore food market amid the riots and unrest that broke out following the death of Freddie Gray last year, authorities said.

07/20/2016

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Criticism For Marilyn Mosby After 3rd Officer Acquittal

Three strikes, and some say all remaining charges against the officers charged in the Freddie Gray case should be thrown out.

07/19/2016

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More Than $87K In Back Pay Approved For Ofc. Caesar Goodson

Baltimore City leaders approved more than $87,000 in back pay for Officer Caesar Goodson, who was recently acquitted in connection to the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

07/13/2016

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Defense Rests In Trial of Lt. Brian Rice; Closing Arguments Set for Thursday

The defense has rested in the trial of Lt. Brian Rice. After a strong push to have all of Officer Porter’s past testimony admitted in court, the judge decided only portions of it will be allowed.

07/12/2016

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Prosecution Rests In Trial of Lt. Brian Rice; Judge Drops Assault Charge

Proceedings are set to continue for the fourth Baltimore police officer being tried on charges arising from the death of Freddie Gray.

07/11/2016

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State’s Case Against Lt. Rice Mirrors Past Failed Trials

The trial of Lieutenant Brian Rice has wrapped up for the week. Critics of the state’s case say it’s too similar to past failed efforts.

07/08/2016

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Trial Begins For Another Baltimore Officer Charged in Gray’s Death

Opening statements and several witnesses took the stand in the first day of the trial of Lieutenant Brian Rice.

07/07/2016

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Opening Statements In Next Freddie Gray Trial To Begin Thursday

On Thursday, prosecutors will lay out their case during opening statements in the trial of Lieutenant Brian Rice.

07/06/2016

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Top Ranking Officer Charged In Freddie Gray’s Death Elects Trial By Judge

Lieutenant Brian Rice, the highest-ranking Baltimore officer charged in connection with the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, chose a bench trial.

07/05/2016

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Maryland’s First Responders Get Active Shooter Training

The massacre in Orlando was the deadliest mass shooting in modern history, and shows the urgent need for first responders to be prepared.

06/28/2016

A panel of Baltimore rappers, left to right, Lor Scoota, Young Moose, Chino, and Young Goldie and LIl Key, visit Frederick Douglass High School to share their goals and observations of recent events in West Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray. The #EYEAMBaltimore Tour High School tour is a partnership between 7th district Councilman Nick Mosby and Downtown Locker Room. Kim Hairston/Baltimore

Clues Sought In Killing of Rising Baltimore Rapper ‘Lor Scoota’

Just moments after leaving a peace festival, an up-and-coming Baltimore rapper was gunned down at a busy Northeast Baltimore intersection.

06/27/2016

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