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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.

More Stories by Mike Hellgren

drunk driver cop clash

Driver Charged With DUI After Hitting Montgomery Co. Police Officer

Montgomery County Police arrest and charge 58-year-old Eugene Taylor with DUI after striking a police officer on a closed lane of Interstate 495.

07/02/2014

sex offenders

Md. Court Rules Sex Offenders Who Committed Crimes Before 1995 Removed From Registry

Sex offenders in Maryland can’t be forced to register in the state’s sex offender registry if they committed their crimes before the database was created in 1995.

07/01/2014

(L) Katie Pohler, (R) Todd Green

Survivor Speaks Out After Drunk Driver Slams Into Couple Riding Bikes

An investigation is underway in Anne Arundel County after police say a drunk driver slammed into a young couple riding their bicycles in Annapolis.

06/30/2014

thomas schmidt

Second Baltimore City Police Officer Charged With Animal Cruelty In Dog’s Death

Two officers now face felony animal cruelty charges that carry jail time for their role in the killing of a Shar Pei named Nala.

06/27/2014

Ishmael

Cadet Accused Of Taking Drugs & Money From Evidence Posts Bail As Thousands Of Cases Are Audited

An audit of thousands of pieces of police evidence is underway and a cadet accused of stealing drugs and cash is now free after posting bail.

06/26/2014

Ishmael

Cadet Charged With Stealing Drugs, Money From Evidence Room

Baltimore County Police have charged a cadet with stealing tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of drugs and money from the department’s evidence room.

06/25/2014

human trafficking

Baltimore FBI Cracks Down On The Big Business Of Child Sex Trafficking

A major nationwide sting rescues almost 200 children being exploited for sex, including several in Maryland.

06/24/2014

dog, nala

Court Documents: Baltimore Cop Held Dog Down While Other Officer Slit Its Throat

The case of Nala, the Shar Pei whose throat was slit, has gotten worldwide attention.

06/20/2014

storm damage

Powerful Punch: Lightning, Downpours & Hail Rock Central Maryland

Trees down, power outages and fires sparked by lightning. Wednesday night’s storms packed a powerful punch.

06/19/2014

heat

Md. Sweltering From Heat And Humidity For 3rd Straight Day

Baltimore bakes amid the first heat wave of the season. The heat index climbed to 100 degrees Wednesday, and people struggled to keep cool.

06/18/2014

kevin simpson

Suspect Charged In 3 Killings, Including 2 Children

A young man has now been charged in connection with three killings in Baltimore, two of them children. Police had linked him to all three deaths but only recently had enough evidence to charge him.

06/16/2014

26TH STREET

Tab Increases Nearly $100K In 26th Street Collapse Damage

The bill for the damage created by the collapsed 26th Street is on the rise. Baltimore City has paid nearly $100,000 for hotels and other needs of displaced Charles Village residents. The price tag is in addition to the $18.5 million estimated cost for reconstruction.

06/13/2014

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