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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The bloodshed in Baltimore is out of control. The city could end up with the highest number of murders ever.
Monday afternoon, we learned jury selection for the next officer to go on trial in the death of Freddie Gray will start a few days later than expected. There’s also a continuing focus on prosecuting those who destroyed property in the riots that followed Gray’s death.
The death of Freddie Gray, the unrest and upcoming trials have impacted Baltimore like few other stories this year.
Baltimore County Police have now place on officer on administrative leave — and taken him off patrol temporarily — as the agency reviews his actions during an arrest last Saturday outside the Greene Turtle in Towson.
Officer William Porter is set to face jury again in June. The date was officially set Tuesday during a closed door hearing with attorneys. Porter is the first of six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray to go on trial; his first ended in a mistrial last week.
A tragic ending for a student who was attacked inside his high school classroom in west Baltimore.
Questions remain whether Officer William Porter will be retried in the death of Freddie Gray.
Waiting for a decision. Will Officer William Porter face a retrial? He was the first of six officers to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray.
After deliberating for three days, the jury in the trial of Officer William Porter simply could not agree. Porter is the first of six officers to be tried in the death of Freddie Gray.
The jury sends a note to the judge that says they are deadlocked in the Officer William Porter trial. The judge then tells them to go back and to try again.
The jury in the case of Officer William Porter has gone home for the evening. They deliberated for roughly three hours Monday.
The defense has rested in the case against the first officer’s trial in the Freddie Gray case.