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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Joe Crystal

City Police Detective Plans To Leave After Alleged Intimidation

A Baltimore City police detective who claims he’s been intimidated on the job is leaving the force. He says he’s been harassed since testifying against fellow officers who were convicted in a misconduct case.

09/02/2014

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New Subpoenas Into Md. Health Care Exchange Issued

The investigation continues into Maryland’s troubled health exchange. A top contractor who built the website says a federal agency looking into the problems has now asked for internal documents.

08/27/2014

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Congressman: Md. Health Exchange Under Review For Possible Fraud

A Maryland Congressman says subpoenas are being issued in a federal investigation into Maryland’s health exchange. He believes there was fraud in the system that cost taxpayers millions but didn’t work right at the start.

08/26/2014

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Many Consider Police Drone Use An Invasion Of Privacy

Police are increasingly using drones in high risk situations but some fear a loss of privacy and say law enforcement is going too far.

08/25/2014

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Anne Arundel County F.O.P. Supports Ferguson Officer With Donation

The Anne Arundel County Fraternal Order of Police is raising some eyebrows after making a substantial donation to the defense fund of Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.

08/22/2014

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Report: Man Who Died In Police Custody Consumed Cocaine Prior To Arrest

A wild police chase from Harford County into Baltimore County ends with a man dying after being tased and placed in handcuffs.

08/21/2014

Sal Schittino

Group Of Teens Wanted In Federal Hill Robbery, Stabbing

Brutal stabbing. A man is robbed and attacked by a group of teens riding mopeds in Federal Hill.

08/20/2014

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Maine Governor: Ray Rice’s NFL Suspension Not Enough

Stricter sanctions. In the wake of the Ray Rice scandal, the NFL is eying tougher penalties for players for players connected to domestic violence.

08/14/2014

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6 Injured In Serious Accident Involving A Police Cruiser In East Baltimore

Six people are injured–including two officers and two children– in a collision involving a police cruiser in Northeast Baltimore.

08/13/2014

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Maryland Releases Survey On College Drinking

An eye-opening new report reveals drinking is widespread on Maryland college campuses, with almost half of students binge-drinking once a month.

08/12/2014

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Two 3-Year-Olds Killed Just Weeks Apart; Latest Gunman Still On The Loose

Another family is devastated after their little girl is killed in a shooting. This time, it started with a fight over clothing.

08/11/2014

EDM Mike

Anti-Drug Advocates Want Moonrise Festival Canceled In Wake Of Recent Fatalities

The stages are set for “Moonrise,” a festival which will bring thousands to Baltimore this weekend.

But in wake of two deaths and more than a dozen hospitalizations at a different electronic dance music festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion just days ago.

08/08/2014

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