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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.

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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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141-Year-Old Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel Topic Of $60M Federal Study

It’s known as the “Baltimore Bottleneck”–a curving 141-year-old tunnel beneath West Baltimore that carries tens of thousands of passengers every day. Right now, plans to replace it are taking a new step forward.

06/12/2014

kevin simpson

Man Linked To Deaths Of 2 Children ‘Person Of Interest’ In Another Killing; Witness Sought

Brazen violence. Police say he rammed his car into a family’s minivan, killing a little girl. They’ve also linked him to the murder of a teenager. Now they say 20-year-old Kevin Simpson could be connected to yet another killing.

06/11/2014

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Delaware’s 495 Bridge Will Be Closed All Summer

Closed for the summer. That’s the word on the 495 bridge in Delaware, used by many during the busy summer travel season.

06/10/2014

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I-70 Reopens But Questions Persist About Bridge Safety

Right now, the Interstate 70 bridge is open after an emergency closure over the weekend. We have new information on the fix and what’s being done to keep Maryland bridges safe.

06/09/2014

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Baltimore Police Arrest Man For Hit-And-Run Death Of 12-Year-Old Girl

After searching for 10 days, police make an arrest in the killing of a sixth-grader. They say he’s also linked to the murder of another young person.

06/06/2014

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Amid Increasing Violence, 36 Indicted From 3 Alleged Drug Crews

Prosecutors and police announce three dozen arrests aimed at crippling the heroin trade, that, in no small part, is fueling Baltimore City violence.

06/05/2014

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Towson Cheerleaders Drank Alcohol, Danced In Diapers In Alleged Hazing Ritual

Drinking and diapers. The hazing allegations at Towson University are now public. The school’s top ranked cheerleading team was suspended for a semester following an off-campus incident.

06/04/2014

Torres, Taft

Man Blamed For The Deaths Of 2 Baltimore City Children Remains At Large 1 Week Later

Frustration is growing a week after two young people died on city streets. Police have released no new information and have yet to make an arrest.

06/03/2014

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Mother Calls For Justice After Man Fleeing Police Smashes Into Car, Kills 12-Year-Old Girl

Pleading for justice. The killer of two young people is still at large. Now city police say catching this suspect is their top priority. The mother of his alleged 12-year-old victim recounts the terrifying night she died.

05/30/2014

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Search Is On For The Man Blamed For Deaths Of 2 Young People

The killings have torn apart families across Baltimore. Police describe a ruthless killer who shot a teenager in the head, then days later, rammed his car into a family’s minivan, killing a little girl.

05/29/2014

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