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Mike Hellgren

Mike Hellgren 175x131WJZ 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

People can be seen leaving the mall after a shooting was reported.

Police: 3 Dead, Including Gunman, After Shooting At Columbia Mall

Mayhem at the mall. Three people are dead after a shooter opens fire at the Mall in Columbia.

01/25/2014

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Cause Unknown In 3-Alarm Fire That Destroyed Roland Park Mansion

The cold proved to be an added challenge for firefighters battling a huge house fire in Roland Park. Investigators are back on the scene trying to determine how the fire started.

01/24/2014

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Military Judge Orders CBS, CNN Interviews Turned Over In Naval Sexual Assault Case

The defense team for a Naval Academy midshipman accused of sexual assault wants unaired footage from interviews his accuser granted to CBS and CNN. And a military judge ordered the networks to turn them over.

01/23/2014

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Police: Mother Accused Of Killing Children Attempted Exorcism Before

The mother accused of killing her children during an exorcism belonged to a church group called the “Demon Assassins.” Police and prosecutors also say she attempted an exorcism before the killings.

01/22/2014

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Police: Mom Charged In Kids’ Death Feared The Devil Was In Them

A murder case in Maryland is getting national attention. We’re hearing from the former pastor of a mom who police say killed her children during an exorcism.

01/20/2014

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NSA Whistleblower From Md. Gives His Take On The President’s Speech

The investigation into the controversial NSA surveillance program continues.

01/17/2014

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Teen Who Killed Father Wanted To Make Statement Apologizing To Family

The case of a teenager who shot his father to death has divided Harford County.

01/16/2014

Robert Richardson

Teen Pleads Guilty To Killing His Father, Gets Plea Deal

A Harford County teenager is in court, accused of killing his father back in 2012. Wednesday, he entered a guilty plea.

01/15/2014

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Baltimore Supertrain May Be Getting Closer To Reality

Japan is making a big push for Baltimore. The prime minister wants to lend the federal government billions for a new high-speed rail system.

01/14/2014

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Target Not Alone: At Least 4 Other Stores Affected In Data Breach

Hackers have now hit Neiman Marcus and at least three other stores. As federal authorities track what’s believed to be an international crime ring, customers are demanding answers.

01/13/2014

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Anne Arundel Co. Explains Decision To Open Schools On Time

Officials with Anne Arundel County Public Schools are explaining the decision to open schools on time Friday, despite freezing rain in the forecast.

01/10/2014

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Water Mains Breaking As Maryland Thaws Out After Record Cold

Some roads remain closed because of water main breaks. The thaw-out over the last few days means more of them are rupturing.

01/09/2014

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