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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Court Docs: Man Confesses To Killing Wife, Va. Officer

An Army staff sergeant charged with killing his wife and a northern Virginia police officer who was on her first day on the job is set to appear in court.



Maryland Air National Guard Will Soon Deploy To Fight ISIS

There are some powerful new fighters in the war on ISIS. Maryland’s Air National Guard will soon begin deploying overseas, along with their powerful A10 attack jets.



Burning Tractor Trailer Filled With Tires Snarls Traffic On I-83

Normally a single vehicle fire in the middle of the night does not affect traffic that much, but the fire on I-83 near the Pennsylvania line was anything but normal.



Cleanup Underway After Md. Flash Flooding, Va. Deadly Tornadoes

Assessing the damage. Cleanup is now underway after deadly tornadoes, severe flooding and record setting rainfall slammed Maryland and much of the East Coast.


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6 UMd. Students Robbed Inside College Park Dormitory

Frightening moments at the University of Maryland. Police are searching for two men who somehow got inside a dorm on the College Park campus and robbed students at gunpoint.



How Illegal Gun-Running Operation In Baltimore Was Shut Down

The story behind the story of what fueled some of the worst violence ever seen in Baltimore in the days following last spring’s riots.


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Police Search For Suspect In Double Shooting Of Elderly Woman, Man

It’s a case that’s generating outrage beyond Baltimore: who shot a 92-year-old woman and her 82-year-old brother? No one is in custody after the brazen crime in broad daylight in West Baltimore.


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Baltimore Police Commissioner Wants Stronger Penalties For Illegal Guns

Carrying a loaded illegal gun in Maryland will get you, at most, 30 days in jail. Baltimore’s police commissioner calls that a slap on the wrist and is demanding stronger penalties.


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A Final Farewell: Deputy Mark Logsdon To Be Laid To Rest Saturday

Harford County is pouring it’s heart out once again with visitation underway for Deputy Mark Logsdon.



New Details Emerge On The Suspect Who Gunned Down Two Deputies

As a community continues to mourn the loss of two Harford County deputies we’re learning more about the suspect.


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2 Veteran Sheriff’s Deputies Killed By 68-Year-Old Man In Md.

A community is in mourning, following the deaths of two sheriff’s deputies. We’re now learning more about the victims, the suspect and the events leading up to the violence.


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2 Deputies Killed In Shopping Center Shootout; Suspect Also Dead

Heavy hearts in Harford County. Chaos erupts inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime, spilling into the shopping center. Two two sheriff’s deputies are killed in the line of duty.




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