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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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Vigil Held For Baltimore Student Killed In Canada, As Police Make Arrests

Police have made arrests in the case of a Maryland college student, beaten to death in Canada.


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Grandson Of School Bus Driver Speaks About Grandfather’s Seizures

New information into the investigation of the fatal bus crash has surfaced, as the grandson of school bus driver Glenn Chappell says his grandfather did suffer from seizures, Chappell’s wife says he was taking medication to prevent them.


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School Bus Driver In Baltimore Crash Was Not Authorized To Operate The Vehicle

Documents released Thursday show the school bus driver should not have been behind the wheel at all. Ten people that were injured in the crash are still recovering. City police are still in the very early stages of their investigations.


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Investigators Working To Get To The Bottom Of What Caused Fatal Bus Crash

Investigators hope an autopsy, a survivor and recording equipment will help explain why a school bus slammed into a commuter bus in Baltimore, killing six people.



Arrest Of Md. Contractor Exposes System Breakdown for NSA

The case involving a former Maryland NSA contractor has exposed a breakdown in the system designed to protect the nation’s most sensitive information.



Md. Contractor In NSA Case Again Appears In Court

Growing concerns about what was in the massive stash of top-secret government documents found in an Anne Arundel County home.


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Former Congressman Breaks Silence About Chandra Levy Killing

For the first time in 15 years, former Congressman Gary Condit is breaking his silence about the still-unsolved killing of Chandra Levy.


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Child Porn Cases in Maryland Are Skyrocketing, Police Say

The number of child pornography cases in Maryland is skyrocketing, doubling in the past two years–fueled by new technology, Maryland State Police say.


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Families, College Students Fall Victim To Kidnapping Scam

Parents across the country are receiving calls telling them their child will be killed if they do not pay a ransom, but it’s all a hoax. WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren reports on the nightmare situation that’s already affected several Maryland families.


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Md. Man Accused Of Stealing Gov’t. Secrets To Be Held; Flight Risk

A federal judge has ordered the Anne Arundel County man accused of stealing government secrets to be held behind bars indefinitely.


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Mosby Calls For Reforms On Investigations Of Police Misconduct

Baltimore City State’s Attorney is calling for major changes in investigations of police misconduct.


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Baltimore County Police Speeding Up Body Camera Program

Baltimore County is speeding up the police department’s roll out of body cameras by more than a year.




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