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State Officials Warn Parents: Don’t Leave Your Children Unattended In Cars

A little girl left inside a hot car in Baltimore is Maryland’s first heat-related death of the summer. Now there is a warning from state health officials to all parents.

07/16/2015

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Heroin Epidemic Continues To Surge; Antidote More Difficult To Buy

A warning from Baltimore health officials–heroin is getting even more deadly. It’s now being laced with a powerful painkiller. Making matters worse, the antidote is harder than ever to get.

07/07/2015

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Fentanyl-related Deaths Up 178 Percent In Baltimore

Health officials are warning Baltimore residents that drug overdose deaths linked to a highly potent chemical commonly used to lace heroin are up 178 percent from last year.

07/06/2015

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Warning To Parents: Do Not Leave Children Alone In Hot Car

With one heat-related death in the city already this summer, city officials are issuing an important warning to parents.

06/30/2015

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US Ends Brake-Line Rust Probe, Urges People To Wash Vehicles

If you live where salt is used to clear the roads of snow and ice, U.S. safety regulators have a message for you: Wash the underside of your car.

04/09/2015

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3 More Cold-Related Deaths Reported In Md.

State health officials say three more people have died as a result of the cold weather this winter.

02/12/2015

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Marylanders Remember Lives Lost To Domestic Violence

Marylanders come together in Annapolis to remember victims of domestic violence. It’s an issue so serious, dozens have lost their lives. Now some are pressing for even tougher state laws.

02/09/2015

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Rosedale Man Among 2 Killed By Strong Rip Currents In Ocean City

Deadly rip currents. Two lives are lost in Ocean City due to rough surf.

09/18/2014

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Dispatch Recordings Released From Music Festival Where 2 Overdosed

WJZ has obtained the dispatch recordings as a music festival in Howard County turned dangerous. First responders handled dozens of calls, many for possible drug overdoses.

08/05/2014

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Md. Couple Caught In Deadly Va. Tornado Share Their Dramatic Story

A powerful tornado leaves a New Jersey couple dead and their children injured after making landfall Thursday on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

07/26/2014

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New Council To Address Drug Overdoses In Md. Head-On

Fighting a deadly problem. Governor Martin O’Malley recently signed an executive order in a push to prevent the growing number of drug overdoses in Maryland. It’s a problem getting out of control.

07/26/2014

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Heroin Drives Spike In Overdose Deaths In Md.

Maryland saw a 33 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in the first quarter of this year compared to the same time last year, state officials said Thursday as they announced a renewed focus on fighting the rise of fentanyl-laced heroin.

07/24/2014

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