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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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Transgender Murder Victim Was Sibling Of NBA Player

For the second time this summer, another transgender woman has been found brutally murdered in Baltimore city.

07/16/2014

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First Heat-Related Deaths Of 2014 Announced

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has announced the first heat-related deaths of the 2014 season.

06/25/2014

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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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Maryland Traffic Fatalities Drop To 52-Year Low

Traffic fatalities in Maryland have dropped to a 52-year low.

05/09/2014

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Woman Charged In Exorcism Deaths To Claim Insanity

The lawyer for a woman charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of two children during an exorcism says he will mount a defense that she is not criminally responsible.

04/04/2014

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Authorities ID 3 Men Who Died Shoveling Snow

Officials have released the names of two men who died after going into cardiac arrest while shoveling snow and a third man who also died of cardiac arrest the same day.

02/16/2014

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Md. State Fire Marshal: Always Check Smoke Alarm Batteries

A reminder from the state fire marshal–always check the batteries in your smoke detector!

02/13/2014

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Broken Water Main Impacts Traffic Going Southbound On Falls Road

The state health department confirms four more cold related deaths in the last few weeks, bringing the total number this winter to 11.

01/30/2014

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