Meningitis Outbreak Traced To Steroid Used To Relieve Back Pain; Health Officials Brace For More Cases
Injected to relieve pain, a steroid contaminated with meningitis has killed five people in the U.S., including one right here in Maryland. And nationally, as many as 900 people may have received a potentially dangerous injection.
He was arrested on drug charges but just minutes after the arrest, a Baltimore City man died in police custody. Now his family and witnesses are calling it a case of police brutality.
There’s new information about the elderly couple found murdered in their home. WJZ has now learned the grandson of the murder victims is being considered a suspect in their deaths and is hospitalized in Oklahoma.
Prince George’s County fire officials say a second person has died from injuries suffered in a fire.
Fire officials say fire deaths in Maryland for the first six months of 2012 are down from the same period last year.
A new report shows that more than half of those killed in traffic accidents in the nation’s capital in 2010 were pedestrians.
Deadly summer. High heat claims more lives in Maryland.
The heat wave that hit the Mid-Atlantic is showing some signs of letting up with relatively cooler temperatures this week. But the region is still seeing the cumulative effects of the extreme heat. Thirteen people have now died of heat-related illnesses during this stretch of brutally hot days, many of them in Baltimore City.
The Maryland health department is reporting that the death toll in this heat wave now stands at 13.
It’s another sizzling hot summer evening. For the tenth straight day, temperatures soared above 90 degrees and it’s only going to get hotter. All across Maryland, people are trying to stay cool whether it’s with water or finding some much needed shade.
Four more heat-related deaths are reported in Maryland. That brings the total number to eight. Five of those are from Baltimore City. Doctors are now warning people to stay out of the sun or find a place to cool off.
The death toll blamed on storms and the ensuing blackout across the eastern U.S. is now at 26 after two accidents in Virginia.