WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren came to WJZ in the spring of 2004 from KARK-TV, an NBC affiliate station in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he worked as a general assignment reporter and 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.
Police have released body-camera footage that shows a Baltimore PD officer arrest a shooting suspect after rushing toward the sound of gunfire.
A judge sentenced two more former Baltimore City Police detectives to seven years in prison each for robbing citizens and stealing overtime as part of the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force.
A federal judge handed down lengthy prison sentences Thursday to two former Baltimore City Police officers who were part of the disgraced Gun Trace Task Force.
Parts of Maryland are still recovering from weeks of relentless rainfall. The flooding left behind a mess destroying roads and homes.
It has been five days since floodwaters ravaged Ellicott City and as the clean-up continues, many wonder what can be done to prevent another catastrophic slide.
Frederick Avenue in Baltimore City remains closed and clean up is under way after flood waters ripped up the street Sunday afternoon.
Questions of accountability persist as to why Dawnta Harris was allowed to come back to West Baltimore to live with his mom even though she felt he was a risk and needed secure detention.
Rain fell in waterlogged Frederick County for another day as the area remains under a State of Emergency following extreme flooding that began Tuesday night.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against a Maryland private high school and a former teacher after the teacher was arrested on charges related to an inappropriate relationship with a student.
Baltimore County Executive and gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kamenetz died of cardiac arrest early Thursday morning.
Two teens have been shot in less than a week in Baltimore, which just recorded its 100th murder of 2018.
Police identified the three victims who were fatally shot in a sprawling Brookeville home Monday as they investigated the man who opened fire on them.