Alex DeMetrick, WJZ | CBS Baltimore

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Past articles by Alex:

Officer Kevin Shaver Released From Hospital After Attack Outside U.S. Capitol

Capitol Police Officer Kevin Shaver is recovering at home after he was injured in Friday's car ramming incident outside the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

Baltimore County Students Join ‘Clean Green 15 Challenge’ – CBS Baltimore

Baltimore County Public School students joined the Clean Green 15 Challenge. → Read More

Baltimore Humane Society Mourns 27 Dogs Found Dead In Hampstead In April With Funeral

Both suspects remain in custody, with trial dates still yet to be set. 27 dogs that did survive were nursed back to health by the Humane Society of Carroll County. → Read More

‘Last Year Was One Of The Worst’ | Maryland Department Of Agriculture Preparing For Mosquito Season After 2018 Outbreak

It's summertime, and it's open season on us. → Read More

Despite Excess Rain In 2018, Baltimore Inner Harbor’s Sewage Contamination Went Down, Not Up

260 million gallons of raw sewage mixed with rainwater, flowed into streams and into Baltimore's Inner Harbor. But in the annual "Harbor Heartbeat" report, fecal contamination levels went down, not up. → Read More

Future Of The Preakness At Pimlico Remains On Minds Of Many Ahead Of Saturday’s Race

The City is hoping for more than a new track. It predicts renewal will spread beyond grandstands and finish lines. → Read More

‘It’s Been Just Wonderful’ | Local Crab Picking Houses Praise Federal Approval For Thousands Of Additional Work Visas

After a critical labor shortage last crab season, Eastern Shore picking houses are up and running this year. → Read More

Chesapeake Bay’s Blue Crab Population Increase Is Good News, Officials Say

An estimated total of 594 million blue crabs, a 60 percent increase over last year. This includes 190 million females, a 29 percent jump, as well as 324 million juveniles. → Read More

As Rockfish Population Declines, Maryland Faces Pressure To Take Action On Overfishing

Commercial watermen use gill nets to catch rockfish or striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay, while recreational fishermen use rods, reels, and hooks. → Read More

A Look Into Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Political Career Leading Up To Recent Controversy

Before "Healthy Holly" and the controversy surrounding Catherine Pugh's book deals, there was a decade of political climbing. → Read More

Dawnta Harris Trial: Officer Amy Caprio’s Autopsy, Forensic Evidence Shared At Trial

Testimony continued Thursday in the trial of 17-year-old Dawnta Harris, one of four teens charged in the death of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio. → Read More

Baltimore City’s Population Is Dropping, But New Residents Are Flocking Downtown

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Baltimore's population every year and finalizes it every ten years. → Read More

Mount Airy Man Makes History, Wins Wheelchair Division Of Boston Marathon

He is the youngest winner of the Boston Marathon and the first American to claim a victory since 1993. His time of one hour, 21 minutes and 36 seconds beat two European favorites. → Read More

Maryland Company Developing Gene Therapies To Treat Variety Of Childhood Genetic Diseases

Gov. Larry Hogan was given a grand opening tour of Paragon Bioservices, a business that started small 30 years ago, and is expanding to 700 jobs in two huge buildings near BWI-Marshall Airport. → Read More

Gov. Hogan Vetoes Oyster Sanctuary Bill

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has vetoed a bill that would establish five permanent oyster sanctuaries under state law. → Read More

All Four Teens Get Weekend Jail Sentences, Community Service In Glenelg High Hate Crime Case

Because of their age and no criminal records, the judge reduced their prison sentences to time in county jail and community service. → Read More

Queen Anne’s County High School Students Presented Unique Opportunity With Apprenticeship Program

At Queen Anne's County High School, students are among the first in Maryland to sign onto a unique apprenticeship program. → Read More

Baltimore Train Derailment Could Have Been Worse For ‘Blast Zone’ Residents

When A CSX freight train derailed along a Baltimore bridge last week, one of the freight cars really stood out -- a tanker car dangling above Fallsway. → Read More

Merriweather Post Pavilion Adding Symphony Orchestra To Lineup

The Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission, which owns Merriweather, is expanding its lineup with an orchestra. → Read More

National Aquarium Is Rehabilitating Two Stranded Harp Seals Back To The Sea

Both harp seals are now recovering in quarantined rooms at the National Aquarium's Animal Care and Rescue Center. → Read More