Mike Hellgren, CBS News

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Recent articles by Mike:

Frightened neighbors heard gunshots, saw victim in street after shooting near Patterson Park

A Thanksgiving morning shooting one block away from Patterson Park has many neighbors on edge. → Read More

Mayor doubles down on squeegee strategy; video shows beating in area targeted for ban

Mayor Brandon Scott is doubling down on the new strategy to ban squeegeeing at six Baltimore intersections starting early next year. → Read More

Horse death at Laurel Park under routine review; activist says 12 have died this year in Maryland

Regulators are completing a routine review into the recent death of a horse at Laurel Park during a race last month. → Read More

Campaign 2022: Maryland ballot issues from legalizing recreational marijuana to Baltimore term limits

In addition to deciding on candidates in key races, there are five statewide ballot questions and several others in Baltimore City and surrounding counties. → Read More

Released: Adnan Syed murder conviction vacated, judge rules

The case first received national attention in 2014 the hit podcast "Serial" raised questions about the prosecution. → Read More

Man, woman and 3 children found shot, killed at Cecil County home

Deputies responded after a man told 911 three children and a woman had been shot and killed. → Read More

Heartbroken family wants answers after security guard Julian Fruh killed near Morgan State

"He never even worked security before. ...This was his very first job. Why would they put him there?" a relative asked. → Read More

Mayor Scott says 15-year-old Nykayla Strawder would be alive if gun was properly secured

Police said a 9-year-old neighbor shot her daughter​ accidentally on the girl's front porch Saturday night in Edmondson Village. The gun belonged to a relative. → Read More

'I will get justice': Heartbroken mother of 15-year-old girl shot in West Baltimore demands answers

A 9-year-old boy was playing with a loaded gun in Baltimore over the weekend when it accidentally fired, fatally shooting a 15-year-old girl, authorities said. → Read More

8-year-old girl dies after being shot near Towson, juvenile charged, police say

Responding officers found the girl shot in the basement of a home, police said. → Read More

Retired Baltimore police officer accused of molesting children at wife's day care

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a former Baltimore police officer who was allegedly shot by his wife last week after she learned of allegations that he molested children​ at her day care, authorities said Tuesday. → Read More

AP joins CBS News in declaring Wes Moore the winner of Democratic primary for governor

The Associated Press has called Maryland's Democratic gubernatorial primary for Wes Moore, after earlier in the day saying the race was too close to call. → Read More

Crime Without Punishment: Homicide clearance rates are declining across the U.S. Baltimore's is down to 42%.

A CBS News analysis of FBI homicide data shows Baltimore City's average clearance rate from 2015 to 2019 was just 38.7%, hitting a low of 29.7% in 2015, the tumultuous year when Freddie Gray was killed in police custody and arrests plummeted. → Read More

‘It Is Senseless:’ Slain Fells Point Bouncer Mourned As Brazen Shootings Rise In Baltimore

The recent brazen violence also includes a shootout related to a stolen dirt bike that unfolded in front of a Northwest Baltimore synagogue over the weekend. → Read More

Ex-Baltimore Police Fiscal Chief Speaks Out: ‘I Want To Tell My Side Of The Story’ – CBS Baltimore

Dana Hayes, Jr., the former chief of fiscal services for the Baltimore Police Department, is working to clear his name after Commissioner Michael Harrison fired him just days after he was hired. → Read More

‘That Tree Was Healthy’ No Apparent Warning Signs Before Tree Fell Into Annapolis Home, Killing Man

An arborist who examined the tree noted there appeared to be no disease and a healthy root system. He said it was likely saturating rain, strong wind and the top-heavy nature of the 80- to 100-year-old oak. → Read More

‘Her Kids Were Her Life:’ Reward Doubled In Murder Of Baltimore Mother of Three

Those who knew Sophia Wilks are in shock at the brutal crime that took her life. → Read More

Convicted Baltimore Officer Testifies Against Ex-Partner At Corruption Trial

A disgraced former Baltimore detective has testified against his ex-partner in his corruption trial. → Read More

‘They Are Unprepared’: Federal Prosecutors Oppose Motion To Delay Marilyn Mosby’s Trial

Eight weeks after Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby called for her federal trial to begin immediately, her defense is now asking that it be delayed until September. → Read More

‘It’s Tragic:’ Mentor Of Teen Murdered In Baltimore Tried To Keep Him Safe

A passerby found Braylon Gannon in an alley in the 2400-block of West Lafayette Avenue, less than a mile away from the tire shop he worked at. There is now an $8,000 reward in the case. → Read More