26 Dec

16,800 gallons of sewage overflows in East Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WBFF)– Nearly 17,000 gallons of sewage spilled onto a street in East Baltimore after heavy rains Friday, officials say.The Baltimore City Department of Public Works responded to an overcharged sewer main spill on E. Chase Street near N. Broadway. Officials say the spill was initially addressed at 6:45 p.m. after water started to spill out of a manhole.

The Baltimore City Health Department and the Maryland Department of the Environment was notified of the overflows.

Cleanup related to the spill concluded at 9:30 p.m., emergency warning signs were posted for residents in the area.

Due to possible pollution DPW are encouraging residents to avoid contact with urban streams.

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14 Dec

Two bodies found in possible murder-suicide in Baltimore County

LUTHERVILLE-TIMONIUM, Md. (WBFF)–Police say they are investigating a possible murder-suicide at a home in Baltimore County.In a statement released by the Baltimore County Police Department, two bodies were found inside of the home after neighbors alerted police about mail at the residence piling up on Monday morning.

Police say they found a elderly woman and a middle aged man inside of the home on Greenridge Road, suffering from traumatic injuries.

At this time police have not identified the direct cause of death or names of the two people.

Police say that they are not looking for any suspects.

Stay with FOX 45 as we continue to investigate this incident.

11 Dec

Could a universal voting registration in Maryland pass with tough opposition?

BALTIMORE (WBFF)– Imagine if every person in the state of Maryland over the age of 18 were automatically registered to vote.

It’s something top democrats may consider when the general assembly convenes in January. It would add hundreds of thousands of voters to the rolls if passed and there would be an opt-out for anyone who didn’t want to be registered.

But it faces tough opposition from Republicans; reporter Mary Mckenzie has more.

04 Dec

Police: Stolen vehicle recovered

BROOKLYN, Md. (WBFF)– Police in Anne Arundel County have recovered a vehicle reported stolen over two months ago.

On Thursday evening, officers on patrol in the Brooklyn area recognized a Dodge pick-up truck that was reported stolen on September, 23, occupied by two men. Officers were able to arrest the 18-year-old driver Chalon Joshua Johnson, of Baltimore without indecent. He is facing theft charges,

The juvenile passenger tried to flee the scene. After a brief foot pursuit officers were able to take the 17-year-old into custody and he now faces three juvenile citation charges; theft, failure to obey a lawful order and resisting arrest.

04 Dec

Baltimore man charged in the death of Kendal Fenwick

BALTIMORE (WBFF)– Baltimore City Police have announced an arrest in the death of Kendal Fenwick.

Police have charged 21-year-old Devante Brim with the shooting.

During a press conference Friday evening, police said Brim was no stranger to violence. After obtaining a warrant for Brim police were able to link the gun used in the murder of Fenwick to another shooting just five days prior. Police have not identified which non-fatal shooting the suspect has been ID’d for.

Fenwick was in the process of building a gate around his home, where he was raising his children in an effort to create more security by keeping drug dealers out of his yard.

After his death community leaders came back to finish the job. You can read more about the life and legacy of Kendal Fenwick here.

01 Dec

Dru Hill releases first song in 5 years, referencing to Freddie Gray

BALTIMORE (WBFF)– This isn’t the first song released by a popular musical artist as a tribute to the death of Freddie Gray, a man who died while in police custody prompting international attention.

The new song, “Change,” by Dru Hill features Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz and Tao. The male group hasn’t released a song together since their last CD offering title InDrupendence.

The group was most popular in the late 1990’s with a strong connection to Baltimore. The name Dru Hill comes from Druid Hill a park in West Baltimore, just a short distance from where riots erupted in April.

In the short two-minute clip also referenced Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown all African-American men who have died at the hands of police.