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Joe Burris

Writer

Joe Burris was named to the higher education beat in September, having previously covered Howard and Anne Arundel county education and weekday morning traffic. He joined The Sun as a features writer in 2004, after an 18-year career covering sports for the Nashville Tennessean and Boston Globe.

Recent Articles

  • Crash on MD 173 North in Riviera Beach
    Crash on MD 173 North in Riviera Beach

    A single vehicle crash on MD 173 North in Riviera Beach at Chestnut Cove Drive has closed the northbound right shoulder at 9 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.

  • Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 45
    Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 45

    Emergency roadwork on MD 45 North/South in Cockeysville between Padonia Road and Highview Street has closed the northbound traffic lane at 5:49 a.m., on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation.

  • Baltimore City homeless youth stage outreach program for homeless adults
    Baltimore City homeless youth stage outreach program for homeless adults

    Cindy Williams regularly receives calls from Baltimore City residents who have just turned 18. The callers usually say they've heard that she runs a shelter for runaway and homeless youth and is the person teens turn to when their parents are no longer legally obligated to provide a home.

  • Pier at HarborView collapses
    Pier at HarborView collapses

    A portion of the pier at the HarborView residential community collapsed and plunged into the Inner Harbor late Friday night, diverting Water Taxi service in the area, taxi officials said Saturday.

  • Pier at HarborView collapses

    A portion of the pier at the HarborView residential community collapsed and plunged into the Inner Harbor late Friday night, restricting access to the landing and closing adjacent Water Taxi service, taxi officials said Saturday.

  • Sewer main malfunction dumps overflow into Deep Creek Lake

    A Thursday morning sewage spill in McHenry dumped more than 1,700 gallons of overflow into Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County Department of Public works officials.

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