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Transportation Disasters

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  • 'Worst storm event' in months dropped up to 9 inches of rain on Harford

    'Worst storm event' in months dropped up to 9 inches of rain on Harford
    Harford County emergency officials dealt with what one called "the worst storm event" in months, as the county was caught in a massive deluge that dropped up to 9 inches of rain in some areas between late Tuesday night and early Thursday morning. Fire...
  • From Ray Rice to Donald Sterling, TMZ keeps getting very big sports stories

    From Ray Rice to Donald Sterling, TMZ keeps getting very big sports stories
    With Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice back in the news and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling all over it this week, I have to revisit this post I wrote on TMZ in February, when the Rice-allegedly-knocks-his-then-fiancee-unconscious story...
  • Pedestrian killed in Liberty Road crash

    Pedestrian killed in Liberty Road crash
    Baltimore County police say an 18-year-oold pedestrian was killed Thursday night in an accident in Randallstown. At 10:51 p.m., county police and fire personnel responded to Liberty and Chapman roads, and found that a pedestrian had been crossing...
  • Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings

    Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings
    Forced to evacuate his rowhouse on East 26th Street after the street collapsed in a pile of dirt, asphalt and parked automobiles on the adjacent train tracks, Jack Temple said he's living in "limbo." Temple and about 20 other Charles Village residents...
  • Traffic: Crash cleared from westbound Bay Bridge

    Traffic: Crash cleared from westbound Bay Bridge
    All lanes have been reopened on the westbound Bay Bridge with the clearing of an early morning accident with injury on Wednesday, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. MdTA first reported the multi-vehicle crash at 3:53 a.m., stating that...
  • Collapse symbolizes deterioration of Baltimore's illustrious railroad past

    Collapse symbolizes deterioration of Baltimore's illustrious railroad past
    For nearly two centuries, Baltimore has been a railroad town, its great eastern port and once-thriving industries sustained by the network of freight lines running inland. That legacy, however, ebbed over time as the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was...
  • Girl, 14, struck by vehicle crossing Havre de Grace street Monday

    A 14-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle Monday evening while crossing Juniata Street in Havre de Grace during a high school athletic event. Pfc. Jeff Gilpin of the Havre de Grace Police Department said the girl sustained minor injuries after she was...
  • Bring on the rubbish

    Tom Freeman, the Stroppy Editor, has tweeted as @SnoozeInBrief: "Simon Heffer warns of 47 'common mistakes' in English. By my count, he has 15 fair points, 13 debatable, 19 rubbish," and I have not the strength to resist so gorgeous a target.  Mr....
  • Landslide video brings national attention for Charles Village resident

    Landslide video brings national attention for Charles Village resident
    By the time the video begins, it's clear that something is wrong on East 26th Street. Cars are listing unsteadily on the edge of the chasm forming between the road and the rail bed below. What happens next, as they say, will astound you. Twenty-four-...
  • Baltimore fire battalion chief critically injured in three-car crash

    Baltimore fire battalion chief critically injured in three-car crash
    A Baltimore Fire Department battalion chief responding to an apartment fire was critically injured Sunday evening in a three-car crash that left four other motorists injured, authorities said. The battalion chief was at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center...
  • Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore

    Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore
    A man was killed when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Baltimore Monday night, authorities said. The victim was found dead on the tracks near a MARC station in the 400 block of N. Smallwood St. after being struck by the train around 9:30 p.m.,...
  • Inspiring Women: Andrea Gielen

    Inspiring Women: Andrea Gielen
    Talk about pressure! When Andrea Gielen won the national American Public Health Award last fall, she was not only honored for contributions she had made to the field but, by the award’s terms, is now expected to come up with a second act. The...