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  • 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...
  • 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.,...
  • Train traffic disrupted as Amtrak train pulls down power lines near Bowie

    Train traffic disrupted as Amtrak train pulls down power lines near Bowie
    An Amtrak train tore down overhead catenary power lines in an accident near Bowie on Thursday morning, disrupting rail traffic in the area and the commutes of many MARC and Amtrak riders, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Craig Schulz, an...
  • Traffic: All lanes reopened on I-95 South past Caton Avenue

    Traffic: All lanes reopened on I-95 South past Caton Avenue
    All lanes have been reopened on Interstate 95 South in Baltimore City with the clearing of a two-vehicle collision with injury at Caton Avenue on Friday morning that shut down all but the southbound left shoulder for more than two hours, state...
  • City officials promise new focus on infrastructure inspections after landslide

    City officials promise new focus on infrastructure inspections after landslide
    City engineers and surveyors will begin more regularly inspecting infrastructure such as retaining walls and streets near railroad tracks after the collapse of a wall in Charles Village last week, officials said Friday. The initiative will focus on...
  • Driver, officer injured in tanker truck crash

    Driver, officer injured in tanker truck crash
    Two were injured when a tanker truck crashed into several parked cars near the University of Maryland in Baltimore Sunday night, police said. The driver of the truck and a university police officer were taken to area hospitals with unknown injuries,...
  • Police ID driver killed when truck went off bridge on I-95

    Police ID driver killed when truck went off bridge on I-95
    Maryland State Police on Thursday identified the driver who was killed Monday in a late-morning crash on Interstate 95 in the Patapsco River Bridge area, when the vehicle went over a bridge embankment, landed in a park and caught fire. Police CRASH team...
  • Traffic: Collision with injury in South Gate

    Traffic: Collision with injury in South Gate
    A three-vehicle collision with injury on Interstate 97 North in South Gate at the MD 100 exit has closed a northbound right off-ramp at 8:39 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation. Emergency roadwork on MD 372 West in...
  • Man ejected, killed in crash on I-95 Monday morning

    Man ejected, killed in crash on I-95 Monday morning
    A man was killed after being ejected from a vehicle in a crash on I-95 in the Abingdon area early Monday morning, officials from the Maryland State Police said. A 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse was found in the grassy area near the pullover lane on I-95...