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  • New details emerge in probe of Rosedale train derailment

    New details emerge in probe of Rosedale train derailment
    The National Transportation Safety Board released new details Wednesday on its investigation into last month's train derailment and explosion in Rosedale, finding that more chemicals were released in the crash than originally reported. NTSB...
  • One person dead after early morning crash in Kingsville

    A head-on collision in northern Baltimore County Friday morning resulted in the death of a 26-year-old man and closed a section of Philadelphia Road in Kingsville for several hours. William Strayer Jr., whose address has not been released, was pronounced...
  • Pedestrian killed crossing Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park

    A pedestrian, who police say was jaywalking on Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park Thursday night, died after being struck by a pickup truck. Cheryl Lynn Knick, 57, of the 5100 block of Brookwood Road in the same neighborhood, died at Harbor Hospital soon...
  • Pedestrians in Ocean City can face charges for not using crosswalks

    Pedestrians in Ocean City can face charges for not using crosswalks
    Too many Ocean City visitors are throwing caution to the wind and darting into traffic without looking. Even still, Ocean City Police Department Spokesman Mike Levy said you almost have to be hit by a vehicle to be charged with jaywalking in Maryland....
  • Balto. Co. train derailment drew 911 calls from miles away

    Balto. Co. train derailment drew 911 calls from miles away
    An employee at a scaffolding company next to the railroad tracks in Rosedale was one of the first people to see the train leave its tracks after it rammed into a truck last month. "There's just a train wreck in front of us and it's on fire," the man...
  • City's lucrative speed camera program dogged by problems

    City's lucrative speed camera program dogged by problems
    The tractor-trailer hit 70 mph as it passed the Poly-Western high school campus on Cold Spring Lane, barreling down a turn lane at twice the legal speed limit. Or so the $40 citation claimed. Just before Falls Road, a pole-mounted speed camera clocked the...
  • I-95 northbound in Havre de Grace re-opens after accident

    An accident between a passenger vehicle and a 26,000-pound truck shut down the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Havre de Grace for two hours on Friday, police said. The four-door sedan lost control and struck a truck shortly before 5:30 p.m. as...
  • New state laws on car seats, chemotherapy coverage begin

    New state laws on car seats, chemotherapy coverage begin
    A raft of new state laws take effect Monday, imposing new requirements from the car seat to the hearse. Children under 8 years old will be required to sit in a booster seat or child seat until they reach a certain height — the Maryland...
  • Baltimore officer injured in motorcycle accident

    A Baltimore City officer suffered a concussion Tuesday in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 795 in Owings Mills. The officer, a 10-year-veteran of the city motorcycle unit, was traveling to a training exercise in Sykesville. He lost control of the...
  • Howard dirt bike crash sends one to Shock Trauma

    Howard dirt bike crash sends one to Shock Trauma
    A two-vehicle collision in Savage Wednesday, June 5 sent the driver of a dirt bike to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in serious condition, Howard County police said. Police said the incident occurred at approximately 10:31 p.m., when...
  • Northern Baltimore crime log: Motorist steals notebook after traffic accident

    The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City...
  • Three-car crash in Millersville claims one life

    A three-vehicle crash in Millersville Tuesday claimed the life of a 56-year-old Severna Park man. James Robert Parker of the 500 block Evergreen Road died at Baltimore Washington Medical Center shortly after the 12:48 p.m. crash at Benfield Boulevard and...