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  • Family of man killed in van crash sues church

    The family of a man killed when a church van he was riding in careened off an Illinois highway has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the church, alleging that it is responsible for his death. Andrew James Canada, 53, and four other members of the...
  • After six injuries in three days, police and bike advocates urge safety on Arundel roads

    After six injuries in three days, police and bike advocates urge safety on Arundel roads
    Todd Green never expected to be the public face of bicycle safety. He's not even a huge cycling fan. But as he and girlfriend Katie Pohler took a bike ride down the Baltimore-Annapolis Trail on Saturday, they became the fifth and sixth cyclists injured...
  • Walk this way

    Walk this way
    At the urging of fire and rescue personnel upset by continuing roadway carnage, Baltimore County's top officials recently announced an effort to reduce pedestrian accidents and fatalities. If anything, the campaign is overdue given that the county...
  • Five hurt, one seriously, in early morning crash on Route 22 near Bel Air

    Five teenagers were injured – one seriously – in a crash on Route 22 just east of Bel Air early Tuesday morning. The car carrying the five males was in was headed east on Route 22 around 2 a.m. when, for some reason, swerved and went into...
  • Keep truckers alert [Editorial]

    Keep truckers alert  [Editorial]
    The horrific traffic crash last Saturday at 1 a.m. on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one person and left comedian Tracy Morgan in critical condition at a hospital near Trenton calls attention to the danger of tired truck drivers. Investigators...
  • Keep tired truckers off the road [Letter]

    Keep tired truckers off the road [Letter]
    As you know, truck driver fatigue has recently garnered wide media attention because of the tragic crash that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one man and critically injured others including actor Tracy Morgan ("Keep truckers alert," June...
  • Fatal car crash reported in Anne Arundel County

    Fatal car crash reported in Anne Arundel County
    Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal car crash in Davidsonville Friday morning. The crash happened on MD 50 westbound near MD 424, Anne Arundel County police said at 6:45 a.m. Maryland State Police at the Glen Burnie Barrack said they had few...
  • Traffic: Serious crash shuts down MD-175 West in Jessup

    Traffic: Serious crash shuts down MD-175 West in Jessup
    A serious two-vehicle collision in Jessup Friday has left one of the drivers in critical condition, Anne Arundel County Police said. All westbound traffic lanes on MD Route 175 near Clark Road have closed as a result of the crash, according to the...
  • Motorcycle rider killed in I-83 crash

    Motorcycle rider killed in I-83 crash
    A motorcycle operator was killed Friday night in a collision on Interstate 83 near Ruxton Road, Maryland state police said. About 8 p.m., a Suzuki GSXR motorcycle headed north on I-83 went out of control and struck the driver's side of a northbound...
  • Bay Bridge crash slows Route 50 traffic

    Bay Bridge crash slows Route 50 traffic
    A five-car crash at the Bay Bridge caused traffic delays on Route 50 Sunday afternoon. The crash on eastbound Route 50 at the bridge was reported at about 2:30 p.m. The left lane on the eastbound span was closed for nearly an hour. One person was...
  • Girl killed, suspect flees scene

    Girl killed, suspect flees scene
    A car being sought in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old earlier this week crashed into another vehicle while eluding police on Tuesday night, killing a 12-year-old girl, police said. The suspect was able to escape the scene and remains at large. It...
  • Police continue search for driver in fatal crash

    Police continue search for driver in fatal crash
    Paramedics carried 12-year-old Shanizya Taft away from a crumpled silver minivan in East Baltimore Tuesday night. She was a fashionable and respectful sixth-grader who her teachers said always made the principal's list for good students. She would soon be...