| Jun 10, 2013
Among the 81 calls for medical and fire-rescue service the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received during the period June 2-9 were the following:
Hammonds Ferry Road at Railway Avenue, 7:58 p.m. June 7. Crews from the Lansdowne, Arbutus, English...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Parking Lot B in downtown Ellicott City will be closed beginning Monday, April 22, for the reconstruction of a retaining wall adjacent to the CSX railroad tracks.
The lot, along the Patapsco River at the lower end of Main Street, is expected to be...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:27 PM
John Alban Jr., the driver seriously injured after his truck collided with a freight train in Rosedale last week — triggering an explosion felt around the region — was discharged from the hospital.
Maryland Shock Trauma Center spokeswoman...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:43 PM
The National Transportation Safety Board expects to conclude by week's end its on-scene investigation of the railroad crossing derailment and explosion in Rosedale.
The agency, which has been gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses since the May 28...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:43 PM
A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles.
Authorities identified the driver...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 10:23 AM
This week, we mourn for the loss of Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr, the 19-year-old college students who died on a downtown Ellicott City train trestle, victims of a coal train derailment late Monday night. Theirs were promising lives cut short in a truly...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:31 PM
It seems like Ellicott City has come in for an inordinate amount of disasters from floods, fires and railroad wrecks since its founding in 1772.
The latest incident occurred this week when a CSX train bound for Baltimore derailed, spilling coal from...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 12:35 PM
The derailment that overturned 21 coal-carrying train cars in Ellicott City early Tuesday morning, killing two 19-year-olds, was expected to close Frederick Road for up to 30 hours while emergency workers cleared the scene.
Area businesses along the...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 9:08 AM
Community members are rallying in support of Downtown Ellicott City this weekend, turning out to patronize the shops and restaurants affected by this weeks train derailment, which shut down a portion of Main Street and caused the deaths of two local...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 5:55 AM
One month after a train derailed in Ellicott City, taking the lives of two teenage girls, the community has rallied together to put the historic district back on track.
"The community around here is the best," said Donna Delaney, an employee at Zebop,...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Track conditions on a CSX Transportation railroad line appear to be the focus of a federal investigation into the train derailment that killed two women in Ellicott City last month.
A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Four callers sounded stunned as they told dispatchers that a train had just derailed in downtown Ellicott City, but none reported seeing anyone near the Aug. 20 wreck that killed two 19-year-olds, according to 911 recordings released Friday by Howard...