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  • Ellicott City derailment raises questions of track safety

    Ellicott City derailment raises questions of track safety
    As cleanup crews and investigators focus on the aftermath of a coal train derailment that killed two college students in Ellicott City, some officials are looking at new ways to keep people off the tracks that run through the historic district. Hours...
  • Three Baltimore hotels win TripAdvisor 2013 Travelers' Choice awards

    Three Baltimore hotels win TripAdvisor 2013 Travelers' Choice awards
    TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its 2013 Travelers' Choice awards for lodging and three Baltimore hotels are among those recognized by the travel website. The awards are based on millions of reviews and feedback from travelers who rated more...
  • NTSB digs deep but not fast in probe of Ellicott City derailment

    NTSB digs deep but not fast in probe of Ellicott City derailment
    Within hours of the CSX train derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City early Tuesday, investigators from the National Transportation Safety board were on the scene to determine why it happened. When tragedy strikes in the nation's skies or...
  • Cause of deaths determined for teens killed in Ellicott City train derailment

    Cause of deaths determined for teens killed in Ellicott City train derailment
    The deaths of two Ellicott City teens who were buried in coal after a CSX train derailed shortly after midnight Tuesday has been ruled an accident, according to Howard County Police.  Police said Thursday the medical examiner determined compressional...
  • After train derailment, supporters flock to Ellicott City

    After train derailment, supporters flock to Ellicott City
    When Ellicott City's Main Street re-opened to traffic Friday night, Mark Hemmis was watching the cars line up and drive by his restaurant. He said he couldn't remember the last time he had seen so many cars on the street; he certainly hadn't seen that...
  • Bad news traveled slowly in 1986

     
    For all anyone in Baltimore knew on this morning 25 years ago, the Pride of Baltimore, the rakish replica clipper ship that had raised the city's spirits and sailed off to tell our story to the world, was somewhere out on......
  • Baltimore's reconstructed railroad station opened 100 years ago this week

    Baltimore's reconstructed railroad station opened 100 years ago this week
    The doors of Baltimore's new Union Station, now Pennsylvania Station, swung open a century ago this week to welcome enthusiastic crowds of Baltimoreans, travelers and gawkers alike. Its completion was considered a great civic triumph after years of...
  • BWI to close two runways for maintenance this weekend

    If the weather holds, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday night will close its two busiest runways for about 54 hours, relying on a shorter, little-used one as it repaves a critical intersection. Airport officials...
  • 9/11 changed transportation forever

    9/11 changed transportation forever
    With the sun coming up on Sept. 12, 2001, state Transportation Secretary John D. Porcari drove home for a change of clothes after a day of helping direct Maryland's response to the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people the previous morning....
  • Body of victim in Chesapeake Bay crash recovered near Smith Island

    Search crews on Monday recovered the body of a woman, believed to be the victim of a small plane crash over the weekend, from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, police said. Mary L. Lagerquist, 78, of Sequim, Wash., had been a passenger Sunday in a...
  • Taking the holiday blues and hassles out of air travel

    Taking the holiday blues and hassles out of air travel
    Airfares can fluctuate even within the span of a few hours, but the direction of holiday travel prices is one-way: up. Based on early bookings, Travelocity recently reported that the average domestic airfare over Thanksgiving will be about 4 percent...
  • Plane crash in Chesapeake Bay left mother and son adrift

    Plane crash in Chesapeake Bay left mother and son adrift
    Lanny Ross struggled to push his 78-year-old mother through the surf toward shore. On a cool, cloudy October afternoon, his two-seater plane had smacked into the Chesapeake Bay, stranding them both amid five-foot waves. His mother's right eye was...