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  • Snow winding down with 3-6 inches on the ground, as temperatures plunge

    Snow winding down with 3-6 inches on the ground, as temperatures plunge
    Snow was tapering off by late morning in Baltimore and points north and west, expected to end with 3-6 inches of accumulation around the region. A blast of cold air was meanwhile moving in behind the storm. Snowfall totals included 5.5 inches in...
  • Babe Ruth's first in flight in Fayetteville

    Babe Ruth's first in flight in Fayetteville
    On Saturday, March 7, 1914, George Herman Ruth planted his feet in the batter's box of the baseball diamond at the Cape Fear Fair Grounds in Fayetteville, N.C., and slammed a pitch. The confident rookie, who had just signed with the Baltimore Orioles,...
  • Aberdeen council gives blessings to Frito-Lay and budget changes

    From a presentation by Frito-Lay to approving the much-discussed Transit Oriented Development code to giving the OK for the police to sell one of its old cars, there was more than just pay raises and potholes addressed at Monday night's Aberdeen City...
  • Traffic: Wintry weather hampers morning commute again

    Traffic: Wintry weather hampers morning commute again
    The Friday morning commute was marked with several incidents as the region grappled with the second bout of overnight wintry weather in as many days. A single-vehicle crash in Lochearn on the inner loop of Interstate 695 at the Northwest Expressway...
  • Everything you need to know about today's winter storm

    Everything you need to know about today's winter storm
    Baltimore was hit with the biggest winter storm of an already brutal season today, here's a rundown of how the region is coping:  - FORECAST: The snow has tapered off, but more winter weather is on the way Thursday night and into the weekend. Get more...
  • Aberdeen's active train station needs an upgrade, too [editorial]

    It absolutely is a positive development that the old Baltimore & Ohio Railroad passenger station on West Bel Air Avenue in Aberdeen is poised to make the transition from dilapidated hulk to historic site. There's something in the American psyche that...
  • Traffic: No unscheduled closures at 9:05 a.m.

    Traffic: No unscheduled closures at 9:05 a.m.
    With the clearing of an accident with injury in Parkville on the inner loop of Interstate 695 at Harford Road, state and local transportation departments reported no unscheduled road closures at 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday. The Maryland Transit Administration...
  • Traffic: Icy conditions hamper roads, rails

    Traffic: Icy conditions hamper roads, rails
    Three local roads, including two in Harford County, have been shut down in both directions as motorists tackle a Wednesday morning commute hampered by a wintry mix. The state Department of Transportation said debris on MD 165 has closed the roadway in...
  • Amtrak in market for dozens of high-speed trains

    Amtrak in market for dozens of high-speed trains
    Amtrak is in the market for more than two dozen high-speed train sets capable of transporting passengers between Washington and Boston faster than its Acela Express service. The company issued a request Friday for proposals to supply it with 28 high-...
  • Successful Super Bowl in the snow could plow way for other cold-weather cities

    Successful Super Bowl in the snow could plow way for other cold-weather cities
    When Rob Rogers woke up the morning of Dec. 8 and looked at an ominous weather forecast predicting several inches of snow or the threat of freezing rain, he knew exactly where he wanted to be. The 24-year-old Hampden resident rushed to his computer,...
  • Rebuilding the Ravens' offensive line is an exercise in patience

    Rebuilding the Ravens' offensive line is an exercise in patience
    When Joe Flacco takes his first snap Sunday, he will line up behind a left tackle who 10 weeks ago was toiling away in Jacksonville, a left guard who has already made as many stops as an Amtrak train, and a center who two years ago was blocking small-...
  • MARC train weekend service begins

    MARC train weekend service begins
    Six-year-old Rey Powell sat next to his father, nose pressed against the window on the MARC train Saturday as he headed from Union Station in Washington to Penn Station in Baltimore aboard one of the system's first weekend trains. The two planned to grab...