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  • Cause of death determined in Ellicott City train derailment deaths

    Cause of death determined in Ellicott City train derailment deaths
    Loved ones and friends prepared to say goodbye to the two young women who perished in a train derailment in Ellicott City as the first of the viewings began Thursday evening. Cars lined both sides of the quiet residential street leading up to the...
  • Recalling hard landing at BWI in 2009

    Recalling hard landing at BWI in 2009
    In its forced retirement, the Boeing DC-10 sits just off a main runway at BWI Marshall Airport, a grim reminder of the slim margin between a successful landing and a tragic one. Stripped of its logos, engines and usable parts, the wide-body jet —...
  • Hands-free dangers

    Hands-free dangers
    Amid much fanfare several years ago, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law a ban on the use of handheld cell phones while driving. The controversial law took more than a decade to pass the General Assembly, but it was hailed as a "giant step" toward...
  • Truck driver in Rosedale train derailment charged with 7 traffic violations

    Truck driver in Rosedale train derailment charged with 7 traffic violations
    An Essex truck driver faces hundreds of dollars in fines but no jail time after a Baltimore County police investigation found him at fault in the Rosedale train derailment that caused a fire and chemical explosion and injured several people last month....
  • Truck driver said he slowed, looked before Rosedale train crash

    Truck driver said he slowed, looked before Rosedale train crash
    The trash truck driver who police said caused the train derailment in Rosedale that triggered a fire and explosion said he slowed and looked as he approached the tracks but never saw or heard the CSX locomotive bearing down on him. John Alban Jr. told a...
  • Rosedale train derailment leads to suit against truck driver

    Rosedale train derailment leads to suit against truck driver
    The rail transport company CSX is suing the truck driver involved in last month's Rosedale train crash, arguing that he did not take proper care when crossing the railroad tracks. The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, names John...
  • Federal agency says lowering legal limit could cut DUI deaths

    Federal agency says lowering legal limit could cut DUI deaths
    Even moderate drinking before driving could become illegal if a federal safety panel's recommendation Tuesday is enacted eventually by the states. The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that states cut their thresholds for drunken driving...
  • Federal agency launches app to aid rail-crossing safety

    Federal agency launches app to aid rail-crossing safety
    Less than a month after a fiery train derailment in Rosedale, the Federal Railroad Administration Tuesday launched a smartphone mobile application to provide safety information about more than 200,000 highway-rail grade crossings. The free app, Rail...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Garbage train derails in Lansdowne

    Garbage train derails in Lansdowne
    A CSX train carrying trash from upstate New York derailed Friday evening in Lansdowne, Baltimore County officials said. No injuries were reported, and police said the train was not carrying hazardous materials. "No injuries, no fire, no hazmat," said...
  • Truck driver injured in train derailment discharged from hospital

    Truck driver injured in train derailment discharged from hospital
    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...