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  • Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore

    Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore
    A man was killed when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Baltimore Monday night, authorities said. The victim was found dead on the tracks near a MARC station in the 400 block of N. Smallwood St. after being struck by the train around 9:30 p.m.,...
  • Before landslide, residents struggled to describe sinking street to 911 operators

    Before landslide, residents struggled to describe sinking street to 911 operators
    With the street buckling in front of her, Evelyn Cannon called 911 as cars teetered and then began to sink, their wheels becoming less and less visible. But Cannon felt unable to convey the gravity of the situation, she said. About 45 seconds into the...
  • Embracing West Coast means leaving Laurel far behind [Column]

    Growing up in Laurel, our son Andrew did all the stuff most kids do. He attended the Main Street Festival every year, still mourns the loss of the Laurel Art Center and rode his bike everywhere. Fast forward to now. We are sitting in a Thai restaurant...
  • Natural gas main upgrade on Wilkens Avenue in Catonsville to begin mid-April

    Natural gas main upgrade on Wilkens Avenue in Catonsville to begin mid-April
    Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) announced Monday that it will begin a project in mid-April to upgrade a natural gas main under Wilkens Avenue in Catonsville. The main runs from South Rolling Road to just beyond a traffic circle at Hilltop Road, along...
  • Global effects of Baltimore port strike at center of local contract talks

    Global effects of Baltimore port strike at center of local contract talks
    When a three-day strike by local longshoremen forced the 718-foot CCNI Antofagasta to sail out of the port of Baltimore without unloading its container cargo, the effects rippled across the country and overseas. Several shipping lines scrambled to...
  • State approves sale of Canton pier to private terminal operator

    State approves sale of Canton pier to private terminal operator
    State officials approved the sale of a 346,000-square-foot pier in Canton to Rukert Terminals Corp., a private terminal operator with an established footprint in Baltimore shipping. The Clinton Street Marine Terminal, as "Pier 1" and its surrounding...
  • City officials promise new focus on infrastructure inspections after landslide

    City officials promise new focus on infrastructure inspections after landslide
    City engineers and surveyors will begin more regularly inspecting infrastructure such as retaining walls and streets near railroad tracks after the collapse of a wall in Charles Village last week, officials said Friday. The initiative will focus on...
  • Thriller author Steven Berry to be keynote speaker at a benefit for The Poe House

    Thriller author Steven Berry to be keynote speaker at a benefit for The Poe House
    One by one, the sacred cows hit the ground, adroitly tipped over by the best-selling author Steve Berry in his 13th historical novel, "The Lincoln Myth." Berry, 59, is a Florida-based former attorney and county commissioner turned author whose...
  • Candidates for governor differ on economic plans

    Candidates for governor differ on economic plans
    As Maryland looks to re-energize its economy amid federal budget cuts and slow growth in the aftermath of the recession, the three Democrats vying to be the next governor each developed distinct — and detailed — plans for how to improve...
  • Traffic: Single-vehicle crash on BW Parkway

    Traffic: Single-vehicle crash on BW Parkway
    A single-vehicle crash on the Baltimore Washington Parkway North in Hanover has closed the northbound right traffic lane and northbound right shoulder at MD 100 at 8:45 a.m. Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A single-vehicle...
  • City lists 18 streets needing reconstruction in 2015, included collapsed East 26th

    City lists 18 streets needing reconstruction in 2015, included collapsed East 26th
    Stretches of 18 failing streets in Baltimore are slated for reconstruction in the coming fiscal year, their problems reaching deeper than the potmarked asphalt characterizing so many area roadways after a rough winter. Make that 17. One entry on the...
  • The toll on U.S. roads [Editorial]

    The toll on U.S. roads  [Editorial]
    Since the 1930s, the federal tax on gasoline has been the single greatest source of revenue to pay for America's highways and mass transit. For every gallon sold, 18.4 cents is collected by the federal government and set aside in the Highway Trust Fund to...