| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:13 AM
The U.S. Department of Transportation has fined United Airlines $130,000 for violating tarmac delay regulations, the federal agency said Monday.
Last May, United failed to tell customers on a delayed flight at Chicago O’Hare International...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:48 AM
PIERRE — A man who caused a fatal accident while texting behind the wheel and the widow of the man who died told state lawmakers Friday it’s time for South Dakota to join the other 39 states that have banned texting while driving.
| Jan 29, 2013
| 11:00 PM
SACRAMENTO — The California Highway Patrol with the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Football League and TEAM (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management) hope to spread an important...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Without a staffed air traffic control tower, “there is going to be an incident” involving aircraft at or near Hagerstown Regional Airport, one concerned business owner said Thursday.
“I feel very strongly that we are going to have an...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:14 PM
The control tower at Hagerstown Regional Airport is included on a list of 149 regional airport control towers that will close because of federal budget cuts known as sequestration, the FAA announced Friday afternoon.
“We got the word. We didn&...
| Feb 23, 2013
After five days adrift in the Gulf of Mexico with no working toilets, sewage oozing down walls and no air conditioning in their cabins, passengers on the Carnival Triumph cruise ship were offered a full refund, reimbursed on-board expenses, a free...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:17 PM
A study commissioned by Bob Hope Airport to ensure its compliance with federal diversity mandates found that while the airfield is doing a better-than-expected job contracting with businesses owned by white women, its use of minority-owned firms is...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Laguna Beach police officers will be at various checkpoints throughout the city this weekend to intercept alcohol and drug-impaired drivers, according to a police-issued news release.
Officers will staff areas with high frequencies of DUI-related...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Governor Bob McDonnell is proposing a major overhaul of transportation funding that would do away with the state’s gas tax, and increase the state sales tax by almost a penny.
The Governor’s office says the plan would generate more than $3...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:22 PM
With less than a week remaining before federal budget cuts could go into effect, federal agencies and parks, the military, hospitals, doctors, and Hagerstown Regional Airport, prepare for the ramifications if Congress fails to pass legislation to avoid it...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Editor’s note: As we usher out 2012 and welcome 2013, The Herald-Mail has prepared a package of year-end stories that provide short recaps of some of the top stories of the year past.
These stories will be published each day through New Year’...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:03 AM
Question: I recently took a flight and was very concerned to see an enormously obese person manning the emergency exit row (in fact, he occupied two seats). When I say "enormous" I am not exaggerating. He was perhaps 500 pounds and there's no way that...