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  • Not-so-smart phones

    Not-so-smart phones
    Was anyone surprised by how many drivers were caught using hand-held cellphones on Tuesday by police in Maryland? Surely, only those who weren't aware that Maryland's ban on putting phone to ear while driving had gone from a secondary offense (ticketed...
  • Port of Baltimore seeks grant to expand terminal, widen channel

    Port of Baltimore seeks grant to expand terminal, widen channel
    The port of Baltimore has applied for a $10 million federal grant — to be matched by a state grant of $19.5 million — to expand rail access and export storage at Fairfield Marine Terminal and to widen the access channel to Seagirt Marine...
  • 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...
  • Train derails in Rosedale area

    Train derails in Rosedale area
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the driver...
  • Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles

    Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the...
  • Derailed train carried toxic chemicals

    Derailed train carried toxic chemicals
    The freight train that derailed Tuesday in Rosedale carried one chemical classified as hazardous by the U.S. Department of Transportation and another that also posed risks for firefighters and others at the scene even though not similarly classified....
  • Five Md. air traffic towers will remain open

    Five Md. air traffic towers will remain open
    Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that are part of 149 "low activity" towers nationwide will remain open through the end of the September, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday. The towers, including those at Martin State...
  • Md. airport towers appear safe from federal cuts

    Md. airport towers appear safe from federal cuts
    Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that had been scheduled to shut down in June as a result of federal budget cuts are now expected to remain open, lawmakers said Wednesday — easing fears that the closures could back up flights at BWI...
  • Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle

    Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle
    Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
  • State Police run truck-safety dragnet at FedEx Field

    State Police run truck-safety dragnet at FedEx Field
    — Just after dawn Tuesday, law enforcement officers began yanking hundreds of trucks off the Capital Beltway and funneling them to an inspection lot a long touchdown pass from FedEx Field. The truck-safety dragnet pulled over 420 rigs and...
  • Seat belt enforcement in Towson nets 55 citations

    Baltimore County Police from the Towson Precinct issued more than 50 seat belt citations in four hours during a recent evening patrol in downtown Towson. According to the precinct, its Traffic Team unit conducted a "Night Time Seatbelt Enforcement...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be rainy, with a high near 86 and southeast winds 5 to 9 miles per hour. There is an 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. New rainfall amounts between one tenth and one quarter...