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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...
  • For Nicholas, service is a calling, 'not a job'

    For Nicholas, service is a calling, 'not a job'
    Despite having almost three years of City Council service under her belt, Valerie Nicholas still considers herself somewhat of a newcomer to the ranks of city politics. In her short time on the council, however, Nicholas said she has made it a point...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • BWI runway gets $11 million for upgrades

    BWI runway gets $11 million for upgrades
    An $11.3 million federal grant announced Thursday will allow Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to upgrade a runway to meet safety standards. The grant, from the U.S. Department of Transportation, is part of a larger, $350...
  • 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...
  • Maryland to expand Howard County rest area as safety measure

    Maryland to expand Howard County rest area as safety measure
    David Lones pulled his red and silver 18-wheeler off Interstate 95 South into the Maryland Welcome Center in Savage shortly after 5 p.m., some 12 hours after his day started in New Hampshire and in time to get a parking space for the night. He's not...
  • 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...
  • Md. lawmakers say budget cuts could harm BWI

    Md. lawmakers say budget cuts could harm BWI
    With the BWI Marshall Airport terminal as a backdrop, Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation took turns Friday bashing mandatory federal budget cuts they said could harm not only air travel but local businesses that rely on passenger...
  • Surcharges likely for gas pipeline replacement

    Surcharges likely for gas pipeline replacement
    When Maryland utilities replace their gas pipelines, customers have had to fork out extra money afterward — not during. But that's poised to change. Both chambers of Maryland's General Assembly, citing safety concerns, approved measures this...