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  • Prince George's County Fire Department offers fireworks amnesty

    Prince George's County residents can avoid penalties for possessing fireworks through the Prince George's County Fire Department's fireworks amnesty program. This is the ninth year that the county fire department has run the program, which allows...
  • Study: Md. among best in results of transportation spending

    Maryland ranks among the best states in measuring the results of transportation spending, according to a report released Wednesday by two important think tanks. The state was one of five to be classified as "leading the way" in all categories rated by...
  • 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...
  • Md. trucking firm called 'imminent hazard,' ordered off roads

    Md. trucking firm called 'imminent hazard,' ordered off roads
    A Hanover-based trucking company with a long history of safety violations — including a fatal crash in August — has been ordered off the road after federal regulators found it to be an "imminent hazard" to the public. The Federal Motor...
  • New trucking company shut in Arundel

    Federal regulatory officials moved quickly to shut down an Anne Arundel County trucking company that opened at the same address as a freight hauler closed this month by authorities who cited a number of safety violations and seven crashes in the past...
  • Celebrated nuclear ship rests in Baltimore

    Celebrated nuclear ship rests in Baltimore
    Tucked behind a ruined grain elevator at a pier along an industrial stretch of Baltimore's waterfront lies a still-gleaming white vessel that was once one of the nation's proudest maritime achievements — the only nuclear cargo and passenger ship...
  • Contractors grounded by FAA shutdown

    Contractors grounded by FAA shutdown
    When Kathleen Thompson learned this week that her Forest Glen engineering firm would not receive payment from its biggest client, the Federal Aviation Administration, the decision she had been dreading suddenly became inevitable: She told employees that...
  • For second year in a row, BWI sets passenger record

    For the second year in a row, passenger traffic set records at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, with 22.39 million ticket holders passing through the gates in 2011. The 2.1 percent increase came as airport officials...
  • How government 'solves' gas prices

    So, gas is going up to $5 per gallon, probably more. Hey, this could be a real problem. In fact, it's a huge problem for the hard-working Americans, especially those in the lower middle class. We have to do something about it. An example: Joe Doaks...
  • State looks at all-electronic toll collection

    State looks at all-electronic toll collection
    Maryland may eventually do away with tollbooths on the state's highways, bridges and tunnels and switch to electronic toll collection. A preliminary report by the Maryland Transportation Authority concluded that converting its seven toll plazas is...
  • Tubman Underground Railroad center on Shore gets funding

    Tubman Underground Railroad center on Shore gets funding
    Harriet Tubman has long inspired a deep sense of pride among Marylanders, especially in the rural communities of the Eastern Shore, where the former slave was born and led dozens to freedom on the Underground Railroad. While her story is taught to...
  • 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...