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Joe Burris

Writer

Joe Burris was named to the higher education beat in September, having previously covered Howard and Anne Arundel county education and weekday morning traffic. He joined The Sun as a features writer in 2004, after an 18-year career covering sports for the Nashville Tennessean and Boston Globe.

Recent Articles

  • Evening commute slow as city prepares for snow

    Evening commute slow as city prepares for snow

    Rush-hour traffic was backed up in Baltimore Wednesday night as commuters hurried home before a storm that is anticipated to drop between 6 and 8 inches of snow and ice on the area Thursday. The precipitation should start at about 10 p.m. in the form of rain and sleet, then turn into snow at about...

  • MD 147 in Carney closed; Harbor Connector closed for ice

    MD 147 in Carney closed; Harbor Connector closed for ice

    All lanes are closed on MD 147 in Carney at Placid Avenue due to a two-vehicle collision with injury at 8:39 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The Maryland Transportation Authority said at 8:17 a.m. that right tube of Interstate 95 South through the Fort McHenry...

  • Snow, sleet on Sunday could cause 'dangerous' travel, reduced visibility

    Snow, sleet on Sunday could cause 'dangerous' travel, reduced visibility

    The wintry weather patterns that unleashed snow, ice and bitter cold throughout the region in January and February will continue into March. Flurries began falling in the Baltimore area before 9 a.m. Sunday, but what falls from the sky may change throughout the day, creating potential problems for...

  • Lego League championship draws 700 children statewide

    Lego League championship draws 700 children statewide

    If Garrett County teacher Chuck Trautwein is right in saying children who don't develop spatial thinking skills by age 8 likely won't pick them up later, the 700 students competing in the FIRST Lego League state championship on Saturday at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County are ahead...

  • Health department closes businesses for lack of running water

    Health department closes businesses for lack of running water

    The Baltimore City Health Department said Friday that it has closed five food establishments over the past 10 days for operating without water service, due in part to frozen or damaged pipes caused by recent freezing temperatures. The Health Department reminded food service establishments that,...

  • City fire officials install smoke alarms on Saturday

    City fire officials install smoke alarms on Saturday

    The Baltimore City Fire Department said that in response to the second fire-related fatality in the city this year, Fire Chief Niles R. Ford and city fire fighters will canvass communities to stall smoke alarms on Saturday. Fire officials said recently a man died in a fire at the 4100 block of...

  • One person sent to Shock Trauma in vehicle collision with light rail at Kloman Street

    One person sent to Shock Trauma in vehicle collision with light rail at Kloman Street

    The Maryland Transit Administration said the driver of a car that crashed into the side of a MTA Light Rail vehicle Friday was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma. The incident occurred at about 10:22 a.m., when the passenger car traveling in the 2200 block of Kloman Street in...

  • Hit-and-run suspect caught in stalled traffic

    Hit-and-run suspect caught in stalled traffic

    Maryland State Police arrested a motorist who fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 95 in Harford County Thursday night only to be apprehended while driving through traffic stalled by emergency road repair, authorities said. Officers responding to a report of an accident on southbound...

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