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

  • Snow, sub-freezing temperatures forecast into Thursday

    Snow, sub-freezing temperatures forecast into Thursday

    Another coating of snow Wednesday and some of the coldest temperatures this winter could follow the 5 inches that fell across Baltimore Monday night and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. A cold front of Arctic air is forecast to usher in a quick burst of moderate snow Wednesday,...

  • Crashes on MD 100, I-895, I-695

    Crashes on MD 100, I-895, I-695

    A three-vehicle collision on MD 100 East in Elkridge at Interstate 95 has closed all traffic lanes and the left shoulder to eastbound traffic at 8:29 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-vehicle collision on the inner loop of I-695 in Baltimore City at the...

  • Water main break on the Alameda in Baltimore City

    Water main break on the Alameda in Baltimore City

    The Baltimore Department of Public Works reported a 12-inch water main break on the 5300 block of the Alameda late Sunday evening. Officials reported around 9:15 p.m. said that the main break has blocked Sheridan and Woodbourne avenues. DPW said crews are on the scene and no services had been affected.

  • Fallen firefighters remembered at 60th anniversary of Tru-Fit tragedy

    Fallen firefighters remembered at 60th anniversary of Tru-Fit tragedy

    Shirley Hanley was just 4 years old when her father was one of six firefighters to perish in a blaze Feb. 16, 1955, at an East Baltimore Street clothier, but her memories remain fresh 60 years later. "I can still see my grandparents and mother sitting in the kitchen with devastation on their faces,...

  • Fallen firefighters remembered at 60th anniversary of Tru-Fit tragedy

    Shirley Hanley was just four-years-old when her father was one of six firefighters to perish in a Feb. 16, 1955, blaze at an East Baltimore Street clothier, but her memories have remained fresh 60 years later. "I can still see my grandparents and mother sitting in the kitchen with devastation on...

  • No layers, no problem in Cupid's Undie Run event

    No layers, no problem in Cupid's Undie Run event

    It was an overcast 30 degrees on Saturday afternoon, so the last thing you'd expect see at the Inner Harbor would be hundreds of people running around in their underwear. But there they were, hordes of spirited joggers and walkers wearing next to nothing while participating in the Cupid's Undie...

  • Pedestrian struck on Greenmount Avenue

    Pedestrian struck on Greenmount Avenue

    A pedestrian was struck on Greenmount Avenue Friday evening, but Baltimore Police said Saturday morning the person did not sustain serious injuries. Authorities said the incident occurred at around 7:21 p.m. on the 2400 block of Greenmount Avenue, but added no additional information was available.

  • Traffic: Utility problem on U.S. 1 in Perry Hall

    Traffic: Utility problem on U.S. 1 in Perry Hall

    A utility problem on U.S. 1 North in Perry Hall at Forge Road has closed the northbound right traffic lane and northbound right shoulder as of 7:31 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. All lanes are open on the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Catonsville with the...

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