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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

  • Emergency roadwork, utility problems snarl morning commute

    Emergency roadwork, utility problems snarl morning commute

    Emergency roadwork on MD 140 West at Mt. Wilson Lane has closed the westbound right traffic lane and westbound right shoulder at 5:31 a.m on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. Emergency roadwork on MD 170 North prior to Stoney Run Road has closed the northbound right traffic...

  • Collision on I-95 South in Baltimore City

    Collision on I-95 South in Baltimore City

    A two-vehicle collision on Interstate 95 South in Baltimore City at the I-395 exit has closed the southbound right shoulder at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. All southbound traffic on MD 140 South is stopped Wednesday morning at Owings Mills Boulevard...

  • Water Wheel scoops 19 tons of Inner Harbor trash in one day

    Water Wheel scoops 19 tons of Inner Harbor trash in one day

    The Inner Harbor Water Wheel, the solar- and water-powered contraption that removes trash and debris from Baltimore's waterfront, collected a record 19 tons of waste on Monday, officials said. The Waterfront Partnership last spring launched the Water Wheel recognizable by a trash collecting device...

  • All traffic blocked on MD 27 in Westminster

    All traffic blocked on MD 27 in Westminster

    All traffic is closed on MD 27 in Westminster is closed due to a three-vehicle collision at Nicodemus Road at 7:54 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. All eastbound traffic is closed on MD 7 in Edgewood due to emergency roadwork at 7:29 a.m., DOT said. A utility...

  • Two people fatally shot on Garrison Avenue Friday night

    Two people fatally shot on Garrison Avenue Friday night

    Two men fatally shot on Garrison Avenue on Friday evening were identified Monday by Baltimore Police. Officers reporting to the 2800 block of Garrison Avenue around 10:57 p.m. after receiving calls about gunfire discovered two people shot. The first victim had suffered gunshot wounds to the body...

  • Onlookers moved by re-enactment of Lincoln funeral train

    Onlookers moved by re-enactment of Lincoln funeral train

    It was a funeral re-enactment, but the tears that glistened on Cindy King's cheeks were real. The woman from Littlestown, Pa., took part in the retelling of Abraham Lincoln's funeral rites on Saturday at the B&O Railroad Museum, embodying a civilian overcome with emotion at the sight of the assassinated...

  • Emergency roadwork cleared from Roland Avenue

    Emergency roadwork cleared from Roland Avenue

    The Baltimore City Department of Transportation said on Friday that Roland Avenue is open at 40th Street with the clearing of Thursday night emergency roadwork. The Maryland Transit Administration reported at 9:12 a.m. that trains, buses and mobility vehicles were running on schedule.

  • Passenger killed in crash on I-695 in Baltimore County

    Passenger killed in crash on I-695 in Baltimore County

    A passenger in a vehicle traveling on Interstate 695 in Baltimore County on Thursday night was killed when the car ran off the roadway and struck a parked State Highway vehicle, Maryland State Police said. Authorities from the Golden Ring Barrack said that at approximately 8:32 p.m. Thursday a...

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