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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

  • Debris on I-83 south in city reported

    Debris on I-83 south in city reported

    Debris was reported on Interstate 83 south, past Old Pimlico Road in Baltimore, closing two lanes at about 10:15 a.m. Thursday morning, state highways officials said. The state Department of Transportation on Thursday morning reported two incidents from earlier in the week that have caused lane...

  • Traffic modifications slated for Orioles Opening Day

    Traffic modifications slated for Orioles Opening Day

    State and local transportation officials said that modifications will be in effect on local roads and rails during the Orioles regular season home opener on Friday afternoon. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation said that those driving to the game should use parking facilities north...

  • Incidents prompt lane closures during morning rush hour

    Incidents prompt lane closures during morning rush hour

    Several incidents along local roadways caused lane closures during Wednesday's rainy commute, according to the state Department of Transportation. All westbound traffic on MD 27 in Westminster is closed at MD 26 due to a utility problem at 5:32 a.m., DOT said. A collision on U.S. 50 West in Parole...

  • Collision on I-95 North in Bel Air

    Collision on I-95 North in Bel Air

    A two-vehicle collision on Interstate 95 North in Bel Air prior to MD 543 has closed the left shoulder to northbound traffic at 8:18 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor light rail delays at 8:36 a.m.

  • Thousands commemorate 10th anniversary of Fallston playground

    Thousands commemorate 10th anniversary of Fallston playground

    Families came by the carload early Saturday morning, creating a convoy that backed up traffic at least two miles. The occasion was the 10th anniversary of Annie's Playground in Fallston, an expansive venue dedicated to 6-year-old Annie Cumpston, who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver...

  • Helen Anita Metz, teacher, principal, assistant librarian

    Helen Anita Metz, teacher, principal, assistant librarian

    After more than 20 years in the Carroll County school system, Helen Anita Metz retired to Ocean City, only to discover that her passion for nurturing through education wouldn't let her stay at home. The former teacher and principal volunteered at the Ocean City library and went on to become an...

  • Woman stabbed to death in West Baltimore

    Woman stabbed to death in West Baltimore

    One woman was stabbed to death and another was injured in a fight that involved several people in West Baltimore early Saturday, police said. Officers were on patrol in the 2800 block of Edmondson Avenue at 1:15 a.m. when they saw several people fighting, Det. Jeremy Silbert said. Two women sustained...

  • Incident cleared from U.S. 50 in Davidsonville

    Incident cleared from U.S. 50 in Davidsonville

    All lanes are open on U.S. 50 in Davidsonville on Friday morning with the clearing of an incident prior to the Davidsonville Road exit, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT added that emergency roadwork on MD 162 North in Anne Arundel County at Allwood Drive that began Monday...

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