Baltimore County Police and hazardous material units responded to an oil spill in front of the Wilkens Precinct at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday, said Julia Hardgrove, spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Police.
A disabled vehicle on Interstate 95 South in Baltimore City past the U.S. 1 (Caton Avenue) exit has closed the southbound left traffic lane and southbound left shoulder at 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Elizabeth Haley Meyers pleaded guilty to a traffic charge and was fined $500 for her role in a crash that killed a motorcyclist on Route 3 in Gambrills last year. Prosecutors alleged she had been texting with her mother prior to the crash and initially sought manslaughter charges.
City engineers and surveyors will begin more regularly inspecting large pieces of infrastructure such as retaining walls and the streets near them after the major collapse of a wall in Charles Village last week.
The spring storm that pushed through Harford County April 30 dumped from five to nine inches of rain, leaving some people stranded on the roofs of cars on flooded roads, others knee deep in water in their basements and farmers needing to replant washed out crops.
Snyder's Willow Grove, a restaurant and banquet hall in Linthicum Heights, is closing its doors after 77 years following flooding last week that inundated the establishment with a foot of water and mud from the Patapsco River.
In the case of the silt trapped behind the dam being washed into the Chesapeake Bay in massive slugs during major flooding, the damage done is substantial. Arguably, the fallout from the Lee storm could have been reduced by 20 percent had the silt been cleared out prior to 2011.
State police on Thursday identified the driver who was killed Monday in a late-morning crash on Interstate 95 in the Patapsco River Bridge area, where the vehicle went over a bridge embankment, landed in a park and caught fire.
A three-vehicle collision with injury on Interstate 97 North in South Gate at the MD 100 exit has closed a northbound right off-ramp at 8:39 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Timonium poet Ann Kolakowski writes about lost town of Warren where her grandmother grew up and which is now the site of Loch Raven Reservoir in new collection, "Persistence: Poems of Warren, Maryland."
Baltimore's railroad legacy has ebbed over time as Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was subsumed and its successor CSX Transportation moved south. Residents and local officials say the city's prominence in the railroad industry crumbled alongside the aging tunnels, overpasses and tracks that convey trains through city neighborhoods every day.
By By Kevin Rector, Yvonne Wenger and Doug Donovan and The Baltimore Sun
By the time the video begins, it's clear that something is wrong on East 26th Street. Cars are listing unsteadily on the edge of the chasm that opens up to a rail bed below. What happens next, as they say, will astound you.
After learning his son did not survive being shot while serving a warrant at a Catonsville home, Officer Jason Schneider's father found comfort in knowing his son had died doing his job, doing something that mattered.
With Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice back in the news and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling all over it this week, I have to revisit this post I wrote on TMZ in February, when the Rice-allegedly-knocks-his-then-fiancee-unconscious story first broke.
As the more than 24-hour deluge of rain came to an end in much of central Maryland on Thursday morning, residents, local officials and business leaders all took stock of the torrential downpours' toll.
By By Colin Campbell, Kevin Rector and Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun
With some facing up to 40 days away from their homes, Charles Village residents criticize the city and CSX for failing to heed their complaints about problems with East 26th Street, which collapsed in a heap of stones, dirt and automobiles onto the adjacent train tracks.
Harford County emergency officials dealt with what one called "the worst storm event" in months, as the county was caught in a massive deluge that dropped up to 9 inches of rain in some areas between late Tuesday night and early Thursday morning.
Employees of Charles Village's special taxing district were first on the scene of a cave-in on 26th Street. Also, there was flooding in Mount Washington and Clipper Mill and businesses were closed and some employees evacuated.
Despite road closures and water levels that threatened to burst up and over stream banks, Howard County escaped Wednesday's heavy rains relatively unscathed, according to county officials monitoring the situation.
A CSX freight train reportedly carrying 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed in Bowie early Thursday morning, dumping at least some of its load on the ground surrounding the tracks, according to the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department.
On the day after the Baltimore area experienced record levels of rainfall and a street collapse, Thursday morning's commute was snarled with accidents and road closures on major thoroughfares and secondary roads.
A nearly 120-year-old retaining wall that has troubled Charles Village residents for decades collapsed amid a month's worth of rain that fell Tuesday and Wednesday, dumping half a dozen cars, street lights and sidewalks onto the CSX rail tracks below.
By By Scott Dance, Kevin Rector and Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun